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How to Install Wowza Media server on CentOS

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Wowza is a powerful streaming software and high performance, full interactive media streaming software. Its supports to  live and on-demand streaming (LOD), chat, and remote recording capabilities. We can views the streaming with comfortable such as Adobe Flash player, apple iPhone, QuickTime player; Microsoft Silverlight player, also support to Android smartphones.

Do you want to test the Wowza media server trial version in your system follow the steps,

How to Install Wowza :

Wowza Streaming Engine is a java version 6 and 7 application so its requires to be installed JRE.

# yum install java-openjdk

# java -version

java version "1.7.0_55"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (rhel-2.4.7.1.el6_5-x86_64 u55-b13)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.51-b03, mixed mode)


Download Wowza server:

Before installation begins to get a trial license from Wowza.

# wget http://www.wowza.com/downloads/WowzaStreamingEngine-4-0-3/WowzaStreamingEngine-4.0.3.tar.bin


Change to execution mode by command,

# chmod  +x  WowzaStreamingEngine-4.0.3.tar.bin


Execute the file:
# ./WowzaStreamingEngine-4.0.3.tar.bin

Do you agree to the above license terms? [yes or no]
yes

Wowza Streaming Engine Manager is a browser-based application for managing the Wowza Streaming Engine software.
Enter an Administrator user name and password that you want to use to sign in to the manager.
Note: User Name and Password are case-sensitive.
User Name: lives
Password:  password
Confirm Password:
Please enter a Wowza Streaming Engine license key in this format:
XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX[-XXXXXXXXXXXX] EDEV4-rAnd4-Wu3MU-FJ3me-6z8eu-HBprA-4ZUuyTmzaZMh
Wowza Streaming Engine license key accepted. Thank you!
Installing Wowza Streaming Engine

Start Wowza Streaming Engine automatically when this system reboots? [yes or no]
yes
Starting WowzaStreamingEngine (via systemctl):
WowzaStreamingEngine: stopping...
WowzaStreamingEngine stopped

        WowzaStreamingEngine stopped

        WowzaStreamingEngine: starting...
WowzaStreamingEngine started PID:(29271)           [  OK  ]
Starting WowzaStreamingEngine (via systemctl):
WowzaStreamingEngineManager: stopping...
WowzaStreamingEngineManager stopped
WowzaStreamingEngineManager stopped
WowzaStreamingEngineManager: starting...
WowzaStreamingEngineManager started PID:(29310)    [  OK  ]
Install Location:
/usr/local/WowzaStreamingEngine.

To access Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, go to http://localhost:
8088/enginemanager in a web browser.


Do you check whether wowza is working?

netstat -anp | grep java

tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:1935                0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      29271/java         
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:8083                0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      29271/java         
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:8086                0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      29271/java         
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:8087                0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      29271/java         
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:8088                0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      29310/java         
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:48251               0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      29271/java         
unix  2      [ ]         STREAM     CONNECTED     8221553 29310/java         
unix  2      [ ]         STREAM     CONNECTED     8220889 29271/java         
unix  2      [ ]         STREAM     CONNECTED     8218789 29271/java     


Also included wowza plugin security in lib directory
# wget http://www.wowzamedia.com/downloads/forums/mediasecurity/MediaSecurity_2.0.zip

# unzip MediaSecurity_2.0.zip

# cd MediaSecurity_2.0

# mv wms-plugin-security* /usr/local/WowzaStreamingEngine/lib


Once installation has been completed to ensure with below url on the browser.

http://192.168.0.1:8088/enginemanager


Basic Configuration:

Click on "Next"


Click on "Next"

Enter the user name and passowrd ( User Name : lives, Password: password), Click on "Next"

Then, Change the login credential and click on "Done! Start Using Wowza Steaming Engine"

click on  “Test Players...”

How to uninstall wowza:

Find out package using rpm command

#  rpm -qa | grep WowzaMediaServer

WowzaMediaServer-3.6.3-ga.noarch

Now, erase the package using below command,

# rpm -e  WowzaMediaServer-3.6.3-ga.noarch


Enjoy with Wowsa Media Server.