August 8, 2022

SRT bonding and libsrt 1.5 in Nimble Streamer

Nimble Streamer has a wide SRT feature set which covers multiple capabilities. Our team has been an active contributor and a platinum member of SRT Alliance so we follow up closely with all updates.

At the moment Nimble uses libsrt version 1.4.4 by default when you install SRT package, however we continuously monitor new versions and features. So we wanted to give a try to the latest update.

libsrt 1.5

Now Nimble allows using libsrt 1.5.0-2 as an option on Ubuntu 20 and 22.

If you want to try it with the latest Nimble build, use SRT package installation procedure with this command to install SRT package:

sudo apt-get install nimble-srt-1.5

You can always install "nimble-srt" package to get libsrt 1.4.4.


Bonding

With version 1.5.0, libsrt provide a new major feature set for Connection bonding.

Nimble Streamer allows enabling SRT bonding as provided by libsrt.


This capability is enabled by adding "srt-bonding-enabled" parameter with "true" in MPEGTS In setting for incoming SRT connection:



If any of our customers have SRT sender software or hardware capable of bonding, please feel free to try it with Nimble Streamer and let us know how it works, your real-life feedback is always valuable for us.


Learn more about SRT features of Nimble Streamer and SRT capabilities of other Softvelum products.