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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.

 

Specification

 

Broadcasting platforms

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari, Mac OS
  • IE
  • Edge
  • iOS SDK
  • Android SDK
  • RTMP encoders

Playback platforms

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari, Mac OS, iOS
  • IE
  • Edge
  • iOS SDK
  • Android SDK
  • HLS player

Broadcasting technologies

  • WebRTC
  • Flash, RTMP, RTMFP
  • RTMP encoders

Playback technologies

  • WebRTC
  • Flash, RTMP, RTMFP
  • Websocket
  • HLS

 

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.

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Step by step description of online broadcast from a web camera in a browser

  1. The browser with a web camera sends a video stream to the server.
  2. Another browser or device requests this stream for playback.
  3. 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.

 

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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.

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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

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Installation:

  1. wget https://flashphoner.com/download-wcs5-server.tar.gz
  2. Unpack and install using 'install.sh'
  3. Launch server using command 'service webcallserver start'
  4. Open the web interface https://host:8888 and activate your license

 

If you are using Amazon EC2, you don't need to download anything.

Launch WCS5 on Amazon EC2

 

Web Call Server 5 - Trial

The 30-days license is provided once for a person or organization. Please use your corporate email.


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