What is RTMP streaming?

RTMP streaming is an enhanced way to deliver video and audio on the internet. This technique has mainly three advantages:

  1. You can jump anywhere in the timeline without having to wait for that part to download.
  2. Saving a streaming video or audio on a local computer is hard to accomplish because nothing is downloaded in the temporary folder of the browser.
  3. When the visitor leaves the video before it is finished, you do not pay for the bandwidth that is not consumed, as opposed to progressive download, a method used by YouTube. Progressive download videos keep downloading as long as the page is open.

AWS Amazon makes streaming video and audio quite easy because they have the streaming software in their system. In the past, you had to install Flash server software on yuor server and configure it to make it work, which required quite some technical knowledge.