Supported streaming platforms

Axis cameras can stream only RTSP/RTP. CamStreamer App extends cameras to support RTMP, MPEG-TS, HLS or MPEG DASH protocols as well. That's why you can connect a camera to any of the following platforms:

YouTube Live Events

YouTube Live Events

Available from version 3.0

In new YouTube integration are available 4 type of services.

YouTube 24/7
The best solution for continuous broadcasting, e.g. holiday resorts, weather cameras, wild nature cameras, traffic cameras etc.
In CamStreamer App to version 2.2.0 it is known as YouTube Live.

YouTube Manual
Event without scheduling. You can start/stop your stream whenever you want via the user interface or via an external button connected to the camera. Event supports repeated use with starts and stops and continues to function until you delete it. It is suitable for institutions such as municipalities, churches and all time-sensitive events that require manual triggering.

YouTube One-Time
Scheduled event with one-time recurrence. A countdown is displayed in the window containing your stream. Suitable for sporting events and all events that have a known start and end time.

YouTube Recurrent
Scheduled events with regular weekly recurrence, e.g. broadcasting runs each Wednesday from 7AM to 9AM and each Sunday from 9AM to 10AM. The following event with countdown is displayed on the YouTube channel.

Features
  • Watchdog function to inform you about outages (internet issues etc.) and automatically start the stream if it is stopped for some reason
  • Permanent link, Permanent embeddable player and code for your playlist where the stream is placed
  • Custom picture for permanent link and player, when the stream is offline - available for 24/7 and manual mode
  • Option for a variable name of your Manual Event with current date or numbers (e.g. Company meeting “2019-01-07”).
  • Start via UI or external button
  • Automatic start and stop at a defined time (but can be manually started and ended sooner)
  • Recurrent week scheduling with multiple occurrence
  • Countdown of One-time Event is shown in your embedded window containing the stream
  • Viewer stream latency is built into the YouTube live streaming platform. There are three modes: default (30 seconds), low latency (15 seconds) and ultra-low latency (3 seconds)
  • Upload of preview picture for all type of events

Limitations:
YouTube uses detection of third-party content. The broadcast can be stopped if you stream background music owned by a third party. See details...

Skill Level: Ultra-Basic
Latency: 3s
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.
Skill Level: Basic
Latency: 3s

Facebook

Facebook

In new Facebook integration are available 3 type of services.

Facebook Manual
Event without scheduling. You can start/stop your stream whenever you want via the user interface or via an external button connected to the camera. Event supports repeated use with starts and stops and continues to function until you delete it. It is suitable for institutions such as municipalities, churches and all time-sensitive events that require manual triggering.

Facebook One-Time
Scheduled event with one-time recurrence. A countdown is displayed in the window containing your stream. Suitable for sporting events and all events that have a known start and end time.

Facebook Recurrent
Scheduled events with regular weekly recurrence, e.g. broadcasting runs each Wednesday from 7AM to 9AM and each Sunday from 9AM to 10AM. The following event with countdown is displayed on the Facebook Timeline.

Features
  • Broadcasting with max 8 hours with recording is supported (video stays on your Timeline)
  • Permanent link, Permanent embeddable player and DASH URL e.g. for VLC player
  • Custom picture for permanent link and player, when the stream is offline - available for manual mode
  • Option for a variable name of your Manual Event with current date or numbers (e.g. Company meeting “2019-01-07”).
  • Start via UI or external button
  • Automatic start and stop at a defined time (but can be manually started and ended sooner)
  • Recurrent week scheduling with multiple occurrence
  • Countdown of One-time Event is shown in your embedded window containing the stream
  • Upload of preview picture for planned events

Limitations:
Facebook supports a maximum resolution 1280x720p with 25/30 frames per seconds. If you set up an event to start earlier than 10 minutes, the event will be displayed on your Timeline with a start in 10 minutes, but your stream will still go Live at the time you have selected (Facebook feature).

Skill Level: Basic
Latency: 30s
Price: Free

Microsoft Stream

Microsoft Stream

Microsoft Stream is a corporate video-sharing service from Microsoft which is used e.g. in Microsoft Teams.

Features
  • Part of Office 365 subscription.

Limitations:
The maximum length of a live event is 4 hours. Max resolution 720p.

Skill Level: Basic
Price: $12-$35 / Month

Vimeo Live

Vimeo Live

Vimeo live is a service which started in the late 2017. This solution aims to more professional productions like small teams but it has also plans for large business. You can customize your own player with the logo and other features. Marketing tools are very sophisticated as you can turn viewers into customers with email capture, calls to action, and end screens, all from the player. Very important service is also a fast support from real people, so you don't have to wait for a long time when you need advice. Integrations to other system like Dropbox, Mailchimp, Adobe and more. Vimeo recently bought Livestream so we are eager to see other new implementations in the Vimeo live tools.

There are some limitations for the user:/

  • The basic plan for the user is payed with limited storage space, stream hours
  • The stream cannot be running 24/7 nonstop
  • API is still in the process of development
Skill Level: Basic
Price: See pricing

IBM Video streaming

IBM Video streaming

IBM Video Streaming is a scalable, cloud-based online video platform that is an end-to-end solution for live or on-demand content to an external audience.
Skill Level: Basic
Latency: ~3s

Dailymotion

Dailymotion

Easy setup to get your content live. Pay-per-view monetization of your content available.
Skill Level: Basic
Price: Free

Periscope.tv

Periscope.tv

Periscope is a popular live video streaming app for iOS and Android owned by Twitter. Please activate Periscope Producer.
Skill Level: Basic
Price: Free

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.
Skill Level: Basic
Price: $0-$9 / Month

StreamingChurch.tv

StreamingChurch.tv

Available from version 3.*

StreamingChurch.tv provides an interactive viewer experience for broadcasting your church services online. StreamingChurch.tv is designed from the ground up for conducting church online with tools designed especially for ministry.
StreamingChurch.tv provides a no-obligation 30 day free trial.
Skill Level: Basic
Price: $79-$127 / Month

Wowza Media Server

Wowza Media Server

Wowza is a universal media server. Use your own or cloud-based Wowza server.
Skill Level: Advanced
Price: Free or cloud provider specific