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Wowza is one of few media servers that have multi-platform functionality

You can find lots of advanced features on this hosting site. The one solid reason for providing you the previous paragraph is to make you aware of the best feature of wowza hosting. Wowza is one of few media servers that have multi-platform functionality. No matter you are using computer, tablet or iPhone; you can experience the best internet media server directly on your screen. What you need for that is a device having internet connectivity.

There are few media hosts that have the multi-platform facility. You must know that the other media servers are not capable to deliver their services on every device. But wowza servers are meant for almost all the platforms. You can use the wowza hosting on your phones having Symbian, Android or iOS. You can also use this sever on various other devices such as TVs, set-top boxes etc. This is probably the best feature of the wowza hosting that it is available on a number of platforms.

Today, you will find many of the web servers that offer their services on various platforms. But wowza is better than others in the sense that it has the best servers on the internet today. You can get media contents of any type. There are several files that are uploaded daily to the server. The availability of enormous space and the capability of allowing several connections at a time make this web server best in the business. The wowza web server has the capability of playing media in various formats too. The media will be played according to the platform you use for accessing it. You can use mobile phones, TVs, computers etc. for getting the services of wowza.

There are lots of other features of wowza media center too. The use of high quality video and audio codecs make the media quality lot better. The speed of the web server is extremely fast, and it provides you the fastest buffering speed on the internet. You will get the best speed even if the connections are slow. This is also a prominent feature of the wowza media servers to provide better speeds. There are many types of contents that can be found here. The media contents related to audio and video are most common. However, the radio facility is also available. You can listen to radio which also allows re-streaming. This is the advanced functionality of the wowza web server to provide re-streaming on radio channels. For video rendering, the use of H.264 codecs is done.

These are the best quality video encoders present today. The newest version of wowza offers lots of other facilities too. The use of DMR and DVR technology makes it even better. This is the media server that is fully loaded with all the advanced techniques. For mobile devices, special 3GPP video encoders are present on the server. The 3GPP videos are easily accessible from most of the mobile phones. For audio encoding, the use of AAC encoders is done.

These are the high quality encoders that allow the maximum clarity of the audio files to you. The wowza server has lots of space that you can use to keep your data on the server. What you need for that is an account where you can access your files. For trial purpose, there is a free demo or trial account that can be used by putting demo’ in username and password fields. This will help you to take a glimpse of what you can after having a premium account on wowza media center.

Wowza Media Server vs Adobe Flash Media Server

Hosting Marketers will start this week offering Wowza Media server as an addon to the current hosting packages with red5, with a low cost fee of $15 a month extra from the hosting plan selected by the customer we offer a first class Media server far superior to red5 and adobe flash media server. Below is a comparison guide between Wowza and Flash Media Server.

Please visit Hosting Marketers for more information, and check our fantastic Wowza Hosting packages.

Server Pricing and Licensing Wowza Media
Server 3
Adobe
FMIS 4.5
Adobe
FMSS 4.5
30-Day Trial License FREE Not Available Not Available
Monthly License $55/server/mo Not Available Not Available
Daily License $5/server/day Not Available Not Available
Perpetual License $995 $4,500 $995
Use on Amazon EC2 Yes Yes Not Available
Developer License FREE FREE FREE

Available Platform Components
Integrated Live Transcoder Yes* No No
Multi-protocol nDVR Yes* Partial No
Multi-platform DRM Yes* Partial No

* Extra cost option

Multi-Protocol, Multi-Client Streaming
Flash (RTMP) Yes Yes Yes
Flash (HTTP Streaming) Yes Yes Yes
iPhone/iPad (HTTP Streaming) Yes Yes No
Silverlight (Smooth Streaming) Yes No No
QuickTime/3GPP (RTSP/RTP) Yes No No
IPTV (MPEG-TS) Yes No No

Inbound Live Encoder Support
RTMP (Flash & H.264/AAC) Yes Yes Yes
RTSP/RTP/MPEG-TS (H.264/AAC; unicast, multicast, TCP, UDP) Yes No No
ICY (MP3/AAC; SHOUTcast/icecast) Yes No No

Multiple Server Streaming
Live Stream Repeater Origin-Edge Functionality Included Included No
On-demand Dynamic Media Caching (Edge) Included Included No

Supported Platforms
Windows Yes Yes Yes
Mac OS X Yes No No
Linux Yes Limited Limited
Solaris Yes No No
Unix Yes No No
64-bit Support Yes – all platforms No No
IPv6 Support Yes No No

Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) Support
RTMP Yes Yes Yes
RTMPT Yes Yes Yes
RTMPS Yes Yes Yes
RTMPE Yes Yes Yes
RTMPTE Yes Yes Yes

Programming Options
Client Side ActionScript ActionScript ActionScript
Server Side Java¹ ActionScript No

¹ Free Wowza IDE tool is available for simplified server-side programming

Applications Capabilities
Video Streaming (live and on-demand)
      FLV Yes Yes Yes
      H.264 Yes Yes Yes
Audio Streaming (live and on-demand)
      FLV Yes Yes Yes
      MP3 Yes Yes Yes
      AAC, LC-AAC, HE-AAC Yes Yes Yes
      Speex Yes Yes Yes
Chat (text, audio, video)
      One-to-One Yes Yes No
      One-to-Many Yes Yes No
      Many-to-Many Yes Yes No
Recording
      Remote, b/w independent Yes Yes No
      H.264/AAC to FLV container Yes Yes No
      H.264/AAC to MP4 (QuickTime)       container Yes No No
      Simultaneous,
during live stream
Yes Yes No
Action Method Format 3 (AMF3) Support
      Uni-directional Yes Yes Yes
      Bi-Directional Yes No No
SHOUTcast/Icecast2 Re-streaming
      MP3 Yes No No
      AAC Yes No No
Remote Shared Objects (RSOs) Yes Yes No

Extensibility
Plug-in architecture (custom modules) Yes Yes No
Application-specific stream types Yes No No
Customizable media writers Yes No No
Customizable media readers Yes No No

Content Management Systems Access
File-based storage systems Yes Yes No
Protocol-based storage systems Yes No No

Other Features
Playlist and ad insertion support Yes Yes No
Dynamic bandwidth detection Yes Yes Yes
Virtual hosting Yes Yes No
Fast seek Yes Yes Yes
Fast forward/rewind trick play (VP6) Yes No No
Slow play Yes No No
Dynamic streaming Yes Yes Yes

Security & Content Protection Options
SecureToken anti-ripping protection Yes No No
swf Domain/IP address validation Yes Yes Yes
Encrypted delivery (RTMPS/E/TE) Yes Yes Yes
AES-128 Encryption (Apple HTTP Streaming) Yes Yes No
User access controls Yes Yes Yes
Multi-platform DRM support Yes* Partial No

* Extra cost option

Management
WC3 compliant logging Yes Yes Yes
Interface to standards-based management tools Yes No No
Management console Yes
(via JMX)
Yes Yes
Centralized configuration management Yes No No

Scalability
Live Stream Repeater Yes Yes No
Demand-based load balancing Yes No No
Round-robin load balancing Yes Yes No
Local content caching Yes Yes No