SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) is the video streaming protocol that delivers secure, high-quality and low-latency live videos over even the most unpredictable networks. With the protection against packet loss, jitter and fluctuating bandwidth, SRT ensures that your stream gets the best possible viewing experience.
SRT (Secure Reliable Transport Protocol) is a new transport protocol that solves the issue of low-quality video under noisy, poor public internet networks. The goal behind its implementation is to optimize video transport over unpredictable networks by minimizing lost packets and bandwidth fluctuations. In short, SRT offers high-quality and low latency video streaming with greater security.
Can SRT be used to stream to Twitch, Youtube, Facebook?
None of the mainstream services like Twitch, Youtube, Facebook supports SRT protocol at the moment. The best way to stream SRT to those platforms is by sending the SRT to Castr, and then using Castr to multistream to those social platforms simultaneously.
SRT vs RTMP. Comparing the two protocols?
RTMP is currently the most widely used protocol for video live streaming, It's also used as an ingest protocol to live stream to platforms like Facebook, Youtube, Twitch, etc. However, SRT stream is 12 times faster than an RTMP stream and has stable delivery under poor networks.
For step-by-step guide on SRT streaming on Castr, check out this article
What types of subscription plan does Castr offer?
We offer several subscription plans that meet every need. From low cost plans to advanced and enterprise-level solutions.
All plans include an embed player with Akamai CDN, multistreaming, video hosting, and paywall features.
Can I stream to a custom RTMP destination?
Yes, you can stream to a custom RTMP destination by configuring a custom platform in the Castr dashboard.
Can I stream to multiple platforms on Castr?
Yes. You can choose to stream to 30+ supported platforms.
Which Content Delivery Network (CDN) does Castr use?
All live video streams are delivered via Akamai and Fastly content delivery networks (CDN). This will help us make sure there won’t be any buffering or lagging to your video streaming quality.
Does Castr support adaptive bitrate streaming (ABR)?
Yes. We transcode the streams in the cloud and you have the option to enable or disable the adaptive bitrate streaming options for your livestreams.
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