I've never done any live streaming projects before and I don't know much about how all the pieces communicate so take it easy on me if this is an obvious question.
Here's what I've got:
2 AXIS P1346-E IP cameras
Windows 2008 Server R2
The cameras are hooked directly into an AT&T router at my boss's ranch on a stacked T1 line; 3MB up and down. I can access the cameras from the 2008 Server hosted offsite. Do I have to use an encoder or can I just use Wowza and set up 2 "live" folders and 2 *.stream files and let Wowza "chunk" the streams to Apache which serves them to the public? (Did I say that right?)
We expect/hope for thousands of people viewing these streams. We're capturing at 1920x1080p HD and streaming at 640x360 to the server.
I want to keep this as simple as possible.
Thanks for any help / suggestions.