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Wowza Streaming Engine (Linux BYOL)

Wowza Media Systems, Inc. | 4.8.20

Linux/Unix, Amazon Linux 2020 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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    Abhishek D.

Easy Setup Video Streaming Application

  • June 11, 2020
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
Wowza streaming is very easy to set up and Wowza media solutions provide tons of resources that help and guide how to use it.
What do you dislike?
Sometimes the help support will take a few days to reply to a raised ticket. But other than that I have not found anything to dislike
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
I use Wowza engine for live streaming of events and it has served my purpose for small scale viewership.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
If you are looking to live stream content to a small audience then Wowza engine is the solution. You can deploy it on a cloud or on a local machine easily and there are a lot of support documents that help and guide you to do that.

    Verified User in Higher Education

Wowza Media Server is the Best

  • October 08, 2019
  • Review verified by G2

What do you like best?
We have been using Wowza for Streaming for over a decade. The latest Wowza Streaming Engine is the best available so far. The web management feature is really good, there is no more messing around with config files like some of the older versions. This media engine serves just about all the formats that anyone would need, It is stable and a true work horse. If you ever have to ask for support they are on it.
What do you dislike?
I can't say there is a single thing that I do not like about this product. The only thing I would not like to see is is they get purchased by some big company. From what I can tell they focus on their streaming technologies and that is a good thing.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
We had to build an in house secure VOD system to sever thousands of videos that were over an hour long. Our front end is written in PHP and the whole system is authenticated through our LMS using LTI. It is secure and encrypted using StreamLink. The Streaming Engine is rock solid and the only time we need to touch it is to upgrade to a newer version.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
If you need to host your own streaming engine I would look no further than the Wowza media server. It is solid, fast, efficient , and easy to set up. Documentation is good and their support is stellar.


Useless Redhat Instance with no package upstream. DIY yourself.

  • July 12, 2019
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

Needed to fire an instance up for SRT development. only to find after wasting an hour trying to get gstreamer installed for seperate testing I could not get it installed. Redhat is like the worst Linux ever and terrible to manage. That bad I wasted time trying to install something that didn't exist as its upstream package rep is not in sync with anything else.

Going to have to DIY my own debian and use apt. At least I can install gstreamer without wasting time in my R&D phase being on a timer and all.

    Media Production

It is good

  • February 11, 2019
  • Review verified by G2

What do you like best?
Full documentation
Great support
What do you dislike?
Sometimes after update. Once. Got problem and roller back

I could not record incomming rtp streams wowza did not catch them and I looked for another solution

I find the API have a parrier of passage. Not one click lunch or something like this.

1 year support only for all life license makes no sence because updates all life will need support...
The log files take tooo much space over time and I am not sure I read about alert to put them somewhere not to fill the disk!
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Live streaming
Target to youtube

    Broadcast Media

Easy and Expert Solution

  • September 27, 2018
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
It's very easy to manage it via web management panel.Our staff even newbies can manage it easily. In case of any problem they have a very good community for asking. It's possible to find your questions on their forum.

And it has a very good transcoder for transcoding streams to different bitrates. With GPU and Intel Quicksync support we are able to transcode many streams in a single box.
What do you dislike?
Poor Analytics . You need other tools to get deeper statistics and data. Also you can't keep historical data.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
It supports GPU transcoding. We are doing same operation with a single server instead of 20 server.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Please spend some time to try and configure it. It could solve all your needs.



  • February 16, 2018
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

It's disappointing that Wowza's AMI doesn't support high-throughput networking via Elastic Networking Adapter. From Amazon's documentation on ENA: "Enhanced networking provides higher bandwidth, higher packet-per-second (PPS) performance, and consistently lower inter-instance latencies."

This adapter is available on lots of EC2 instance types, including the new M5 generation, providing 10 Mbit performance. Comparing M4.large to M5.large, the M5 is cheaper, and *way* better network performance: 0.47 Gbit/s on M4.large and 10.04 Gbit/s on M5.large.

Alas, I can't use Wowza's AMI to take advantage of this massive upgrade in performance.

Come on Wowza. Latency matters in streaming!

    Tech Lady

Using Wowza AMI on EC2 since 2011

  • June 07, 2017
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

Six years of experience using Wowza AMI on Amazon EC2 (m3 machine). We bring our own license from Wowza (BYOL). Very reliable 24/7 live streaming for small Public Access station. Cost is reasonable for our limited budget. We know Amazon takes good care of their compute infrastructure and we see it in the reliability of the product.

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