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Low Latency Streaming

Low Latency Streaming

Stream Delivery With Unparalleled Speed and Reliability

Low-Latency Solutions for Every Use Case

 

With a wide variety of features, projects and protocol-compatibilities, there's a Wowza low-latency solution for every use case. Whether you’re broadcasting with Wowza Streaming Engine or Wowza Streaming Cloud, we have the technology to get your streams from camera to screen with unmatched speed, reliability, quality and resiliency.

 

 
 
 
 

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Apple Low-Latency HLS

 

The same simplicity, scalability, and quality of HLS — but faster. Wowza Streaming Engine with Apple Low-Latency HLS enables lightning-fast video streaming coupled with the benefits of traditional HLS. Stream live and on-demand content to play natively on Apple mobile devices in less than two seconds, while offering backwards compatibility to existing clients. Provide a more interactive user experience to your audience, no matter the viewership size.

 

WebRTC

 

WebRTC provides browsers and mobile apps with real-time communications (RTC) capabilities via simple APIs. Utilizing WebRTC and Wowza Streaming Engine, web browsers running on desktop, Android, and iOS operating systems can encode and play WebRTC content without the need for plug-ins.

 

Secure Reliable Transport

 

Wowza Streaming Engine and Wowza Streaming Cloud support the ingest of streams via SRT (Secure Reliable Transport)—an open-source technology designed to help you deliver high-quality, secure and low-latency video. SRT accounts for packet loss, jitter and fluctuating bandwidth, maintaining the integrity and quality of your stream.

 

Wowza Streaming Cloud With Ultra Low Latency

 

The Wowza Streaming Cloud service now offers a premium Ultra Low Latency feature. Wowza Streaming Cloud with Ultra Low Latency combines a powerful developer toolkit; enterprise-level stability and uptime; and tools for building interactive capabilities, with sub-three-second latency for audiences of any size. This revolutionary service and API delivers high-quality, ultra low latency video at a global scale for creating tomorrow’s streaming experiences.

 

Low-Latency Formats and Protocols

 

Wowza supports nearly all common encoding formats and streaming protocols—many of which can be used to achieve low-latency streams. The format and protocol that are right for your use case depend on your scalability, interactivity and endpoint-compatibility needs.

Latency and Interactivity Continuum

 

Traditional Streaming Protocols

Traditional streaming protocols such as RTSP and RTMP can be used for low-latency streaming, but they don't scale well, and are not natively supported on all endpoints (e.g., iOS devices). They work best for streaming to small to midsize audiences from a single media server.

HTTP-Based Adaptive Streaming Protocols

Protocols such as HLS, HDS, HSS, and MPEG-DASH work well for streaming to large audiences on a wide range of devices at once, and are easily scalable. Historically, HTTP-Based Adaptive Streaming Protocols were not well suited for low-latency streaming, but with the release of Apple's Low-Latency HLS, reduced-latency is now achievable.

Emerging Technologies

Emerging technologies such as the WOWZ protocol, Apple Low-Latency HLS, low-latency CMAF for DASH, SRT, and WebRTC are designed for near-real-time audio, video and data delivery—even over less-reliable connections. These technologies are are ideal for use cases that require high degrees of interactivity and playback quality.

 

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