We've recently purchased Wowza and the transcoder add-on. While I'm gradually working my way through the documentation, I'm wondering if someone can answer the following conceptual questions?
We'll be using Wowza to transcode and deliver a stream that will be originated from a Mini-Caster. My basic plan is to have the minicaster generate the top-most quality stream (1080P H.264), and have Wowza transcode to all the lesser/lower quality streams.
Q1: for a given desktop stream type (e.g. Flash or HTML5), how do I give the user a choice of quality levels based on their connection strength (a la YouTube 1080P, 720P, 480P, 240P). Is this done via the player? What's the best player to provide that functionality?
Q2: has someone already developed, or is there a list being maintained somewhere, of a suite of "standard" Wowza transcoder applications that cover the vast majority of user-playback options (desktops, tablets, phones, various OS's of each)?
Any help or steer in the right direction would be appreciated!