Streaming Relay Turnkey Hosting
Easily scale live streaming by introducing a reliable streaming relay server. Streaming server service supports multiple technologies including HTML5 WebRTC/HLS/MPEG-DASH and broadcast with WebRTC or RTMP, RTSP apps or devices.
Possible applications include 100% web based HTML5 live video streaming, online video conferencing meetings, private 2 way video calls, live video collaboration and consultations, publishing online 24/7 IP cameras.
Live streaming capabilities are based on the commercial Wowza Streaming Engine (by Wowza Media Systems) and available with these plans for a fraction of costs required to license usage on a dedicated server.
Live Streaming TechnologiesHTML5: WebRTC / HLS / MPEG-DASH & RTMP, RTSP
Live Streaming ApplicationsSupports 1 Way Live Broadcasting, 2 Way Video Chat/Call, Video Conference, Video Consultation/Presentation/Collaboration, Video Recording, Live Video Archiving, Restreaming from IP Camera RTSP and other Sources
ScalingUse a relay streaming server to broadcast to multiple viewers at same time, more than a home internet connection would permit. Use one ore more plans, upgrade as necessary to scale your project. While regular P2P connections permit few connections per stream, with this technology a streaming server enables hundreds or thousands.
ReliabilityReliable streaming between various devices and connections (including mobile networks) using a reliable streaming relay server.
Free Installation and ConfigurationAll plans include free installation and configuration of VideoWhisper software (license not included). Installation of all features on complete plans requires pointing domain/subdomain to compatible hosting account.
Adaptive StreamingSupports adaptive streaming solutions, with support for using multiple streaming technologies and transcoding on request, as necessary between formats.
What is the purpose of a WebRTC relay streaming service? Why not use WebRTC P2P?
While regular P2P connections permit few connections (viewers) per stream, with this technology a streaming server enables hundreds or thousands of viewers. Multi server setups permit scaling even more.
A relay streaming service scales solution capabilities beyond user home connection capabilities and reliability of mobile networks.
Additionally the relay streaming server enables specific platform functionality like adaptive server transcoding for different broadcaster / player technologies, extracting stream snapshots and listing these on site, ability to archive broadcasts on server. Running production grade platforms requires professional streaming servers.
As standard WebRTC implementations utilize peering networks, there still has to be a nearby node to help distribute the stream to other local hosts. Peering across a global network can be incredibly difficult and unreliable, especially across different types of networks and connections (as for mobile devices).
Broadcasters would need server grade connections to live stream to multiple users and using a regular home ADSL connection (that has has higher download and bigger upload) or mobile network causes real issues.
While testing with 2 or few users works fine in P2P demos and small load trials or experiments, WebRTC limits often show in production mode: becomes unusable when many users are watching same HD stream and broadcaster connection is regular or mobile networks are used.
All startups hope their streaming applications will become a huge success, with thousands of viewers watching. A performer streaming a full hd video at 6-8 Mbps directly to 100 viewers in various world locations would require up to 600-800Mbps upload connection which is unlikely to achieve for a retail home connection. A streaming server in a well connected datacenter will do the job.
Turnkey Live Video Site – Software Solutions
Some sample turnkey site solutions that can be hosted on these plans:
PaidVideochat turnkey solution can be used to build live cam services, pay per minute (PPM) video calls, paid questions/videos/pictures and tips/gifts or donation based video chat sites. It’s mobile friendly, responsive, highly customizable, easy to setup and use.
Solution can host remote videochat services from various types of providers (performers) including adult models, live support representatives, consultants, teachers, personal trainers, tutors, therapists, mediums, tarot readers, spiritual healers, psychic readers, astrologists, herbalists, lawyers, financial / tax / legal advisors, technicians or other professionalsthat can provide remote assistance, interventions, shows and services.
Turnkey PaidVideochat site solution includes support for:
- HTML5 WebRTC videochat web app with responsive mobile support, conference / collaboration mode, random videochat with next button, broadcasting with RTMP encoders like OBS/SnapCamera/GoCoder (HTML5 HLS playback)
- public group lobby for each room with live stream or conference mode, 2 way in private video calls (shows) on request
- custom registration roles (room owners: performers/providers/experts/moderators/broadcasters, participants: clients/viewers/students, studios/managers/shops)
- live webcams list, performer/client dashboard
- pay per minute private calls and group videochat shows, multiple billing gateways with MyCred and WooCommerce micropayments, paid questions/messages/videos, custom tips/gift
- performer videos and pictures with video teaser, VOD, membership roles
Broadcast Live Video is a solution for streaming live from your own site. The software includes web based applications and scripts that allow broadcasting and managing unlimited live video channels.
Compared to using other platforms, with this solution you run your own service. When running your own platform you can control access (by membership, access lists, pay per channel), content, features, ads as you wish.