Reza Rizvi · Oct 14, 2011 at 12:14 PM ·
Streaming considerations - RTMP vs RTSP vs HLS vs MMS vs ?
I am doing some research on video streaming for a project I'm working on. I'm trying to figure out what the BEST format to stream out our content would be. Can someone share, or point me to, a comparison of these different streaming protocols and the pros/cons of each.
Our target device can accept any of these formats, so that is why we have the ability to take a step back and consider the best option.
We have noticed RTMP starts up quicker, and RTSP is a bit slower to start. MMS is an old format that wouldn't work natively on iPhone and Android devices. And HLS is iOS specific but its quickly become more common.