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RTMP Servers For Your Flash Streaming Needs!

January 27th, 2013 No comments

Flash is by far the most popular streaming format on the Internet today.  The most popular RTMP server is the Adobe Flash Media Server by Adobe but the professional version could end up costing you up to $2,000 USD!

There are open source RTMP servers, cheap RTMP servers or simply free RTMP servers to choose from.   In this article, we have listed bunch of RTMP server alternatives to Adobe’s popular Flash Media Server.

  1. Red5 – Advertised as an Open Source Media Server delivers a powerful video streaming and multi-user solution to the ©Adobe ©Flash Player and other exciting client technologies. Based on Java and some of the most powerful open source frameworks, Red5 stands as a solid solution for business of all sizes including the enterprise.
  2. Wowza Media Server – the high-performance, high-value unified streaming media and video software for any screen. For live or on-demand streaming to computers, mobile devices and IPTV/OTT endpoints, the Wowza® platform delivers superior features, benefits and functionality.
  3. RTMPDUMP – a toolkit for RTMP streams. All forms of RTMP are supported, including rtmp://, rtmpt://, rtmpe://, rtmpte://, and rtmps://.  You can pull existing RTMP streams and store as FLV to stream as VOD.  This tool is AWESOME.
  4. ErlyVideo Streaming Server – a modern video streaming server, written in erlang. You can use Erlyvideo to stream to Flash, iPad, Android, SetTopBox.  Unique features like capturing endless streams, streaming directly from Amazon S3-like storages and connecting to SDI make this server a best choice for building video infrastructure.
  5. RubyIzumi – an open source RTMP Server for Flash Video/Audio Streaming. It is written in (Pure) Ruby and it supports to broadcast MP4(H.264 + AAC). You can watch it on the latest Flash player on your browser.
  6. RTMPD – a high performance streaming server able to stream (live or recorded) in the following technologies: to and from Flash (RTMP, RTMPE, RTMPS, RTMPT, RTMPTE), to and from embedded devices (such as iPhone and Android), from surveillance cameras, and with IP-TV using MPEG-TS and RTSP/RTCP/RTP protocols. Also, crtmpserver can be used as a high performance rendesvous server. For example, it enables you to do audio/video conferencing, online gaming, online collaboration, and simple or complex chat applications. Hardcore RTMP streaming.
  7. Cygnal – the Gnash Project’s Flash Media Server-compatible audio and video server.
  8. RTMPy – RTMP for Python.  A Twisted protocol implementing the Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP), used for streaming audio, video and data between the Adobe Flash Player and a server.
  9. RTMPlite – a python implementation of the Flash RTMP server with minimal support needed for real-time streaming and recording using AMF0. It also includes an RTMP client and a SIP-RTMP gateway.
  10. WebStreamer – a Web-based system that allows you to stream local video files to many different devices, either via pseudo RTMP or RTMP.
  11. PHP Rtmp Client – Not really an RTMP server but worth mentioning here.  a simple RTMP client for PHP. It allows you to connect to servers and invoke methods.

 

So next time you have a streaming project in mind, don’t keep cost be the road block for you.  Choose one of the alternatives listed above and enjoy.

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