We're hiring!
*

Secure video comes of age

Olivier Crête avatar

Olivier Crête
June 25, 2018

Share this post:

Launched by Haivision in 2017, and freely available on GitHub via the Mozilla Public License 2.0, SRT is an innovative UDP-based protocol enabling high-quality, low-latency video streaming across unpredictable networks.

With secure, end-to-end AES encryption, optimized packet retransmission and controllable buffering, SRT leverages the best of IP standard attributes while maintaining compatibility to traditional UDP based broadcast and streaming workflows. Its main purpose is to send live TV streams across the Internet, for example, to upload to streaming services as a low latency replacement to RTMP.

While an SRT Alliance was also formed to manage and support its implementation, the Open Source nature of SRT undoubtedly played a key role in driving its adoption in both the community and end users.

Thanks to collaborative development, initial support for SRT has already made its way into the latest releases of the “big three” Open Source multimedia frameworks: GStreamer, VLC and FFmpeg.

With the SRT Alliance now boasting over 100 members, and the Open Source community supporting the protocol, there is little doubt that SRT is well on its way to becoming the de facto standard.

(Originally published in Linux Format magazine, Issue 237, June 2018)

Comments (1)

  1. Independent Blogger:
    Aug 20, 2018 at 04:06 PM

    Hi Olivier,

    Thank you for this article indeed. SRT enables you to keep your streams secure and easily traverse firewalls. In my opinion SRT is a great video streaming technology because this is a combination of broad video ecosystem components and technology advantages to enable the best quality live video over even the public internet.

    Regards,

    Martin

    Reply to this comment

    Reply to this comment


Add a Comment






Allowed tags: <b><i><br>Add a new comment:


Search the newsroom

Latest Blog Posts

Integrating libcamera into PipeWire

11/09/2020

PipeWire continues to evolve with the recent integration of libcamera, a library to support complex cameras. In this blog post, I'll explain…

Pushing pixels to your Chromebook

31/08/2020

A high-level introduction of the Linux graphics stack, how it is used within ChromeOS, and the work done to improve software rendering (while…

Using the Linux kernel's Case-insensitive feature in Ext4

27/08/2020

Last year, a (controversial) feature was added to the Linux kernel to support optimized case-insensitive file name lookups in the Ext4 filesystem.…

Panfrost performance counters with Perfetto

21/08/2020

We have now integrated Mali GPU hardware counters supported by Panfrost with Perfetto's tracing SDK, unlocking all-in-one graphics-aware…

Paving the way for high bitrate video streaming with GStreamer's RTP elements

20/08/2020

Key performance improvements and fixes to GStreamer's RTP stack have landed in GStreamer 1.18, due in the coming months. The latest enhancements…

Understanding computer vision & AI, part 1

13/08/2020

Following our recent presentation at OSSummit, many showed interest in learning more about solving real-world problems with computer vision.…

Open Since 2005 logo

We use cookies on this website to ensure that you get the best experience. By continuing to use this website you are consenting to the use of these cookies. To find out more please follow this link.

Collabora Ltd © 2005-2020. All rights reserved. Privacy Notice. Sitemap.