Want to do self hosting video streaming using Open Streaming Platform


I already host websites here on Linode, so I know the basics of using linode and Apache.

What I would like to do is to see if I can host my own video live streaming on a Linode. I would like to use OBS on my own system at home and send the output to a Linode for streaming and then have that Linode feed a CDN like Akamai.

Has anyone tried to do this? I am looking to do as much as I can because I cannot afford the approx $2,000 to $3,000 per month wanted by the likes of Vimeo and Dacast.

The stuff I want to stream would be my own live stream of my hobbies. I have no need so far for applying a paywall or restricting the distribution of my stream. Currently, I have no desire for advertising or a credit card paywall like what Dacast does.

It would be nice to be able to do interactive chatting while doing the videos, but that is a lower priority.

Thank you

Mark Allyn

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Our documentation on Setting Up an RTMP Streaming Server walks you through the process of getting a central server set up that can stream and distribute your videos using OBS.

This OBS forum post has more information on getting the OBS live stream embedded in your site itself.

If you'd like an alternative that requires a bit less configuration, you can deploy an Ant Media Community Edition instance from the Linode Marketplace. This video from the Linode YouTube channel will help you get set up with Ant Media. Just keep in mind there are some limitations with the Community Edition of the software.

Another option would be to Build Your Own Video Streaming Platform. It's a bit more labor intensive but might be a fun project if that's what you're looking for.


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