Supported streaming platforms

Axis cameras can stream only RTSP/RTP. CamStreamer 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

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 three modes: default (30 seconds), low latency (15 seconds) and ultra-low latency (3 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'.
Skill Level: Ultra-Basic
Latency: 3s
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

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 ... Start the broadcast using CamStreamer user interface, schedule, IO port or API. See how to embed a permanent player to your website. 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 three modes: default (30 seconds), low latency (15 seconds) and ultra-low latency (3 seconds).
  3. You can have only one "Stream Now" live stream within your YouTube account.
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'.
Skill Level: Basic
Latency: 15s
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

Facebook Live

Facebook Live


Facebook Live lets people or pages share live video with their followers and friends on Facebook. It isn't suitable for 24/7 live streaming. Use video quality 720p.

Skill Level: Basic
Price: Free

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

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.
Skill Level: Basic
Latency: ~6s

Ottvideo V.7

Ottvideo V.7

Available from version 2.x

Ottvideo v.7 is a video routing and reconstruction protocol that provides a broadcast quality point-to-point or point-to-multipoint live video delivery service that cleans up the congestions of the public internet for ultra reliable professional video contribution and distribution at very low latency.

Powered by advanced video recovery technologies, the Ottvideo CDN improves the transport properties of every underlying contended IP network. The Ottvideo Live CDN matches the reliability, quality and performance of satellite link and lease-line low jitter fiber legacy video delivery services.

The Ottvideo CDN utilizes a redundant and managed cloud based, server network with 24×7 automated web based active monitoring and support of video feeds, replacing outdated legacy video distribution infrastructures. Ottvideo makes it easy and economical to deliver live video internationally.

The Ottvideo CDN lowers the cost of professional video delivery by leveraging the Public Internet, supporting SD, HD, UHD and 4K. Accessible from anywhere in the world it guarantees high reliability and quality for global video backhauling to primary media and surveillance platforms.

Ottvideo TX needs to work properly a licensed Ottvideo RX instance as well.

Dailymotion

Dailymotion

Easy setup to get your content live. Pay-per-view monetization of your content available.
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.
Skill Level: Basic
Latency: 3s

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