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Overview of the wowza control panel

For further instructions on how to use our wowza control panel check the links below:

1- Live streaming

2- TV Station

3- Ondemand Streaming

4- IP Camera Re-Streaming

Overview of the wowza control panel

1- After you login you will see a page like the image below (click on the images to see the full image).

wowza control panel
click on the image to see it full size

2- click on the to go to the service:

3- below image shows overview of the service, in this case a live streaming server:

4- click on all the links but on the configuration page I suggest you don’t make any changes, sometimes changing configuration even password can corrupt the service.

configuration of the wowza service

5- The important thing is perhaps the code for the jw premium player, if so click on Media Player and grab the code to paste it on your site.

Options while ordering wowza server

While ordering Wowza Streaming Engine on our billing system there are 4 options:

1- Live streaming, which as it says it is for live streaming or live broadcasts, perfect for broadcasting live events, sports, church events, weddings.

order wowza hosting

2- TV Station,  perfect for TV stations having the option to upload videos and create schedules and playlists schedule at a predetermined time.  At any time this schedule can be interrupted for live broadcasts.

3- Ondemand Streaming, with the option to upload videos and create playlists.

4- Live Camera Restream, used for IP cameras, the output of IP camera is normally RTSP or RTP ( example: rtsp://[camera-ip-address]:554/axis-media/media.amp ).

This format RTP or RTSP is useless for players, by using our wowza server and the Live Camera Re-Stream we convert this signal for playback on all supported player technologies. Some cameras are not supported, please open a ticket and email us the rtsp or rtp for us to check if it works on our wowza servers.

 

New Wowza Media Server released

Wowza released their new version of Wowza Media Server newly called Wowza Streaming Engine. This is version 4 of Wowza’s flagship product and has a number of important updates and for the first time a browser-based management portal, called Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, which enables users to configure, monitor and measure streams and system resources in real time from any computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Another improvement is that you don’t need to manually tune the wowza on production servers, tunning is done from the Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, in a simple and intuitive manner.

The way to start and restart wowza also as changed, the command “service WowzaMediaServer start” replaced with “service WowzaStreamingEngine start” and the Manager as to be started also with the command “service WowzaStreamingEngineManager start”. The location of Wowza is changed from /usr/local/WowzaMediaServer to /usr/local/WowzaStreamingEngine.

More important app’s used on wowza media 3 will not work well on the new wowza version 4, this could be a setback on upgrading, for the moment Hosting Marketers will wait a while before we upgrade our servers.

The press release is here, the quickstart guide is here and you can grab the software itself from here.

Very special review from the owner of BullsEye Radio

This is not a ticket to advise of a problem, or ask a technical question or to complain.
This ticket is to commend you on a job well done.

I am a businessman in the entertainment business now for over 30 years and I like to think I am a fair person to deal with. I at least try to be.
I have a pet peeve about people paying their hard earned dollars and not getting good service from businesses, it really makes me very angry when hard working business people are taken advantage of.

I also believe that when someone in business provides a quality service , that they should be commended for providing a good service. It’s a matter of respect with me.

I used to have Video3 with you folks and it wasn’t good enough for the service I provided to my customers so I moved on to a different server. Well , needless to say there are really not alot of people on the web that provide a decent server service and I ended up leaving and decided to step it up a notch back here with you folks.

I asked your rep. Chris Black if Video4 would be a more reliable and stable video server for what I am using it for.

( I run an Oldies but goodies internet radio station and we use chat to host not only listeners but interviews with Celebrities such as Pat Boone, Bobby Vinton , Gary US Bonds , The 5th Dimension and many more )

Chris assured me that it would suffice my needs and we proceeded to install the system.
It went pretty smoothly after a few blurps through no fault of yours but the fault of the previous servers corrupting certain files.

I asked Chris after installation was completed to attempt to restore an old database , and he did so without so much as a word , he did it without question , and when it did not work at all , he restored it to it’s normal state for me once again and the system was once again working great.

So ,
Here we are 4 days later now , and I have not had one blurp in the system at all ! Not one problem !

The old servers I was on , we had issues every day and finally the server crashed or something and then my system was down for 5 days straight with no access at all ! That’s when I decided I was outta there.

But here ,
webcams have been working seamlessly, registrations have been going smoothly, login and out has been no issues , all the attached widgets are working perfectly. I understand that every once in awhile there is going to be an issue , I am not ignorant to that fact.
But when a provider can provide excellent service , they should be told so.
Everyone needs to know at some point that they are doing well for their customers. I strongly believe in the old addage , you reap what you sow.
So when I get good service , I make sure I let people know that they have done well. It should never be just about the bad stuff only. It should be about the bad AND the good as well !

Your installation was fast , precise , exactly as promised , your customer reps. were courteous and kind during the whole procedure , and the service I have had thus far is impeccable ! I hope that our business relationship stays on this path. I will be a customer for many years to come if it does !
Congratulations on a job well done , and a respectful staff that knows how to treat a customer.
I’m very happy I decided to come back to Hosting-Marketers and step up to the next level !!

My best to you
Keep up the great work

John Michaels
Owner
BullsEye Radio Broadcasting
http://www.bullseyeradio.com
When you want the best – Aim for the BullsEye !

We strive to offer more than expected!

Hosting Marketers is now offering to its customers Wowza Media Server.

Wowza can do all what red5 does and much more. Wowza is used by Justin TV, Livestream dot com and all the major Broadcasting web sites.

Deliver live video and audio streams to flash players, iPhones, ipads and android mobile devices, over a range of protocols supported by Wowza software simultaneously, from a single set of source live streams.

Wowza is Ideal solution for Sports Transmissions, Church live broadcasts, newscasting and other live events, for simultaneous, problem free broadcasting.

Wowza can handle any situation , our Video Streaming services are the optimal solution for the average light users to the bigger Online TV stations.

Keeping Hosting Marketers long tradition our prices are the lowest on the market, with more bandwidth and more features than our competitors.
We strive to offer more than expected!

Please visit Wowza Hosting for more information.