Reliable Internet Streaming Transport

RIST support in Nimble Streamer

What is RIST

Reliable Internet Streaming Transport (RIST) is a UDP-based transport technology with advanced streaming performance in un-reliable networks.

RIST all about the combination of interoperability and innovation. Developed jointly by a group of experts using a standards-based approach, RIST provides an open, interoperable and technically robust solution for low-latency live video over unmanaged networks. With RIST, interoperability is achieved through clear specifications, while vendors remain free to innovate within their own implementations.

RIST in Nimble Streamer

Nimble Streamer has full support for RIST protocol. Read full setup instructions to try it in action.

  • Both Push and Listen publishing modes are supported
  • Both Listen and Pull receive modes can be used to get RIST streams for further processing.
  • Multiple streams can be sent via single RIST channel
  • Multiple Pull-mode clients can be supported when working in "Listen" mode.
  • Mux rate can be set correctly - Nimble Streamer has 100% PCR accuracy, 0ns PCR drift and PCR interval <20 ms according to StreamGuru.
    This is typically used for precise testing of channel throughput.
  • AES 128 bit encryption provides stream security
  • You can use Nimble Streamer API to get RIST sender and receiver statuses.

Installation and usage
Currently RIST is available only on Ubuntu 18.04+.
To start using RIST in Nimble Streamer, you need to do the following:

  1. Install Nimble Streamer if you haven't done it yet, or upgrade it to latest version.
  2. Add following rep into /etc/apt/sources.list
    For Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver:
    deb bionic/
    For Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish and 19.04 Disco Dingo:
    deb bionic universe
    deb bionic-updates universe
    deb bionic/

    For Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa:
    deb focal/
    For Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish run:
    sudo bash -c 'echo -e "deb jammy/" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nimble.list'
  3. Run:
    For Ubuntu 20.04 and earlier:
    wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
    For Ubuntu 22.04:
    wget -q -O - | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/nimble.asc
  4. Run:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install nimble-rist
    sudo service nimble restart

  5. Follow RIST setup instructions article to set up RIST streaming in all modes using WMSPanel control web service.

Related Nimble Streamer features

Nimble Streamer covers wide variety of live streaming scenarios so RIST can be used as an element in complex delivery scenarios.

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Nimble Streamer can be installed in a couple of small steps and upgraded to the latest version by running two or three simple commands in console.

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