I'm researching this option as it definetly seems like it's the way I'm gonna go as I step out of using middle-men services for my live broadcast. I want to bring iOS streaming into my features and this seems like the most inexpensive way to do so.
Wondering if someone can just give me a 10-4 on how I understand this (PLEASE forgive my ignorance lol) :
1. I'm encoding in wirecast, that's sent to a url I setup on my VPS running Wowza, and a player in my site will be pulling the stream from Wowza, and be distributed to whoever is watching the stream. Is this correct?
2. Is it possible to have Wowza handle up to 20 completely seperate live video streams (usually around 500kbps / 25 fps / h.264 / 640x480 ) and deliver them to up to 30 viewers on each live stream? (so 600 actual live stream simultaneously)
3. Can someone recommend some VPS specs that would be able to support a work load like that (usually happening all on the same day every week).
I'm understanding that this doesn't require me to have a CDN like Edgecast or anything. I would kind of become my own CDN. With that kind of traffic described above, any opinions on the viewer experience side of things? Will delivery be smooth? Will it take forever to buffer and start streaming if there are that many simultaneous unique streams?
Thanks VERY much for any input here. I've learned a lot in these forums, hoping to be a wowza user soon!