Introduction to Ant Media Server
Ant Media server provides a ready-to-use, highly scalable, real-time video streaming solution. It supports both Ultra-Low Latency (WebRTC) and Low Latency (CMAF & HLS) live streaming.
Ant Media Server (AMS) can be deployed easily and quickly on-premise or on public cloud networks such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Digital Ocean, OVH, Linode, and Alibaba Cloud.
There are two versions of Ant Media Server: Community Edition and Enterprise Edition. You can find a comparison table below.
Ant Media Server can be configured in cluster mode to dynamically scale horizontally and vertically to support thousands of viewers and broadcasters simultaneously in an automated and controlled way.
Ant Media can provide virtual classrooms to teachers using ultra-low latency technology, enabling teachers to connect with the audience using 1-1 or 1-many connection types.
🤖 IP camera streaming
Watch and Monitor IP cameras with ultra-low latency on a web browser with Ant Media Server. You can embed ONVIF IP camera streams into your websites and mobile applications. Read more
Ant Media Server supports N-N live video/audio conferencing by using WebRTC, allowing you to achieve ultra-low latency (~ 0.5 sec). Ant Media Server also provides scalability that can help you to scale up your solution dynamically. Read more
👾 Mobile streaming application
Using our SDKs, you can integrate your mobile application solutions with Ant Media Server, and build a fast, reliable and stable streaming platform with AMS APIs and SDKs. Read more
📺 Live game shows
Live video experience has a significant role in live game show success, with a strong requirement of being scalable and having low latency. Read more
🎯 E-sports & betting streaming
Due to the ever-growing e-sports domain, there is a tremendous demand for video streaming with ultra-low latency. Read more
🎭 Auctions and bidding
Live auctions should be streamed with ultra sub-second latency in order to get bids on time. Read more
✨ Video game streaming
Ant Media Server resolves interactivity and scalability issues by providing ultra-low latency streaming via WebRTC. Read more
Community & Enterprise Edition comparison
The Enterprise Edition supports ultra low latency live streaming and needs a valid license which can be purchased at antmedia.io.
|Feature||Community Edition||Enterprise Edition|
|One-to-Many WebRTC Streaming|
|End-to-End Latency||8-12 Seconds||0.5 Seconds (500ms)|
|RTMP(Ingesting) to WebRTC (Playing)|
|Hardware Encoding(Nvidia GPU, QuickSync)|
|WebRTC Data Channel|
|SRT ingest support|
|iOS & Android WebRTC SDK|
|VP8 and H.265 Support|
|iOS & Android RTMP SDK|
|RTMP, RTSP, MP4 and HLS Support|
|WebRTC to RTMP Adapter|
|360 Degree Live & VoD Streams|
|Web Management Dashboard|
|IP Camera Support|
|Re-stream Remote Streams|
|Simulcast to all Social Media via RTMP|
Community Edition Releases
You can download Ant Media Server Community Edition from Github
Ant Media Server has two types of licenses.
- Ant Media Server Community Edition is free to use, with Apache license.
- Ant Media Server Enterprise Edition needs a paid license per instance/server. Paid license options are monthly, annually and perpetual and you can purchase a license directly from antmedia.io.
Enterprise Edition cluster license
The Enterprise Edition cluster license has similar features to the standard Enterprise Edition license. The only difference is that the Enterprise cluster License supports many instances running simultaneously with the same license key. The standard Enterprise Edition license only supports one instance at a time.
If you're planning to have a large deployment for your Enterprise Cluster, please contact Sales at email@example.com to discuss discount options.
Free Enterprise Edition license for educational and tech communities
Ant Media provides free Enterprise Edition licenses for students, academics, and communities. To take advantage of this opportunity, just send an email from your institution or community e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ant Media Server runs on Linux (Ubuntu and CentOS). It supports bith x64 as well as ARM architecture, and deployment scripts are provided for Ubuntu (starting from 18.04 to 20.04 and 22.04) and CentOS 8. In addition, Ant Media Server can be successfully deployed on MacOS, SuSE, Debian, WSL and Red Hat Enterprise Linux distributions as well.
Object recognition with TensorFlow
Ant Media Server can use a trained deep learning model to recognize objects in live streams. This is a CPU-intensive process so if you enable this feature, the server's CPU consumption will increase.
Meanwhile, users can use any deep models to execute live streams on the fly.
Ant Media Community discussion
There is a user community available. You can ask or answer questions by joining the community at GitHub Discussions
You can also ask your questions in Discussions Q&A