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This is what I would like to do.

  1. A Linux laptop has a webcam connected to it and captures video and audio in real time
  2. The laptop sends the live video and audio stream to another Linux server which has a better internet connection than the laptop, via RTSP or RTMP or something similar
  3. Any clients that wish to view the stream connect to the Linux server by means of some software such as VLC

The steps 1 and 3 are not a problem, I think I know how to do them. But:

How do I configure the Linux server in step 2 so that it accepts an RTSP stream input and publishes it in some address such as rtsp://my.ip.address/stream.mp4 for example, which can be opened in VLC by any computer? Is crtmpserver the right tool for this? And how do I configure it? I've read like ten different web pages that explain some example configurations for crtmpserver but haven't really found what I was looking for.

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It looks like it isn't particularly trivial, however crtmpserver have a tutorial on their wiki here. It looks like you have to configure a lua file and then doing a new cmake of the server. (So very much non-trivial.)

As an alternative, there are other servers that may do this for you more easily such as Red5 and also Adobe has a free offering mentioned in this question.

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