The Unified Media Server

The Unified Media Server

Wowza Media Server 2 is the proven, unified, industrial strength media server for live and on-demand video/audio streaming, video/audio/text chat, recording and more. It takes your H.264 content to any screen – the desktop, mobile and the living room – to all popular media platforms:

  • Adobe® Flash®
  • Apple® iOS: iPhone®, iPad™, and iPod® touch
  • Microsoft® Silverlight®
  • Apple QuickTime™
  • Android™, Blackberry® and other 3GPP platforms
  • Set-top boxes and more…

One Media Server. Any Platform. Any Screen

Wowza Media Server 2 is the proven, industrial strength media server for streaming video/audio content, video/audio/text chat, recording, and RIA. It takes your H.264 video to any screen – the desktop, mobile and the living room – for unified streaming on all popular media platforms:

  • Adobe Flash
  • Apple iOS: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Apple QuickTime
  • Android, Blackberry and other 3GPP platforms
  • Set-top boxes and more…

Wowza Media Server 2 unifies the any-screen H.264 streaming into a single workflow. This capability eliminates the need for multiple player-specific encoders and servers. With Wowza Media Server 2 you can do it all at an unbeatable price — 75% less than the single-protocol Adobe Flash Media Interactive Server (FMIS) or limited protocol Microsoft Windows Server® with IIS.

Industrial Strength

High-performance – up to 10Gbps per-server on standard hardware
Wowza Media Server 2 is a highly multi-threaded 64-bit Java server that delivers up to 10Gbps of per-server streaming performance for on-demand and live streaming on standard hardware*. The bottom line — you can count on Wowza Media Server 2 to deliver.

* up to 10Gbps per-server streaming performance is possible when using 16-thread Intel® Nehalem® based or equivalent servers such as HP Proliant G6.

Reliable – built from the ground up as an infrastructure-grade server
Your objective is to stream multi-protocol media without worries. That is why we built Wowza Media Server 2 on the proven Wowza Pro platform — deployed around the world by over 50,000 licensees. It delivers the reliability you need to maintain 24/7 uptimes at high traffic loads.
Unified – standard H.264 to any platform and any screen
Wowza Media Server 2 is the world’s first to unify multi-protocol, multi-player H.264 streaming into a single workflow that lets you stream to any media platform and any screen simultaneously from virtually any conventional RTSP/RTP, MPEG-TS or RTMP encoders or files in standard containers (.f4v, .mp4, .m4a, .mov, .mp4v, .3gp, and .3g2). No more special player-specific encoders or servers. That’s how Wowza saves you money and lets your content flourish.
Scalable – multi-server scalability for live or on-demand
The Wowza Media Server 2 performance on a single server sets it apart in a category by itself. Beyond that, Wowza Server 2 makes multi-server scalability easy and cost effective — it features Live Stream Repeater functionality as a standard feature so you can infinitely scale up live streaming when and were needed. The Wowza server robust demand-based load balancing ensures that your live and on-demand streams will be distributed efficiently among multiple servers without overwhelming your infrastructure.
Extensible – comprehensive API’s, scripting, programming and integration
A robust set of API’s and the power of Java let you extend the Wowza Media Server 2 functionality with custom modules to fit perfectly with your applications and environment. Wowza also simplifies the tasks of extending Wowza Media Server with Wowza Integrated Development Environment (Wowza IDE), a free tool based on the popular Eclipse application framework that can also be used to configure and manage the Wowza servers.
Manageable – standards based, easy to deploy and integrate
Wowza Media Server 2 offers extensive, infrastructure grade management and administrative functionality.
  • A standards-based Java Management Extension (JMX) interface and logging (log4j)
  • Standards-based W3C logging, including per-session logging for all player types
  • Management and monitoring with a variety of administration consoles like JConsole and MC4J
  • Compatibility with management systems including HP OpenView, IBM Websphere, Oracle Weblogic and others.
  • Log analysis and reporting with software like Sawmill
Cross-platform – runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Solaris, and more…
Wowza Media Server 2 is a pure Java server which gives you the freedom to deploy it on the OS platform of your choice — Windows (including Vista), all variants of Linux, Unix, Solaris and Mac OSX running Java 1.6 or later.
Economical – unlimited multi-protocol connections at unbeatable prices
The Wowza Server Software Subscription gives you full Wowza Media Server 2 functionality, including all future upgrades, without a large up-front financial commitment or long term contract at an unbeatable price of just. It lets you dynamically scale up and down as you need and pay only for the server instances you’re actually using. Service providers may also qualify for the exclusive benefits of the Wowza Streaming

Other economical licensing options for non-service providers are also available.

