If you’re a developer pushing out an Android app of any kind, you probably already know it would be great if your app could stream live video to the Web. However, you may not know just how easy it can be to add RTMP live stream capabilities to your app! This blog post will give you a quick overview of what RTMP is and how it integrates with Android.
- What is RTMP?
Adobe Systems, Inc. develops the RealTime Messaging Protocol (RTMP) for real-time streaming of data from one server to another. In other words, it allows for a streaming media application to send data from the program to the browser.
- How RTMP Works
RTMP works by taking a tiny file from one endpoint and sending it over a network connection to the other endpoint. Because the data is small, there’s not much overhead for this to work well. There are two parts to RTMP, after the initial request to get the initial data.
The first part of the request will get the entire file by making a new connection. Then, the second part of the request will send the small data to the client.
The client will receive the small data, and it will be ready to be displayed on your app.
- How Does RTMP Work with Android?
There are several different ways that you can integrate RTMP into your app. You can either use third-party solutions or you can build your own solution. If you do not want to develop your own solution, you can use several third-party solutions.
The third-party solutions all provide the same basic functionality, but they do have some differences. They all offer the ability to create an android app session on the device. They all let you send video data, audio data, or both video and audio data at once. They all allow you to send your data over HTTP or HTTPS protocols. They all let you send RTMP live stream data over TCP or UDP protocols.
- How Do You Integrate RTMP with Android?
When you integrate RTMP for your Android app, there are several key steps you need to take. There are a lot of steps, but many of them will be handled by the third-party solutions you’re using. The first key step is to figure out which third-party solution you want to use.
The second step is to figure out what version of RTMP to use. The third step is to figure out how to connect your app to the third-party solution. In the final step, you’ll integrate your app into the third-party solution.
After All This, Your App Is Ready to Go
Depending on which solution you use, your app will be able to stream live video from your Android device to anybody on the Web. It’s a relatively easy task, and it’s a lot of fun. If you’re a developer with an Android device, why not put your skills to use and add live stream capabilities to the app you’re working on?
Adding live video is a must to keep your app competitive in today’s market. There are so many apps available to the average consumer. Your app must stand out by being innovative and valuable.