How To Setup NGINX RTMP Server and Re-stream to Twitch, YouTube, …

In this article you will learn how to setup NGINX RTMP Server and Re-stream to Twitch, YouTube, Facebook or any other streaming platform. Step by step. Bonus: Configure VOD, Re-translate remote stream with HLS support

Time needed: 20 minutes.

How to install nginx-rtmp-module on Ubuntu

  1. Install System Dependencies

    Install all necessary dependencies for building NGINX and RTMP module

  2. Compile and Build NGINX Server

    Download sources, unpack, compile NGINX with nginx-rtmp-module and http_ssl modules

  3. Edit NGINX configuration

    Edit NGINX configuration and add RTMP section for enable RTMP live service, start server

  4. Publish RTMP Stream to NGINX

    Publish RTMP Stream to NGINX server live location

Install System Dependencies

First update your Linux and install all necessary dependencies:

# apt-get -y update
# apt-get install build-essential libpcre3 libpcre3-dev libssl-dev zlibc zlib1g zlib1g-dev

Download NGINX most recent version (in our case it’s nginx-1.18.0).

# wget http://nginx.org/download/nginx-1.18.0.tar.gz

And unpack it:

# tar xvfz nginx-1.18.0.tar.gz

Goto NGINX sources directory

# cd nginx-1.18.0

Clone the NGINX RTMP Module from GitHub

# git clone https://github.com/arut/nginx-rtmp-module.git

COMPILE AND BUILD NGINX

Compile NGINX

Now lets compile NGINX with nginx-rtmp-module and http_ssl modules:

# ./configure --with-http_ssl_module --add-module=nginx-rtmp-module/

Build NGINX and Install NGINX

# make
# make install

Start NGINX

To start NGINX server run command:

# /usr/local/nginx/sbin/nginx

Simple Streaming Server

Edit NGINX configuration file with any text editor:

# vim /usr/local/nginx/conf/nginx.conf

and add RTMP section for enable RTMP live service with listen on standard 1935 port:

rtmp {
server {
listen 1935; # Listen on standard RTMP port
chunk_size 4096;

# Enable simple RTMP live broadcast service
application live {
live on;
record off;

}
}
}
NGINX RTMP Server configuration

Publish RTMP Stream to NGINX and re-stream RTMP

Edit NGINX configuration file: /usr/local/nginx/conf/nginx.conf:

rtmp {
server{
listen 1935;
chunk_size 4096;

#Enable live broadcast service
application live {
live on;
record off;

#Push, restream RTMP
push rtmp://live.twitch.tv/app/YOUR_TWITCH_KEY;
push rtmp://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2/YOUR_YOUTUBE_KEY;
}
}
}

Simple VOD Server (Video on Demand)

Where /var/files – your FLV files location

rtmp {
server {
listen 1935;
application vod {
play /var/files;
}
}
}

Re-translate remote stream with HLS support

rtmp {
server {
listen 1935;
application tv {
live on;
hls on;
hls_path /tmp/tv2;
hls_fragment 15s;
pull rtmp://tv2.example.com:443/root/new name=tv2;
}
}
}
http {
server {
listen 80;
location /tv2 {
alias /tmp/tv2;
}
}
}

Publish RTMP Stream to NGINX and Play

You can publish RTMP stream like: rtmp://SERVER_IP/live/stream_key

To play published stream with (VLC for example) player also use same address: rtmp://SERVER_IP/live/stream_key

Conclusion

This quick tutorial explained how to setup NGINX with RTMP module and re-stream to various streaming platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Facebook etc…. Aslo how to configure VOD server and Re-translate remote stream with HLS support

   

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