Network Streaming

Powering the digital video universe by enabling streaming and sharing of content in a wide variety of formats

Stream any media in almost any codec

MainConcept® Network Streaming Software Development Kits (SDKs) enable media streaming and sharing in a wide variety of formats—whether unicast or multicast, using RTP or RTMP for direct point-to-point connections, or using UDP for custom streaming. Direct, unencrypted, or with added security layers, the MainConcept Network Streaming SDK powers the digital video universe.

The MainConcept Network Streaming SDK enables RTP, RTSP, RTMP,* and RTMPS* streaming any media, in almost any codec from your application to any network client. Applications range from media exchange within an office to generating live feeds for broadcasting to Facebook Live ingest. Its counterparts, the Network Client SDKs, enable applications to receive and ingest media via RTP, RTSP, RTMP* as well as from Adaptive Streaming* sources using HLS, MPEG-DASH or Microsoft Smooth Streaming.


Realtime streaming for lowest latency


Adaptive Bitrate Streaming


Complete protocol support


Realtime streaming for lowest latency

Utilize robust and proven real-time protocols to deliver content with minimal latency. Granular control over buffering settings allows tuning of the behavior to meet any network condition and latency requirements.

Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABR)

Whether it is MPEG-DASH, HLS or Microsoft Smooth Streaming, the Network Client SDK enables ingesting content from ABR sources into any application.

Complete protocol support 

Seamless integration with MainConcept demultiplexers and decoders is guaranteed by providing access to the network components through the renowned MainConcept API.

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Product Highlights

Create content and stream to Facebook Live directly from your application. The added security layer, now mandated by Facebook, ensures reliable and protected media connections for efficient live distribution.

Monitoring and buffer statistics 
Network components provide comprehensive, real-time information about delay, buffer levels and network jitter.
Added protocol support for receiving audio broadcast streams via ICECAST easily enables ingesting of radio streams into any application

IGMPv3 with source-specific multicast
Supports the IGMPv3 specification to reduce network traffic and improve security.

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Products & Components

Network Client SDK Standard
Complete set of network client components w/o RTMP, HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming support.
Network Server SDK Standard
Complete set of network server components w/o RTSP server sample source code and w/o RTMP support.


Network Client SDK Broadcast
Complete set of network client components with RTMP, HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming support.
Network Server SDK Broadcast
Complete set of network server components with RTSP server sample source code and with RTMP and RTMPS support.