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This tag is about software that helps using a server to stream videos on the internet.

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Ngrok more stable

Lately i was trying to build a localhost live streaming service for some small events on my community using nginx and ngrok(i don't want to have trouble with all that port opening) but when i was ...
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cpu utilization is going too high whenever running videos from any browser or even ofline & etc in ubuntu:20.04... Any one can provide any solution?

UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD root 1 0 0 14:35 ? 00:00:02 /sbin/init splash root 2 0 0 14:35 ? 00:00:00 [kthreadd] root ...
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CDN video caching duration

Are there any standards about for how long (days, weeks) do CDNs cache video content? This other answer suggested that it is only for a short period of time (e.g. 1 day) but that information is almost ...
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Redirecting Netflix and Youtube traffic to another gateway by IP addresses on Mikrotik router

I help a friend in taking care of the network with few buildings with appartments for rent. During the holiday season all apartments are fully booked, and that means we have 40-60 guests. There are 18 ...
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What is the correct nginx configuration to proxy_pass to a local VLC video stream?

I want to be able to forward my IP Camera's feed to a website. I want to make my website public via my nginx server (on Ubuntu 20.04). First of all, I use VLC to re-stream my IP cameras feed: vlc --...
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RTMP/HLS Streaming Server operating on NGINX with Video.JS to provide live stream with mixed results

I work for a small government entity that wants to provide live streams of board meetings for the public. We use OBS to do our encoding and it has never given us any problems, but lately we have had a ...
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What matters when optimizing a nginx server for audio/video streaming?

I am looking for opinions and resources. Serving rtmp, dash, hal with nginx-rtmp-module. Test streaming from another machine with ffmpeg, but will probably use OBS later on. Which nginx settings ...
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Nginx with rtmp module and ffmpeg adaptive stream is not creating master dash manifest

I have a working setup of nginx with the rtmp module working like a charm creating live streams with both dash and hsl. No problem so far. When I try to enable ffmpeg transcoding for adaptive ...
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How to use server_name with stream NGINX?

Current setup as follows: stream { server { server_name stream.kingdomgame.org; # this line is resulting in an error proxy_pass http://localhost:1935; } } Works just fine ...
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Video streaming via UDP on gigabit ethernet = packet lost

We are observing a strange behavior on a video streaming application over UDP on the same LAN. The sender send an H264 video via UDP through ethernet configured as 1000BaseT-FD, the receiver receive ...
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How to fix embedded videos slow buffering speed on CentOS 7 server?

The video bufferings when embedded on other websites are so low on speed. It waits a lot of time to buffer the video. When they are playing on own server without embed its okay to buffer. Tried ...
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Reverse proxying a HLS stream with nginx

I have an upstream HLS stream that I need to proxy to the outside world. The provider doesn't want me to have more than one connection at a time. They basically do not want to deal with infrastructure ...
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different behaviour per filename and backend routing in NGINX

It's few days i'm bouncing my head on this problem but i cannot find a "elegant" solution. I would like to use a NGINX server as streaming origin for some live channel to be distributed ...
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Limit inbound bandwidth on Live Streaming Linux

I'm new about servers and I'm working on a platform to streaming live events to an app and a webpage (The idea is to create a local YouTube on my country, Angola). Talking with my friends he warned me ...
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Calculating server bandwidth and ssd reading speed

We have about 6tb of content, about 500mb per mp4 file and a bitrate of 1200 where we would need to stream to about 5000 concurrent users. I'm not very experienced on network engineering so i have ...
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How to reduce my server's bandwidth usage?

I am running a video hosting server using Ubuntu 18.04 with nginx and server's configs are 500gb SSD, 100TB monthly bandwidth and 1gbps network. I am using nginx amplify to monitor all the traffic, ...
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What is the best way to stream 24/7 content from a server, which can be exported as an m3u file?

I have 24 Lectures for my students, and I teach online to many people. I am trying to setup a server with IPTV software, so they can view the lectures going 24/7 and have VOD for other content related ...
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How to cache video streams (transparently?)

The basic situation: There are multiple schools connected to a country wide network. (Some thousand schools.) We need to deliver e-learning content to them using a network that was created ...
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H.264 not streaming over dynamic DNS [closed]

I'm trying to view a network camera remotely so I registered with a dynamic DNS service. I can access the camera fine on the DNS associated URL and stream using MPEG but when I switch to H.264, the ...
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CDN solution for VOD

We're trying to improve video delivery for a VOD solution. Right now we use over 100Tbytes per month running on several dedicated servers. We have a total of 4 dedicated servers and over the last six ...
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Nginx high IO issue

I run a small video streaming website and i've been noticing some problems with videos on my site. TOP top - 15:43:48 up 34 days, 1:22, 1 user, load average: 37.80, 38.08, 38.38 Tasks: 184 total, ...
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Can NGINX "proxy_cache_valid" be relative to Last-Modified instead of time received?

