Today’s Alternatives to RTMP for Getting Your Streams to the Internet
Author: Peter Maag, CMO at Haivision
Source: Haivision Blog Post
We all know that Flash is virtually dead for stream distribution to desktop players, however, RTMP, the basis of video distribution for Flash, still remains very much in use for stream delivery to the cloud.
Let’s take a look at some of the challenges that RTMP presents for contribution streaming in “the first mile” – getting your stream from the live event to the cloud where they will then be distributed via CDN – and a few alternative protocols you should consider.
Let’s face it, RTMP isn’t scaling towards today’s challenges for contribution and here’s why you should consider different alternatives…..