OvenMediaEngine VS cloud-game

Compare OvenMediaEngine vs cloud-game and see what are their differences.

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OvenMediaEngine cloud-game
17 4
1,070 1,578
10.3% -
9.7 9.0
1 day ago 5 days ago
C++ Go
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later Apache License 2.0
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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 cloud-game. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-15.
  • How can I roll my own cloud game server for retro?
    https://github.com/giongto35/cloud-game Sounds exactly like what you are trying to do.
  • Play Diablo on Browser Collaboratively
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-15
    This is nice. I'm wondering, since this uses a windows VM, as long as there is no dedicated GPU passed through this is probably restricted to older/graphically less intensive games right? Sadly most servers at least from the places I get my servers from don't have at least a cheapo GPU in there to pass through.

    I have had a similiar idea some time ago but way less automated and windows-only. Will see if I can contribute anything useful.

    Slightly OT: I found CloudRetro[0] and this project some time ago when dabbling in WebRTC and looking at Pion[1]. Interestingly I had a very similiar idea back then and even managed to create a working prototype. Basically cloud-gaming-multiplayer on a single browser page, including 4 low-latency streams for the 4 players and one slightly higher-latency stream for "spectators" (using OvenMediaEngine[2]).

    It currently only supports gamepads but allows you do join/leave the game at any time, or leave and let a spectator have a go.

    I'd like to open source it sometime soon but currently its barely functional. I'm using a brokenly modified version of the OBS[3] FFMpeg plugin to pump video and audio over RTP to Pion. OBS likes to crash randomly now (due to me not knowing what I'm doing in regards to changing codec parameters etc). Also I still have issues with still frames when there is minimal movement (h264) or the frame freezing and disintegrating into a pixelated mess (using vp8).

    Of course the OBS setup requires a bit more setup (and I believe there is no headless-functionality for it?). I'm using a spare windows machine to to stream the games (usually Mario Kart Double Dash (Gamecube)). I even tried a short session in VR with others in BigScreen[4].

    Just throwing some ideas for others out I guess.

    [0] https://github.com/giongto35/cloud-game

  • WebRTC for Low-latency Gaming on Cloud
    reddit.com/r/WebRTC | 2021-01-28
    Checkout https://github.com/giongto35/cloud-game and then the same devs latter project https://github.com/giongto35/cloud-morph. That sounds like what you want.
  • CloudRetro – Multiplayer NES, Playstation and More Powered by WebRTC
    news.ycombinator.com | 2020-12-30

What are some alternatives?

When comparing OvenMediaEngine and cloud-game you can also consider the following projects:

Ant-Media-Server - 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.

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

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

cloud-morph - Decentralize, Self-host Cloud Gaming/Application

IP-ESP32-CAM - "IP Camera" based on ESP32-CAM

libretro-thumbnails - Thumbnails for RetroArch