VASTreaming offers the streaming library for iOS on Xamarin framework.
RTMP is an old protocol, owned by Adobe and tightly bound to Flash technology from the very beginning of its existence. Even though Flash has been deprecated after dominating over the content rich web for many years, RTMP is still alive. It is due to the fact that RTMP supports so-called publishing when a live media stream is pushed by a client to a server for further distribution. Many modern protocols lack this publishing feature.
Starting from the Flash days, existing server infrastructure still uses RTMP and will be using it for a long time. YouTube, Facebook, Twitch - you name it, all of them use RTMP ingestion for live streams. If a future app is expected to provide their user with a feature of publishing video streams in social networks, it should use RTMP. Therefore, investing into a RTMP library is not a waste of money but quite the opposite. In fact, it guarantees the compatibility with most popular content distribution networks.
VASTreaming RTMP library for iOS provides the ability to publish a live stream to RTMP server, pull and watch a stream from RTMP server as well as run a tiny RTMP server with the ability to ingest published streams and re-distribute streams to connected clients. See RTMP library page for more details about the protocol itself as well as our implementation details and specifics.
RTP and RTSP are among the oldest streaming protocols. But they are still actively used because of such protocol features as low latency (in regard of RTP) and support of so-called publishing (in regard of RTSP) when a live media stream is pushed by a client to a server for further distribution. Many modern protocols lack this publishing feature, because already created ones work well enough covering all needs for video streaming software development.
RTSP found wide adoption in security while RTP is actively used in VoIP. Even the relatively fresh WebRTC utilizes RTP as a media transport. So, there is no lack of applications for both RTSP and RTP protocols. Their wide popularity guarantees wide compatibility for new software products using them.
VASTreaming RTSP library for iOS provides the ability to publish a live stream to RTSP server, pull and watch a stream from RTSP server as well as run a tiny RTSP server with the ability to ingest published streams and re-distribute streams to connected clients. See RTSP library page for more details about the protocol itself as well as our implementation details and specifics.
Transport stream (TS) is a media format most suitable for streaming or media transmission systems. HLS as well as other protocols, most notably MPEG-DASH utilizes TS for media data segments. In addition to that TS itself can be used for direct streaming via multicast or even via pushing it by HTTP server (so-called TS over HTTP).
VASTreaming TS library for iOS allows to decode transport stream received by any means, for example as a file or RTP payload. See HLS library page for more details about the protocol itself as well as our implementation details and specifics.
VASTreaming MP4 library for iOS is a flexible and highly configurable library to read and write MP4 files and MP4 fragments. It’s suitable for customers not satisfied with the functionality of the standard MP4 reader/writer on iOS.
Among the advanced features of the VASTreaming MP4 library for iOS are:
VASTreaming streaming library for iOS, in addition to streaming itself, provides built-in functionality to capture and encode from almost any client device. Camera, microphone or any other media can be used as a source for live streaming.
The necessary UI controls are provided, developers can easily integrate them in client-oriented apps. One of the big advantages of these controls is very low latency, what can be crucial for such applications as surveillance, video chats or video game streaming.
VASTreaming streaming library for iOS is written in C# for maximum compatibility and easiest integration into existing Visual Studio/Xamarin solutions.
For customer needs, any custom streaming features could be easily implemented with this library, including streaming protocol extensions.
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