Utilize Live Transcoder with Wowza Streaming Engine

Posted by Derrick217 on November 17, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Be the First to Comment

You can utilize Live Transcoder with Wowza Streaming Engine for your Live Streaming. By Transcoding your Live Streams using your Wowza Engine, you can provide adaptive bit rate streams by using the transrating or transcoding options. By using transrate, you can encode your video from one format like H.264 codec to other bit rates to the same codec. With transcoding, you can take your live streaming source from one format/codec to another format/codec. In the later case, you’re transcoding from a format not supported by Wowza to one that is.

The primary reason behind Wowza Transcoder was likely to assist Webcasters, and Live Streaming Producer in limiting the upload bandwidth required for sending streams to the server. In the Transcoder scenario, you can send one high date rate Live Stream to Wowza Streaming Engine and have the server transrate or trancode the other adaptive streams for delivery. This is hands down the best feature I’ve ever seen on any streaming server.

You can learn how to set up and configure Wowza Transcoder in our Advanced Wowza Training. Contact us about signing up to attend one of our Wowza Advanced Topics Training – 201 On-line or On-site. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.797.5466 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student. Our company can also provide a consultant for your project needs if you’re not interested in training.

New JW Player 8 Version Available for Streaming Delivery

Posted by Derrick217 on November 16, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Be the First to Comment

The New JW Player 8 Version is available for streaming delivery. One of the most popular media players leading the way in the JWPlayer.Logo.Redmarket has a new facelift. However, there are some items to consider before you perform and upgrade. For those self-hosting your player using JW Player 7, make sure you review the latest features before upgrading. RTMP and YouTube support are not available in the latest version 8. If you need RTMP or YouTube, you should hold onto your player for a little longer. Adaptive Streaming is the key these days and the latest player provides support for adaptive streaming technologies MPEG-DASH and HLS. Most importantly for the free users of the player, there is no longer a free version in JW Player 8. You’ll need to be prepared to pay $5 per month in an upfront yearly fee of $60 for the Starter version.  To get any future versions, you will need to upgrade within your account Dashboard.

Make sure you plan your migration from the old player slowly as to make sure you don’t have to update too many RTMP video URLs
to MPEG-DASH or HLS.

If you’re interested in learning more about JW Player 8 as well as video encoding or compression, attend our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training or our 1-Day Video Encoding Training On-line or On-site. You can call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.797.5466 or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com for more information. Contact us about training times for other countries if you are an international student. Our company can also provide a consultant for your project needs if you’d rather have someone set up your encoding, live streaming, streaming operation, or streaming workflow.

Get Best Practices for Encoding and Implementing HTTP Live Streaming

Posted by Derrick217 on November 9, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Be the First to Comment

Get Best Practices for Encoding and Implementing HTTP Live Streaming from Apple’s Technical Note TN224. What’s great about the resource is that it gives you a guide as to how to encode your content for Apple device. It makes sense that the manufacturer of the product should know best. The document has a lot of great information, but most importantly for media encoding professionals is the section on the Recommended Encoding Settings for HTTP Live Streaming Media.

Contact us about signing up to attend one of our 1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine Trainings On-line or On-site where you’ll learn how to encode your HTTP Live Streaming content as well as deliver it using Wowza Streaming Engine. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.797.5466 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student.

Learn the Latest About HTTP Live Streaming

Posted by Derrick217 on November 8, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Be the First to Comment

You can learn the latest about HTTP Live Streaming from Apple’s website. They have two great resources to help you learn the latest about HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). You can learn about new features and enhancements with specific details about HEVC codec support on Apple Devices and computers by watching.  You can view the WWDC 2017 web video on Advances in HTTP Live Streaming. Then, to learn more about the authoring updates by viewing the video on the HLS Authoring Update.

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In you want to learn more about how to implement and configure on-demand and Live Streaming for HTTP Live Streaming, attend one of our Wowza Streaming Engine Trainings.

Contact us about signing up to attend one of our 1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine Trainings On-line or On-site. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.797.5466 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student.  Consulting is also available.