The Multistream Server Plug-in processes and generates the protocols and formats HTTP, RTSP, RTP, Adobe® Flash RTMP/RTMPT, Apple® HTTP live streaming (HLS), transport stream, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 (part2), H.264/AVC and other audio and video formats.
The Multistream Server Plug-in receives different stream formats and different codec formats as its input and sends them, separately or together, in different formats. Thereby transformation, transcoding and re-transmitting of audio / video data are performed in the Multistream Server Plug-in, according to the user requirements.
The stream input and output of the Multistream Server Plug-in is represented by Media Sessions (Publishing Points), where each Media Session is characterised by one type. The following Media Session types are currently available or are under development and scheduled for a later update (in preparation):
1)Synonym: bitcontrol® Net Receiver, Receiver for bitcontrol® Net Publisher Plugin, fits for Proxy Server with Proxy Adapter
The Multistream Server Plug-in is able to output available local media sources (files, DVB BDA, capture device, etc.) as video streams in different transcoded formats without external stream input from an intranet or internet IP source.
The Multistream Server Plug-in users and groups to be defined for the allocation of access rights for single media sessions. The media sessions support Basic Access Authentication and Digest Access Authentication for user identification, so that output streams can be personalized.
IP address areas can be assigned to Media Sessions of Multistream Server Plug-in, allowing the spreading of seperate streams to be limited to defined areas.
By using cascading and inserting a proxy adapter (e.g. Proxifier - initex.com), firewalls and proxy servers can be overcome in the direction of the video stream via HTTP POST. The security of the Intranet is not effected by this solution, as video players only access bitcontrol® Video Streaming Server in the Internet as distributors.