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Alternatives to Wowza

NGINX, Kurento, Ant Media Server, OBS Studio, and Amazon Kinesis Video Streams are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Wowza.
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What is Wowza and what are its top alternatives?

It offers a customizable live streaming platform to build, deploy and manage high-quality video, live and on-demand. It powers professional-grade streaming for any use case and any device.
Wowza is a tool in the Video Streaming category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Wowza

  • NGINX

    NGINX

    nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018. ...

  • Kurento

    Kurento

    It is a WebRTC media server and a set of client APIs making simple the development of advanced video applications for WWW and smartphone platforms. Media Server features include group communications, transcoding and more. ...

  • Ant Media Server

    Ant Media Server

    It is streaming engine software that provides adaptive, ultra low latency streaming by using WebRTC technology with ~0.5 seconds latency. It is both horizontally and vertically scalable. It can run on-premise or on-cloud. ...

  • OBS Studio

    OBS Studio

    It is a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. It is equipped with a powerful API, enabling plugins and scripts to provide further customization and functionality specific to your needs. It supports all your favorite streaming platforms and more. ...

  • Amazon Kinesis Video Streams

    Amazon Kinesis Video Streams

    Amazon Kinesis Video Streams makes it easy to securely stream video from connected devices to AWS for analytics, machine learning (ML), and other processing. Kinesis Video Streams automatically provisions and elastically scales all the infrastructure needed to ingest streaming video data from millions of devices. It also durably stores, encrypts, and indexes video data in your streams, and allows you to access your data through easy-to-use APIs. ...

  • Mux Video

    Mux Video

    It is an API-first platform, powered by data and designed by video experts to make the beautiful video possible for every development team. ...

  • Bitmovin

    Bitmovin

    It provides adaptive streaming infrastructure for video publishers and integrators. Fastest cloud encoding and HTML5 Player, play Video Anywhere. ...

  • api.video

    api.video

    api.video is a scalable webservice with an API based on the REST standard. Our cloud infrastructure allows you to host and broadcast your videos with only a few lines of code. Our API can encode on the go to facilitate immediate playback, enhancing viewer experiences across multiple devices and platforms. ...

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NGINX

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    Open source
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    Load balancer
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    Scalability
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    Free
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    Web server
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    Simplicity
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    Easy setup
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    Content caching
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    Web Accelerator
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    Capability
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    Fast
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    Predictability
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    High-latency
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    Supports http/2
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    Reverse Proxy
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    Fast and lightweight
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    The best of them
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    Lots of Modules
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    Great Community
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    Enterprise version
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    Embedded Lua scripting
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    Reversy Proxy
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    Streaming media delivery
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    Streaming media
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    High perfomance proxy server
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    Lightweight
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    saltstack
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    Fast and easy to set up
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    Narrow focus. Easy to configure. Fast
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Recently I have been working on an open source stack to help people consolidate their personal health data in a single database so that AI and analytics apps can be run against it to find personalized treatments. We chose to go with a #containerized approach leveraging Docker #containers with a local development environment setup with Docker Compose and nginx for container routing. For the production environment we chose to pull code from GitHub and build/push images using Jenkins and using Kubernetes to deploy to Amazon EC2.

We also implemented a dashboard app to handle user authentication/authorization, as well as a custom SSO server that runs on Heroku which allows experts to easily visit more than one instance without having to login repeatedly. The #Backend was implemented using my favorite #Stack which consists of FeathersJS on top of Node.js and ExpressJS with PostgreSQL as the main database. The #Frontend was implemented using React, Redux.js, Semantic UI React and the FeathersJS client. Though testing was light on this project, we chose to use AVA as well as ESLint to keep the codebase clean and consistent.

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We switched to Traefik so we can use the REST API to dynamically configure subdomains and have the ability to redirect between multiple servers.

We still use nginx with a docker-compose to expose the traffic from our APIs and TCP microservices, but for managing routing to the internet Traefik does a much better job

The biggest win for naologic was the ability to set dynamic configurations without having to restart the server

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Kurento

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      Ant Media Server

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          OBS Studio

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          Open-source software for video recording and live streaming
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              Amazon Kinesis Video Streams

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                  We would like to connect a number of (about 25) video streams, from an Amazon S3 bucket containing video data to endpoints accessible to a Docker image, which, when run, will process the input video streams and emit some JSON statistics.

                  The 25 video streams should be synchronized. Could people share their experiences with a similar scenario and perhaps offer advice about which is better (Wowza, Amazon Kinesis Video Streams) for this kind of problem, or why they chose one technology over the other?

                  The video stream duration will be quite long (about 8 hours each x 25 camera sources). The 25 video streams will have no audio component. If you worked with a similar problem, what was your experience with scaling, latency, resource requirements, config, etc.?

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                  Mux Video

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                      Bitmovin

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                          We want to make a live streaming platform demo to show off our video compression technology.

                          Simply put, we will stream content from 12 x 4K cameras ——> to an edge server(s) containing our compression software ——> either to Bitmovin or Wowza ——> to a media player.

                          What we would like to know is, is one of the above streaming engines more suited to multiple feeds (we will eventually be using more than 100 4K cameras for the actual streaming platform), 4K content streaming, latency, and functions such as being to Zoom in on the 4K content?

                          If anyone has any insight into the above, we would be grateful for your advice. We are a Japanese company and were recommended the above two streaming engines but know nothing about them as they literally “foreign” to us.

                          Thanks so much.

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