Live streaming with React Native

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Live streaming with React NativeLive streaming with React Native

You’ve decided to introduce mobile live streaming to your React Native app. This is wonderful and if you are using Mux this is especially great because getting set up and running is extremely easy.To get more news about bmoonlive/b, you can visit official website.

One of the nice things about React Native is the community supported libraries. There’s virtually a library for everything. However, when selecting a library to enable live streaming, you’ll need to ensure that the library streams over RTMP, which is the industry standard protocol.

For the purposes of this post, I decided to demonstrate live streaming with Mux using the react-native-nodemediaclient as the broadcasting client. In reality, this could be replaced with whatever library you select that is capable of streaming RTMP from within React Native.

Okay, big picture time. We more or less know what technologies we’re going with. To summarize with a high level diagram (I love making these), here is the general idea of what’s involved to enable live streaming
With the preface out of the way, let’s talk about how to create a new live stream within Mux. Within Mux Dashboard, create a new Live Stream and acquire the Playback ID (not to be confused with the Live Stream ID) as well as the Stream Key. That’s it! You, at this point, have all the information you need to start streaming to Mux.

On the live stream details page, you’ll also notice there are two RTMP URL options values. Use the RTMPS url wherever possible as it is more secure. If the broadcast client is not capable of working over RTMPS, then Mux does also provide an unsecured RTMP url, but I would advise against that as much as possible.
When starting the stream, it is crucial to remember that what the content creator sees on their screen is directly from their camera and doesn’t translate to what their end users are necessarily are seeing on the playback side.

Remember, there are various factors that go into the quality of a stream from a device and if they are streaming from a mobile phone, chances are they are doing so over a cellular network. For this reason, being on a cellular network means that the available upload bandwidth will be limited and means that you’ll need to be economical with your video quality.

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