Streaming Sermons, Services, and Live Events: Wowza + Teradek

With Teradek VidiU Pro and the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service, you don’t need a technical resource to get up and running quickly!

Overview:

In this webinar we discussed how religious organizations around the world are recognizing the power of streaming. From sermons and services to weddings and support services, the possibilities of what to stream are endless. With Teradek VidiU Pro and the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service, you don’t need a technical resource to get up and running quickly!

In this session Andrew Ng and Ralph Cachero from Teradek and Ryan Jespersen from Wowza walked through a live demonstration of how to stream with Teradek and Wowza™ technology.

Here are some of the highlights:

 

  • We showed how Teradek and Wowza technologies work together
  • Showcased a real-life scenario of how the solution is used to stream religious content
  • Covered best practices in streaming
  • Conducted a live Q&A with the experts

Questions & Answers

Q: Do you support HEVC input? 
A: Yes, we can ingest HEVC H.265 with Wowza Streaming Engine and Wowza Streaming Cloud.

 

Q: Is there a REST API for Wowza Streaming Cloud too? 
A: The Wowza Streaming Engine REST API is Public. The Wowza Streaming Cloud is still in Preview and not publicly available. If you are interested in joining the Preview program, send an email to preview@wowza.com.

 

Q: Is it possible to use a browser to encode a capture from the client's web camera, only HTML5 without Flash Player? 
A: Wowza Streaming Engine currently has WebRTC in preview that allows you to encode from your web camera for delivery to your audience.

 

Q: If I have a main Wowza server and a backup Wowza server, and the main server has high traffic, can it redirect traffic to the backup server? 
A: Yes, you can enable this functionality using our Dynamic Load Balancing Solution: http://www.wowza.com/products/addons/dynamic-load-balancing-solution

 

Q: Player statistics: does that mean that if we don't use AKAMAI we don't get the statistics? 
A: To see advanced player statistics within Wowza Streaming Cloud you need to use the integrated Akamai CDN. If you use your own CDN, you will need to view statistics on that platform.

 

Q: Log viewing is very powerful! How easy is it to upgrade from V3? 
A: View this article on How to upgrade Wowza Media Server software to Wowza Streaming Engine: http://www.wowza.com/forums/content.php?321-How-to-upgrade-Wowza-Media-Server-software-to-Wowza-Streaming-Engine

 

Q: Is there a new optimized way to stream 24/7 on Wowza Streaming Cloud?
A: Yes, we have a new billing model on Wowza Streaming Cloud for 24/7 linear streaming: http://www.wowza.com/pricing/streaming-cloud/24x7-transcoding