Wowza Video is an all-in-one solution which delivers every capability required for businesses looking to unlock the value of video and enhance their applications with streaming technology.
Note: Wowza supports the technical specifications shown below.
Below are the technical specifications required by the core Wowza Video product. Wowza Video has several additional services which are only available to customers who have purchased a Wowza Video subscription: asset management, historic and live analytics, and the customizable Wowza Flowplayer.
Wowza Video supports other devices compatible with RTMP or RTSP/RTP protocols.
|Audio: AAC, AAC-LC, HE-AAC (accPlus) v1 & v2, MP3, Opus
Video: H.264, H.265 compatible for SRT only
Epiphan Systems Pearl
Osprey (Talon hardware and Ceylon software encoders)
vMix live production software and vMix Go
Wowza Video supports encoders compatible with standard protocols, such as H.264 encoders that use RTMP or RTSP/RTP protocols.
|Audio: AAC, Opus
|Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)
Wowza supports other CDNs via the 'custom' setting. Customers must have an account with the third-party CDN (such as Akamai or Fastly) and point the output video to the CDN for distribution.
|Desktop and laptop computers
iOS and Android devices, iPadOS
Up to 4K/UHD (premium feature)
Up to 60FPS
|Wowza Flowplayer - included with Wowza Video browser-based playback
iOS native player (HLS)
Android (with HLS-compatible players)
JW Player® (HLS)
QuickTime® Player (10.0 or later for OS X)
VLC Media Player
Wowza supports any player that can play the output protocols.
You can sign in to Wowza Video using any modern web browser that supports HTML5 and Cascading Style Sheets level 3 (CSS 3). The Wowza Video web user interface has been most extensively tested on Google Chrome, however, so for best results we recommend that you use the latest version of Google Chrome.
Asset Management System
The Wowza Asset Management System is our awesome new way to manage your video content. It is available exclusively to Wowza Video Subscription customers.
|REST API: integrated into Wowza Video API
|HLS streaming renditions
|320x180 (448 kbps)
512x288 (640 kbps)
640x360 (1.13 mbps)
854x480 (1.69 mbps)
1280x720 (2.66 mbps)
1920x1080 (4 mbps)
Direct from Wowza Video live stream
MP4 File Size
Total Storage Used
Re-stream as live event: Any supported by Wowza Video
Streaming/VOD: HLS adaptive bitrate
|Average View Time
Incorporated into Real-Time Analytics
Total View Time
Wowza Analytics is available exclusively to Wowza Video Subscription customers.
(up to the last 12 months)
|Average Viewing Time
Data Export (CSV)
Total Viewing Time
Viewers by Country
|Data Export (CSV)
Total Unique Viewers
Unique Viewers per Minute
Unique Viewers Right Now
Viewers by Country
Chrome is the preferred browser for Wowza Video playback and has been extensively tested. Any browser which supports HTML 5 should work, but playback on older browsers or browsers not listed here is not guaranteed.
Wowza Flowplayer is an easy-to-use, commercial-grade video player designed for builders and developers. It provides HTML5, HLS, and MPEG-DASH playback and plays streams on most browsers and devices. It is the default player for Wowza Video subscribers. Wowza Flowplayer is lightweight and customizable through reskinning, web components, and API requests. There are more than thirty plugins you can use to add only the functionality you need.
Wowza Flowplayer is available exclusively to Wowza Video Subscription customers.
|Comscore, Google Analytics, Gemius
|Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Skinning with CSS
Cast to Airplay and Chromecast devices
Customize UI with Web Components
Extensible with custom plugins
Manual quality and speed selection
UI text is translatable
Wowza has two HTML 5 players available if you have not purchased a Wowza Video subscription: Original HTML 5 Player and Wowza Player. Features are similar for the Original HTML5 player and Wowza Player when used in the Wowza Video live stream workflow, however, closed captions are supported in the original HTML5 player only. While any modern browser that supports HTML 5 should work, the newest version of browsers and operating systems are recommended for best performance.
All player and browser combinations below support playback in HTML 5 with the noted exception of Safari mobile for iOS 8+ on the Original HTML 5 Player which supports HLS.
|Original HTML 5 Player
*Wowza Player hasn't been tested with Firefox Quantum.
**Internet Explorer 11 on Windows versions 8.1 and later uses HTML 5 for Wowza Player. Internet Explorer 11 on earlier versions of Windows falls back to Flash for Wowza Player.