What is OvenMediaEngine?

OvenMediaEngine (OME) is an open-source and streaming server with sub-second latency. OME receives video via RTMP, MPEG-TS, and RSTP Pull from live encoders such as OBS, FFMPEG, and more. Then OME transmits video using WebRTC, Low-Latency HTTP (DASH), MPEG-DASH, and HLS. This enables sub-second latency streaming from OME which plays back seamlessly in your browser without requiring any plug-ins. Also, we provide OvenPlayer, the most optimized HTML5 player for OME, as an open-source.

Our goal is to make it easier for you to build a stable broadcasting/streaming service with sub-second latency.


  • RTMP Push, MPEG2-TS Push, RTSP Pull 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

  • Beta

    • Recording, Push Publishing(re-streaming), Thumbnail

    • REST API

  • Experiment

    • P2P Traffic Distribution

Supported Platforms

We have tested OvenMediaEngine on 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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