RTMP / RTSP / HLS Streaming video

Last Updated or created 2022-09-06

UPDATE: 20220906 – Started testing with steaming VR/360 also

RTMP stands for Realtime Messaging Protocol
RTSP stands for Realtime Streaming Protocol
HLS is a HTTP Live Streaming method

I needed a way to stream semi-realtime video to a website.
There are multiple use cases.

  • Streaming a boardgame online
  • Showing my desktop, while i was working on projects.
  • Watched (streamed) Curse of Oak Island with some friends while being in a Jitsi meeting at the same time together.

In all cases i used OBS to stream to the website.

Prepare the stream server:

Install nginx, with the rtmp module

wget http://nginx.org/download/nginx-1.9.7.tar.gz
wget https://github.com/arut/nginx-rtmp-module/archive/master.zip
tar -xvf nginx-1.9.7.tar.gz
unzip master.zip
cd nginx-1.9.7
./configure --add-module=../nginx-rtmp-module-master/
make && make install
mkdir -p /HLS/live/test # live is the stream name, test is the pass key
chown -R {nginx user} /HLS

create a config file

worker_processes  1;
error_log  logs/error.log debug;
events {
worker_connections  1024;
rtmp {
server {
listen 1935;
allow play all;

application live {
allow play all;
live on;
record all;
record_path /video_recordings;
record_unique on;
hls on;
hls_nested on;
hls_path /HLS/live;
hls_fragment 10s;


application vod {
play /video_recordings;

http {
include       mime.types;
default_type  application/octet-stream;

server {
listen 80;
server_name www.fash.nu;
add_header Access-Control-Allow-Origin *;

location /live {
types {
application/vnd.apple.mpegurl m3u8;
alias /HLS/live;
add_header Cache-Control no-cache;

location /mobile {
types {
application/vnd.apple.mpegurl m3u8;
alias /HLS/mobile;
add_header Cache-Control no-cache;

location / {
root   html;
index  index.html index.htm;

You need a webpage containing the embedded player

<!-- HTML -->
<video id='hls-example'  class="video-js vjs-default-skin" width="400" height="300" controls>
<source type="application/x-mpegURL" src="http://www.fash.nu:8080/live/test/index.m3u8">

<!-- JS code -->
<!-- If you'd like to support IE8 (for Video.js versions prior to v7) -->
<script src="https://vjs.zencdn.net/ie8/ie8-version/videojs-ie8.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/videojs-contrib-hls/5.14.1/videojs-contrib-hls.js"></script>
<script src="https://vjs.zencdn.net/7.2.3/video.js"></script>

var player = videojs('hls-example');

Run the server part:

/usr/local/nginx/sbin/nginx -c /root/stream.conf

Now you can connect OBS to the streaming server

Open the webpage and enjoy!

2nd webcam showed card details. Also text boxes appeared who’s turn it was.

UPDATE: 20220906 – Started testing with steaming VR/360 also

When attending the MCH2022 talk about streaming 360 video, i made a mental note to try this with my Vuze cam, using current setup and the one suggested in the talk : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=460vo1O5pC4

To check : EGJS

Vuze Android App

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Last Updated or created 2022-04-01

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Flashed a doorsensor with Tasmota.

esptool.py --port /dev/ttyUSB0 write_flash -fs 1MB -fm dout 0x0 tasmota.bin

Keep GND and VCC connected, to keep device awake. Else it’s going into sleep mode.

Pull GPio0 to GND @ boottime, to get into flash mode.

3v3 + GND to keep device alive for configuring.

TTL Uart with 3V3