I'm setting up Wowza Streming Engine 4.0.1 to use as a live encoder machine. My desired scenario is to have a set up that can ingest an RTMP live stream, transcode it into different bitrates and then republish to another server.
Currently I have set up the server as a production server in WSE Manager, and that's all the performance tweak I've done. Hardware specs are:
CPU i7 2600K
RAM 8GB DDR3@1600MHz
HDD Crucial C300 SSD
I've been reading about this issue but haven't find any help. I've tried to use a freshly set up application for live streaming with only RTMP playback enabled and published a 500k stream just to test a simple scenario but I get choppy playback under this circumstances. Obviously I get choppy playback for 2Mbps stream @ 720p encoded to other 5 bitrates that are then republished using WSE addon.
CPU utilization and RAM utilization is way under 20% at all time. For transcoding I'm using Intel Quick Sync 1.4 with the HD3000 GPU in the 2600k and CPU usage is really low, but it's important to note I'm getting choppy playback even if I'm not transcoding at all.
Hope this describes my scenario pretty well.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.