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Secure Reliable Transport

SRT support in Nimble Streamer

What is SRT

Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) is a UDP-based transport technology that optimizes streaming performance across unpredictable networks.
SRT is applied to contribution and distribution endpoints as part of a video stream workflow to deliver the best quality and lowest latency video at all times.

  • SRT detects and adapts to the real-time network conditions between the two endpoints.
  • SRT helps compensate for jitter and bandwidth fluctuations due to congestion over noisy networks.
  • Error recovery mechanism minimizes the packet loss typical of Internet connections.
  • AES 128/256 bit encryption is also supported for end-to-end security, keeping your streams safe from prying eyes.

SRT in Nimble Streamer

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

  • Both Push and Listen delivery modes are supported
  • Both Listen and Pull receive modes can be used to get SRT streams for further processing.
  • Rendezvous mode can be used for both receiving and sending data.
  • Custom latency and maxbw parameters are supported for re-transmission control, we highly recommend using them both for all connections.
  • Multiple streams can be sent via single SRT 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 SRT sender and receiver statuses.

Installation and usage
To start using SRT 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. Install SRT package for Nimble Streamer to add respective functionality.
  3. Follow this article to see how to set up SRT streaming in all modes using WMSPanel control web service.

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

  • Live Transcoder allows processing incoming streams to change the content according to your business logic.
    This includes decoding, applying various filters and encoding. All setup is performed via drag-n-drop web UI.
  • Process incoming streams via RTMP, RTSP, MPEG-TS, HLS and SRT.
  • Produce RTMP, RTSP, MPEG-TS, HLS, MPEG-DASH, Icecast and SRT outgoing streams.
  • Use DVR feature set to record incoming live streams and provide further playback via MPEG-DASH and HLS.
  • Usage snapshots show examples of combined usage of Softvelum products.


SRT in other products

SRT is supported in all major products of Softvelum besides Nimble Streamer.
This includes Larix Broadcaster streaming app and SLDP Player.
Visit SRT reference page for more information and links.

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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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