Wowza live transcoding using NVIDIA NVENC hardware accleration

Live transcoding is a CPU consuming process and if you are transcoding/transrating multiple live streams, you need GPU support to manage the load of the server. Recently I got a live transcoding task to do using AWS Ec2 instances. AWS provides two types of GPU based instances (at the time of writing)

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Wowza live transcoding using Intel QuickSync enabled processor

In general on fly live transcoding requires more compute cycles for converting multiple bitrate live streaming. After some research, I found a suitable motherboard and Intel quicksync processor for Wowza Streaming Engine live transcoding for one of my project.

I have compiled Wowza with Intel quicksync successfully on linux and now I can see drastic changes in cpu consumption. It almost reduced to 50% from actual usage.
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