Broadest Any-Screen Coverage

Flash – streaming, video chat, recording, RIAs, and more
Wowza Media Server 2 delivers a complete interactive Flash media streaming feature set proven by over 50,000 licensees worldwide on the award-winning Wowza Pro platform. It delivers file streaming in all Flash player-compatible formats, including FLV and H.264 video, MP3 and HE-AAC audio, as well as the exclusive features you can’t get with FMIS/FMSS.
  • 100% Flash, Flex and AIR player compatibility
  • Live, on-demand streaming up to 1080p HD
  • Complete RTMP dynamic streaming support, including RTMPE
  • HTTP dynamic streaming support
  • Support for Video/audio/text chat, recording, collaboration
  • Remote Shared Objects (RSO)
  • Flash (RTMP) and Non-Flash (RTSP/RTP, MPEG-TS) live encoder support
  • Exclusive MP3 and AAC SHOUTcast/Icecast re-streaming
  • Bi-directional AMF3 support
  • Support for all Flash player video and audio formats
  • Streaming to game consoles like Wii and PS3, and Flash-compatible set-tops
  • Mobile streaming to the Flash player 10.1+ equipped devices
iPhone/iPad – live and on-demand HTTP Streaming
Wowza Media Server 2 features our own implementation of the Apple stream segmenter that lets you deliver H.264 content to any Apple iOS device using Apple HTTP Streaming protocol directly from any standard RTSP/RTP, MPEG-TS or Flash (RTMP)encoders, as well as the H.264 files in a variety of file container formats — no external stream/file pre-segmentation is required.

Wowza Media Server 2 supports:

  • In browser playback on iPhone/iPod touch with iOS 3.0 or later, or iPad
  • Support on desktop in QuickTime player (10.0 or later) and Safari browser (4.0 or later on Snow Leopard) using HTML5 tag
  • Playback on other Apple HTTP Streaming compatible devices, such as the Roku streaming player
  • Multi-bitrate adaptive streaming — consistent video delivery in variable wireless conditions, from EDGE to WiFi
  • AES-128 encrypted streaming
  • Per-session logging for complete content usage visibility
  • Multi-server streaming scalability for a virtually unlimited capacity
3GPP – live and on-demand smart phone streaming
Wowza Media Server 2 enables streaming to many H.264-capable 3GPP smart phones and wireless tablets supporting Android, BlackBerry, Palm (WebOS), Symbian and other operating systems. H.264 content is delivered to 3GPP smart phones over RTSP/RTP live from any standard RTSP/RTP, MPEG-TS or Flash (RTMP)encoders, or MP4/MP3 files for on-demand content.

Wowza Media Server 2 supports:

  • Playback in native media players on Android (various manufacturers), BlackBerry, Palm, SonyEricsson, Nokia and other H.264-capable 3GPP smart phones
  • Per-session logging for complete content usage visibility
  • Multi-server streaming scalability for a virtually unlimited capacity
Silverlight – live and on-demand smooth streaming
Wowza Media Server 2 features our own implementation of the Microsoft smooth streaming segmenter that lets you deliver live H.264 content directly from any standard RTSP/RTP, MPEG-TS or Flash (RTMP) encoders, as well as on-demand H.264 from files in a variety of file container formats — no external stream/file pre-segmentation is required.

Wowza Media Server 2 supports:

  • Stream Silverlight from any OS – Windows Server and IIS are not needed
  • Compatible with Silverlight player (3.0 or later)
  • Multi-bitrate smooth streaming
  • Per-session logging for complete content usage visibility
  • Multi-server streaming scalability for a virtually unlimited capacity
QuickTime – live and on-demand RTSP streaming
With Wowza you don’t need to deploy separate QuickTime Streaming Server (QTSS), Darwin, or Real Helix servers — it goes beyond what the other servers can give you. Wowza Media Server 2 can stream live H.264, AAC and MP3 content to the QuickTime player and other player types and devices that support the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP). And it also covers the rest of the streaming universe – Flash, Silverlight, iOS, and more.
SHOUTcast/Icecast – multi-client audio re-streaming
Thanks to the Wowza Media Server 2 exclusive SHOUTcast/Icecast re-streaming capability, delivering the best sounding AAC, AAC-LC, aacPlus (HE-AAC) and MP3 audio to the biggest audiences on the Internet has never been easier. Now you can re-stream SHOUTcast content from existing SHOUTcast servers to Flash, iPhone, Silverlight, 3GPP mobile devices and more.
IPTV and beyond – set-top boxes, game consoles and more…

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