Ant Media Team have been working hard and trying to release new version frequently. The version 1.5.1 has been released with important features. This version includes Auto-Scaling, Object Detection Feature, One-Time Token Control Services, Improvements & Compatibility on Web Panel and Bug Fixes. Let us have a look at these new features.
Ant Media Server supports clustering for RTMP and HLS playback in version 1.3. Right now WebRTC streams can scale as well in the cluster with the new version. The origin server can stream WebRTC streams to edge servers in the cluster and edge servers can stream WebRTC streams to clients. One of the important points is that Ant Media Server translates the incoming WebRTC or RTMP stream to multi-bitrate in Origin Server and stream multi-bitrate to edge servers so that WebRTC players receive the best quality according to their network speed.
As new Ant Media Server instances started in DB Based Cluster mode, they are automatically added to the cluster. You can check nodes from the Management Console.
The TensorFlow Object Detection API is now embedded in version 1.5.1. TensorFlow is an open source library developed by Google Brain team and provides strong support for machine learning and deep learning. It can be deployed to various platforms such as CPUs, GPUs, TPUs, and from desktops to clusters of servers to mobile and edge devices.
The streams -even live streams- have been processed according to the model file. Detected objects are saved as screenshots. Object name (person, chopper, dog, etc.) and probability values are also saved into the application database. Users can easily follow them from the management panel. Developers can also use REST API to perform operations related to object detection.
One-Time Token Control
Ant Media Server now supports One-Time Token control. The blog post has been published about the steps of the token control operations. Please see this blog for details. To use this service, settings should be enabled from the control panel. The server then controls token validity not only in publishing but also in playing/accessing resources.
Web panel Improvements, Software Quality etc.
There are a couple of additional Web UI improvements, bug-fixes, and source code quality process update in Ant Media Server. Sonar Cloud is now being used for Static Code Testing and Coverage Analysis. Travis and Gitlab are being used for Continuous Integration and Cintinuous Deployment purposes. Each commit of Ant Media Server is tested for the quality gate and CI/CD.
For any questions about this new version please feel free to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org