How to Add Live Streams to Your Live 24/7 Wowza Streaming Channel

Posted by Derrick217 on December 15, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Be the First to Comment

We’ll discuss how to add Live Streams to your Live 24/7 Streaming Channel in part 4 of this series titled,  “Creating TV Channel Style Streaming With Wowza Streaming Engine”. Let’s get started.

How to Add Live Streams to Your Live 24/7 Streaming Channel

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How to Add Videos and Video Ads to a Wowza TV Channel Live Stream

Posted by Derrick217 on December 14, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Be the First to Comment

We’ll discuss How to add videos and video ads to a Wowza TV Channel Live Stream in part 3 of this series titled,  “Creating TV Channel Style Streaming With Wowza Streaming Engine”.

Adding Videos

To add videos, it’s best to use .MP4 files using the H.264/AVC codec. These files work well with Wowza Streaming Engine. A good approach to start for testing would be to use a 360p file for playback and encode all videos with the bit rate geared for CBR playback. The required data rate is not too high and you can better understand how the TV Channel Style Streaming set-up works.

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How to Edit and Reload SMIL Schedules for Wowza Streaming Engine Channels

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

I’ll discuss how to edit and reload SMIL schedules for Wowza Streaming Engine Channels in part 2 of this series titled,  “Creating TV Channel Style Streaming With Wowza Streaming Engine”

How to Reload Schedules

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Here’s how it works. To reload/update schedules, you’ll download the Module package, ModuleStreamPublisher, from Wowza’s website and unzip the files. Keep all files in the same folder and open the LoadSchedule.html page in a web browser. You’ll find the file in the ModuleScheduleClient folder.

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Creating TV Channel Style Streaming With Wowza Streaming Engine – Series

Posted by Derrick217 on December 7, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Be the First to Comment

Tools Used: Wowza Streaming Engine, Text Wrangler, Wirecast, and Bitmovin Player

Description: In this series, titled “Creating TV Channel Style Streaming With Wowza Streaming Engine”, I’ll provide more in-depth details for configuring TV Channel Style Streaming using videos and live streams with Wowza Streaming Engine. In addition, you’ll learn specific details on how to schedule your programs and insert video ads into your live streams. Finally, the viewers will learn how this set-up works with live encoding tools and media players.  Let’s get started with part 1 of this series.

An introduction

There is already a great straightforward tutorial on the Wowza website detailing how to configure TV Style Streaming, but this write-up will provide further details and information to assist you with your project. You can refer to the tutorial in the Module Collection section listed with the name, “How to schedule streaming with Wowza Streaming Engine (StreamPublisher)”.  The premise of using TV Channel Style Streaming with Wowza is that it enables content providers who would like to create 24/7 channels using Wowza Streaming Engine.

I’ll be discussing the following items in this series:

  • Enabling Advanced Level Features
  • ServerListenerStreamingPublisher
  • ModuleStreamPublisher
  • How to Reload Schedules
  • How to Edit your SMIL Schedule
  • Confirming the Correct Time on Your Server
  • Adding Videos
  • Adding Videos Ads
  • How to Add Live Streams to Your Live Streaming Channel
  • Building Your Playlist Items
  • Playing your Live Streaming Channel

Enabling Advanced Level Features

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