User Aaron Prisk shows us how to set up a live video streaming server on the open source FreeBSD operating system, as well as on Linux. This setup uses Nginx and Open Broadcast Studio (OBS) as the main streaming components. Got an itch for gaming and want to show others, but also want to show the spirit of open source? Check out the full set of instructions at the link below.
Live video streaming is incredibly popular—and it’s still growing. Platforms like Amazon’s Twitch and Google’s YouTube boast millions of users that stream and consume countless hours of live and recorded media. These services are often free to use but require you to have an account and generally hold your content behind advertisements. Some people don’t need their videos to be available to the masses or just want more control over their content. Thankfully, with the power of open source software, anyone can set up a live streaming server.
Setting up a BSD server
If you’re of the “beastie” persuasion, getting a streaming server up and running is also devilishly easy.