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Version: 0.6.3

Example Scenarios

Below, we present example scenarios that can be achieved with Fishjam. Each scenario consists of a short description and illustrative Fishjam internal architecture so that you can catch the difference between peers and components even better!

Real-time video conferencing system

In this scenario, we want to create a simple video conferencing system where people can talk to each other in the real-time.

Because of interactive and real-time requirements, the natural choice is to use the WebRTC standard.

The final architecture would look like this:

Real-time video conferencing system architectureReal-time video conferencing system architecture

Broadcasting system with the real-time mixin

In this scenario, we want to create a broadcasting solution where the conversation between multiple people is broadcasted to the broader audience.

Here, we choose WebRTC as a standard used for connecting people talking to each other in real-time and HLS for creating a playlist that can be then uploaded to CDN and broadcasted to the broader audience.

As you can see, the whole system will automatically adapt to the number of participants talking in real-time. In particular, Fishjam will handle a scenario with only one streamer out of the box.

Broadcasting system architectureBroadcasting system architecture

Displaying IP camera streams in a web browser

In this scenario, we have a set of IP cameras and we want to display their streams in a web browser. IP cameras very often use RTSP for streaming media but browsers don't ship with support for this protocol. Therefore, to display audio and video in a web browser, we have to use either WebRTC or HLS. Because, in this scenario, the delay is not the most crucial thing, we choose HLS.

The most important thing here is that the RTSP component connects to the IP camera and then the camera starts streaming. It's not the camera that initializes the connection to the server. Therefore, the RTSP component is a purely server-side thing - once you add it, it should be able to work on its own.

Multiple IP cameras system architectureMultiple IP cameras system architecture