Trying to find a reasonable alternative to streaming via YouTube or Facebook. Having a hard time.
Alternatives found so far, and their downsides:
Twitch: Amazon owned. Full screen ad blocking the stream when you join (at least once when I tried)
Jitsi Meet: Really a vidoeconfernce tool, so it might be confusing that you're asked to give access to cam+mic. Don't know if there's any limits to number of viewers. (But FOSS! :D)
DaCast: Limited to 15 viewers on free account.
Another limitation of Jitsi Meet: You have to install the app to join on mobile, which sucks.
I also found out that I needed to record the stream, so that makes it even harder to find the right tool.
Ended up with using OBS to record and stream to Twitch.
I was desperate, so I also tried YouTube. But it said the stream was offline when I'm pretty sure I had started it, so, yeah…
@forteller Jitsi can be set to announce only, and you can stream to YouTube if you want. I think there is a limit on folks that can connect.
@forteller Did you check out Bambuser? Their new thing is called IRIS, but Bambuser still exists.
This is important.
@forteller there's smashcast.tv - I haven't used it since it they renamed it from hitbox.tv though so I'm not sure what to expect
@forteller If you look for "close-to-real-time" (<5s), then video conference foo is a good direction.
If it's not a super hard requirements, then there are things like Icecast (yes, also does video, e.g. WebM). Or you just pump out HLS via e.g. ffmpeg and serve it via HTTP.