What is OvenMediaEngine?

OvenMediaEngine (OME) is an open source, streaming server with sub-second latency. OME receives video via RTMP or other protocols from live encoders such as OBS, XSplit and transmits it on WebRTC and Low-Latency DASH. So, sub-second latency streaming from OME can work seamlessly in your browser without plug-ins. Also, OME provides OvenPlayer, the HTML5 standard web player.

Our goal is to make it easier for you to build a stable broadcasting/streaming service with Ultra-Low Latency.


  • RTMP Input

  • WebRTC sub-second streaming

    • Embedded WebRTC Signalling Server (WebSocket based)

    • ICE (Interactive Connectivity Establishment)

    • DTLS (Datagram Transport Layer Security)

    • SRTP (Secure Real-time Transport Protocol)

    • ULPFEC (Forward Error Correction) with VP8, H.264

    • In-band FEC (Forward Error Correction) with Opus

  • Low-Latency MPEG-DASH streaming (Chunked CMAF)

  • Legacy HLS/MPEG-DASH streaming

  • Embedded Live Transcoder (VP8, H.264, Opus, AAC, Bypass)

  • Origin-Edge structure

  • Monitoring

  • Experiment

    • P2P Traffic Distribution

    • RTSP Pull, MPEG-TS Push Input

Supported Platforms

We have tested OME on the platforms listed below. However, we think it can work with other Linux packages as well:

Getting Started

Please read Getting Started chapter in tutorials.

For more information

How to Contribute

Please see our Guidelines and Rules.


OvenMediaEngine is under the GPLv2 license.

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