What is the difference between Agora Live Interactive Streaming and common CDN + RTMP technologies?
Most CDN + RTMP technologies for live streaming allow users to watch the live steaming in a web browser, which lowers the audience's threshold. Agora provides a solution for SD-RTN™, host, and audience to have the same real-time communication quality as an individual line with:
- Private voice and video coding
- Private transport protocol
- Private node deployment
- Private transmission algorithms
See the following table for details:
|Feature||CDN + RTMP||Agora Live Interactive Streaming|
|Video Encoding and Decoding||H.264||Private|
|Audio Encoding and Decoding||AAC||Private|
|Transport Protocol||TCP based on RTMP||Private protocol based on UDP|
|Transmission Algorithm||TCP||Private algorithm for fixing packet loss and adjusting the bitrate automatically according to the current bandwidth|
|Picture-in-picture layout||Fixed||Can be adjusted dynamically|
Agora also enables the function of publishing streams into the CDN for social media sharing.