Wowza Streaming Engine Specifications

Wowza Streaming Engine is robust, customizable, and scalable server software that powers reliable video and audio streaming to any device. See full technical specifications below.

Streaming Delivery: Multi-Protocol, Multi-Client

Apple® HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) iPhone®, iPod®, iPad® (iOS 3.0 or later)

QuickTime® Player (10.0 or later)

Safari® (4.0 or later on Mac OS X version 10.6)

Roku® streaming devices

Other HLS-compatible players
Apple® Low-Latency HTTP Live Streaming (Low-Latency HLS) iPhone®, iPod®, iPad® (iOS 3.0 or later)

Other HLS-compatible players
MPEG-DASH DASH-HEVC/265, DASH-AVC/264, and DASH-WebM/VP9
WebRTC Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Edge
Adobe Flash® RTMP (RTMPE, RTMPT, RTMPTE, RTMPS)
Adobe Flash HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)
Flash Player

Adobe® AIR®

RTMP-compatible players

HDS-compatible players
RTSP/RTP Quicktime Player

Other RTSP/RTP-compliant players

VideoLAN VLC media player

3GPP-compatible mobile devices
MPEG2 Transport Protocol (MPEG-TS) IPTV set-top boxes

Multicast to any Silverlight-enabled desktop
Microsoft® Smooth Streaming Silverlight® 3 or later

Other Smooth Streaming-compatible players

Live Streaming: Compatible Encoding Inputs

RTMP Video: H.264, VP8, VP6, Sorenson Spark®, Screen Video v1 & v2

Audio: AAC, AAC-LC, HE-AAC+ v1 & v2, MP3, Speex, Opus, Vorbis
RTSP/RTP Video: H.265, H.264, VP9, VP8

Audio: AAC, AAC-LC, HE-AAC+ v1 & v2, MP3, Speex, Opus, Vorbis
MPEG-TS Video: H.265, H.264

Audio: AAC, AAC-LC, HE-AAC+ v1 & v2, MP3, AC-3 (Dolby® Digital), E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus), ALS (LOAS)
ICY (SHOUTcast/Icecast) Audio: AAC, AAC-LC, HE-AAC+ v1 & v2, MP3
SRT Video: H.265, H.264

Audio: AAC, AAC-LC, HE-AAC+ v1 & v2, MP3, AC-3 (Dolby® Digital), E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus), ALS (LOAS)

Video-on-Demand Streaming: Supported File Formats

Video and audio FLV (Flash Video—.flv)

MP4 (QuickTime container—.mp4, .f4v, .mov, .m4v, .mp4a, .3gp, & .3g2)

.ismv, .isma

MP3 (.mp3)

Protocols and Payloads: Applicable Transport Protocol and Payload Specifications

RTSP IETF RFC2326
RTP: H.264 IETF RFC3984, QuickTime generic RTP payload format
RTP: AAC IETF RFC3640

IETF RFC3016

ISO/IEC 14496-3
RTP: MP3 IETF RFC2250
MPEG-TS ISO/IEC 13818-1
MPEG-TS over RTP IETF RFC2038

System Requirements

Minimum recommended production hardware CPU: Single quad core, 3.00 GHz or better
RAM: 4GB
Disk: 2 or more in RAID 0 (striping)
Network: 1Gbps Ethernet
High-load recommended production hardware CPU: Dual quad-core or a single hex-core, 3.00 GHz or better
RAM: 16-32GB
Disk: 2 or more in RAID 0 (striping)
Network: 10Gbps Ethernet
Supported operating systems Windows®
Linux
Mac®
Java (required) Wowza Streaming Engine is built on OpenJDK Java SE JRE 9.0.4 and supports Java versions 9-12.

Transcoder

Supported operating systems Linux: CentOS, Red Hat, Ubuntu, or SuSe fully supported versions (other Linux versions that can compile with glib 2.17 or greater are likely to work)
Windows®: Windows server 2012, 2016, 2019; Windows 10
Java (required) Wowza Streaming Engine is built on OpenJDK Java SE JRE 9.0.4 and supports Java versions 9-12.
Decoding (inputs) Video: H.265/HEVC, H.264/AVC, MPEG4 Part 2, MPEG2, VP9, VP8

Audio: MP3, AAC-LC, HE-AAC+ v1 & v2, MPEG1 Part 1/2, Speex, Opus, G.711, Vorbis
Encoding (outputs) Video: H.265/HEVC, H.264/AVC, H.263 (v2), VP9

Audio: AAC, AAC-LC, HE-AAC+ v1 & v2, Opus, Vorbis