I'm new to streaming and desperately need some translation. I have Wowza Media Server 3 set up and functioning. (I can play sample videos on the server, requests to the server URL at port 1935 return Wowza's version, etc.)
I'm confused about the relationship between Wowza and the other products/tools shown in the tutorials; Wirecast and the Flash Media Playback from osmf.org. As already admitted, I'm ignorant about streaming media but I had the impression Wowza provided streaming and/or progressive download and video on demand. After installing Wowza and watching the tutorials now I see apparently Wirecast and Flash Media Playback are necessary to provide a stream. Is this correct? I'm really just looking for facts and definitions - which services exactly does each respective piece (wowza, wirecast and osmf.org) perform? Why are all three (if this is true) necessary? Thanks.