FlowCaster can send the following IP stream types: SRT, RTP, UDP, RTMP, NDI, CDI, WebRTC, WHIP, RIST, HLS Live, BLS, and ST-2110. FlowCaster's VirtualCam output can also emulate a webcam so it can appear as a guest in meeting sites like Zoom and Skype. There are many ways to monitor and distribute these streams. This article describes some of the available monitoring solutions and their features.
IP Stream Playback and Multicasting
FlowCaster supports a wide range of IP stream output types. There are various applications you can use to view these streams.
Some of the targets provide distribution to multiple viewers simultaneously so you can offer IP stream based content to a larger audience.
Products and Services for Viewing and Distribution
Here are some notable companies whose products and/or services can receive FlowCaster output streams:
|Amazon (AWS) can receive and distribute CDI, SRT, RTSP, HLS, RTP, RTMP. AWS provides a trusted ecosystem for high value media content storage and distribution.|
|BirdDog can receive NDI, SRT, RTMP. BirdDog manufactures hardware and software products including converters, cameras, controllers, and display solutions.|
|Dolby Millicast can receive and distribute WHIP. Dolby Millicast provides content distribution network services.|
|Epiphan can receive and distribute NDI, SRT, RTSP. Epiphan manufactures encoders and capture cards, and provides cloud services for collaboration and review.|
|Facebook can receive and distribute RTMP, RTMPS. Facebook provides content distribution network services.|
FlowCaster Player can receive SRT, RTMP, and RIST. The FlowCaster player supports h.264 and HEVC using the SRT, RTMP or RIST protocols. FlowCaster players provide free monitoring of FlowCaster's output. Here are links to the download pages:
FlowCaster Player for iPad/iPhone
Flowcaster.live can receive RTMP, webcams, WebRTC. FlowCaster.live delivers a complete remote collaboration environment for editors and other content creators, featuring comments/emoji/telestration/chat interactivity, with session export to markers for creative conform.
You can go to the site and try it today: https://www.flowcaster.live
Haivision can receive SRT. Haivision manufactures video encoders/decoders, transmitters/receivers, video display solutions, and ingest, transcode, and distribution products.
They also offer a free player for Apple iPhones that can play back h.264 and HEVC, along with a selected pair of audio channels from the available audio channels.
|Kiloview can receive NDI, SRT, RTMP. Kiloview manufactures a range of encoders, transcoders, decoders, and various hardware products for NDI workflows.|
|Louper can receive RTMP and SRT, and send WebRTC for distribution. Louper provides collaboration and review products and services for post production workflows.|
|OBS can receive SRT or RIST. OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) provides free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.|
|Streamwell can receive and distribute RTMP or SRT. Streamwell provides collaboration and review software and services.|
|Twitch can receive and distribute RTMP. Twitch provides an online platform for viewing.|
|videoQC can receive RTP, RTMP, UDP, SRT, RTSP, RIST, WebRTC, WHIP, BLS, CDI, SMPTE-2110/2022, and NDI. videoQC is software with support for full screen output, waveform/vectorscopes, closed captions, multichannel audio and optional SDI/HDMI output. View the product page.|
|VLC can receive RTP, UDP, RTSP, HLS, RTMP. VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that supports various streaming protocols.|
|Wowza can receive SRT, RTMP, and output to a number of webcasting formats. Wowza provides content management and distribution products and services.|
|YouTube can receive and distribute RTMP, RTSP, HLS. YouTube Studio provides media streaming services.|
Stream Viewing on Remote Meeting Sites
Meeting sites such as Webex, Teams, Zoom, GoogleMeet, Skype, and GoTo can receive FlowCaster's VirtualCam output. In this mode, FlowCaster output appears as a webcam, allowing the user to show video in a meeting/remote collaboration setting that companies are familiar with.
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