I'm having discussion for our client ABR streaming and still in discussion, and still deciding.
1) Use hardware based encoder and stream to Wowza..repeating all signals on edge ?
2) Send 1 high quality stream to Wowza Transcoder and Wowza Edge repeating all transcoded stream in rtmp ?
What's the pros and cons for item 1 and 2 ?
We plan to use Amazon EC2 for our deployment but relying on Amazon Load Balancer. The stream will be only in Flash HLS.