Wowza Issues Latest Version of ‘Media Server’

Wowza Media Systems, a producer of live streaming video infrastructure, video-on-demand, live recording and chat, has issued its Wowza Media Server 3.5 software that can decrypt PlayReady-protected assets before packaging and re-encrypting them into HTTP formats.
            The Wowza Media Server’s “latest version is even more feature-rich, flexible, cost-effective and loaded with new functionality,” said David Stubenvoll, Wowza Media Systems’s CEO. “It targets today’s and tomorrow’s disruptive media requirements and also gives customers more options to use the software for a number of applications in the ways they want and need,” he said.
            Third-Party Digital Rights Management (DRM) provides on-the-fly encryption for live and on-demand video workflows, and now includes new options that offer Microsoft PlayReady DRM for Apple HTTP Live Streaming, as well as the newest version of Apple HLS encryption, Wowza says.
            In addition, MediaSecurity is now incorporated into Wowza Media Server 3.5 and features SecureToken, RTMP authentication, RTSP authentication and StreamNameAlias, which help ensure a more secure stream when delivering content, according to the company. Wowza StreamLock AddOn is a security option for network encryption that allows users to stream using RTMPS and provides provisioning of free 256-bit secure sockets layer certificates (SSL), which can also be used for secure HTTP streaming, the firm adds.
            HTTP Origin fulfills requests from HTTP caching infrastructures for live and on-demand Apple HLS, Adobe HDS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming, and is designed for scaling out across larger regions and audiences, Wowza says. Live Stream Record is also included and allows administrators to split in-process live stream recording archives automatically into multiple files based on video duration, clock time or file size, shown through a new interface, which displays and controls the current live streams.
            Wowza Media Server’s closed captioning accepts data from a variety of in-stream and file-based sources before converting captions into the appropriate formats for live and on-demand video streaming using the Apple HLS, Adobe HDS and RTMP protocols, the company says. Silverlight Multicast Player allows users to stream MPEG-TS multicasts to any Silverlight-enabled desktop, also enabling simultaneous broadcasts across the network using single-stream bandwidth.
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