Comparison of streaming media systems

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This is a comparison of streaming media systems. A more complete list of streaming media systems is also available.

General[edit]

The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of streaming media systems both audio and video. Please see the individual systems' linked articles for further information.

Name Creator First Public Release (yyyy-MM-dd) Latest Stable Version (Release Date) Latest Release Date Cost (USD) license Media
atmosph3re Guillaume Carrier 2005-08-15 3.0.7 (2015-10-31) 2015-10-31 $30 perpetual license proprietary Audio
Cameleon Yatko 2014-04-01 1.0.7 (2016-11-11) 2016-11-11 Free proprietary Audio/Video
Darwin Streaming Server Apple Inc. 1999-03-16 6.0.3 (2007-05-10) 2007-05-10 Free APSL Audio/Video
Feng LSCube 2007-05-31 2009-10-14 2009-10-04 Free GPL Audio/Video
Firefly Ron Pedde 0.2.4.2 (2008-04-19) 2008-04-19 Free GPL Audio
Adobe Flash Media Server Macromedia/Adobe Systems 2002-07-9 5.0.10 (2015-11-19) 2015-11-19 $4,500 proprietary Video
FreeCast Alban Peignier 2004-09-14 2006-06-29 2006-06-29 Free GPL Audio/Video
Helix DNA Server RealNetworks 2003-01-22 11.1 (2006-06-10) 2006-06-10 Free RCSL/RPSL Audio/Video
Helix Universal Server RealNetworks 1994-01-01 15.2.1 (2014-09-16) 2014-09-16 Free for 12 months (Basic) and $1,000-$10,000 proprietary Audio/Video
Icecast Xiph.Org Foundation 1998-12 2.4.2 (2015-06-27) 2015-06-27 Free GPL Audio
IIS Media Services Microsoft 2008-11-07 4.1 (2011-11-09) 2011-11-09 Free proprietary Audio/Video/Data
Logitech Media Server Logitech 7.7.5 (2014-11-28) 2014-11-28 Free GPLv2 Audio
Nimble Streamer WMSPanel 2013 2.15.1-3 (2016-03-21) 2016-03-21 Free proprietary Audio/Video
OpenBroadcaster OpenBroadcaster 2003 4.1.1 (2015-01-07) 2015-01-07 Free AGPLv3 Audio/Video
Open Broadcaster Software OBS Project 2012-9-01 0.657 (2015-11-24) 2015-11-24 Free GPL v2 Audio/Video
PeerCast Giles 0.1218 (2007-12-17) 2007-12-17 Free GPL Audio/Video
Plex (software) Plex Media Server 1.0.3.2461-35f0caa (2016-07-28) 2016-07-28 Free GPL Audio/Video
Red5 (open source) Infrared5/community 2003-09-22 1.0.6 (2015-09-08) 2015-09-08 Free Apache License v2 Audio/Video/Data
SHOUTcast Nullsoft 1998-12 2.4.7 (Build 256) (2015-03-31) 2015-03-31 Free proprietary Audio
Unified Streaming Platform Unified Streaming 2012 1.7.18 (2016-04-11) 2016-04-11 Free Trial license; Perpetual License; Amazon EC2 with embedded license; Microsoft Azure proprietary Audio/Video
Unreal Media Server Unreal Streaming Technologies 2003-09-15 12.0 (2017-04-03) 2017-04-03 $995 perpetual license proprietary Audio/Video
VLC media player VideoLAN 2.2.4 (2016-06-05) 2016-06-05 Free GPL v2 Audio/Video
Windows Media Services Microsoft 1996-12-10 9.6 (2010-04-05) 2010-04-05 Free proprietary Audio/Video
Wowza Streaming Engine Wowza Media Systems 2007-02-17 4.5.0 build 18676 (2016-06-23) 2016-06-23 Free Developer and Trial licenses; Subscription Licenses at $65/month; Perpetual Pro License at $1995; Amazon EC2 with embedded license starting at $0.15/hour proprietary Audio/Video/Data

Operating system support[edit]

Name Windows OS X Linux Unix
atmosph3re
Cameleon
Darwin Streaming Server
Firefly
Flash Media Server
FreeCast
Helix DNA Server
Helix Universal Server
Icecast
IIS Media Services
Logitech Media Server
Nimble Streamer
OpenBroadcaster
Open Broadcaster Software
PeerCast
Red5 (open source)
SHOUTcast
Unified Streaming Platform
Unreal Media Server
VLC media player
Windows Media Services
Wowza Streaming Engine

Container format support[edit]

Information about what digital container formats are supported.

Name 3GP AVI ASF QuickTime Ogg OGM Matroska MP4 MPEG-TS FLV ABR WebM
atmosph3re
Darwin Streaming Server
Firefly
Flash Media Server
FreeCast
Helix DNA Server
Helix Universal Server
Icecast
IIS Media Services
Nimble Streamer
OpenBroadcaster
PeerCast
Red5 (open source)
SHOUTcast
Unified Streaming Platform
Unreal Media Server
VLC media player
Windows Media Services
Wowza Streaming Engine

Protocol support[edit]

Information about which internet protocols are supported for broadcasting streaming media content.

Name HTTP MPEG DASH WebRTC RTSP MMS RTP RTCP UDP TCP RTMP MPEG TS Real Data Transport Web sockets HLS SRTP
atmosph3re
Cameleon
Darwin Streaming Server
Firefly
Flash Media Server
(HTTP Live Streaming, HTTP Dynamic Streaming)
FreeCast
Helix DNA Server
Helix Universal Server
(HTTP Live Streaming, MPEG-DASH, HTTP Progressive Streaming)
Icecast
IIS Media Services
Nimble Streamer (HTTP Live Streaming, Smooth Streaming)
OpenBroadcaster
PeerCast
Red5 (open source) In Development (RTMP, RTMPE, RTMPTE, RTMPT, RTMPS, RTMP Dynamic Streaming)
SHOUTcast
Unified Streaming Platform (HTTP Live Streaming, MPEG-DASH, Smooth Streaming, HTTP Dynamic Streaming, Progressive)
Unreal Media Server
(HTTP Live Streaming, Smooth Streaming)
(receiving RTSP streams)
(RTMP, RTMPT, Dynamic RTMP)
VLC media player
Windows Media Services
(WM-HTTP)

(WM-RTSP)
, for WMS 9.0 and earlier; removed in WMS 2008 (9.5)
(WM-RTSP)

(WM-RTSP/U and MS-MSB)

(WM-RTSP/T and WM-HTTP)
Wowza Streaming Engine
(HTTP Live Streaming, Smooth Streaming, HTTP Dynamic Streaming)


(RTMP, RTMPE, RTMPTE, RTMPT, RTMPS, RTMP Dynamic Streaming)
Name HTTP MPEG DASH WebRTC RTSP MMS RTP RTCP UDP TCP RTMP MPEG TS Real Data Transport Web sockets HLS SRTP

Features[edit]

Name Client Playback Synchronization Web Interface Graphical User Interface iOS SDK Android SDK Javascript SDK
Logitech Media Server
Red5 (open source)
VLC media player

Source[edit]

http://wikipedia.org/

See Also on BitcoinWiki[edit]