Wowza Streaming Engine

Wowza Streaming Engine is a reliable and scalable platform to build public or private Live video streaming systems, VOD ( video on demand ) or SVOD sites , creation of interactive internet services ( video chats, webinars platforms ). Media server allows to deliver video content to any type of desktops and mobile devices, as well as to Set-top-boxes ( STB ) , connected TVs ( SmartTV ) and gaming consoles.

• Media server runs in Java environment, which makes it independent from operating system. It supports Windows, Linux, Solaris and MAC. Wowza installation will not take much time and consists of Java deployment and execution of package installation script. Initial server's setting makes it possible to start streaming in the Internet in a minutes after the installation. Web interface makes it simple to configure the server more detailed next.

• High-performance, multi-threaded architecture allows to maximize the usage of hardware platform opportunities. The best performance could be achieved on 64-bit operating systems. For the certain types of the hardware 5gbps data throughput per the server could be gained.

• Wowza provides the solution for dynamic load balancing between the servers and the ability to build multilayer topology of media delivery network ( CDN ).

• The capability to deliver video in H.264 encoding to most of desktops and mobile devices. The following HTTP streaming protocols are supported: Adobe RTMP, Adobe HDS, Apple HLS, Microsoft Smooth, MPEG-DASH.

• Wowza server supports ingest and publishing with MPEG-TS (transport stream), RTP / RTSP protocols that allows to organize re-streaming of television channels, or connect the server to IP video surveillance cameras.

• Flexible licensing policy allows you to pay a license Wowza only during use or purchase a license for unlimited time use.

• An important feature of Wowza Streaming Engine is a flexible modular architecture allows you to create extension modules for the basic functionality written with Java language, which gives ample opportunity for integration with third-party software and hardware.

Wowza Streaming Engine technical specifications :

Feature name

Possible options

Support of AdobeFlash RTMP (RTMPE, RTMPT, RTMPTE, RTMPS); AdobeFlash HTTP Streaming (HDS)

Streaming to:

  • FlashPlayer
  • AdobeAir
  • RTMP-compatible players
  • HDS-compatible players

Support of Apple HTTP LiveStreaming

Streaming to:

  • iPnone, iPod, iPad (iOS 3.0 and higher)
  • QuickTimePlayer (10.0 and higher)
  • Safari (4.0 and higher for MAC OS X 10.6
  • RokuStreaming
  • Other HLS-compatible players

Support or MPEG-DASH

Streaming to DASH-AVC/264 compatible players

Support of RTSP/RTP

Streaming to:

  • QuickTime player
  • VideoLAN VLC player
  • 3GPP-compatible mobile devices
  • Other RTSP/RTP-compatible players

Support of Microsoft Smooth Streaming

Streaming to:

  • Silverlight 3 and higher
  • Other Smooth Streaming-compatible players

Support of MPEG2 transport stream (MPEG-TS)

Streaming to MPEG-TS compatible players

Support of codecs in ingest RTMP streams

  • Video: H.264, VP6, Sorenson Spark®
  • Audio: AAC, AAC-LC, HE-AAC (accPlus) v1 & v2, MP3, Speex, Nellymoser Asao

Support of codecs in ingest RTSP/RTP streams

  • Video: H.264, H.263
  • Audio: AAC, AAC-LC, HE-AAC (accPlus) v1 & v2, MP3, Speex

Support of codecs in ingest MPEG-TS streams

  • Video: H.264
  • Audio: AAC, AAC-LC, HE-AAC (accPlus) v1 & v2, MP3, AC-3 (Dolby® Digital), E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus)

Support of codecs in ingest ICY (SHOUTcast/Icecast) streams


Audio: AAC, AAC-LC, HE-AAC (aacPlus) v1 & v2, MP3

Supported of audio and video files

  • FLV (FlashVideo- .flv)
  • MP4 (QuickTime container - .mp4, .f4v, .mov, .m4a, .m4v, .mp4a, .mp4v, .3gp, and .3g2)
  • MP3 (.mp3)
    .ismv, .isma)

Support of transport streams and specifications

  • RTSP (IETF RFC2326)
  • RTP: H.264 (IETF RFC3984, QuickTime Generic RTP Payload Format)
  • RTP: ACC (IETF RFC3640, IETF RFC3016, ISO/IEC 14496-3)
  • RTP: MP3 (IETF RFC2250)
  • MPEG-TS (ISO/IEC 13818-1)
  • MPEG-TS over RTP (IETF RFC2038)

Support of third party DRM software

  • Key management services: BuyDRM, Verimatrix, EZDRM;
  • Encryption services: BuyDRM (MicrosoftPlayReady++), Verimatrix (VerimatrixVCAS++, MicrosoftPlayReady), EZDRM (MicrosoftPlayReady);
  • Built in support of AES-128 criptography, Stream Lock SSL sertification authority for RTMPS and HTTPS protocols.

Software engine

Java: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 8+ или Java Development Kit (JDK) 8+

Compatible operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012R2 64bit
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2 64bit
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • MicrosoftWindowsXP, 7, 8. 8.1, 10;
  • Linux core operating systems;
  • MacOSX 10.6 and higher.

Built in load distribution and balancing

  • By implementing fault tolerant deployment strategy (Origin -Edge topology) with automated redirection of clients' requests to the less loaded node.