Stream your IP Camera to YouTube or other RTMP platforms

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Supported streaming platforms

YouTube Live
YouTube Live
Use this platform for 24/7 broadcasts (holiday resort cameras, weather cameras, wild nature cameras, etc.). Receive an email if your camera gets disconnected (power or Internet outage, etc.). You can have more live streams within your YouTube account.

There are some limitations:
  1. YouTube have a detection of third-party content. The broadcast could be stopped if you stream background music owned by a third party. See details...
  2. Viewer stream latency is built in to the YouTube live streaming platform. There are two modes: low latency (15 seconds), default (30 seconds).
Learn the difference between YouTube Live and YouTube Stream Now by visiting https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2853848 where Live Events are described as 'Custom'.
Link
http://www.youtube.com/
Skill Level
Ultra-Basic
Latency
15s
Price
Free
YouTube Stream Now!
YouTube Stream Now!
This platform is a perfect solution for all your short time events (sports matches, concerts, live product demos, council meetings, church services, etc.). You can leverage our powerful scheduling feature, so your regular events can be started and stopped automatically at specified times.

How it works ... YouTube generates one unique link for all your live events and you start and stop each event via CamStreamer's user interface or API. Once your live event ends, YouTube will as an option generate a recording of that event for you (up to 4 hours per event). You can edit that recording with YouTube editor's tools and put it e.g. into your "Past events" playlist if you wish so. In such a case you will have only two YouTube links embedded on your web page, one for live events and the other for your past events playlist. Yes, so powerful it is!

There are some limitations:
  1. YouTube have a detection of third-party content. The broadcast could be stopped if you stream background music owned by a third party. See details...
  2. Viewer stream latency is built in to the YouTube live streaming platform. There are two modes: low latency (15 seconds), default (30 seconds).
  3. You can have only one "Stream Now" live stream within your YouTube account.
  4. The stream has to be public (unlisted or private option). If you want to have your live event non-public or private, go for YouTube - Live platform.
Learn the difference between YouTube Live and YouTube Stream Now by visiting https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2853848 where Live Events are described as 'Custom'.
Link
https://www.youtube.com/live_dashboard
Skill Level
Basic
Latency
15s
Price
Free
YouTube On Demand
YouTube On Demand
You can use CamStreamer for triggered videos as well, which makes CamStreamer a perfect solution for "Vox Populi" kind of installations. Videos will be automatically uploaded to your selected YouTube playlist upon e.g. button pressed (button connected to camera's input port). Or you can even upload video upon video motion detection or audio detection on your camera. With a suitable camera model you can automate that process by e.g. playing an audio message from camera's speaker after button pressed, flashing LED light during recording and saying "Thank you for your message!" when the recording ends.

If you'd like to stream long events (more than 5 minutes), use platform YouTube - Stream Now! and button "Automation".
Facebook Live
Facebook Live

Facebook Live lets people or pages share live video with their followers and friends on Facebook. It is suitable only for short live events. The continuos mode is not working. We hope Facebook will fix it soon to be able to stream 24/7.

Link
https://live.fb.com/about/
Skill Level
Basic
Price
Free
Dailymotion
Dailymotion
Easy setup to get your content live.
Pay-per-view monetization of your content available.
Link
http://www.dailymotion.com/
Skill Level
Basic
Price
Free
DaCast
DaCast
DaCast offers a streaming platform. It is very easy to setup.
You can monetize your video content - Paywall Pay Per View. DaCast has a very low video latency if you use flash channel type.
Link
http://www.dacast.com/
Skill Level
Basic
Latency
3s
Price
$25-$390/Month
uStream.tv
uStream.tv
uStream is a cloud service to broadcast your event live.
Follow the detailed instructions to set up live streaming on uStream.
Link
http://www.ustream.tv
Skill Level
Basic
Latency
~6s
Price
$99-$999/Month
Twitch.tv
Twitch.tv
Founded in June 2011, Twitch is the world's leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.7 million broadcasters. Twitch's live and video on demand platform caters to the entire video game industry, including game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, casual content creators, and the entire esports scene.
Link
http://www.twitch.tv
Skill Level
Basic
Price
$0-$9/Month
Wowza Media Server
Wowza Media Server
Wowza is a universal media server. Use your own or cloud-based Wowza server.
Link
http://www.wowza.com
Skill Level
Advanced
Price
Free or cloud provider specific...
Adobe Media Server
Adobe Media Server
Stream video to your own stand-alone Adobe Media Server
Link
http://www.adobe.com/products/adobe-media-server-professional.html
Skill Level
Advanced
Other RTMP/MPEG-TS/HLS/DASH ingest server
Configure your custom RTMP, MPEG-TS or HLS/DASH push stream.
RTMP (client)
RTMP is the most popular protocol for live video on the web. CamStreamer can connect to an RTMP server and push H.264 video/AAC audio to the server. Most of the web streaming platforms receive the RTMP video.
MPEG-TS (UDP or TCP client)
MPEG Single Program Transport Stream (SPTS) is used in broadcast systems such as DVB, ATSC and IPTV. It is the primary protocol e.g. for Teracue Decoders. So you can decode a live video from any Axis camera to HD-SDI, SD-SDI, HDMI or DVI.
HLS/MPEG DASH (pull or push)
CamStreamer 2.0 supports an HbbTV to stream live video from the camera to any smart TV. Please contact us for beta.

Case studies (live cameras)

Landscape

Surfing

Construction

Church

Animal

Vox Populi

City

Sport

Purchase

Free demo licenseUnlimited license
No computer/public IP needed
Record videos from your events
Video watchdog
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Video quality restriction240pUnlimited
Purchase priceFree $219 or €199
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FAQs

What is a network camera?

A network camera (or IP camera) is a small computer and a camera combined in one unit. Once connected to the Internet, it works completely autonomously/independently. See a definition here.

Do I need a public IP?

No, your camera initiates a connection to YouTube servers. It works as a Plug&Play from almost any network with sufficient bandwidth. CamStreamer is compatible with Netrex Monitor which is a cloud camera management.

Do I need a running computer?

No, the video itself is pushed directly from your camera to YouTube servers. You need a computer just for an initial setup. You don't need a running computer as with other solutions...

I have a strict firewall. What is the correct setting?

You need to allow outgoing TCP connections on port 1935 for YouTube Live.

What is the required connection speed?

It depends on video quality and motion in the video. A video in resolution 720p at 25fps would need at least 2Mbps in the upload direction. The ping time should be less than 100ms.

How can I measure my connection speed?

You can measure it e.g. on speedtest.net. See the upload speed value and ping time. Be sure you are on the same network as the camera.

Can I broadcast my camera 24/7?

Yes, you can. We are running a watchdog on our server to notify you if the camera disconnects and to keep the broadcast running on YT.

Can I record a video?

Yes, a video can be recorded on YouTube if you broadcast less than 4 hours. You can use a YT video editor to trim a video (less than 2 hours). If you need local recording or more than 4 hours, please contact us.

What happens if I need to replace a camera because it is broken and I have a full license?

We would move the license to another camera. Please contact us in that case.

Is there a partner program?

Yes. Please contact us for more information.

Do you have any other questions? Contact us!

About us

CamStreamer is a product of NetRex company. We specialize on cloud solutions for IP cameras.

Address
CamStreamer dept. at NetRex s.r.o.
U Nikolajky 9
Prague 5
Czech Republic
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