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Install Ant Media server (CE) in on-premises

Install Ant Media server (CE) in on-premises

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Ant Media Server is a software that can stream live and VoD streams. It supports scalable, ultra low latency (0.5 seconds) adaptive streaming and records live videos in several formats like HLS, MP4, etc.

We can create our own live streaming server to relay our content in web using this service.

Here we are going to explain installation of ant media server .

Prerequisites

  • Ubuntu 18 server

  • Minimum 1 GB of Ram 1 core processor 8 GB of disk space

  • Domain Name to publish on internet

ports we are going to allow

TCP 1935 =RTMP

5080 = HTTP

5443 = HTTPS

5554 = RTSP

22 = SSH

UDP UDP:5000-65000 (WebRTC)

First update the OS

     apt-get update

Now we are going to download the package from the GitHub and install it. usually ant media frequently update their packages in git hub you can directly get all the releases from the below link

    https://github.com/ant-media/Ant-Media-Server/releases/

here i am going to download the latest version

    wget https://github.com/ant-media/Ant-Media-Server/releases/download/ams-v2.3.3.1/ant-media-server-2.3.3.1-community-2.3.3.1-20210609_2132.zip

and download installation script to install the package

   wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ant-media/Scripts/master/install_ant-media-server.sh

change the script permission

    chmod 755 install_ant-media-server.sh

now we execute the script to install the package

    ./install_ant-media-server.sh ant-media-server-*.zip true

the installation takes 3 to 5 mins

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to check the status of ant media service use the below command

     systemctl status antmedia.service

and result willbe like this

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the below commands are control the ant media service

    systemctl start antmedia
    systemctl stop antmedia
    systemctl restart antmedia

now you can access your ant media dashboard using your public ip address

youripaddress:5080

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first we create the user in this screen and login to the dashboard.
the dashboard looks like this.

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then allow the required ports in firewall

   ufw allow 1935,5080,5443,5554,80,443,22/tcp

now we are going to secure our website so that first we stop the ant media service

     systemctl stop antmedia.service

change your location to ant media server to execute the SSL installation script

    cd /usr/local/antmedia/

and give your domain name after the -d switch

    ./enable_ssl.sh -d  ant.venketraman.com

now you are successfully secure your server with ssl.

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Forward Default http(80), https(443) Ports to 5080 and 5443

Generally, port forwarding is used to forward default ports to the server's ports in order to have ease of use. For instance let's forward 80 to 5080, just type the command below.

    sudo iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-port 5080
    sudo iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 443 -j REDIRECT --to-port 5443

After running the command above, the request goes to 80, 443 is being forwarded to 5080, 5443 likewise

now we again start the ant media service

     systemctl start antmedia

now check your domain name.it will be automatically redirects to https.

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now you going to check the below url (ur domain name/WebRTCApp)

ant.venketraman.com:5443/WebRTCApp

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now we are going to publish our live streaming content. click the publish button your stream will be online.

to check the live stream content use the below url in your browser.

Syntax

    https://yourdomainname:5443/WebRTCApp/play.html?id=stream1&playOrder=hls

[ant.venketraman.com:5443/WebRTCApp/play.htm..

The installation and configuration completed. results will be verified.

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