If you’re ready to build a WebRTC based live video application, the most important architectural decision you need to make is what media server to use. But which media server should you choose? There are so many options, and they range from tightly controlled commercial APIs to open source projects. Arin covers the five main decision points on which you should base your decision.
There are many great open source WebRTC media servers out there. But Janus’ great performance, small footprint, and active open source repository and community make it a popular choice for developers looking to use the latest supported WebRTC functionalities. Alberto Gonzalez takes Janus out for a spin to build a test video conference app.
A media server makes WebRTC broadcasting easier by eliminating the need for the presenter to maintain multiple peer connections. Let’s take a look!
If you’re planning to build a WebRTC application, you have probably come to the conclusion that you need a media server for your use case. We’ve discussed open source media servers and CPaaS platforms in the past, and that’s probably the first step. However, if you decide