Version 2.1.9 delivers support for the Wowza transcoder. This feature is a real-time transcoder which transforms incoming live streams from encoders, IP cameras, and other live sources to keyframe-aligned H.264 streams for adaptive bitrate delivery to any device, anywhere. Presently only ‘Live Stream’ services will work with the transcoder, On-demand, TVstation, Shoutcast/Icecast are NOT supported at this point.
Before enabling the feature in the control panel the transcoder will need to be configured in Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, please refer to the guide below for instructions on configuring the transcoder.
Please note: If you have any trouble configuring the transcoder in Wowza streaming engine, please contact Wowza support for further assistance.
Once the transcoder has been configured in Wowza Streaming Engine you will be able to activate the feature in the control panel.
The feature can also be enabled for existing services from your service configuration:
Service Overview > Configure > Plugins > Transcoder > Enable
IMPORTANT: In order for your new MediaCP services to appear in Wowza Streaming Engine Manager (WSEM), you will need to restart WSEM.
Please note that the transcoder will need to be controlled from Wowza Streaming Engine Manager and that the links for the Transcoder will also be available in Wowza Streaming Engine Manager and NOT the Media control panel. At the moment support for the transcoder is limited, this means that any changes made to the transcoder will not be lost in the control panel, however you will not actually be able to make changes or view the transcoder settings from within the MediaCP. Therefore any problems with the transcoder will have to be addressed by Wowza support.