Core supports several streaming protocols, some of which can only be used with select encoders and decoders. So which protocol should you be using? Check out our really quick run down below:
RTMP: This protocol is widely used by most live streaming platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Periscope, Vimeo, Livestream, Twitch, Ustream, etc... If you're looking to stream to the Web, this is the protocol to use.
MPEG-TS: MPEG Transport Stream is a common protocol for streaming between encoders, decoders, and streaming servers. It is not used for streaming to online video platforms like YouTube, Facebook, etc... MPEG-TS is the most common protocol used by Teradek codecs for routing video feeds over the Internet. With Core, you could ingest a video feed via RTMP (through a Helios Engine) and convert it to MPEG-TS for delivery to a decoder.
SRT: This is one of the newest protocols available for streaming from encoders to decoders and streaming servers. It offers a more reliable, higher quality, and secure transmission than MPEG-TS, but it can only be used if both your encoder and decoder support it. All current Teradek codecs (700 and 600 series) support SRT. For more information on the protocol, check out the Alliance webpage.