Darwin Streaming Server

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Darwin Streaming Server
Original author(s)Apple Inc.
Developer(s)Apple Inc.
Initial releaseMarch 16, 1999
Stable release
6.0.3 / May 10, 2007
Operating systemOS X, Linux, Windows
TypeRTSP server
LicenseApple Public Source License

Darwin Streaming Server (DSS) was the first open sourced RTP/RTSP streaming server.[1] 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 OS X, but external developers quickly ported the code to Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris,[2] Tru64 Unix, Mac OS 9 and Windows.

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Phil Sherry (11 November 2013). Foundation Mac OS X Web Development. Apress. pp. 278–. ISBN 978-1-4302-5133-0.
  2. ^ Darwin Streaming Server on Solaris

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