On Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:16:20 AM APO33 wrote:
WebRTC is designed for browser-to-browser communication. It's not designed for
the one-to-many streaming paradigm like RTMP is.
That said, the spec for RTMP is an open spec, and there are FOSS solutions for
it. It's only the client side flash player the is proprietary, and even then
99+% of people with browsers (excluding mobile) have flash installed. You might
look into the RTMP module that can be built into NGINX to used it as an RTMP /
It works well in conjunction with ffmpeg encoding the live source feed.
The problem with native HTML5 is that it works great for canned VOD content,
but offers no solution for live streaming content.
There is a new standard being finalized called MPEG-Dash that will allow native
live streaming over HTML5. It also has a sister project MSE (Media Source
Currently it is available in the latest versions of Chrome. Firefox has
limited support if you enable it as a build option, but of course that is for
the Web-M flavor of the spec rather the h264 like Chrome. And I don't think the
MSE stuff has landed in Firefox yet. IE will no doubt offer it in the future
since they are taking part in developing the MSE spec.
So keep you eye on this. It might be something that becomes ready to test in
production environments in the next year.
You can test it with Chrome here:
MSE working draft:
GPAC has a working MPEG-Dash muxer for h264 content:
libdash is availble for anyone looking to roll their own:
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