could you please advice on how to optimize wowza transcoder for sports channels?
Wowza is runnign on DELL Dual Intel Xeon CPU X5650 24threads each and 16mb of ram. Streams are coming in 1080i Mpeg4/h264 and audio is MPEG layer 1/2/3; we are using 720p transcoding profile at 1.3mbps and the workstation can transcode up to 9 streams at two profiles. (we need only 5 streams)
It does transcode very well movie channels or when there is slow movements in sports channel, but in fast movement scenes (soccer) the quality is not so good.
We went through this article http://www.wowza.com/forums/content.php?46 for fine tuning, and modified java settings and core counts, but didn't see much difference.