I'm aware of streaming live video using on the RaspberryPi itself as a server. But is there a way to send the video from the raspicam to an external web-streamer so that if I have multiple people viewing a stream it doesn't use up the resources of the pi? What protocol and server should i use? My raspberry is a raspberry pi zero w and i want to stream at the local network via wifi. Thanks.

  • does the external web-streamer accept input streams?
    – jsotola
    Commented Feb 19, 2020 at 23:05
  • Yes thats the point that it should accept the video stream from the raspberry. The plan is : Raspicam -> server(gateaway)->multiple clients(web browsers). Commented Feb 20, 2020 at 8:33

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There is a lot of camera streamer tools/package and I have tested almost all of them then deduced the motion is the better one. It has a simple stream web page and the key advantage is the configuration file.

Motion installation:

You can install it simply by:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install motion

Motion configuration:

Check this link - (/etc/motion/motion.conf) out.

  • Ok I will give it a try. Commented Feb 20, 2020 at 8:38

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