Wowza Media Server
Wowza Streaming Server
The Wowza Media Server multimedia server is a single server software developed by Wowza Media Systems.
It is used to play live and customized image, audio, and rich RIA's streaming streams via public and private Internet Protocol [IP] networks on desktop, laptop and tablet computers, mobile devices, Internet Protocol TV [IPTV] Internet TVs and other network-connected devices.
The server is a Java application running on the following operating systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Unix and Windows. Wowza Media Server can stream to multiple types of clients and players at the same time, including Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, Apple QuickTime, and iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) , 3GPP mobile phones (Android, BlackBerry OS, Symbian, etc.), IPTV decoders (Amino, Enseo, Roku and others) and game consoles such as Wii and PS3.
- The version 1.0.x was released on February 19th, 2007. This version was initially offered as an alternative to the Adobe Flash Media Server, supporting streaming image and sound, as well as enhanced RIA's for the Flash Player and communication based on the Real-Time Message Protocol [RTMP] using content encoded with the Spark and VP6 encoders. The original name of the product was Wowza Media Server Pro.
The version 1.5.x was released on May 15th, 2008 by adding support for H.264 image and sound of Advanced Encoding [AAC], and supporting Streanubg and Protocols [RTSP / RTP], MPEG Streaming [MPEG- TS], and ICY (SHOUTcast / Icecast) sources to relay stream to the Flash Player client.
The version 2.0.x was released on December 17th, 2009. The product was renamed to Wowza Media Server 2. This version added H.264 Outbound Streaming Support for Apple's HTTP Live Streaming Protocol for iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, etc.) for Microsoft's streamlined HTTP protocol for Silverlight player, the RTSP / RTP protocols for QuickTime player, and 3GPP-based Android, BlackBerry (RIM), Symbian (Symbian), Palm webOS (now HP), and other platforms, and TV decoders and video game consoles.
The version 3.0.x was released on October 7th, 2011 by adding plug-in DVR, DRM, and live conversion encoding plug-in functionality.
1) Live streaming video and audio by using RTMP, RTP/RTSP and MPEG-TS encoders.
2) On-demand video or audio broadcasting and simulated live streaming with the use of playlist functionality.
3) Direct stream retransmission from SHOUTcast/Icecast inherited encoders and servers.
4) Interactive communication: video chat and video conferencing, audio/text chat, presentations, screen sharing and online games.
5) Wowza Media Server software is used by individual websites, content distribution networks, telephone companies, mobile operators, multi-system operators, broadcasters, universities and schools, worship organizations, governmental organizations and others.
6) Through Original Manufacturer Agreement (OEM), Wowza Media Server software is licensed by other companies that use it in software and hardware products sold under their brand name..