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mediasoup and its client side libraries are designed to accomplish with the following goals:
- Be a SFU (Selective Forwarding Unit).
- Support both WebRTC and plain RTP input and output.
- Be a Node.js module in server side.
- Be minimalist: just handle the media layer.
- Be signaling agnostic: do not mandate any signaling protocol.
- Be super low level API.
- Support all existing WebRTC endpoints.
- Enable integration with well known multimedia libraries/tools.
mediasoup and its client side libraries provide a super low level API. They are intended to enable different use cases and scenarios, without any constraint or assumption. Some of these use cases are:
- Group video chat applications.
- One-to-many (or few-to-many) broadcasting applications in real-time.
- RTP streaming.
- ECMAScript 6 low level API.
- Multi-stream: multiple audio/video streams over a single ICE + DTLS transport.
- IPv6 ready.
- ICE / DTLS / RTP / RTCP over UDP and TCP.
- Simulcast and SVC support.
- Congestion control.
- Sender and receiver bandwidth estimation with spatial/temporal layers distribution algorithm.
- SCTP support (WebRTC DataChannels and SCTP over plain UDP).
- Extremely powerful (media worker subprocess coded in C++ on top of libuv).