[FFmpeg-devel] WHIP - Webrtc Http Ingest Protocol

Kieran Kunhya kierank at obe.tv
Fri Sep 11 18:29:02 EEST 2020

On Fri, 11 Sep 2020 at 11:31, Sergio Garcia Murillo <
sergio.garcia.murillo at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all!
> WebRTC can be an intimidating monster, and we all are aware of that.
> Also, the fact that every webrtc media server/service has their own
> custom protocol has not helped to increase its adoption in the streaming
> world, with still relies heavily on other protocols like RTMP, SRTP or
> even RTSP for ingesting content.
> In order to try to broaden the adoption of WebRTC in the streaming
> world, and make it available in OSS tools like ffmpeg, gstreamer and
> OBS, we have created the Webrtc Http ingest protocol (WHIP), so the same
> implementation works across several (hopefully most) webrtc services and
> media servers.

There are plenty of protocols for content ingest that are widely used
(RTMP, SRT, RIST etc) that are far superior to anything WebRTC can do.
Why are you conflating a delivery protocol (WebRTC) with ingest? When you
have a hammer everything seems to look like a nail.


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