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.

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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Here is a simple list of comparison for WebRTC vs. RTMP

Here is a simple list of comparison for WebRTC vs. RTMP

RTMP is old technology. WebRTC is the newer technology.
Browser does not support RTMP which requires flash plugin to playback(so that it does not work on mobile at all). WebRTC is supported natively by browsers. No need to have any plugin.
RTMP latency is about 2–3 secs. WebRTC latency is less than 1 secs.
WebRTC is more complex than RTMP
There is a migration from RTMP solutions to WebRTC solutions.
There are solutions in the internet that supports RTMP, WebRTC as well. Here is a list of the items like Red5Pro, Wowza, Ant Media Server, Jitsi, etc.

The main value offered by RTMP is that throughout the streaming process a connection is maintained between the streaming server and the video player. This ensures smooth video streaming in spite of any fluctuations in bandwidth.

RTMP uses port 1935. The key differentiator between RTMP and Progressive Streaming services using HTTP is:

In RTMP there is a direct pointer from media server to flash player, and only data corresponding to that pointer is held by the flash player. There is no buffering/ storage of data on the computer
In progressive streaming a steady buffer is created, starting from point of playback

RTMP peaked in its popularity around 2012. Since then with the emergence of adaptive bitrate streaming, HTTP based streaming protocols have become much more popular. In adaptive bitrate streaming, each video stream comprises of multiple files at different resolutions which require different bitrates. A video player is sent the streaming file corresponding to its screen size and internet connection speed. This process ensures that if a viewer is initially viewing a high quality stream initially at high bandwidth, if the internet speed drops the video player would immediately switch to a lower resolution stream. One of the HTTP based protocols that does this efficiently is Apple’s video streaming protocol HLS.

Where RTMP server maintains a constant connection between media server and video player, progressive video players on HTTP rely on a buffer. This means that the video is initially downloaded, and it is this locally cached file that is played back. HTTP relies on this buffer to ensure smooth playback. However if the buffer load rate is slower than the playback rate then your stream will lag.

From point of view of security, RTMP Encrypted is somewhat flawed, as it is prone to Man-in-the-Middle Attacks. RTMP toolkit – RTMPDump can be used easily to download RTMP streams.

Hope this helps. For more info do check out this article that I’ve written on RTMP in relation to other streaming protocols.

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Media servers red5 and wowza

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.

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Changing Web Hosting Service Providers

Plenty of hosting services are available online. Worldwide some of the top notch companies such as wowza hosting and wowza server are providing their services to the customers. Usually, a person considers various benefits offered by the wowza hosting service provider to their customers. If the customer is dissatisfied by the service then they have the right to change the service provider. There are several reasons why a person wants to change to the wowza hosting and wowza server web hosting service provides. One simple reason is that you want to switch from a free hosting service to wowza hosting and wowza server services which are available to the customers. Individuals or companies look for wowza server wowza hosting services which they can employ for their company. According to the size of the company they might look for the package provided by the wowza hosting services. If the space or the bandwidth is not sufficient then you could look for wowza hosting service. Lack of proper customer support is also another reason why people look for a new wowza hosting service. Changing or switching to a new wowza hosting service is very easy and simple. People fear that it is a tedious task. But it can be done easily if the procedures are well known.
You can do switching to wowza hosting yourself. Mostly the hosting company provides the guidance that is essential to switch over. You have to sign up with the new wowza hosting and keep your existing account open till the process is completed. Thus you can set up a new account and transfer the file there. Basically the transformation is based on the technology. The web hosting plan comprises of the technology that would be used. It is better to keep a back up of the files before you start to transfer them to wowza server. In some of the free sites there is no access provided to the FTP of the website. In such cases it is essential to store and save the website files and re-create them and upload them in the new wowza servers. It varies from one service provider to that of the other. Therefore you have to check for the FTP access that is provided by the wowza hosting and wowza server. At any point of time when you switch from free to wowza hosting company as well, it is crucial to check if they provide access to the FTP. It makes your work easier and simpler at any point of time. While switching over wowza hosting it is essential to check that you have executed all the actions properly. You must also change your email address to the new wowza hosting server. This would get all the emails delivered to you as before. Therefore you have to ensure that your business doesn’t get hampered and at the same time all the essential steps are taken. Therefore once the uploading is complete your account is ready for usage. Prior to that you must check you have received the entire necessary domain name and wowza hosting server changes. Thus after successful completion of all the required steps and once the new account and emails are activated, the final thing that you would do is the cancellation of the old account once new wowza hosting server is ready.

Wowza hosting – Key Features

This is the era of the internet, and everyone is using internet for several purposes. The development of new technology has raised the level of the people. People are more advanced now as compared to the older days. Lots of facilities are provided to people today. You can see how many devices are now available that are capable of providing you information on almost everything. Now you do not need to go for buying a newspaper. You have your mobile phone that is fully capable of providing recent updates to you. There are various devices that are available today. Mobile phones are the most common devices that are used by millions of people. The evolution of the mobile phones and the development of technology have given people chance to get information they need right in their pockets. All this was laid forward by the development of the internet and technology reflecting on web hosting, and since 2010 it is possible to find web hosting companies offering wowza hosting on its shared hosting plans.

The one crucial revolution that was laid forward in the mobile phone industry was the release of Apple iPhone. This was something that was most unexpected. The development of iPhone was the first step towards the enhancement of the technology. However, there was one critical issue that had to be sorted out when the iPhone was developed. This was related to the web servers. There are several internet web servers and hosts working today. The previous generation of the web servers allowed only fewer connections, less space and availability on the computer only. However, the development of iPhone made the web servers develop some new methods to provide their services on the phone too. The main reason for this evolution was the usage of iPhone.

iPhone is used by most of the people throughout the world. This is the one prominent feature of iPhone to provide every possible computer working things on your phone. So, there was a shift of the technology. The media web hosts were not that powerful before. The reason is obvious, that is the absence of necessary technology. But as the new devices were generated, the media severs also need to be capable of working on every possible device having internet connectivity.

You must be wondering why you read all the lines above? The reason is to let you aware of the rise in the technology and the development of media servers such as wowza. Wowza is a media server and hosting company that is working since 2007. This is one of the best internet hosting website on the internet today.

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LOS ANGELES – November 30, 2011 – Hosting Marketers CEO, Paul Santos announced  yesterday that from 5th December Wowza Media server will offered to all their customer alongside Red5. Wowza Media server has the capacity to stream live and on-demand video and audio to any screen – computers, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ smartphones and tablets, smart TVs and set-top boxes.

Wowza Media Server 3 unifies streaming into a single workflow, so that it is possible  to deliver content from a single encode simultaneously to most player clients and devices, including Flash, iPhone/iPad, Silverlight, IPTV set-top boxes, and OTT media players like Roku and Boxee. Allowing users on their desktops, smartphones, tablets or in the comfort of their living rooms to enjoy streaming at up to full 1080p HD resolution. This is the main advantage over red5 has until now red5 can only stream to flash devices. In a world more mobile then ever and where iphones and ipads dominate the necessity of reaching a global audience forces Hosting Marketers to offer on all its hosting plans Wowza Hosting, which will be priced as an add-on to the hosting package.

Please visit Wowza Hosting for more information.

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