OvenMediaEngine VS Ant-Media-Server

Compare OvenMediaEngine vs Ant-Media-Server and see what are their differences.


OvenMediaEngine (OME) is a Streaming Server for Sub-Second Latency. It supports WebRTC, RTMP, SRT, MPEG-2 TS, RTSP as input, WebRTC, LL-DASH, MPEG-DASH, HLS as output. (by AirenSoft)


Ant Media Server is a streaming engine software that provides adaptive, ultra low latency streaming by using WebRTC technology with ~0.5 seconds latency. Ant Media Server is highly scalable both horizontally and vertically. It can run on-premise or on-cloud. (by ant-media)
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OvenMediaEngine Ant-Media-Server
17 47
1,070 2,271
10.3% 4.7%
9.7 9.6
1 day ago 4 days ago
C++ Java
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of OvenMediaEngine. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-06-18.
  • [0.12.6] OvenMediaEngine has been updated! (Oct 5, 2021)
    We did a lot of testing to find and apply the best option. As a result, OvenMediaEngine 0.12.6 is now more stable in more environments. If you need more detail, please see our release notes!
  • [0.12.5] The performance of OME has been improved! (Sep 15, 2021)
    We have released 0.12.5, a new version of OvenMediaEngine, with improved performance for HLS and DASH packaging found during testing. If you need more detail, please visit our Release notes!
  • OvenMediaEngine has reached 1,000 stars!
    Thanks to your interest and contribution, OvenMediaEngine got over 1,000 stars: https://github.com/AirenSoft/OvenMediaEngine
  • OvenMediaEngine maintained stable streaming even with 1600 concurrent users in our tests.
    And if you would like to see our testing status or progress in our work, please follow #507 in our GitHub Issues.
  • [0.12.4] OvenMediaEngine has been slightly fixed! (Sep 9, 2021)
    After the 0.12.3 update of OvenMediaEngine, we found some errors, so we updated it to 0.12.4.
  • [0.12.3] OvenMediaEngine has been updated! (Sep 7, 2021)
    If you need more details, please check our Release notes!
  • [0.12.2] OvenMediaEngine has been updated! (Aug 25, 2021)
    We have been updated 0.12.2 of OvenMediaEngine.
  • Question about self-hosting OvenMediaEngine on my local network with Docker? Docker = Confusing
    Hello! I am trying to self-host an OvenMediaEngine server with Docker and I'm quite stuck. I haven't used Docker before and it's very confusing to me. So far I've ran the second Docker command from https://github.com/AirenSoft/OvenMediaEngine because I would like to later change some of the config files in the future. I think the server itself is up and running because when I send an RTMP stream to the server, OBS shows that it's connected and data is being sent to it. I've opened up the ports on my network and the firewall of the second computer I am hosting this server from and I'm using a second computer for the OBS stream.
    If you have any questions while using OvenMediaEngine, please use AirenSoft's GitHub Issues. It will give you the fastest answer!
  • [0.12.1] OvenMediaEngine has been slightly updated! (Jun 2, 2021)
    Improved WebRTC playback stability (#403).


Posts with mentions or reviews of Ant-Media-Server. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-07.
  • Widely Used Data Display and Analysis Libraries
    dev.to | 2021-10-07
  • What is MCU?
    dev.to | 2021-09-11
    MCU stands for Multipoint Conferencing Unit. But it also defines the process of mixing multiple video/audio streams into one stream on a streaming server. Ant Media Server has the MCU feature since the v2.4.0 version. Actually, as a different conference feature, the SFU Conference is already available in Ant Media Server. In the SFU Conference, you can publish your stream and play the other people’s streams in the conference room separately. Therefore, it is hard to record or re-stream them to the other endpoints. Fortunately, with MCU feature, you can get a single stream in which all streams in the room are mixed. Let’s define that single stream as Mixed Broadcast. So you can easily record the Mixed Broadcast or re-stream it to the social media or any other RTMP endpoint. The Mixed Broadcast is adaptive and responsive. I mean when someone joins to the room or leaves from the room, it is updated and aligned automatically.
  • Free WebRTC Server Annual License
    dev.to | 2021-09-09
    Congratulations, Alec Dewitz!💯 Alec is one of Ant Media community members who won the free Enterprise Edition Annual License for August.🚀
    dev.to | 2021-09-09
    Star Ant Media Server now, and get a chance to win! ⭐ https://github.com/ant-media/Ant-Media-Server/stargazers
  • The History of RTSP Streaming
    dev.to | 2021-07-29
    RTSP is an application layer protocol that communicates with a media server to create a session and send commands such as “Pause” and “Play” rather than transmitting actual streaming data. Traditionally, most RTSP servers use RTP (Real-Time Transport Protocol) and RTCP (Real-Time Control Protocol) to transmit media streams.
  • What is RTSP?
    dev.to | 2021-07-27
    The Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) establishes and controls either a single or several time-synchronized streams of continuous media such as audio and video. It does not typically deliver the continuous streams itself, although interleaving of the continuous media stream with the control stream is possible In other words, RTSP acts as a “network remote control” for multimedia servers.”
  • Ampache: An open source web based audio/video streaming app and file manager
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-07-25
    Its containerless :D and runs anywhere Java is installed.

    Also evaluated:

  • Ant Media Server Awarded as G2 High Performer in Live Stream Software Category for Summer 2021
    dev.to | 2021-07-01
    We are proud to announce that Ant Media ranked as “High Performer” in G2’s Summer 2021 Report for Live Stream Software.
  • Streaming latency
    There are two ways 1. https://github.com/ant-media/Ant-Media-Server/wiki/How-to-Measure-E2E-Latency 2. But what I am doing is I do screen sharing and share the exact time. I take a screenshot while watching on the other side.
  • WebRTC ingest > DASH and HLS play
    reddit.com/r/WebRTC | 2021-06-09

What are some alternatives?

When comparing OvenMediaEngine and Ant-Media-Server you can also consider the following projects:

owncast - Take control over your live stream video by running it yourself. Streaming + chat out of the box.

react-native-agora-app-starter - Starter code for React Native Livestream using Agora Tutorial

srs - SRS is a simple, high efficiency and realtime video server, supports RTMP/WebRTC/HLS/HTTP-FLV/SRT/GB28181.

rtmp-rtsp-stream-client-java - Library to stream in rtmp and rtsp for Android. All code in Java

ampache-docker - Ampache docker package

nginx-rtmp-server - :tv: Set up your own video streaming site using nginx-rtmp module.

cloud-game - Web-based Cloud Gaming service for Retro Game

Navidrome Music Server - 🎧☁️ Modern Music Server and Streamer compatible with Subsonic/Airsonic

nginx-vod-module - NGINX-based MP4 Repackager

rtmpie - Out-of-the-box RTMP streaming server with a clean and powerful web interface

Ampache - A web based audio/video streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music & videos from anywhere, using almost any internet enabled device.

StreamApp - Streaming application for Ant Media Server