Wowza streaming server AddOns are tools that will help you deliver, transform, enhance, protect, and manage your media streaming for live or on-demand content and even on broadcast recording. By using Wowza Server Hosting provided by Primcast, you will be able to have access and enjoy some new experiences using Transcoder , nDVR or DRM addons.
Wowza Streaming Server and Transcoder AddOn
Wowza Transcoder AddOn provides the power to receive a live stream, decrypt the video and audio, then re-encode the stream to fit the specified playback devices. Wowza Transcoder provides real-time audio and video transcoding and transrating feature. It will decrypt audio and video in multiple formats and re-encode them to properly key-frame aligned H.264 streams for adaptive bitrate delivery. Adaptive bitrate broadcasting using Wowza Streaming provided by Primcast would help a lot the wowza streaming mobile devices feature that you can read more about here.
Transcoded content can be broadcasted as a single bit-rate stream to any of the Wowza streaming server protocols that are supported or even to RTMP / HTTP Dynamic Streaming, Apple HLS and Silverlight Smooth Streaming using adaptive bitrate. Using the same server configuration the transcoder addon provides converting your broadcasted content incoming from IP cameras, Software and Hardware encoders, and any other live sources to H264 encoding in order to have the stream broadcasted everywhere.
Wowza Streaming Server and nDVR AddOn
The nDVR addon that can be enabled over your Primcast Wowza streaming server will give your viewers a whole new experience while watching your content. nDVR represents a consumer service where real-time broadcast is captured in the network on the Wowza Media Server allowing the end user to access the recorded program at will, rather than being tied to the broadcast schedule.
The addon provides trick play features such as pause , play and rewind, all of them while the stream is being live broadcasted. This functionality is placed completely over the server and viewers will not have to have anything extra installed on their viewing devices.
Wowza Streaming Server and DRM AddOn
DRM addon represents an integration solution that offers one of the best solutions to Wowza streaming customers that need studio-approved security for premium content broadcasting. The feature provides on the fly encryption for a large variety of playback devices supplying integration with multiple third party DRM key management systems.
Wowza streaming live or on-demand content is encrypted on-the-fly with Microsoft® PlayReady® or Verimatrix® VCAS™ for delivery via Apple® HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Microsoft Smooth Streaming to viewers on a wide range of endpoints, including PCs and Macs, set-top boxes (STBs), smart TVs, game consoles, smartphones, and tablets.