Utilize Live Transcoder with Wowza Streaming Engine

Posted by Derrick217 on November 17, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

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.

Make the Switch from Windows Media Streaming to Wowza Streaming Engine

Posted by Derrick217 on October 30, 2017 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Make the switch from Windows Media Streaming to Wowza Streaming Engine if you’re still using Windows Media Streaming Services. Windows Media Streaming was very popular with many at Universities and in the Enterprise. Around 2007 and prior, it seemed like many of my client had the server. That has changed and for today, the streaming server of choice is Wowza Streaming Engine. Whether it’s RTMP, HLS, MPEG-DASH, Adaptive Streaming, Transcoding Live Streams, DRM, or DVR it has you covered.

We have a training class to get you up-to-speed quickl or we can set it up for you. Our company has 9 years of experience training students on Wowza and also providing consulting services of the streaming server.

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. Our company can also provide a consultant for your project needs if you’re not interested in training.

Telestream Episode Transcodes FIFA World Cup Video for Global Media

Posted by Derrick on June 26, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced that its Episode video encoding software was selected by Banis Software Development, Inc. to provide video and audio transcoding for V&A Waterfront World Media & Legacy Centre which was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa. Banis selected Episode for integration with its Server DAM digital asset management and distribution system. Initially developed for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, Server DAM is the first system of its kind to offer an uncompressed cloud storage and distribution portal with secure web access to video footage for accredited press. Thousands of registered media from around the world gained access this week to the online video portal which allows them to build pre-game video packages in a variety of formats for the 2010 FIFA World Cup which opens in Cape Town on June 10.

“We selected Episode encoder because of the simplicity of fully integrating it with Server DAM and because of the breadth of formats it provides,” said Ford Sinclair, President at Banis Software Development, creators of the video portal. “Telestream’s Episode was a natural fit for our business needs. The strength of our products is that they function as one system, providing on-demand access 24 hours a day to video footage in any format for any number of users.”

Banis integrated Episode server-based software with Server DAM to enable fully automated, on-demand video transcoding. Initial loading of the clips into the video portal included hours of HD video which needed to be encoded into 5 to 60-second clips. According to Sinclair, Episode was the only system that met all the demands required by his client, including input support for RED camera format. Sinclair adds, “Telestream’s technical support has been amazing.”

The Cape Town media center for the 2010 FIFA World Cup at www.waterfrontmediacentre.co.za provides global access to the video portal which offers local footage, location shots, B-roll, HD highlights and photography. Registered media are given secure access to the portal where they can create a custom menu and specify selection criteria. Video/audio format choices include ProRes 4:2:2 HD, NTSC-SD, PAL-SD, uncompressed video, plus QuickTime .mov and .flv for the web. Additional choices include style shots, locations, venues and keyword searches.

Banis developed Server DAM as a robust video portal with a huge data center backend to support large-scale video needs. A single video clip can simultaneously be accessed by 10,000 users without interruption or loss of speed. According to Sinclair, the system proved itself at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games where less than 5 percent of total resources were used at any given time.

Inlet Technologies Announces Participation in a Coalition of Industry Leaders Supporting WebM and VP8

Posted by Derrick on June 6, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Inlet Technologies, the leader in innovative solutions for digital media preparation, announced its support for WebM, an open web media project and the open sourcing of VP8. Inlet joins Google, Mozilla, Opera, YouTube and other major software and hardware manufacturers in making today’s WebM and VP8 announcements.

“A key factor in the web’s success is that its core technologies are open and freely implementable. Video is fundamental to the web experience, and developers and content publishers need an open video format option,” said Mike Jazayeri, Group Product Manager at Google. “We are excited Inlet Technologies is joining a broad coalition of industry leaders supporting the WebM project to bring a new era of open innovation in web video.”

“Inlet is committed to ensuring that our customers have the flexibility they need for their real-time and on demand programming, and we are building VP8 support into our entire suite of solutions, including our Spinnaker live streaming appliances and Armada high-volume transcoding system.” explained John Bishop, senior vice president of product and business development, Inlet Technologies. “We aim to reduce any ambiguity and complexity for our customers by future proofing their investments with solutions that support a variety of technology options and business models.”

As one of the first to support WebM and VP8, Inlet builds on its reputation as an industry innovator including recognition as:

•    The first to demonstrate built-in support for fully-automated ad insertion for live streaming.
•    The first to enable Apple® HTTP live streaming of high-quality video to the iPhoneTM, iPod® Touch®, and iPadTM.
•    The first to support adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming for Microsoft and Adobe platforms.
•    The first to market with a professional live streaming appliance to output Flash, VC-1 and Silverlight streams simultaneously.
•    The first to market with support for PlayReady DRM.
•    The first to market with 3D Silverlight and web 3D encoding.

For more information on WebM and VP8, visit http://webmproject.blogspot.com/2010/05/introducing-webm-open-web-media-project.html. More project information can also be found at http://www.webmproject.org/.