Version: Wowza Streaming Engine™ 4.8.14+9 build 20210719152831 released on July 20, 2021.
New features and functionality in Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.14
Wowza Streaming Engine is a robust, customizable, and scalable media server software that powers reliable streaming of high-quality video and audio to any device, anywhere. Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.14 contains several enhancements and fixes that help to improve the functionality of the media server software.
Upgrade to CUDA 11
With Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.14, we've upgraded CUDA support to CUDA 11 for NVIDIA GPU-accelerated live stream transcoding. This upgrade supports using the latest NVIDIA drivers for transcoding at greater scale and speed. The NVIDIA microarchitecture of your hardware must support CUDA 11, and using NVIDIA driver version 460.00 or later is required.
With this upgrade, using Kepler GPUs and CUDA decoding are not supported. For NVIDIA accelerated decoding, use the NVCUVID (also known as NVDEC) implementation instead. For more information about NVIDIA hardware acceleration, see the following the article:
Beamr replacement of MainConcept for H.264 and HEVC/H.265 transcoding
This release sunsets support for MainConcept H.264 and HEVC/H.265 video transcoding and updates the Default encoding and decoding implementations for H.264 and HEVC/H.265 video to Beamr. Beamr is a state-of-the-art encoder and decoder for high quality video and efficient transcoding. If you update to Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.14 from an earlier version, existing Transcoder templates that use the Default encoding or decoding implementation for H.264 and HEVC/H.265 video will automatically start using Beamr. For more information about using Beamr, see the following the article: