Latest software updates for Wowza Streaming Engine

Wowza Media Systems™ regularly releases Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software builds with new features and functionality. You can install the software on your computer using an installer, or if you already have Wowza Streaming Engine installed, you can update it with a build updater.

Note: If you have problems with or want to provide feedback about our software updates, contact Wowza Technical Support. To learn about the variety of support resources that we offer to our user community, see our Support Resources webpage.

Wowza Streaming Engine software releases

Wowza Streaming Engine currently has the following types of software updates:

Production – Long-term supported builds with new features and bug fixes and full regression and performance testing for use in production environments.

Note: Patches are not part of the regular Wowza Streaming Engine release cycle and are only released in specific situations, such as a critical security requirement.

Patch – Between production releases, Wowza occasionally provides patch releases to fix bugs or regressions in the latest production release, which can be deployed in production environments for long-term stability. Patches undergo varying degrees of regression and performance testing, but generally not as much as a long-term supported production build.

Latest production release 

The latest Wowza Streaming Engine production build is Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.20+1 build 20220919162035 released on September 21, 2022.

For a complete list of changes in this build, see the Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.20 Release Notes.

New features and functionality in Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.20

Wowza Streaming Engine is a robust, customizable, and scalable media server software that powers reliable streaming of high-quality video and audio to any device, anywhere. Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.20 contains several enhancements and fixes that help to improve the functionality of the media server software.

Scaling option - Wowza Streaming Engine transcoder manager

With Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.20, you can set the scaling preset to Default or CUDA implementation. The Default implementation enables the built-in software video scaler that uses the CPU resources, whereas the CUDA implementation enables the NVIDIA-CUDA GPU video scaling.

Access MPEG-TS SCTE-35 tags for DASH streaming

With Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.20, you can use the Wowza Streaming Engine Java API to access MPEG-TS SCTE-35 tags for DASH streaming for a live stream. For more information, see this example module.

Get the latest production release

  • New Wowza Streaming Engine installation
    Installers for the latest Wowza Streaming Engine production or patch build are available on our Downloads webpage and can be used to install a new Wowza Streaming Engine instance.
  • Update an existing Wowza Streaming Engine installation
    To update a Wowza Streaming Engine installation, sign in to your Account Management page using your Wowza account and then check the Downloads tab for the latest updater for your Wowza Streaming Engine version. You must have an active Maintenance and Support contract to receive updaters. For more information, see Wowza Streaming Engine Maintenance and Support.

Latest beta releases

Between production software releases, Wowza produces beta builds so you can get the latest bug fixes and improvements for Wowza Streaming Engine and get early access to new features being developed. Although the improvements and enhancements have been tested by QA, full regression testing and performance testing hasn't been performed on beta builds, and they should only be used in testing environments. Support for beta builds is fully available, but there is no guarantee of hotfixes. Download the latest beta release updater from the Downloads tab of My Account. See Update your Wowza Streaming Engine installation for installation instructions.

There is no available beta release at this time.