Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) in Nimble Streamer

Rtmp republishing

Nimble Streamer takes published and pulled RTMP to make outgoing RTMP streams for further playback, re-publishing and further usage by other software. This makes Nimble to be an efficient full-cycle RTMP streaming solution. Enhanced interleaving compensation can be set up in case when your audio and video are unsynchronized.

The content may also be taken as input via RTSP, SRT, UDT, MPEG2TS, Icecast and SHOUTcast. You can also convert HLS to RTMP using the same transmuxing engine.



  • H.264 input and output is supported via all protocols
  • VP6 input and output via RTMP
  • AAC input and output is supported via all protocols
  • MP3 input and output via all protocols
  • Speex input and output via RTMP
Read more about supported codecs.

Producing HLS and MPEG-DASH


Nimble provides RTMP playback from any incoming RTMP stream.
The output can be pulled for re-use and playback by any player, encoder or server software.


Nimble Streamer has DVR feature set which allows recording of incoming RTMP live streams for further playback via HLS and MPEG-DASH.

Pull by request

Nimble Streamer can create RTMP and HLS streams by request from pulled RTMP sources in case you have streams which you don't want to pull 24/7.
This is helpful when you have many stations or cameras which are not required to be transmuxed all the time.


You can set up RTMP republishing for incoming published and pulled streams. With that being set up, you can bring live streams to edge servers for further usage like transmuxing.
You can build live streaming networks with various origins and edges connected via RTMP as well as other supported protocols.
With that capability you can re-stream your content in the following use cases.

Re-package into other live protocols.

Same transmuxing engine allows re-packaging RTMP content into the following protocols.

Server-Side Ads Insertion for RTMP

Nimble Advertizer supports inserting of advertising into RTMP live streams on server side.
Advertizer allows implementing custom business logic for pre-roll and mid-roll with user-specific insertion.
Visit Advertizer page for technical specs and other details.

Hot swap

Hot swap capabilities allow switching between source origin and substitute streams with no glitches or artifacts:


Stream aliases are available for making flexible security settings and statistics.


Usage snapshot shows example of combined usage of Softvelum products including processing camera input.

See also:Live streamingAds insertionTranscoderCodecsVideo-on-demandBuilding infrastructureMobile solutionsUsage snapshots

Easy installation and upgrade

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.

Let us know if you need any help and search through our documentation to find more information.

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