What is Mediasoup?
Mediasoup and its client side libraries provide a super low level API. They are intended to enable different use cases and scenarios, without any constraint or assumption. Some of these use cases are: Group video chat applications, One-to-many (or few-to-many) broadcasting applications in real-time, and RTP streaming.
Mediasoup is a tool in the Web and Video Conferencing category of a tech stack.
Mediasoup is an open source tool with 2.1K GitHub stars and 384 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Mediasoup's open source repository on GitHub
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- Simulcast and SVC support
- Congestion control
- Sender and receiver bandwidth estimation with spatial/temporal layers distribution algorithm
- SCTP support (WebRTC DataChannels and SCTP over plain UDP)
- Extremely powerful (media worker subprocess coded in C++ on top of libuv)
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