SRT streaming protocol: the secure Reliable Transport Protocol — Ant Media Server

  • Audio codecs: Codec-agnostic
  • Video codecs: Codec-agnostic
  • Playback compatibility: Limited (VLC Media Player, FFPlay, Haivision Play Pro, Haivision Play, Larix Player, Brightcove)
  • Benefits: High-quality, low-latency video over suboptimal networks
  • Drawbacks: Not widely supported for video playback
  • Latency: 3 seconds or less, tunable based on how much latency you want to trade for packet loss
  • End-to-end security with AES 128/256-bit encryption
  • Packet loss recovery through advanced low latency retransmission techniques
  • Video and audio stream timing recovery
  • Simplified firewall traversal
  • Network health monitoring between endpoints (packet loss, latency, jitter)
  • Pristine video quality: SRT streaming protocol is created to avoid jitter, packet loss, and bandwidth fluctuations due to congestion over bad network conditions for the best viewing experience possible. This is done through advanced low latency retransmission techniques that compensate for and manage the packet loss. SRT can withstand up to 10% packet loss with no visual degradation to the stream.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Replaces expensive satellite networks or rigid MPLS networks with the more affordable and flexible internet. You don’t need fancy networks. 🙂
  • Low latency streaming: Despite dealing with bad network conditions, it guarantees that video and audio are delivered with low latency. It has the combined advantages of the reliability of TCP/IP delivery and the speed of UDP.
  • Secure end-to-end delivery: Industry-standard AES 128/256-bit encryption ensures the protection of content over the internet. SRT protocol provides simplified firewall traversal.
  • Operational flexibility: It provides video streaming in any environment where there is the Internet and creates 2-way communication and interaction.
  • Compatibility: Users can confidently deploy SRT across all video and audio streaming workflows, knowing that multivendor products will work together seamlessly. This feature is quite useful for some usage scenarios.
  • Open source: Royalty-free, SRT can be implemented using a free, open-source code base available on GitHub with Mozilla Public Licence. SRT protocol leads to cost-effective, interoperable, and future-proofed solutions.

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Ant Media Server, open source software, supports publishing live streams with WebRTC and RTMP. It supports HLS(HTTP Live Streaming) and MP4 as well.

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Ant Media Server

Ant Media Server

Ant Media Server, open source software, supports publishing live streams with WebRTC and RTMP. It supports HLS(HTTP Live Streaming) and MP4 as well.