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What's New in Wowza Media Server 3.6

Mobile Encoding

With the Wowza GoCoder app, Wowza enters the world of encoding. Wowza GoCoder app allows content providers to encode and broadcast live content right from their iOS device. Use Wowza GoCoder to capture and stream live audio and video content in real-time over WiFi, 4G, or 3G directly to Wowza Media Server. More information.

Streamlining Closed Captions

Wowza Media Server 3.6 includes expanded support for closed captions to streamline the handling of multiple captioning formats, helping content providers comply with FCC regulations in the United States and increasing requirements in the European Union. To this end, Wowza augmented its support of the CEA-608 standard to expand conversion and delivery of captions in live and on-demand streams to additional streaming formats. Wowza also added support for WebVTT standards to support the latest version of Apple® HTTP Live Streaming for iOS devices and other HTML5 media players. Similar to how Wowza Media Server can take one stream and transcode it for playback on multiple player technologies, the enhanced support for captions takes in multiple forms of caption data and converts it for delivery to any device. More information.

MPEG-DASH Technology Preview

Continuing as a leader in the streaming industry, Wowza Media Server 3.6 adds basic support for Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH), also known as MPEG-DASH, to its existing suite of supported streaming formats. MPEG-DASH is the industry’s newest international standard for adaptive streaming that is being adopted by the streaming industry. The MPEG-DASH technology preview supports DASH264-compatible players. Wowza is working with industry leading player vendors to make sure our MPEG-DASH support is compatible as the standard evolves. More information about MPEG-DASH and Wowza Media Server support.

Flexibility and Control with Live Stream Record

Enhancements to the Live Stream Record feature in Wowza Media Server 3.6 increases flexibility and gives users more control over how live streams are recorded and where the recorded video on demand assets are stored. Now users can record their live streams at both the server and application level, but store archives separately. Live Stream Record also now includes property overrides. Learn more

High-performance AddOns

Wowza provides an array of high-performance AddOns that add additional capabilities to Wowza Media Server. In the latest Wowza Media Server release, Wowza added the ability to leverage NVIDIA hardware with greater scale and speed. For users taking advantage of the Wowza Transcoder AddOn using NVIDIA graphics cards with the new NVENC encoder, users see encoding up to four times faster than legacy CUDA-based encoders while consuming less power. Learn more

AC-3 Passthrough

Wowza Media Server 3.6 allows Dolby® Digital (AC-3) and Dolby Digital Plus (Enhanced AC-3) audio from MPEG-TS encoders to pass through unaltered for delivery using Apple HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming. This allows your customers to experience immersive surround-sound audio when streaming on media devices such as Apple TV®, Xbox 360®, Sony PlayStation® 3 (PS3), hybrid set-top boxes, and smart TVs.

Verimatrix KMS with PlayReady Encryption

Wowza DRM AddOn integrates with Verimatrix® Key Management Services (KMS) for Microsoft Smooth Streaming. This allows studio-grade Microsoft® PlayReady® DRM to be applied to Smooth Streams that are delivered to a wide variety of Smooth Streaming clients. This bolsters existing support for Verimatrix VCAS™ protected Apple HLS playback with ViewRight® clients on iOS-based devices, Android™ devices, PCs, and set-top boxes.