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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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Tool of the week – Flumotion!

June 21st, 2010 3 comments

I came across this recently and well it deserves it’s own recognition. Also, because I don’t want to forget about it as it maybe something I can use in the near future. Flumotion is a media streaming server.

It can do live streaming including live HTTP streaming and on-demand content. It is open-source and can support numerous formats and in many cases can be preferred over Flash Media Streaming Servers and others like it.

Built upon proven and tested free software solutions

The Flumotion Streaming Server is built upon a platform of proven free software solutions. We have currently focused on the Linux platform for our main development. Flumotion is mainly written in the extremely popular Python language.

The high-level functionality is built on top of Twisted. The low-level functionality is built on top of GStreamer.

Easy to use administration tool

Flumotion features an easy to use setup and administration tool which is closely integrated with the design of Flumotion. For some screenshots of these tools in action please take a look at the screenshots page.

Wide hardware support

Due to the developers’ decision to focus on supporting the GNU/Linux operating system, we have support for a wide range of audio and video input devices supported by the operating system.

Flumotion currently supports streaming from webcams, TV capture cards, FireWire DV cameras and the OSS and ALSA sound systems.

Distributed design

Flumotion has a distributed design, making it easy to spread the load over multiple machines, allowing you to do advanced media manipulation and stream generation. No matter how many different streams or multiple versions of the same stream you want to do, or different formats, or overlays, Flumotion can easily scale to handle it by distributing the load onto serveral machines.

Commercial support

While Flumotion is a free software product using the widely accepted GPL license, it has the advantage of having a commercial company behind it. This means that there is also commercial support and extra functionalities available.

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