Wowza Media Systems

Wowza Streaming Engine


4.5 / 5
17 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

We are targeting developers or more specifically, technical entrepreneurs who are developing an app or service as well as live event producers who deliver live streams to their viewers/customers.


Average Ratings

17 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $65.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    Pay $65 for each prepaid instance. Add additional instances anytime.
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Wowza Media Systems
  • www.wowza.com/
  • Founded 2005
  • United States

About Wowza Streaming Engine

Wowza Streaming Engine is the industry leader for live and on-demand streaming at any scale. You will be able to stream live, linear, and on-demand content to any device. Wowza Streaming Engine accelerates your development cycle and creates innovative streaming solutions with our comprehensive suite of tools, APIs, and SDKs. Over 20,000 organizations power their streaming with Wowza. Get started with a 30-day free trial.


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Wowza Streaming Engine Features

  • Analytics
  • Brand Overlay
  • Bulk Uploading
  • Closed Captions
  • Mobile Screen Support
  • Privacy Options
  • Social Sharing
  • Video Looping
  • Video Streaming

Wowza Streaming Engine Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Using Wowza to stream to .NET console application over HTTPS

Dec 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It was very easy to set up and use the streaming engine. It supports a wide variety of formats. It is capable of doing everything we need it to do and much, much more. The documentation was, for the most part, very clear and easy to follow, and the support staff that I contacted were very responsive and helpful.

Cons: As stated, the documentation was helpful, clear, and easy to follow, for the most part. I realize that our use case was an edge case as compared to the standard Wowza user, and that learning how to set up https/SSL/Streamlock, creating certificates, etc. does not actually have anything to do with Wowza software per se. However, their documentation in this regard was a big sparse and I had to supplement this with additional research. The stated requirement and references to OpenSSL was particularly confusing, because this piece of software was not required to do what I needed. I am unsure why half of the references say to use the Java keytool to create certificates, and other references state a requirement for OpenSSL to perform actions for which the keytool is definitely capable.

Additionally, there was some confusion regarding the format of the URL to get the videos to successfully play over HTTPS. The format that the support team sent me did not work. However, by thoroughly reviewing the software in order to fully document my case for further support, I was able to come up with a format that did function. The fact that all these link formats should in fact point to the same place and perform the same function, but that only one actually worked, is probably my biggest, and really only, complaint with the software.

Overall: We have customers that are requesting a level of security that requires all documents and files, including videos, to be transported over HTTPS. We could copy and cache the videos on each user's machine, but it is far more efficient to be able to use a streaming video server to stream the videos over HTTPS and Wowza enables us to do this.

Newtek MS1 Wowza Streaming Engines

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, very nice quality and easy to maintain

Cons: Streaming stops randomly. Unknown reason. Sometimes it runs for weeks, then stops randomly. Newtek gave me software updates, beta software etc.. none have given me a 99.99% up time. I have remote in on weekends and holidays, and after hours just to check if the streaming is running. I think the reason it keeps on stopping maybe due to the constant nagging of the Microsoft Update popup. Don't know. Or it loses it's license information randomly. Who knows. But THIS HAS TO BE FIXED.

Overall: Good boxes when the work. If you can fix the random stopping. It would be a perfect box for a 24/7 operation. If not, I could not recommend it to anyone who needs a reliable streaming system.

A versatile and flexible streaming solution

Dec 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: High number of ingress protocol compatiblity, modularity.

Cons: Transcoding quality cannot be compared to libx264, required too high datarates compared to quality. Transcoding resource requirement is high.

Best deal on market.

Dec 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you are looking for simple straightforward recording, this is it. Compared to others this product has feature parody and is a simple setup. Very flexible with easy integration to solutions such as Pexip.

Documents on is very good and easy to follow. I assume it can do much more that I am using it for, however I just wanted a simple solution- A goal which it easily meets.

Cons: I which it has more wizard functionality and tie ins to have a span equivalent of recording rather than using a tap, or span to achieve.

Overall: In a nutshell, automated recording of meetings leveraging an auto dial and recon basest on dialed number.

Capterra loader

A good software for sending your video streamings to third-parts

Dec 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is very easy to use , you need the minimun time for making the installation and put the settings for testing it. You dont need to have specifical skills or an special enviroment.

Cons: the documentation is very hard to understand, specially if you need to make addons to the software like customizing the website or offering a good front-end to other customers. In additiont to that, I dont see a policy of profiles with restricitions for giving your streamings. You could have clients connections which need 100% of the videos using passwords and another free connections.

Overall: I have solved the viewing of cameras which make the connection using 4G allowing to me to save and resend the video to another departments witouth lossing quality.

Capterra loader

Wonderful product

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Wowza streaming Engine easy to integrate

More documents available

Cons: Price is Little bit more

Please reduce the price

Wowza live streaming review

Dec 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Streams are available in many formats and globally available service .Service is good in Mumbai

Cons: Laggy stream upto 15 seconds lag.And noise disturbance can be made little less.

Overall: We use it to stream in our game the stream is good just it lags a lot but overall good experiance

HLS VoD Server

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Very fast and helpful customer service. In addition to this there is a plethora of online documentation recording specific use cases.

Cons: The Julien resources were hard to filter through. With the help of the online customer service I was able to find what I was looking for.

Overall: Very positive. The ease of setting up a server and the extensive online tutorials aided me greatly.

Good Enough

Dec 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to deploy and manage/use. Setup was five to ten minutes, another 5 to my first broadcast.

Cons: Lacking verbosity of rtmp logs. Ran into problems attempting to get verbosity for diagnosing rtmpS connection troubles.

Overall: Overall wowza is a stable product used by many of our contemporaries and we think also useful to us.

Good Cloud Product

Dec 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The ease of use is great. With multiple transcoders, it works great on all devices. It also works great with our encoder and is super easy to setup a connection.

Cons: The pricing is somewhat hard to understand and we do not know exactly what we will be charged.

Vendor Response

by Wowza Media Systems on January 23, 2019

Thank you for the feedback! A simpler pricing structure is something we are currently working on.

Great for Start

Jan 03, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use , faster deployment, clear view on the workflow

Cons: no very friendly to integrate into moodle, video playback issue

Overall: its great

Good and flexible software

Dec 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Is a Flexible software, that allows multiples uses. Easy to configure anda manage

Cons: Unable to customize the system in another language

Great Bang for the Buck

Jan 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the price and that this solution is highly flexible. The web interface is clean and easy to use. Excellent documentation.

Cons: I did not care for the Web Page login. I wish this was ldap integrated and done by group.

Vendor Response

by Wowza Media Systems on January 23, 2019

Thanks for the feedback, Erik!

Pretty decent system

Dec 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use

Not complicated

Good instructions

Cons: Wasn't as versatile and useful as other streaming services could he way way better

Vidéo engineer

Dec 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Feature rich platform which a lot of possibilities

Well documented

Cons: Not really adapted to broadcasters but more to ott

Awesome promise

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Softwate does what it promisses. Our use case works flawlessly

Cons: Nothing at the moment. Everything works as expected. Time will tell.

Overall: Superb software. All features works as described.

Ok, but need simpler setup.

Dec 27, 2018
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Seemed to do what I needed. Couldn't really get it there because there were so many options.

Cons: Too hard to setup. Price could be an issue.

Overall: Monitor live feeds.

Vendor Response

by Wowza Media Systems on January 23, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, Michael! We will continue to work on simplifying the set up process for our users.