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  • Red5 Vs Wowza Head To Head

    Posted by Oodles Technologies | Last Updated: 12-Dec-17

     

    red5 vs wowza comparison

     

    There have always been comparisons between Red5 and Wowza with people and firms always seeking advice on which one to use. Although both of them are video streaming engines who are very much capable of broadcasting previously recorded video as well as live streaming. However, Wowza is comparatively more expensive which costs about approx. $55 a month for making it run on a server. But to note is the fact that wowza might be a little expensive but is also more stable. Further, while studying the difference between Red5 and Wowza, in a study it was found that on running both Wowza and Red5 on their servers, Red5 has to restarted once or twice a month while wowza never needed a restart because it never got stuck. Apparently, red5 vs wowza performance comparison should be taken into consideration because of it being an important factor to be thought about before taking a business decision.


    THE RELEVANT CONTEXT IN WHICH THEY ARE GETTING COMPARED

     

    The other Red5 and Wowza differences tells about the other important perspectives that need to be taken into consideration in order to compare these two popular video streaming devices. While Red5 is capable of working on a virtual server with 4 giga of RAM and managing broadcasts to 100 viewers or hosting a video chat site, wowza demands for a dedicated server and some serious RAM to perform the same task. In that way, we could say that Wowza is more resource hungry as compared to Red5. Notably, red5 hosting is the cheaper alternative but it has its own pros and cons to be carefully taken into consideration before opting for it. I am talking about the costs involved in the process as wowza pricing can cause a big worry to many.

     

    Besides, Red5 is badly framed and documented. You ought to have a sound understanding of Java and networking to make use of it. The reason might be that Red5 is developed by group of volunteers supporting each other via a mailing list as there had been no considerable contribution from the experts. You have to have a requisite patience and the skills to help fix the problems on your own.

     

    Below is the table showing head to head comparisons in context of “Red5 vs Wowza”


     

    Feature

    Wowza Streaming Engine 4

    Red5

    Protocols supported

    RTMP

    RTMPT

    RTMPS

    RTMPE

    RTMPTE

    RTMP

    RTMPT

    RTMPS

    RTMPE

    RTMPTE

    Developer edition

    10 Connections (Free)

    Free

    Pricing

    $995

    (30 day Trial also available)

    Daily License (5$)

    Monthly License (55$)

     

    Free(Open Source)

    Supported Platforms

    Windows

    Mac OS X

    Linux

    Solaris

    Unix

    64-bit Support on all

    IPv6 Support

    Windows

    Debian/Ubuntu

    Mac OSX

    WAR

    Gentoo

    Linux

    Audio / Video Streaming (live and on-demand)

    FLV

    H.264

    FLV

    MP3

    AAC, LC-AAC, HE-AAC

    Speex

    (On Demand)

    FLV

    MP3

    F4V

    MP4

    AAC

    M4A

    (Live)

    Sorenson

    VP6

    h.264

    Nelly Moser

    MP3

    Speex

    AAC

    NSV

    Multi Client/ Multi Protocol Streaming

    Flash (RTMP)

    iPhone/iPad (HTTP Streaming)

    Silverlight (Smooth Streaming)

    QucikTime/3GPP (RTSP/RTP)

    IPTV (MPEG-TS)

    Flash (RTMP)

    Recording

    H.264/AAC to FLV container

    H.264/AAC to MP4 (Quicktime)    container

    FLV Only

    Inbound Live Encoder Support

    RTMP (Flash & H.264/AAC)

    RTSP / RTP / MPEG-TS

    (H.264/AAC: unicast, multicast,   TCP, UDP)

    ICY (MP3/AAC: SHOUTcast/  icecast)

     

    Action Method Format 3 (AMF3)

    AMF3(Bi-directional )

    AMF3

    Server Side

    Java

    Java

     

     

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    I hope it will help you decide which streaming engine to adopt for your business after carefully comparing all these above given comparison criterias. You can also give it a thought about the wowza alternative open source media servers available over the web if you are low on your budget. Adobe Media Server, Nimble Streamer and nginx are some of the wowza open source alternatives among many.



     

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