This post discusses how to stream to Custom RTMP endpoints with jitsi apart from the supported youtube streaming. We use the component Jibri with configuration changes and some scripts to achieve this functionality(Jibri is the infrastructure used to broadcast which includes both recording and streaming)
You can use this to stream the video from jitsi meet to custom RTMP endpoints like Wowza, OBS, Vimeo, Ant Media, Nginx, etc. In this article, we would be using Nginx as the RTMP endpoint.

Main components involved

  • Jibri - Broadcasting component of jitsi which is used for both streaming and recording
  • FFmpeg - Component responsible for capturing and encoding the output of virtual framebuffer in jibri
  • Nginx RTMP - Using Nginx opensource for video streaming

High-Level Architecture

The Setup

  • Install Jibri on an EC2 server
  • To set up the Nginx RTMP server follow the below steps,
  1. Execute the following commands to install the libraries
apt install build-essential libpcre3 libpcre3-dev libssl-dev nginx libnginx-mod-rtmp ffmpeg -y

2. Insert the following code to Nginx configs

rtmp {
	server {
		listen 1935;
		chunk_size 4096;

		application live {
			live on;
			#Set this to "record off" if you don't want to save a copy of your broadcasts
			record all;
			# The directory in which the recordings will be stored.
			record_path /var/www/html/recordings;
			record_unique on;
			record_suffix -%d-%b-%y-%T.flv;

			# Turn on HLS
			exec /usr/bin/ffmpeg -i rtmp://$name -crf 30 -preset ultrafast -acodec aac -strict experimental -ar 44100 -ac 2 -b:a 64k -vcodec libx264 -x264-params keyint=60:no-scenecut=1 -r 30 -b:v 500k -s 960x540 -f flv rtmp://$name;

		application show {
			live on;
			# Turn on HLS
			hls on;
			hls_path /mnt/hls/;
			hls_fragment 3;
			hls_playlist_length 60;
			# disable consuming the stream from nginx as rtmp
			deny play all;

3. Execute the following command to create a folder for recordings

mkdir -p /var/www/html/recordings
chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/recordings/
  • Let's move on to creating a custom FFmpeg script in jibri to forward the captured video stream to the Nginx RTMP server
    Put below code to the location /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg


if [[ -n "$(echo $ARGS | grep ' rtmp://')" ]]; then
    DST=$(echo $ARGS | rev | awk '{print $1}' | rev)
    STREAM=$(echo $DST | rev | cut -d '/' -f1 | rev)

    ARGS=$(echo $ARGS | sed "s~rtmp://.*~~")
    ARGS="$ARGS rtmp://$STREAM"

echo $ARGS >> /tmp/ffmpeg.log
exec /usr/bin/ffmpeg $ARGS

  • Finally, let's record the video streams

4. Add below application live block and you can run the node app


5. Put below code for express application'/recorded', async (req, res) => {

6. Use this script to upload record stream video to an s3 bucket

## upload script
/usr/local/bin/aws s3 cp --recursive ${RECORDINGS_DIR} s3://yourbucket
if [ -f /tmp/protect ]; then
	echo "file exist"
		rm /tmp/protect

	echo "file not exist"
sudo service jibri restart
exit 0

This gives us the ability to stream to a custom RTMP endpoint and record at the same time. Also, I should remind the support given by emrah


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