RTMP encoder software to publish live to Wowza

It is all about video streaming these days and most companies are utilizing media servers to deliver their video content over the Internet. Examples of media servers are Wowza Media Server, Flash Media Server, and Red5, there are more but these are the 3 main players right now.

What does a media server do? It gets your one stream of video and publishes it to a web address which thousands of visitors can visit and view your video. It basically gets your one stream of video and creates its own video stream from it and then it distributes this video stream throughout multiple viewers.

What is the advantage of using a media server besides the capacity to be viewed by thousands of viewers? It is the ability the media server has to deliver the content in formats that can be viewed on different devices such as tablets and mobile phones.

How can I send a RTMP stream to a media server? There are a number of ways: One is to use ffmpeg which is a powerful command-line tool to stream and convert video and audio content, a second one is to use Flash Live Media Encoder which is free, a third option is 1AVStreamer, a fourth option is ScreenCamera.Net.

No matter what option you choose once your stream is connected to the media server then you can distribute URLs to be viewed on whatever device. You may wanna look into JW Player, it handles the formats so you can host an universal player.

Bellow you find a video tutorial.

Should you have any questions or some information you require feel free to post your questions and I will reply promptly.

Thanks for reading,
Alessandro Ferri

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