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Darwin Streaming Server6.0.3

14 May 2009

Apple open source streaming video server.


Darwin Streaming Server is the open source version of Apple's QuickTime Streaming Server technology that allows you to send streaming media to clients across the Internet using the industry standard RTP and RTSP protocols. Based on the same code base as QuickTime Streaming Server, Darwin Streaming Server provides a high level of customizability and runs on a variety of platforms allowing you to manipulate the code to fit your needs.

While sharing the same code base as QuickTime Streaming Server, Darwin Streaming Server is an open source project intended for developers who need to stream QuickTime and MPEG-4 media on alternative platforms such as Windows, Linux, and Solaris, or those developers who need to extend and/or modify the existing streaming server code to fit their needs. Darwin Streaming Server is only supported by the open source community and is not eligible for technical support from Apple. Apple hosts a number of email discussion lists for Darwin Streaming Server users and developers to share ideas and discuss deployment scenarios.

QuickTime Streaming Server (QTSS) is Apple's commercial streaming server delivered as part of Mac OS X Server. QTSS provides users with enhanced administration and media management tools as a result of the tight integration with Mac OS X Server; these tools are not available as part of the open source project. Technical support is available for QTSS as part of the AppleCare support plans provided for Mac OS X Server and Xserve.

Both DSS and QTSS are built on a core server that provides state of the art quality of service features with Skip protection and Instant-On, and support for the latest digital media standards, MPEG-4 and 3GPP.

What's new in Darwin Streaming Server

Version 6.0.3:
  • DSS now builds and runs 64-bit on MacOS X
  • Updates for example modules
  • OS X based user account support is added using Apple Open Directory services and includes LDAP and Active Directory user account authentication and authorization
  • Separate thread pools are used for RTSP processing and RTP processing
  • Performance is improved on OS X systems with 4 and 8 cores over previous releases.
  • Supports hinted files greater than 4GB in size.
  • The posted pre-built MacOS package runs on MacOS X 10.5 or later only
  • No build support yet for non-Mac OS X systems (open source submissions are needed to build on other platforms)
  • No longer posting pre-built install binaries for non-Mac OS X systems.
This release contains open source submissions for the following issues:
  • Fixed compilation problem on Solaris 10u3 (Stefan Parvu)
  • Fixed access log c-bytes value (Amir Wolf)
  • Fixed access log CPU utilization value
  • Fixed compilation problem on FC6 linux PPC (Matthew McGillis)
  • Fix to allow streaming of files with bad hint track references, allows compatibility with some popular encoders (Fredrik Widlund)
  • Fix StreamingProxy compilation problems for some non-MacOSX platforms
  • Added a HowTo for uninstalling DSS on a MacOS X system
  • Misc. fixes for Debian linux (Ben Humpert)
  • Fixed problem with video sync frame detection for MacOS X on Intel (Lorenzo Vicisano)

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