How can i live stream videos with an own player

August 27, 2014 2.7k views

Hi, i was wondering if it's possible to live stream videos (gameplays, etc.) in my own website with an own player, instead of using YouTube, Twitch, etc.

And if it's possible, how can i do it? give me some tutorials please, i'll really appreciate it.

2 Answers

i realy dont know but icecast supports webm, soo if you find a html5 player that supports it then it shouldn't be too hard to do
http://icecast.org/

It is possible, but it is a real PITA!

The reason is that different browsers support different formats. So you have to code in browser detection, and switch to the correct format...which means that you have to have multiple formats of each video loaded on your site.

Using Vimeo or Youtube makes it easy. You upload your video and they take care of the rest. (your video is transcoded into multiple formats..they do all the browser detection..)

Vimeo has some nice advanced features at a reasonable price that allows you to keep your videos private unless you display on your website.
Youtube has horrid privacy features. You basically give your video to them in exchange for using their service.

Have another answer? Share your knowledge.