Wowza Media Server 3 is the high-performance, high-value unified streaming media and video software for any screen. For live or on-demand streaming to computers, mobile devices and IPTV/OTT endpoints, the Wowza® platform delivers superior features, benefits and functionality. This tutorial shows how I can install Wowza Media Server 3 on a CentOS 6.
First, update update CentOS to latest version and You will need Java installed. Type the following command:
# yum update -y # yum install java* -y
Installing Wowza Media Server 3
You need to download the Wowza Media Server 3 from http://www.wowza.com/pricing/installer. Type the following command
# wget http://www.wowza.com/downloads/WowzaMediaServer-3-1-2/WowzaMediaServer-3.1.2.rpm.bin
Next, type the following command to install Wowza Media Server 3
# chmod +x WowzaMediaServer-3.1.2.rpm.bin # ./WowzaMediaServer-3.1.2.rpm.bin
Setting up the License
In order to use Wowza Media Server, you’ll need a license, which can be obtained from the Wowza website (select a trail or developer license).
After, moving to the Wowza install directory and run the start up script
# cd /usr/local/WowzaMediaServer # bin/startup.sh
If you wish to add WowzaMediaServer service to start when the machine boot, type the following command
# chkconfig --level 345 WowzaMediaServer on
Installing Wowza Examples
Type the following command
# cd /usr/local/WowzaMediaServerPro/examples # ./install.sh # /etc/init.d/WowzaMediaServer restart
If You are using a firewall, You need open the port: 1935. Type the following command if You are using iptables
# iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 1935 -j ACCEPT
Default, media files to hosted at: /usr/local/WowzaMediaServer/content. You can copy movie file to here.
After, moving to /usr/local/WowzaMediaServer/examples/SimpleVideoStreaming and copy a folder called “client” to desktop.
Run “simplevideostreaming.html” in folder client. It look like