RTMP viewer

Hello!

Would anyone care to recommend a viewer to use on our school intranet so that classrooms are able to view our live program “in-house” without banging on our “out-to-the-world” bandwidth?

Thanks,
Tom

I think you mean RTMP server? If you want people to watch your stream without going outside of your local network then you will need to set up a local RTMP server. Here’s a guide:

https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/how-to-set-up-your-own-private-rtmp-server-using-nginx.50/

Once your RTMP server is set up you can configure MimoLive to stream to it by setting up an RTMP destination.

Once you are streaming to your server from MimoLive, your viewers will need to open the stream. VLC is open source and can open RTMP streams: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html. Once installed, go to File -> Open Network and enter the rtmp:// URL of the server you set up in step 1.

@chrisis Thanks for our recommendation. I want to add that we recently created a Docker container with an NGINX server that also does HLS streaming so that you don’t have to use VLC and RTMP. You can find that first version at https://hub.docker.com/r/boinx/nginx-rtmp/

We do have an NGINX server running (from your earlier recommendation, I, believe)and it’s been working great…we stream to YouTube and across our network. We’ve been using a viewer (not to be named)that we would like to swap out with something that has better quality/options. The Docker idea looks intriguing…many thanks to both of you!

Tom

I want to add that we recently created a Docker container with an NGINX server that also does HLS streaming so that you don’t have to use VLC and RTMP. You can find that first version at https://hub.docker.com/r/boinx/nginx-rtmp/

@“Oliver (Boinx)” would this still be the simplest/best way to try out streaming if we want to send to Facebook Live and YouTube/Twitch? I’ve used Restream but it doesn’t support FB Live unless you pay $15/month for a custom RTMP server so figured running our own server would be cheaper/easier? Just not sure what HLS is vs RTMP - I’m a newbie to all this stuff.

Thanks!
Chris at goodstuff.fm.
I use mimoLive to stream our @U2 Podcast to the world. :slight_smile:

@“Chris Enns” The NGINX server is a DIY version of Restream. Currently (and for the foreseeable future probably) this is the only way to do multi-streaming.