LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDKs offer a full range of multimedia streaming functionality to developers. The SDKs support a wide variety of streaming technologies, including high-level Media Streaming Server, Client/Server Video Conferencing, MPEG-2 Transport, and RTSP. LEADTOOLS turns normally complex tasks using low-level DirectShow and Media Foundation into simple tasks that require much less coding.

Overview of LEADTOOLS Multimedia Streaming SDK Technology

  • Media Streaming Server

    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, UDP, and 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.

  • Video Conferencing

    Advanced video conferencing technology to develop applications that require video capture, playback, transmission, and efficient compression. LEAD's collection of world-class audio and video codecs for DirectShow and Media Foundation will improve quality and speed while also cutting back on bandwidth consumption, efficiently maximizing available resources to broadcast and receive live multimedia streams over industry-standard communication protocols.

  • MPEG-2 Transport

    With LEADTOOLS MPEG-2 Transport Stream SDK technology, developers can add complete support for one of today's most popular multimedia formats. MPEG-2 Transport stream technology is used in digital television, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and Blu-ray media and supports MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.265, and H.264 encoded video.

  • RTSP

    LEADTOOLS includes DirectShow filters and Media Foundation Transforms that support the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) to send and receive audio and video over UDP and HTTP connections. Developers can use LEADTOOLS to create or connect to any RTSP source to make powerful surveillance, shop floor machine vision, video conferencing, live streaming, and video on-demand applications.

Technology Related to Multimedia Streaming

Start Coding with LEADTOOLS

Download the Full Evaluation

The Full Evaluation Download includes all LEADTOOLS Recognition, Document, Vector, Medical, and Imaging technologies for all development and target platforms. Get everything LEADTOOLS all in one convenient download.

Documentation Links for Multimedia Streaming

LEADTOOLS SDK Products that Include Multimedia Streaming

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.

LEADTOOLS MPEG-2 Transport Module v20

The LEADTOOLS MPEG-2 Transport Module adds advanced MPEG-2 Transport and MPEG-2 Program streaming, playback, capture, and conversion capabilities to the LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK. Developers can utilize robust UDP and TCP streaming with DVR and KLV metadata to create a wide spectrum of applications, including security systems, HDTV playback, and UAV ground stations.