Installing Wowza Streaming Engine 4.1.2 “silent installer”:

I’ve had reason to renew my interest in the streaming media space again, and have been toying with Wowza MS in a few different forms.Deploying here on virtualized Ubuntu Server 16.04 in VMWare Workstation with 4Gb RAM, 40Gb drive space and a bridged network with the host device. 

Installing Wowza Streaming Engine 4.1.2:

To use wowza streaming engine java version 1.7 or 1.8 is required 

1- Download java:

wget --no-check-certificate -c --header "Cookie: oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie"

2- Extract java to required folder :

tar xzf ~/Downloads/jdk-8u45-linux-x64.tar.gz

3- Set up java environments :

mv jdk1.8.0_45/ /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0_45
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0_45/bin/java 1
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0_45/bin/javac 1
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0_45/bin/javaws 1
sudo update-alternatives --config java
sudo update-alternatives --config javaws

4- Check java version on machine. if java has been successfully installed it will return java version 1.8 .

5- Download and install Wowza (using 4.1.2 I was unable to get the latest @4.6.0 – I will update when I track it down):

sudo chmod +x WowzaStreamingEngine-4.1.2.deb.bin
sudo ./WowzaStreamingEngine-4.1.2.deb.bin

Wowza server is installed, now start the Wowza service:

sudo service WowzaStreamingEngine start

Hit the server URL on port 1935 in a browser and it will return the server version:


Start Wowza streaming manager:

sudo service WowzaStreamingEngineManager start

Stop Wowza streaming engine:

sudo service WowzaStreamingEngine stop

Note: I’ve also found that subsequent versions can be grabbed by altering the version in the UR, so


can be used for 4.7.6, and so on.