Smooth Streaming Alternatives

    Smooth Streaming is described as ', an IIS Media Services extension, enables adaptive streaming of media to Silverlight and other clients over HTTP'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Smooth Streaming for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and BSD. The best alternative is MediaGoblin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Smooth Streaming are YouPHPTube (Free, Open Source), Red5 (Freemium), Wowza Media Server (Paid) and Adobe Media Server (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 11, 2017

    1. MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run. You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc. It's also: The perfect tool to show and share your media!
    2. It is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. It's written in PHP and with YouPHPTube you can create your own video sharing site and Stream Live videos for free.
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      Red5 is an open source Flash media server for live streaming solutions of all kinds.
    3. Streaming media server supporting all known streaming protocols.
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      Adobe Media Server software helps premium content publishers deliver their HD quality video to the largest audience possible across any Internet-connected device, with a streamlined workflow.
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    4. MistServer is a lightweight, open-source multistandard multimedia server. It bridges the gap between lightweight webservers and the usually heavyweight mediaservers that support non-HTTP protocols.
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    5. Flumotion is a leader in online video and audio technology. The multiple award-winning services include an Online Video Platform and Online Radio Platform that maximize content monetization and return on investment.
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    6. Mammoth is an Open Source c++ Flash Server software that enables you to stream, video and audio on the web. Has built-in support for all possible flash codecs (thank you ffmpeg!) h264, sorenson, speex, ... and streams through rtmp, rtmpe, rtmpt.

      Discontinued

      Last activities dated back to 2009. The source code is still downloadable from SourceForge Repositories

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    7. Nimble Streamer is a server software for streaming media content. ~ Input live protocols: RTMP, RTSP, SRT, MPEGTS, Icecast, HLS. ~ Live output: HLS, MPEG-DASH, RTMP, RTSP, SRT, MPEGTS, Icecast, SLDP.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Simple and efficient multicast and transport stream manipulation The multicat package contains a set of tools designed to easily and efficiently manipulate multicast streams in general, and MPEG-2 Transport Streams (ISO/IEC 13818-1) in particular.
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