Code Quality Rank: L4
Programming language: JavaScript
License: Apache License 2.0
Tags: Server     Media     Audio     Video     Ffmpeg    
Latest version: v0.6.8

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Datarhei/Restreamer offers smart free video streaming. Stream H.264 video of IP cameras live to your website. Upload your live video on YouTube-Live, IBM Watson, Twitch, Vimeo or any other streaming solutions e.g. Wowza-Streaming-Engine. Our Docker-Image is easy to install and runs on Linux, MacOS and Windows. Datarhei/Restreamer can be perfectly combined with single-board computers like Raspberry Pi and Odroid. It is free (licensed under Apache 2.0) and you can use it for any purpose, private or commercial.


  • User-Interface including login-security
  • FFmpeg streaming/encoding the video/camera-stream, creating snapshots or pushing to a external streaming-endpoint
  • NGINX incl. RTMP-Module as streaming-backend and hls server
  • Clappr-Player to embed your stream on your website
  • Docker and Kitematic (Docker-Toolbox) optimizations and very easy installation


Documentation is available on Datarhei/Restreamer GitHub pages. We give you a lot of of informations from setting up a camera, embedding your player upon your website and streaming to services like e.g. YouTube-Live, Ustream and Livestream.com and many more things.

More additional informations about streaming, cameras and so on you can find in our Wiki.


Building your own Docker-Image:

$ git clone https://github.com/datarhei/restreamer
$ docker build -t restreamer .

Required Docker version >= 17.05

Help / Bugs

If you have problems or found a bug feel free to create a new issue upon the Github issue management.

Want to talk to us? Write an email to [email protected] or ask a question in our (Forum) on Google Groups.


The Datarhei/Restreamer was created by Julius Eitzen, Sven Erbeck, Christoph Johannsdotter and Jan Stabenow.

Special thanks for supporting this project Andrew Shulgin.


Code released under the [Apache license](LICENSE). Images are copyrighted by datarhei.org

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Restreamer README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.