Tag Archives: streaming

How to create and architecture an open-source and/or free video platform ?

This post is the result of a sort of challenge. The objective is to create an architecture to generate, manage and deliver HTTP streaming videos using free and/or open-source tools and/or applications. It need to answer to many questions : tools must be open source or free; reliability of the platform and the ability to scale up quickly. The architecture can be split in two parts : the content preparation and the delivery. I will expose an overview for each part of the architecture. Then I will list differents tools you can use. To finish, I will give you in details the architecture I will choose to deploy. But to realize this, few or some developments can be required, the language you will use, will be your choice. The operating system will be on Linux. Continue reading

Play with ffserver – a quick overview

ffmpegEverybody knows ffmpeg the command line encoding tool but do you know ffserver ? ffserver is a multimedia streaming server for live broadcasts. With it, you can stream over HTTP, RTP and RSTP.

Quick overview

The concept is to use ffmpeg to push content to one server. This server will transcode streams and deliver to the end-users.

FFServer map

Input streams are called feed and for each feed you can have multiple output stream.

We can manage ffserver via a configuration file. The syntax is close to the one used for Apache server. You can find a example here. And there are more informations in the ffserver wiki.

We will see two examples on how to deliver content via a ffserver. There will be a FLV and a WebM stream.
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Notes about video ecosystem – week 20 – DRM – VP9 – Encoding – Live

A new week with some interesting news in our ecosystem.

Please note the IBC will be in 4 months now, so some news will coming in few weeks now.

MistServer – new features for the version 1.1

mistserverI made last year a post to introduce a new streaming server : MistServer. From this article, I follow all the updates made by the team. The DDVTech team released the server in version 1.1 the 31th March. The changelog is available too.

Some important formats were updated in this new version : HLS and Smooth Streaming, HTTP Progressive. They added too MPEG TS protocol. The interface get some updates too for a better management. And the most important, the server gets many improvements. Continue reading

Mistserver – a new multimedia streaming server – First overview

Mistserver is a open-source multimedia streaming server developed by DDVTech a company based in Netherlands. This server will support some technologies : HLS, HDS, Smooth Streaming, RTMP, …

For the moment, HDS, RTMP and progressive download are available. You can push too livestream via RMTP. The company have two others solutions : MistStewardMistCenter.

DDVTech positions his solution in a competitive market with some actors : Adobe Media Server, Wowza, Red5, Apache, …

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