What does Wowza Hosting Services really mean and why do I need it?
Wowza Media Server 3 is high-performance, extensible and fully interactive media streaming software platform that provides live and on-demand streaming, chat and remote recording capabilities to a wide variety of media player technologies. Wowza Server can deliver content to many popular media players such as Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and Apple QuickTime player (version 10 or greater), Android smartphones and tablets, and IPTV/OTT set-top boxes among others. Wowza Media Server 3 includes support for many streaming protocols including the Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP), Microsoft Smooth Streaming, Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP), Flash HTTP Streaming protocol, Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP), MPEG2 Transport Streams (MPEG-TS) and more. It is an alternative to the Adobe Flash Media Server products (FMIS and FMSS), Apple Streaming Server (Darwin), Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Services) and other media servers.
Apple Live Streaming (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and more)
Wowza Media Server 3 can stream adaptive bitrate live and video on demand H.264, AAC and MP3 content to iOS based devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS version 3.0 or greater), QuickTime player (version 10 or greater), Safari browser (version 4.0 or greater) and other devices such as the Roku set-top box and some brands of Smart TVs using the Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol. Apple HLS is a chunk based streaming protocol that uses HTTP for delivery. Wowza Server supports the encrypted version of the Apple HTTP Live Streaming protocol which uses a 128-bit version of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-128). Apple HLS is referred to in the Wowza Server documentation and configuration files as cupertino streaming. There is also the ability to specify a play start time and duration for HTTP streaming.
Wowza Media Server 3 populates the playlist file with metadata that describes each of the available streams in a multi-bitrate presentation. This enables the iOS based players to intelligently select the appropriate streams based on capabilities of the hardware device.
Real-Time Streaming Protocols ( Set-top Boxes)
Wowza Media Server 3 can stream live H.264, AAC and MP3 content to players and devices that support the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP), Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) and MPEG2 Transport Stream protocol (MPEG-TS). This includes players and devices such as QuickTime player (version 10 or greater), VideoLAN VLC player, set-top boxes and 3GPP devices. Wowza Server can also accept incoming streams from encoding devices that use these same protocols. Wowza Server supports RTP and MPEG-TS in and out over UDP as well as Multicast. In addition, Wowza Server supports interleaved RTSP/RTP (RTP over the RTSP TCP connection) and RTSP/RTP tunneling (RTSP/RTP over HTTP) which enables RTSP/RTP to be delivered in network environments that do not allow UDP transmission.
Video and Audio Streaming, Recording and Chat
Wowza Media Server 3 can stream live and video on demand content to many different player technologies. Wowza Media Server 3 supports the following video on demand file formats: FLV (Flash Video – .flv), MP4 (QuickTime container – .mp4, .f4v, .mov, .m4v, .mp4a, .3gp, and .3g2) and MP3 content (.mp3). Wowza Server can accept live video and audio streams from encoders, such as Monster Encoder, that support the following protocols; RTMP, RTSP/RTP, native RTP and MPEG-TS. Wowza Server can record any incoming live stream to either the Flash Video (FLV) or MP4 (QuickTime container) format.
Now that you have a better understanding of what Wowza Hosting Services are, please take a look at what Eyepartner has been working on:
There are limitless applications of streaming media. Some of our streaming media customers are:
- Churches which store archived worship services for on-demand streaming – great for those who miss the service, or are interested in finding out more about a church through its website, before visiting.
- Online stores presenting video product information and demonstration to increase sales.
- Traditional radio stations broadcasting their programs over the internet for extended reach.
- Traditional and Internet-only TV stations putting their programming on the Internet as well as Roku Set Top Box.
- Educators teaching foreign languages to students via streaming video
- …..and many more. To view some more of our clients, please click HERE.
Eyepartner’s streaming service takes advantage of Wowza Media Server 3 as well as FMIS (Flash Media Interactive Server) , which enjoys an incredible 99% market penetration. This means your potential audience is far greater than what is possible with any other streaming media format.
Video streaming service providers price streaming in various ways, which can get confusing. Our pricing starts off as low as $99 per month, (which includes hosting, LIVE Streaming, and video-on-demand storage).
We serve organizations from small to large, no matter how small or large your company is, Eyepartner’s Hosting Services can handle any number of requirements.
Whether you are using our Software As A Service or having us build you a custom turnkey solution, EyePartner offers a FREE 30 day trial, so sign up now and give our Wowza streaming service a risk-free try!
For more information, please call Tim Green at:
Office: (305) 289-4557