Ant Media Server Enterprise and Community Edition
Ant Media Server is a real-time streaming engine software that provides adaptive, ultra-low latency streaming by using WebRTC technology with ~0.5 seconds latency. Ant Media Server is highly scalable both horizontally and vertically. It can run on-premise or on-cloud.
Here are the fundamental features of Ant Media Server:
- Ultra Low Latency Adaptive One to Many WebRTC Live Streaming in Enterprise Edition.
- Adaptive Bitrate for Live Streams (WebRTC, MP4, HLS, DASH/CMAF) in Enterprise Edition.
- SFU in One to Many WebRTC Streams in Enterprise Edition.
- MCU in One to Many or Many to Many WebRTC Streams in Enterprise Edition.
- Live Stream Publishing with RTMP and WebRTC.
- WebRTC to RTMP Adapter.
- IP Camera with RTSP Support.
- Recording Live Streams (MP4 and HLS).
- Restream to Social Media Simultaneously.
- One-Time Token Control in Enterprise Edition.
- Object Detection in Enterprise Edition.
- H.264, H.265 and VP8
- WebRTC Data Channels Support.
This doc includes information both for Community and Enterprise Editions. If something is not working according to this doc, you may be using Community Edition and you try to use a feature of Enterprise. Check the Community vs. Enterprise below
Community Edition & Enterprise Edition
Ant Media Server has two versions. One of them is the Community Edition(Free) and the other one is Enterprise Edition. Community Edition is available to download on Github. Enterprise Edition can be purchased on antmedia.io
|Community Edition||Enterprise Edition|
|Ultra Low Latency 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|
|iOS & Android RTMP SDK|
|iOS & Android WebRTC SDK|
|VP8 and H.265 Support|
|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|
Ant Media Server has basically two types of licenses.
- Ant Media Server Community Edition is free to use.
- Ant Media Server Enterprise Edition has a paid license per instance/server. Paid license options are monthly, annually, and perpetual. You can get licenses from antmedia.io or you can use hourly/monthly/yearly licenses from Marketplaces in AWS Marketplace, Azure Marketplace, Digital Ocean, Alibaba, and Linode
Enterprise Cluster License
Enterprise Cluster License is similar features to the Enterprise License. The only difference is that Enterprise Cluster License supports many instances run simultaneously with the same license key. On the other hand, the Enterprise License key only supports one instance at a time.
If you're planning to have a large deployment for your Enterprise Cluster, please contact Sales at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to have some discounts.
Free Enterprise License for Education and Tech Communities
Ant Media provides free Enterprise Licenses* for the *students, academics, and communities. To get the advantage of this opportunity, just send an email (from your institution or community e-mail address) to email@example.com
Ant Media Server runs on Linux(Ubuntu) and MacOS. it supports both x64 and ARM architecture. Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04 and CentOS 8 are officially supported. In addition, It's known that Ant Media Server is used on SUSE, Debian, WSL, and RHLE distributions as well.
Object Recognition with TensorFlow
Ant Media Server can use a trained deep learning model to recognize objects in the 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 the live streams on the fly.
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
You can find different case studies here to see where and how Ant Media Server can help your business to grow.
There are hundreds of blog posts written by the Ant Media team to provide guidance for the use of the Ant Media Server and you can find them here
For more information and blog posts visit antmedia.io