Darwin Streaming Server

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Darwin Streaming Server
Original author(s) Apple Inc.
Developer(s) Apple Inc.
Initial release March 16, 1999
Stable release 6.0.3 / May 10, 2007
Operating system Mac OS X, Linux
Type RTSP server
License Apple Public Source License
Website http://dss.macosforge.org/

Darwin Streaming Server (DSS), was the first open sourced RTP/RTSP streaming server. It was released March 16, 1999 and is a fully featured RTSP/RTP media streaming server capable of streaming a variety of media types including H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4 Part 2 and 3GP.

Developed by Apple, it is the open source equivalent of QuickTime Streaming Server, and is based on its code.

The initial DSS source code release compiled only on Mac OS X, but external developers quickly ported the code to Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris,[1] Tru64 Unix, Mac OS 9 and Windows.

Source code is available as a release download or as development code via CVS.

Akamai used DSS, exclusively[citation needed], for streaming QuickTime and MPEG-4 content. The mobile version of YouTube uses DSS[citation needed] to stream its mobile videos in 3GP format using the H.263/AMR codec.

Quicktime streaming has since been superseded by HTTP Live Streaming[citation needed].

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