How To Set Up a Video Streaming Server using Nginx-RTMP

There are many use cases for streaming video. Service providers such as Twitch have become very popular for handling the community management aspects of streaming, and free software such as OBS is widely used for combining video from multiple stream sources. While these platforms are very powerful, in some cases you may want to be able to host a stream that does not rely on other service providers. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Nginx to host an independent RTMP video stream.

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