If you want to use your own streaming platform for your live videos, you can do it with a couple of commands using Docker containers.

Your server needs to meet these requirements:

  • Docker installed (Install Docker).
  • At least 2GB of RAM available.
  • Port 1935 (TCP) open to your IP and port 8080 (TCP) open to the world.
  1. Run a container with alqutami/rtmp-hls image.
    docker run -d -p 1935:1935 -p 8080:8080 alqutami/rtmp-hls
    
  2. Now, you can send video to RTMP server with OBS Studio:
    • Settings > Stream.
    • Server: rtmp://SERVER_IP:1935/live
    • Stream Key: any text you choose.
  3. Receiving video from server (using VLC):
    • File > Open network location
    • You can choose RTMP or HLS protocol.
    • rtmp://<SERVER_IP>:1935/live/<STREAM_KEY>
    • http://<SERVER_IP>:8080/hls/<STREAM_KEY>.m3u8
  4. Docker image offers a page to show streaming statistics:
    • http://<SERVER_IP>:8080/stats