New to streaming, anyone familiar with setting up an RTMP server?

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My wife has started a nonprofit that rescues animals and she wants to set up a wireless stream from one of the rooms in the house we have set up for the animals. I am absolutely new to all this but I am savvy enough to follow wherever your finger points. I just didn't want to waste a bunch of time on taking any particular route that wouldn't be effective. I set up an old gaming laptop that I believe will suffice for the streaming machine with OBS and I have an old GoPro Hero 4 that I want to direct to OBS, I read I would need to set up an RTMP server. Anyone familiar with that process can just give me a bit of direction. I found Monaserver and NGINX, I wasn't sure which way would be the easiest as it seems neither of the options is currently or actively supported anymore. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Is this something that a baby monitor could do or are you looking to not spend any money?
 

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Can you run a baby monitor into OBS? lol
I wanted to find a way to perform this as I actually have 2 Hero 4's and a couple of other older cams that would require an RTMP server to be run through the network into OBS as they are not able to be set up as IP cams because they don't have the specific capability to be directly connected to the network and assigned an IP. Eventually, we will probably have 4-5 different sources streaming into OBS or whatever software I evolve into at that point. I figured I would start with the equipment I have instead of spending money on it.
 

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I am pretty sure it's the other way around. You stream from OBS to an RTMP server. Not the other way around.
I am not quite clear on what you are trying to accomplish, but an open source RTMP server is https://github.com/zorchenhimer/MovieNight

But it sounds like this is not what you want.

/ninjaedit, I just got into this today so I might be wrong and this is completely what you need =)

/edit2 this might help too https://github.com/aler9/rtsp-simple-server (again, I am a noob on the subject but a friend of mine linked me this)
 
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Both RTMP and RTSP are designed for efficient and low-latency streaming of video files. While RTMP is widely used by broadcasters, RTSP is mainly used for localized streaming from IP cameras. Instead of focusing on the RTMP - RTSP difference, you need to evaluate your needs and choose the most suitable streaming protocol.

I will invest more time into this at some point, but it's going over my head rn hehe
 

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Looks like movienight needs the same thing, a stream from an RTMP server, it looks just like OBS and the camera in that they are RTMP clients. I was hoping for an easy solution to creating an RTMP server but I will more than likely just invest time into learning NGINX, MOnaserver, or if I can find a more up-to-date and easy-to-use Windows server software. I did install NDI which is nice as I can use that from other local network sources but it doesn't address the issue with multiple wireless cam feeds.

I wouldn't go through all this trouble but along with my wife streaming from different sources we have a few organizations we will be working with to remotely stream from them using wireless cams as well.
 

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Looks like movienight needs the same thing, a stream from an RTMP server, it looks just like OBS and the camera in that they are RTMP clients. I was hoping for an easy solution to creating an RTMP server but I will more than likely just invest time into learning NGINX, MOnaserver, or if I can find a more up-to-date and easy-to-use Windows server software. I did install NDI which is nice as I can use that from other local network sources but it doesn't address the issue with multiple wireless cam feeds.

I wouldn't go through all this trouble but along with my wife streaming from different sources we have a few organizations we will be working with to remotely stream from them using wireless cams as well.
Yeah movienight is not at all what you need hehe (I thought it was an rtsp server too, but it's not) it's to actually show the stream (like an on-prem twitch) the 2nd link I posted is a actually an rtmp/rtsp server. (https://github.com/aler9/rtsp-simple-server)
 

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Yeah movienight is not at all what you need hehe (I thought it was an rtsp server too, but it's not) it's to actually show the stream (like an on-prem twitch) the 2nd link I posted is a actually an rtmp/rtsp server. (https://github.com/aler9/rtsp-simple-server)
I appreciate the github link, the few pieces of software I found don't look to be actively updated anymore or are Linux only. I have never used anything from github before but the instructions look reasonably easy to follow and this is windows compatible. Thank you thank you.
 
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