RTMP Server in the era of HTTP video streaming

Given the growing popularity and support of HTTP video streaming, it may be tempting to consider Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) streaming obsolete. But in many cases, working with RTMP server is still very meaningful. As soon as Macromedia first pronounced RTMP with Flash Player 6 in 2002, the brand new Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX (FCS) required to stream the evolving Flash Video (FLV) format, stream was live or VOD.

However, for FCS, licensing costs were high (up to $5,000 per server), and as a result, CDN costs were high than other proprietary streaming formats. Some manufacturers in the industry have called RTMP streaming costs a “Flash tax”. But Flash Player has been a ubiquitous introduction to desktop browsers for well over a decade, much larger than other plug-ins. Though, streaming server technology has traditionally been harder for web developers to implement, and simpler HTTP delivery has mostly been easier and more cost-effective. In 2003, Macromedia enabled Flash Player 7 to support HTTP delivery of FLV files, allowing integrators to use standard web server technology to deploy online video.

So in many ways, RTMP as a VOD transport delivery has not been a requirement for web video for more than a decade. As a video solution architect, I think of business requirements as the leader in most audio video decisions. And still, in 2014, RTMP is the de facto standard for the following use cases:

Publishing live streams from software/hardware encoders: Almost all streaming devices support RTMP to publish to CDN providers and streaming servers. Some native mobile applications also use RTMP libraries to publish live video from their mobile camera.

Near-instant search/playback: One of the benefits of RTMP streaming is its enhanced search capability. With real-time streaming, the player can search anywhere in the video with less buffering than HTTP delivery. However, to enjoy this feature, you need a Flash Player on your desktop and as such, it is not possible in mobile browsers. HTML5 browsers use HTTP domain requests to facilitate faster searching of VOD files.

Content Protection: RTMP Server can facilitate different levels of content protection, from obfuscation to true DRM. RTMP streams are not stored for playback on a desktop browser.

Adaptive Streaming: One of the preferred uses of RTMP is adaptive streaming playback, where we provide the video player with more bitrates and content resolutions, providing the best resolution at the current network speed. Some HTTP adaptive streaming technologies, such as HLS and MPEG-DASH, allow similar delivery, but RTMP may be more responsive to switching one bitrate to another. Unfortunately, there is no standard for HTTP adaptive streaming between HTML5 video-enabled browsers. As such, the Flash-based display of adaptive streaming is still a requirement for adaptive streaming.

Live Streaming Playback: While live streams do not need to be adaptive, compressed video segments apply the same principle to all live streaming playback. For desktop playback within the browser, virtually every live streaming event requires a video player that supports Flash-based rendering and RTMP playback. Apple Safari on iOS natively supports HLS, and luckily, all modern streaming servers, including the Wowza Streaming Engine, support RTMP and HLS compression.

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The requirement for a Live Streaming Flash Player will only change if MPEG-DASH appears everywhere as Flash currently. If Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 support is required to install live streaming, then RTMP streaming is still required. Also, if you need a delay close to zero in a live stream, then HTTP streaming will almost certainly not meet your needs while RTMP is capable; HTTP mechanisms require that multiple packets be collected on the server before being sent to the video player.

In summary, if your video workflow involves live streaming or any kind of packaged video installation, RTMP is the key to a successful video experience. HTTP delivery has already replaced most Flash VOD installs on video, but HTTP video can’t handle all RTMP video use cases.

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What’s better for non-peer-to-peer live streaming, WebRTC or RTMP?

It depends on your needs but the industry is moving towards to WebRTC.

RTMP is a widely used TCP based streaming solution. WebRTC is a new solution and usually works over UDP (unless TCP/TLS TURN relay is needed).

If you need streaming to browsers, then WebRTC is a clear winner in 2018 since Flash is fading out from browsers.

Regarding quality: I don’t think that there is a clear winner at this moment. Both of them has some advantages and disadvantages, however WebRTC is an emerging technology and becomes better each year, especially by introducing better codec and eliminating early bugs in browser implementations. WebRTC usually has better quality while RTMP tends to be more stable.

HLS and RTMP are well known protocols for streaming media contents over. HLS stands for HTTP live streaming and it is the application layer protocol. … The idea of HLS is to stream media over the HTTP protocol, whereas RTMP streams media over TCP or UDP protocols.

Regarding costs: WebRTC is a bit more complicated because it need proper TURN server setup to be able to stream to networks behind firewalls and it’s stack is a bit more complex (mandatory DTLS/SRTP encryption)

If you need to build a future proof solution to stream also to browsers then the definitive answer is WebRTC.

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Red5 and wowza hosting

Red5 is a media server created with Java language. It is a free open source software but recently a new version Red5 Pro came out developed by the same people, this new version supports streaming to mobiles, Android or iOS, which red5 does not. The Red5 Pro is commercial product and costs $55 per server.

A media server allows Flash based applications connect to it using Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP). The server can send and receive data to and from the connected users who have a flash player installed. The server also allows users to receive and publish streams. This permits video chat applications, live streaming and even ondemand video streaming.

