Installing and Configuring Wowza Streaming Engine on Ubuntu

Posted By : Praddumn Kumar | 25-Jun-2017

Introduction :

Wowza Streaming Engine (known as Wowza Media Server) is a interactive media streaming software platform that provides live and video-on-demand streaming, transcoding of videos, and IP camera streaming technologies .It is also called RTMP server.Wowza server is robust , customizable media server that provides the reliable streaming of high quality video and audio on any device.

Installing Wowza Streaming Engine :

To use wowza streaming engine on our machine we must have java installed (version 1.7 or 1.8) on our machine.

1- Download java:

wget --no-check-certificate --no-cookies --header "Cookie: oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie" ~/Downloads

2- Extract java to required folder :

tar xzf ~/Downloads/jdk-8u45-linux-x64.tar.gz

3- Set up java environments :

mv jdk1.8.0_45/ /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0_45
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0_45/bin/java 1
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0_45/bin/javac 1
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0_45/bin/javaws 1
sudo update-alternatives --config java
sudo update-alternatives --config javaws

4- Check java version on machine. if java has been successfully installed it will return java version 1.8 .

5- Download and install Wowza :

sudo chmod +x WowzaStreamingEngine-4.1.2.deb.bin
sudo ./WowzaStreamingEngine-4.1.2.deb.bin

Now Wowza server is installed successfully ,start the Wowza service (Ubuntu):

sudo service WowzaStreamingEngine start

To check that wowza service is running or not on your machine put this in URL bar and it will return the Wowza Streaming Engine versions:


After checking Wowza streaming server is running start Wowza streaming manager :

sudo service WowzaStreamingEngineManager start

To stop Wowza streaming engine use this command on terminal:

sudo service WowzaStreamingEngine stop

To perform a streaming test: You can check Wowza streaming test on pre-instlled video (installed at the time of installation of Wowza Streaming server).

Open the below link in web browser :


where [wowza-ip-address] is the IP address of the remote Wowza server that you want to test. You can change VOD or live streaming storage content by changing /to your location/ in straming section of Application.xml file.

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