Gili Gili - 1 month ago 9
Java Question

Live video streaming using Java?

Are there any good libraries for streaming live video using Java? Ideally both ends of the pipe should be written in Java but I am mostly concerned about the video player. What software would you recommend?

UPDATE: It seems that VLC introduces a 1-2 second delay. I need video streaming that is truly live. The record-to-playback delay must be under 300ms.


The best video playback/encoding library I have ever seen is ffmpeg. It plays everything you throw at it. (It is used by MPlayer.) It is written in C but I found some Java wrappers.

  • FFMPEG-Java: A Java wrapper around ffmpeg using JNA.
  • jffmpeg: This one integrates to JMF.