Most common Video chat software’s are:
1- Avchat
2- Videowhisper
3- Prochatrooms
4- Gchats

For live streaming the necessary tool if you already have a server with red5 installed is an encoder, an encoder is the software that will connect your computer to the red5 server using the RTMP, which your server provider will give you.
1- FMLE, it is an free Adobe product and does a good job.
2- Wirecast, it is an expensive commercial product of very high quality, absolutely necessary if you starting a TV station.

Although red5 is a free product many people prefer to use Wowza Streaming Engine or Adobe Flash Media Server which are commercial software’s and can be quite expensive, the FMS costs $4500 per server. The reason is that the developers of red5 although have created a wonderful system did not spend much time with tutorials and instructions on how to install and manage a red5 server, for this reason if you searching for a red5 server we suggest you pick a web host which specializes on red5 servers and red5 shared hosting.

1- Red5 Servers relatively cheap red5 servers starting at $15 a month.
2- Red5 Hosting, Hosting Marketers, a web host for experienced webmasters, it is the oldest hosting company specialized on Video and media servers, they also offer Wowza Streaming Engine on its shared plans. They have a very experienced customer support and a reputation for going out of their way to help customers. They starting plan with Red5 enabled costs $9.95 a month. Most other red5 hosting companies are resellers of Hosting Marketers.

Red5 is a formidable media server, extremely flexible and has the advantage of being a free product with with many people working on developing it, for now the main version does not yet work with mobiles, if that is what you need we suggest that instead of using the Red5 Pro version to use the Wowza instead. Hosting Marketers also offers Wowza, in fact they even offer a 3 days free trial.

streaming with multi-bitrate using red5

It is possible to stream a live event with red5 to different groups of people who have different internet connections with different speeds, for example for a person on dial up to stream to this person a high quality is useless because he will only see buffering, and little of the real video. Using multi bitrate it is possible to stream for dial ups, or high quality.

this is done on the fmle encoder, select more then 1 stream choose the bitrate you want to use and then on the stream name separate the stream names with a semicolon, for example:

low;medi;high

then create 3 different players, if on strobe on the video source use:

RTMP + Stream name

rtmp://server_IP/low

rtmp://server_IP/medi

rtmp://server_IP/high

 

this way you will have 3 players for 3 different group of viewers. More can be read at red5 hosting.

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With the help of video websites, every user can enjoy watching funny videos, film videos and many others. Watching videos in online is really much entertaining one rather than watching videos in television. The websites that contain thousands of videos in it much be designed and hosted in right server and the bandwidth of that server should be high. The wowza server is being used for hosting any kind of video based website under the guidance of various wowza hosting techniques. Hosting the video sites in such wowza server will help site to provide excellent video streaming for the users who are watching the videos. The beauty of such wowza server is that there is chance for the website owners to place numerous videos reputedly since lot of web space allotted for your website and moreover this server achieves wowza hosting.
Designing a website and hosting it in internet is not much difficult one but video website is something different where these websites can be hosted only under wowza hosting system. Though this wowza hosting is the best technique need to follow by every video website owner, only few of the web hosting service providers allow such wowza hosting in the right wowza server . The highly reputable service provider will never hesitate to use the wowza server on various formats. To make user to allow video steaming at any time, it is really best idea to host the website and upload videos in wowza server that accomplish wowza hosting in a successful manner. In this competitive world, there are many wowza hosting service providers available with many features. Though there are many service providers available, only few of them will revolve as the right source due to their excellent service and price rate for various types of wowza hosting process. As there are two types of wowza hosting available for video based websites, interested website owner can choose the right one. The dedicated wowza hosting and shared wowza hosting are the two types of hosting need to apply by every website owner to make their website live. Only the trust worthy sites will allow the website owners to upalod numerous videos in their website since their wowza server space is really sufficient. The wowza hosting system is the highly advanced one with many excellent features where all type of video sites will be live forever.
Complete security system will be implemented in such wowza server and help website owner to host their video sites by following dedicated wowza hosting or shared wowza hosting. More information about wowza hosting is available in internet for the welfare of every interested website owner. There are many online review sites that contain much information about wowza hosting and the service providers who are available in the market. With the guidance of such reviews, every site owner can choose the right hosting service provider for their website. Among many web hosting technique, this kind of hosting technique will be the best choice for every website owner with an aim of streaming numerous videos.

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Today, you will find hundreds of web wowza hosting servers on the internet. Since when the World Wide Web is started, the usage of web hosts has become more. They provide space to the files and other contents that you upload to your website. The chief function of the web hosts is to provide space for your files. With the use of File Transfer Protocol (FTP), you can easily upload several different types of files to your website. This is the advantage of web hosts to give your files security and storage.
The media contents such as audios and videos need a host that provides the viewing of the media contents directly from the website. There are the developments of specific web servers for them known as media servers or web media hosting. The use of streaming videos and audios is done more and more nowadays. So, there must be some specific websites that allow information to the users about the videos and audios. These media servers are used more often for keeping the media file storage. There are many web media servers that are functioning today. One such web media host or server is wowza. This is the web server that provides lots of features to the users. There are several distinct features of this web hosting service that make it different from the others. This is today the most widely used web media servers of the world. You can see lots of media files stored on the web hosts. The hosting of media files and publishing them are the main functions of this web host. The media servers offer several functions. Wowza servers are extremely helpful in keeping and storing the media contents of many websites and making them published as per the requirement.
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