Wowza Streaming Engine

Customizable media server software

Stream professional-quality audio and video:

  • Live video streaming and video on demand to any device
  • Unlimited transcoding for adaptive bitrate streaming
  • Quick deployment and scalable delivery
  • Cloud and on-premises deployment options
  • UI and API control
  • Customizable support plans and advisory services

Wowza Streaming Engine powers streaming of high-quality video and audio to any device, anywhere.

Wowza Streaming Engine Explanation through Workflow




Wowza Streaming Engine accepts:

Video: H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, MPEG4 Part 2, MPEG2, VP8, VP9, VP6, Sorenson Spark®, Screen Video v1 & v2
Audio: AAC, AAC-LC, HE-AAC+ v1 & v2, MP3, Speex, Opus, Vorbis, AC-3, E-AC-3


JVC®: GY-HM650 & LS300, 850, 890
Panasonic®: PTZ AW series
Sony®: SRG-300SE
Axis: Most models
General: RTMP or RTSP/RTP IP cameras


Preconfigured: Wowza GoCoder mobile app, NewTek TriCaster, Telestream Wirecast, Teradek Cube, Hauppauge StreamEez-Pro, Epiphan Systems Pearl, Matrox Monarch
General: RTMP or RTSP/RTP encoders




Wowza Streaming Engine outputs:
Protocols Apple® HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), RTMP, Adobe® HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), MPEG-DASH, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, RTSP/RTP, MPEG-TS

Video: H.265/HVEC, H.264/AVC, H.263(v2), VP9

Audio: AAC, AAC-LC, HE-AAC+v1 & v2, Opus, G.711

Resolution 1080p, 720p, UHD 4K




Wowza Streaming Engine targets:
Players JW Player®, Flowplayer, iOS native player, Android (with HLS-compatible players), Adobe® Flash (HDS/HLS-compatible players), QuickTime® Player (10.0 or later for OS X), Microsoft Silverlight, Apple QuickTime, VideoLAN VLC, RealPlayer
Devices Mobile phones and tablets, computers, gaming consoles, IPTV/OTT devices, smart TVs
Preconfigured Services and CDNs

Facebook Live®, YouTube®, Icecast®, SHOUTcast®, Wowza Streaming Cloud, Wowza CDN, Akamai®, Limelight Networks®, Tata Communications®, Mirror Image®

and most RTMP or RTSP/RTP compatible stream targets

Wowza Streaming Engine Features

Multi-format delivery benefit of streaming with wowza

Unlimited Transcoding for ABR

Wowza Streaming Engine provides unlimited live transcoding for adaptive bitrate (ABR) delivery across any network to any device.
Mobile capture and viewing benefit of streaming with wowza

Any Media to Any Device

Wowza software is platform-agnostic, multiformat, and multiscreen. It takes any video format, transcodes it once, and delivers it to any device.
APIs and SDKs benefit of streaming with wowza

Developer Tools

Wowza APIs and SDKs provide an extensive stable platform for developing and deploying custom streaming applications and integrations.
UHD 4K streaming benefit of streaming with wowza

Pro-Quality Streaming

Wowza Streaming Engine includes a wealth of features designed to stream high-quality live and on-demand content.
Virtual Reality & 360 streaming benefit of streaming with wowza

VR & 360° Streaming

Leverage UHD capabilities and Wowza-integrated solutions to enable VR & 360 content streams.
Variety of Support Offerings

Premium Support

Choose from a variety of support offerings to get the level of assistance that's right for you.
Record pause rewind and playback benefit of streaming with wowza

Live-Stream DVR

Provide viewers the best experience, including the ability to pause, play, and rewind a live video stream.
Low Latency benefit of streaming with wowza


Address low-latency streaming use cases, including second-screen experiences, and video chat.
Security benefit of streaming with wowza

Multi-Level Content Security

Ensure that your streams, networks, and audio and video assets are protected with Wowza software's wide variety of security measures.
ustomizable & Flexible Solutions Benefit of Streaming with Wowza

Flexible & Customizable

Leverage Wowza software's powerful, scalable, components to build solutions that support your evolving streaming needs.
HTTP Streaming benefit of streaming with wowza

Flash-Free Streaming

Make your streaming Flash-free with support for new and emerging standards—HTML5, WebRTC, MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS, and more.

Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5

Added in this release:

  • Facebook Live, SHOUTcast, and Icecast stream target integration
  • Apple HLS delivery to generic targets
  • Integration of Panasonic® AW-series PTZ cameras and AJ-series cameras
  • Passthrough and transcoded stream SCTE-35 and KLV marker preservation
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) support

Deployment Options


Wowza Deployment Options - On Premises or In the Cloud

Cloud Deployment

Deploying Wowza software in the cloud means streaming your content from high-performance virtual machines hosted remotely. It works with virtually all cloud hosting services, including Amazon EC2 and Google Compute Engine.

On-Premises Deployment

Run Wowza Streaming Engine media server software on your server hardware:

  • In your data center across your Internet connection
  • At hosting facilities
  • As dedicated systems
  • In virtual machines
  • In containers
  • In your private cloud 


Deploying on premises is ideal for organizations that…

  • Have a high level of in-house expertise
  • Need complete control of the streaming workflow
  • Have a predictable number of concurrent users
Wowza expert streaming support when you need it

Expert Streaming Support When You Need It

With our premium support packages, you get even more access to our team of dedicated support engineers to keep your streams up and running.

  • Faster response times
  • More ways to access support
  • Wowza advisory services and live event support
Wowza Technical Specifications Works on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Unix

Technical Specifications

Works on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Unix. Requires Java Runtime Environment. Minimum quad-core processor with 1 GB RAM per core.
Learn from Wowza Experts through Video Tutorials & Webinars

Video Tutorials & Webinars

Learn from Wowza experts on a wide range of topics, from basic setup to integration between Wowza software and Works With Wowza™ partners.
Assortment of user documentation—data sheets, quick-start guide, and more


Get details on how to be successful with Wowza Streaming Engine: check out our assortment of user documentation—data sheets, quick-start guide, and more.
Wowza Streaming Engine AddOns such as Scaling and Stream Publishing

Wowza Streaming Engine AddOns

A variety of Wowza AddOns are available from scaling to stream publishing and more.

What Customers Are Saying about Wowza Streaming Engine

"Wowza provided us with the most advanced tools for streaming, a flexible and extensible architecture, excellent technical support, and impressive reliability."

Branden Spikes, CIO, SpaceX

"With a live production, there are always gremlins. Wowza is probably the most solid piece in our infrastructure. It’s been really reliable for us."

Casey Charvet, director of research and development, TourGigs

Wowza Streaming Engine Awards

Readers' Choice Award Winner 2014
European Readers' Choice Award Winner 2014
Readers' Choice Award Winner 2013
European Readers' Choice Award Winner 2013
European Readers' Choice Award Winner 2012
European Readers' Choice Award Winner 2011
European Readers' Choice Award Winner 2010
Readers' Choice Award Winner 2009
Readers' Choice Award Winner 2008

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