Wowza Streaming Engine Supports WebRTC
WebRTC Preview Access and Details
Wowza Streaming Engine can ingest WebRTC content from a web browser and then record, transmux, and transcode it to other streaming protocols, such as Apple HLS, HDS, RTMP, RTSP, and Smooth Streaming for delivery to browser-based, no-plug-in-required players. In addition, Wowza Streaming Engine can transmux other protocols for delivery as WebRTC content.
WebRTC is a free, open project that provides browsers and mobile applications with real-time communications (RTC) capabilities via simple APIs. Web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, and Opera) can act as both encoder and player without any plug-ins on desktop operating systems, Android, and iOS.
To sign up for the WebRTC preview for commercial Wowza Streaming Engine licenses, please complete the WebRTC preview form.
Real-Time Communication without Plug-ins
Low-Latency Live Streaming
With Wowza Streaming Engine, you can broadcast live streams to users in real time as WebRTC or transcoded into H.264/AAC playable in HLS or RTMP. Additionally, you can synchronize real-time overlays for commentary, scores, and updates, plus minimize the timing disparity for second-screen scenarios.
Bandwidth-Optimized Video Chat
Easily set up multi-person chat using WebRTC and Wowza Streaming Engine. Wowza Streaming Engine enables multi-person low-latency sessions while optimizing bandwidth by minimizing the number of connections each client must establish and maintain.
Conventional out-of-the-box WebRTC solutions require each client to establish and maintain separate connections with every other participant in a complicated network where the bandwidth load increases exponentially as each additional participant is added. With Wowza Streaming Engine, each participant only needs to send a single stream, significantly reducing bandwidth consumption.
Browser WebRTC Encoding and Recording
Using only a web browser and Wowza Streaming Engine technology, users can generate, record, and deliver low-latency WebRTC-encoded streams—without the need for additional encoders or plug-ins.