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Wowza transcoder add-on


Wowza Transcoder Add-on allows you to transform incoming live streams to H.264 for delivery everywhere. 

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 Wowza transcoder add-on is ideal to to transform incoming live streams from encoders, IP cameras, IPTV headends and other live sources to H.264 for delivery everywhere.

Wowza Transcoder provides the ability to:

  • ingest a live stream
  • decode the video and audio
  • re-encode the stream to suit the desired playback devices


With Wowza Transcoder you can transcode and transrating in real-time your audio and video. Wowza transcoding add-on is the solution to decode audio and video in multiple formats and re-encode them to properly key-frame aligned H.264 streams for adaptive bitrate delivery. Transcoded streams can be delivered as adaptive bitrate using Flash RTMP/HTTP Dynamic Streaming, Apple HLS, and Silverlight Smooth Streaming, or as single bitrate streams over any Wowza Streaming Engine supported protocols.

Other wowza transcoding add-on features

Thanks to the wowza transcoding module you can overlay static and dynamic images on top of video by using a Java-based API. For example you can use this application for:

  • Advertising
  • Titling Watermarking
  • Company logos or symbols
  • Sports/Stock tickers


In addition to this features you can choose the type of the image respect to the player:

  • symple banner overlay
  • squish banner overlay where the video height is reduced to fit the banner
  • faded banner which can be used to place logos over video


N.B. The Wowza Transcoder can be used to transcode a single channel. So many addons transcoder are needed as the number of channels. Instead, you need only one license to stream multiple channels.

If you need further information please contact or call +39-06-58318301

Wowza transcoding add-on technical specifications


Wowza Streaming Engine 4.0 or later (Wowza Media Server 3.x or earlier please contact Sales)


  • Video: MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, H.264/AVC
  • Audio: MP3, AAC (LC & HE), MPEG-1 Part 1/2, Speex, G.711



  • Video: H.264/AVC/H.263
  • Audio: AAC (LC & HE)/AC3 (pass-through)


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Wowza transcoder add-on

Wowza transcoder add-on

Wowza Transcoder Add-on allows you to transform incoming live streams to H.264 for delivery everywhere. 

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