Video broadcasting from the web camera of a browser or mobile device
Web Call Server allowds you to broadcast video from a web camera in a browser and share this video with multiple other browsers and mobile devices on various platforms.
You send a video stream to the server. WCS converts and broadcasts this video stream to all compatible browsers and devices.
Online browser broadcast from a web camera
The browser send a video stream to the server using either the WebRTC or the Flash technology depending on the browser. The server then shares this video stream with other browsers and mobile platforms via various protocols.
Step by step description of online broadcast from a web camera in a browser
- The browser with a web camera sends a video stream to the server.
- Another browser or device requests this stream for playback.
- The traffic follows from the browser to the server using WebRTC and Flash, and then is shared using the same technologies.The server uses Websocket to deliver the video stream to iOS Safari that supports neither WebRTC, nor Flash.
Example video broadcast from a web camera
For this example we used a virtual camera and the Google Chrome browser. We established connection to the server, then we sent a video stream from the camera and received it on the same page.
To learn more about the demo interface we used for video stream broadcasting, check the Testing section.
Download Web Call Server 5
System requirements: Linux x86_64, 1 core CPU, 1 Gb RAM, Java
- wget http://flashphoner.com/download-wcs5-server.tar.gz
- Unpack and install using 'install.sh'
- Launch server using command 'service webcallserver start'
- Open the web interface https://host:8888 and activate your license
If you are using Amazon EC2, you don't need to download anything.