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Old May 25th, 2017, 02:18 PM   #1
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Streaming Encoder (Server?) without a CDN

Are there any devices that are a all-in-one live stream encoder & server which can operate on their own without a CDN?

I'm needing to have some overflow viewing locations and would like to avoid going through a normal CDN / public webcast. I was thinking Datavideo's NVS-25 would fit the bill, but their video says you need a CDN. NVS-25 H.264 Video Streaming Server / Recorder - Datavideo US

I have a fast & solid network connection and only have a couple overflow locations, so it's not like I need a server that can handle 100s or 1,000s of viewers.

Anything like this exist?
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Old May 26th, 2017, 12:33 AM   #2
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You can connect to that device via VLC and play back the content assuming the local network can see you without a CDN.

I had an ns-25 and the one issue I had was that the video couldn't do more than about 6mbit for 1080 which I didn't like for sports and there is no display to tell you the Ip the device got. You have to run a bit of software on a windows machine (no Mac software) to scan the network and find the device. If you can get it a up assignment based on Mac you are good to go. Also this device and the Live shell pro I use now do have limits on how many can connect and view. I believe both can support five or less viewers.
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Are there any devices that are a all-in-one live stream encoder & server which can operate on their own without a CDN?

I'm needing to have some overflow viewing locations and would like to avoid going through a normal CDN / public webcast. I was thinking Datavideo's NVS-25 would fit the bill, but their video says you need a CDN. NVS-25 H.264 Video Streaming Server / Recorder - Datavideo US

I have a fast & solid network connection and only have a couple overflow locations, so it's not like I need a server that can handle 100s or 1,000s of viewers.

Anything like this exist?
As long as you aren't streaming to too many viewers, and your network is fast enough for what you want, you don't need a CDN. I've used Blackmagic's h.264 encoder with MXlight to stream to an overflow viewing area, where a laptop running VLC was setup to watch the stream and output to a large monitor.

The datavideo device you are looking at should be capable of what you want to to. You will have to do some configuring, but glancing at the manual for the Datavideo NVS-25 it shouldn't be too terribly difficult. The NVS-25 and the computers you are using to receive the stream will all need to be on the same network.

If you need to stream over the internet, and your stream receiving devices and the NVS-25 are not on the same network, you will need to set up a VPN solution for your network, allowing the remote devices to tunnel in, or you will need some kind of go-between web server setup as a streaming server.
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