Use this script to automate the setup of a live-stream server on Ubuntu 22.04

What the script does, is build a decent live-stream server for you, from scratch, on a machine running on Ubuntu 22.04. The live-stream server will be fully configured and work out-of-the-box, with an RTMP entry to send your stream to, Adaptive bitrate streaming for the viewers in HLS and/or DASH formats. A webpage with a very basic video player is also included, and a simple /stat page can be used to display some data on the live-streams. To top it all off, I included a couple of pointers that will help you on your way in this environment.

Build a Nginx/Ffmpeg adaptive bit rate HLS live-stream server on Ubuntu 22.04

This tutorial is an updated and improved version of a previous tutorial that I wrote. This new tutorial will work 100% on a (fresh) Ubuntu 22.04 system. The tutorial was put together in August 2023. All throughout this tutorial, I will be using the non-existing domain name: your.hostname.com as an example. You will need to replace every instance in the tutorial that contains your.hostname.com with your own domain name / …

Really long introduction for a new tutorial

This post is the full introduction that goes together with a new tutorial that I’m posting shortly after this. Initially, this intro was included in the tutorial, until I made it a bit too long by rambling on. I realize this is a long, and perhaps too long post, but it does contain some useful information for anybody who is contemplating building their own live-stream server. If you’re not, you …

Important update notice on a very popular post on this website.

My post on how to create a secure adaptive bit-rate HLS stream with Nginx/RTMP/Ffmpeg on Ubuntu 20.04 is by far the most popular content on my website. About 60% of all visitors come to that page through Google. I have an essential message to everybody who followed this tutorial. You should really edit a couple of lines in your nginx.conf in case you are using adaptive bit rate streams, sooner …