• Media Players and Devices

    Published on 10-06-2015 01:00 PM     Number of Views: 18676 
    1. Categories:
    2. Live,
    3. Video On Demand,
    4. MPEG-DASH

    This article describes how to play video on demand (VOD) and live streams using the example MPEG-DASH players that are included with Wowza Streaming Engine software or downloaded from the Wowza website. ...
    Published on 09-17-2015 09:05 AM     Number of Views: 6094 
    1. Categories:
    2. Live,
    3. Video On Demand,
    4. MPEG-DASH
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    Shaka Player is a JavaScript library from Google that delivers audio and video content to any type of device using MPEG-DASH streaming. Shaka Player enables delivery of protected content using the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) API and also supports multilingual content for audio tracks and subtitles. This article explains how to use Shaka Player with Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software. ...
    Published on 09-15-2015 05:15 PM     Number of Views: 2701 
    1. Categories:
    2. Apple iOS,
    3. Live,
    4. Video On Demand,
    5. Mobile,
    6. Set-top Box

    This mobile streaming troubleshooting guide covers Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS/Cupertino) out to iOS devices and devices using Android version 4.0 or later. It doesn't cover streaming to RTSP/RTP clients such as Blackberry, Android versions earlier than 4.0, and other mobile phones. ...
    Published on 09-04-2015 03:00 PM     Number of Views: 4049 
    1. Categories:
    2. Apple iOS,
    3. Live,
    4. Video On Demand,
    5. HTML5

    Wowza Streaming Engine™ software supports delivery of on-demand and live content using HTML5 video and Apple HLS.

    If you haven't done so already, use Wowza Streaming Engine Manager to set up the default live application to stream HLS video by following one of our live streaming tutorials. You can also use the vod application that's included with Wowza Streaming Engine and installed and configured as part of the Wowza media server installation.

    To test HTML5 video playback, insert one of the code examples below into an HTML webpage and use the HLS stream URL of your live or on demand stream in the <video> tag.

    HTML5 live streaming


    <html>
      <head> 
        <title>HTML5 Live Streaming Test</title> 
      </head> 
      <body> 
        <video width="640" height="400" controls="controls" src="http://[wowza-ip-address]:1935/live/myStream/playlist.m3u8">
        </video> 
      </body> 
    </html>

    HTML5 on demand streaming


    <html>
      <head> 
        <title>HTML5 VOD Streaming Test</title> 
      </head> 
      <body> 
        <video width="640" height="400" controls="controls" src="http://[wowza-ip-address]:1935/vod/mp4:sample.mp4/playlist.m3u8">
        </video> 
      </body> 
    </html>
    Note: HTML5 video playback from Wowza Streaming Engine is supported on Safari for iOS and OS X. Playback is possible, but unreliable, on other browsers and on newer versions of Android (4.2 or later). Your results may vary.
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    Published on 08-24-2015 11:00 AM     Number of Views: 14381 
    1. Categories:
    2. Apple iOS,
    3. Live,
    4. Video On Demand

    The Apple HLS protocol now supports alternative audio and video tracks in a stream so you can select a different audio source or camera view. This article describes how to use custom SMIL files in Wowza Streaming Engine to enable these features in streams that have alternative tracks available. ...
    Published on 08-19-2015 07:15 AM     Number of Views: 4668 
    1. Categories:
    2. Live,
    3. Video On Demand,
    4. MPEG-DASH
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    Bitdash is a suite of highly-optimized MPEG-DASH and HLS players for various platforms and devices that deliver high-performance adaptive bitrate streams especially across mobile networks. Bitdash is supported on the following platforms:

    • HTML5: MPEG-DASH HTML5 Media Source Extensions (MSE) + JavaScript.

    • Flash: Flash MPEG-DASH & Apple HLS.

    • Android: HTML5 Media Source Extensions (MSE) for browser-based playout and App-integration via WebView (Android 4.2 or later) or ExoPlayer.
    ...
    Published on 06-29-2015 09:40 AM     Number of Views: 211172 
    1. Categories:
    2. Live,
    3. Video On Demand,
    4. RTSP/RTP

    This article explains how to configure the VideoLAN VLC media player to stream live or on demand streams through RTSP/RTP over TCP (RTSP/RTP interleaved). While HTTP streaming is a newer standard offering more features, RTSP/RTP streaming may work better when streaming through a firewall/router, which doesn't have UDP streaming open. ...
    Published on 06-28-2015 11:45 AM     Number of Views: 15793 
    1. Categories:
    2. Apple iOS,
    3. Live
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    This article describes how to set up an application that will log information about how Wowza™ media server software uses AAC and MP3 timecodes to debug time drift issues. ...
    Published on 06-23-2015 12:46 PM     Number of Views: 30951 
    1. Categories:
    2. Adobe Flash,
    3. Live,
    4. Video On Demand,
    5. Security

    SecureToken is a challenge and response based security system that provides a high level of content protection against spoofing ...
    Published on 06-16-2015 02:15 PM     Number of Views: 60373 
    1. Categories:
    2. Apple iOS,
    3. Live,
    4. Video On Demand

    This article describes a method for instructing the Wowza media server to automatically generate live and on-demand multi-bitrate streams for delivery to Apple iOS devices. This method supports single streams and SMIL-based streams. This feature makes it easier to get an application through the Apple App Store and to generate a 192 kbps or lower stream that complies with Apple App Store rules for 3G delivery. ...
    Published on 01-15-2015 06:20 AM     Number of Views: 43535 
    1. Categories:
    2. Adobe Flash,
    3. Live,
    4. Video On Demand

    Strobe Media Playback is a configurable live and on demand media player based on Adobe's Open Source Media Framework. The player is not hosted by Adobe, so to play content with Strobe Media Playback you must first install it in your web server and then place a small amount of HTML code on your webpage. ...

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