I've been beating my head against the wall trying to get live DASH and HLS video streams to be cached correctly by an NGINX caching HTTPS reverse-proxy server. My current thinking is that my main ...
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How to run multiple NGINX instances for servers to be developed together but deployed separately

I'm an NGINX beginner who is building both an adaptive live video server (HLS & DASH) and a caching HTTPS reverse proxy server. While the servers will be deployed to separate boxes, I'd like to ...
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Unable to stream to nginx deployed on compute engine from OBS

I have been trying to setup nginx with rtmp module on google compute engine by creating a Debian vm. I have successfully installed and configured nginx to use rtmp module. I am able to get to the ...
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FFMPEG-generated DASH Manifest for Livestream is invalid, but is still playable on some players

I am trying to embed an RTSP stream from an IP Camera into a website. I've found out, that embedding an RTSP directly is tricky and resourceful, also it requires the user to take some crucial actions (...
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Need help to choose a desktop or server for the 50 clients in a local network? [duplicate]

We are going to build a application for school labs. Each lab contains maximum 60 students and all the students has to be connected in a local network. Each student will get a Android tablet or a ...
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Hardware requirement for video serving to 1000 concurrent users [duplicate]

Can someone help us, we are looking to roll out a video on demand platform to provide internal staff the ability to view content. we will need to stream to 1000 users, the video files will be 720p ...
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Do I really need cdn for video delivery? [duplicate]

If I'm going to create video delivery site for big country (Russia), should I use CDN for video? I believe, that store video in two places, Tokyo (for East part of country) and Frankfurt (for West ...
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Real Time Streaming Across WAN -> WiFi (No site-to-site or point-to-point)

I am planning out a church campus extension. Ideally, we were bringing in a point-to-point fiber circuit, but this is impossible so I am looking at less ideal solutions now. I am open to any and all ...
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Nginx automatically deletes cache which is set to be valid longer?

I set up a Nginx reverse proxy server serving mp4 files hosted on another server. Everything is working fine now except the cache. Although I have proxy_cache_valid set to 1 day (proxy_cache_valid ...
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Effects of packet loss on video streaming

We are sending an MPEG2-TS/H264 video stream over the network. This video stream is received correctly over the LAN, instead on the other end of a private WAN video quality is poor, thus suggesting ...
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Replicate HTTP video stream from vlc output

I have: videocomputer: a webcam and vlc who publish video stream on port 8080 with cvlc -vvv v4l2:///dev/video1 --sout '#transcode{vcodec=mp4v,acodec=mpga,vb=800,ab=128}:standard{access=http,mux=ogg,...
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Buffering when serving videos through AWS CloudFront

We are hosting videos in AWS S3 in HLS format (lots of .ts files, + playlists .m3u8). We have configured AWS CloudFront with all Edge locations to serve those files. We have 2 apps, iOS and Android, ...
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vlc decoder error while streaming

I'm re-streaming rtsp stream with vlc for two cameras. The second camera doesn't have audio and it works fine, for the first one (which has audio) stream start fails 9 out of 10 times with error "core ...
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Nginx byte range cache issue with Safari

I'm having some issues with MP4 byte range caching and Apple browsers. I have a cache node that grabs content from a backend node, and caches it, and then serves it to users. This is done using nginx ...
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How to save stream in mp4 format?

By default nginx rtmp module records video stream in .flv format if record option is enabled, but I need .mp4 I found that video can be converted to .mp4 when record has finished with ...
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How to relay videos blocked by firewall on client side? [closed]

We have embedded Vimeo videos on a site accesible only to logged in users. Because of different firewalls, using different types of blocks, the videos sometimes do not work for the client. We cannot: ...
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How to send a continuous stream through ssh

Given a named pipe, how can I send a continuous stream of this pipe through ssh? The netcat equivalent of what I am looking for is from client dd if=myfifo | nc -l 12345 from server nc <...
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Can a Windows Server proxy cache streaming videos?

In a small school with limited connectivity could a proxy, running on Windows Server 2012, cache streaming videos such as Youtube? Or this is out of any proxy capability, due to architectural limits? ...
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NGINX Reverse Proxy, Config Video(MJPG) Stream to use a single connection to the Backend Server

I have a question/problem weather it is possible to configure a NGINX Reverse Proxy so that it does not Proxy every Request of a Video Stream to the Backend Server, instead Opening a Single Connection ...
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IIS ssl not working on osx/ios safari video stream

My IIS8.5-server is reverse proxying to my server which is streaming a video from database. My video streams fine on https with chrome, and i have enabled partial content accept ranges on my server. ...
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Nginx and pseudo-streaming

I use these modules for compiling nginx for streaming videos on my web site by these options: nginx version: nginx/1.8.1 built by gcc 4.9.2 (Debian 4.9.2-10) built with OpenSSL 1.0.1k 8 Jan 2015 ...
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controlling access while caching video content on-site on client's network

we have many hours of video training courses that we want to deliver on-site to clients with encryption or something to control access Currently , we offer via website (eg like udacity), but some ...
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HTTPS streaming and dynamic load balancer using Wowza and AWS

We are using Wowza instances to perform live streaming on AWS infrastructure. We have a script that monitors load balancer and launches/kills instances when required based on the number of connections/...
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configure nginx to autolaunch ffmpeg

I would like ffmpeg to be autolaunched from nginx when it starts and provide a converted dash stream for the users who visit my webserver. Right now I can go to: http://localhost:18080/dash/twitch....
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Video Streming server outbound bandwidth and providers [closed]

Imagine the case of Twitter Periscope or Meerkat.The paradigm of their servers is that they recieve video from users and then stream it to a large amount of users (say > 100K for the sake of this ...
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Do i need stream hosting to play videos on my website? [closed]

I am planning to launch a website which contains some videos.Do i definitely need a stream hosting to play those videos on my website?
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VPN for Video stream

I work at a digital TV broadcast company (cable), we have 2 head ends, one in the US and one in the Caribbean, we currently connect both sites with a cisco L2TPv3 pseudowire VPN between both sites, ...
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If two videos with the same source stream at the same time will they have separate cache files?

I was resolving an issue on StackOverflow (see my answer too), where I might stream the same video on the same webpage in two separate video elements. I don't really understand web file caching very ...
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TCP window on Video Server

I am trying to benchmark the performance of my HLS video server. My server is a pretty naive one at the moment: Just an NGINX file server. (HLS delivers video over HTTP by splitting it up into files ...
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