Documentation

We have various documents and guides available, both for users and developers of MistServer. If anything is unclear or you have suggestions for improvements, please contact us.

Specifications

MistServer feature list

Core Enterprisenon-commercialopen source
On the fly stream repackager
Browser based management interface
Low footprint high performance
Modular design
Low latency
Multiplatform
Streaming Enterprisenon-commercialopen source
Adaptive bitrate
SMIL RTMP multibitrate index
Wildcard support for live/vod (single setting for multiple streams)
Passthrough
Subtitle support
Recording
Smart HTML5 metaplayer
Integration Enterprisenon-commercialopen source
API
Triggers - event based server flow changes
Stream meta-data
Basic analytics
Advanced analytics
Prometheus integration
Seamless integration with other programs/databases
Security Enterprisenon-commercialopen source
Digital Rights Management
Access control
Encryption
Stream password protection
HTTPS
Rate-limiting
Access logs
Scaling Enterprisenon-commercialopen source
Load balancer
Pull from other servers/services
Push to other servers/services
Extremely fast boot times
One set of binaries per customer
Support Enterprisenon-commercialopen source
Standard
Premium
24h priority support
Monitoring
Appliance testing
Custom development

MistServer supported inbound protocols

Protocol Enterprisenon-commercialopen source
RTMP single bitrate
RTMP multi bitrate
MPEG-TS (uni-/multicast)
Annex B H264
RTSP
MP4 files
HLS files
HLS pull
TS files
FLV files
MKV files
MP3 files
ISMV files
DTSC files
DTSC pull
OGG files

MistServer supported outbound protocols

Protocol Enterprisenon-commercialopen source
DASH
MP4
MP4 live
HLS
RTMP
RTMP multibitrate
RTMP push single-/multi bitrate
MPEG-TS (unicast)
MPEG-TS (multicast)
MPEG-TS push
RTSP (stream/push)
HDS
FLV
MKV
MP3
HSS (Silverlight)
DTSC
OGG
WAV
File recording (TS, MKV, FLV, MP3, WAV)

MistServer video support matrix

  AVC/H264 HEVC/H265* AV1 VP8/VP9 MPEG2/H262* Flash** Theora
DTSC
HLS ----
DASH* -
MKV
MP4 -
RTMP/FLV/HDS -----
RTSP*
TS --
OGG -
HSS -----

"-" stands for Not Applicable
* MistServer Pro only
** The flash codecs are VP6, JPEG, H.263 and Screen Video 1&2.

MistServer audio support matrix

  AAC AC3* MP3 MP2 Flash Vorbis Opus PCM G711
DTSC
HLS -----
DASH* ---
MKV
MP4
MP3 --------
RTMP/FLV/HDS---
RTSP*
TS
OGG
WAV ----
HSS -----

"-" stands for Not Applicable
* MistServer Pro only
** The flash codecs are ADPCM, Nelly and Speex.

Operating System Support

While the list below doesn't contain all of the operating systems we can run on, it's a list containing the more widely known operating systems. Want to know if another one is supported? Contact us.

Operating System Support Enterprisenon-commercialopen source
Unix
Solaris
Linux x86
Linux x86_64
Linux ARM
Linux MIPS
OS X
Windows 64 bits