Media Streaming Server SDK Technology

The LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server provides developers with everything they need to quickly build professional audio/video multimedia streaming applications for playback on any device. This advanced technology takes any file, capture device, ONVIF-conformant camera, or UDP or RTSP stream, and converts it on the fly to a variety of formats and industry-standard protocols, including RTSP, Flash, Apple HTTP Live Streaming, HTML5, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, MPEG-DASH, and Adobe HDS,.

All it takes is three lines of code to setup and start a LEADTOOLS Media Server. Developers can place this code into a service application, register the required DLLs and call it a day, which demonstrates how powerful and programmer-friendly the LEADTOOLS Media Server framework is.

var server = new Leadtools.MediaStreaming.Server(); 
server.ImportConfigFile("%ltmsConfigFolder%\\config.xml"); 
server.Start();

Overview of LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server SDK Technology

  • High-level Media Streaming Server framework with minimal coding required
  • Use any capture device, ONVIF-conformant camera, UDP or RTSP stream, or file to stream to any client
  • Automatically restream or transcode videos on the fly from a single base format to minimize recompression
  • Programmatically configure capture devices
  • Configure server settings via code or XML files
    • Supports custom, application-defined properties and settings
  • Conserve server and network resources with on-demand stream activation
  • Monitor and manage connected users
  • Flexible filters and demultiplexers allow for continuous streaming with changing formats
  • Stream high-quality videos at Full HD 1080p resolution
  • Broadcast audio/video content and streams
  • Includes .NET (C# & VB) and C DLL libraries for 32 and 64-bit development

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White Papers Written About Media Streaming Server

  • Stream Video Files to Any Device with LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server

    Clients have high expectations for video streaming playback, and the responsibility of a positive user experience is almost completely in the server's court. Even in the case of a poor or fluctuating connection, clients expect to have continuous playback without stuttering or long buffering pauses. Furthermore, viewers expect to watch the same video on all of their devices. This is no small order for content providers. Thankfully, developers and server administrators can use the LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server SDK to quickly and easily build professional audio/video multimedia streaming applications for playback on any device at a fraction of the cost of other proprietary methods.

Demo Applications that Include Media Streaming Server

Media Streaming Server

Demonstrates LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server technology. With only one file placed on the server, it will stream to any device by automatically selecting the appropriate protocol (Universal Player). Or you may manually select a player for each of the supported protocols:

  • RTSP/RTP
  • Adobe Flash RTMP
  • Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
  • HTML5 Video
  • Microsoft Smooth Streaming (SSF)
  • MPEG-DASH
  • Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)

Screenshots of Media Streaming Server

Media Streaming Server

Media Streaming Server

Adobe Flash RTMP

Adobe Flash RTMP

Adobe HDS

Adobe HDS

HTML5 Video Stream

HTML5 Video Stream

MPEG-DASH Video Stream

MPEG-DASH Video Stream

Videos of Media Streaming Server

Media Streaming Server

In this video, we will highlight the LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server SDK. We will first introduce the LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server, then we will show how the Media Streaming Server can stream one file to multiple devices and client types.

LEADTOOLS SDK Products that Include Media Streaming Server

LEADTOOLS Multimedia Suite v20

The LEADTOOLS Multimedia Suite SDK is a comprehensive collection of multimedia development technology that provides developers with everything they need to create enterprise-level multimedia applications for a wide variety of industries, including defense, broadcast, security, and more. By bundling features from the Multimedia SDK, DVD Module, Streaming Module, MPEG-2 Transport Module, Imaging Pro SDK, and Distributed Computing SDK, Multimedia Suite offers a tremendous value for the world-class technology it provides.

LEADTOOLS Streaming Module v20
(Does not include MPEG-2 Transport)

The LEADTOOLS Streaming Module is perfect for developers who need to stream audio and video over the Internet or corporate networks for a wide variety of applications. This module adds on to the LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK and includes the Media Streaming Server, a high-level framework for implementing professional multimedia streaming servers that can stream any file to any device. The Streaming Module also provides a programmer-friendly set of peer-to-peer tools for creating video conferencing and security/surveillance applications. In addition to the SDK features, the Streaming Module bundles together several of LEAD's world-class audio and video codecs that will lower costs and improve user experience through reduced bandwidth requirements and high-quality playback.