Automatic Gain Control Filter(AGC) For Wowza Media Server

 

Adobe Flash Player does not support AGC feature, that’s why a Flash Player client microphone might produce too high or to low voice gain and affect on voice quality for end-users. WZ-AGC is an extension for Wowza Media Server which performs server-side AGC processing for audio streams been published to Wowza server.

 

WZ-AGC Live Broadcasting Scheme:

agc

 

WZ-AGC Live Video Chat Scheme:

agc_videochat 2

 

Download WZ-AGC

 

WZ-AGC Features

  • Codecs: G.711 alaw, G.711 ulaw, Speex 16000 (Wideband) are supported
  • AGC Filter can be attached to Wowza server-side application.
  • Audio+Video streams will be processed by the filter in audio part of a stream

AGC will automatically increase the publishing voice if the voice is too low, and it will decrease voice if the voice is too high.

WZ-AGC Usecases

    • Webinars
    • Audio and video chats
    • Live video streaming
    • Interactive TV

 

WZ-AGC Requirements

        • Linux x86_64 is currently supported
        • JDK 1.7

 

Installation Notes

1. Wowza/lib-native/linux64/libspeex.so wowza lib will be backed up to libspeex.so.wowza.backup. You can restore the lib any time in future.
2. Streams.xml file will be changed. AGC stream description will be added to the config.
Any other Wowza configs will not be changed by WZ-AGC installation scripts.

 

Quick Start

1. Download and install Wowza Media Server
2. Download WZ-AGC
3. Unpack and run install.sh script.
4. You can also install testing Wowza application “videochat” to test the AGC filter. The application is a simple Wowza app which has StreamType = agc.
5. Publish an audio stream(speex) to the testing application and playback the published stream.
6. Check how AGC works.

WZ-AGC is is a free demo version limited by 1 publishing stream. Subsequent publishing streams will not be filtered by AGC filter. If you are interested in the solution for production usage, please write us to support@flashphoner.com with any questions.

 

 

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