Live stream rtsp camera over the internet

EDIT: I have experienced some lag with webm streaming, scroll down for swf configuration.

Live stream camera (Foscam in my case) over the internet cheat sheet:

apt-get install software-properties-common
add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media
apt-get update
apt-get install ffmpeg

Create ffserver.conf file

nano /etc/ffserver.conf
HTTPPort 8090 # Port to bind the server to
HTTPBindAddress 0.0.0.0
MaxHTTPConnections 2000
MaxClients 15
MaxBandwidth 50000 # Maximum bandwidth per client
 # set this high enough to exceed stream bitrate
CustomLog -

<Feed feed1.ffm>
 File /tmp/feed1.ffm
 FileMaxSize 1g
 ACL allow localhost
 ACL allow 192.168.0.0 192.168.0.255
</Feed>

<Stream live.webm>
 Format webm
 Feed feed1.ffm

 VideoCodec libvpx
 VideoSize 640x480
 VideoFrameRate 30
 VideoBitRate 512
 VideoBufferSize 512
 NoAudio
 AVOptionVideo flags +global_header
 StartSendOnKey

</Stream>

<Stream status.html> # Server status URL
 Format status
 # Only allow local people to get the status
 ACL allow localhost
 ACL allow 192.168.0.0 192.168.0.255
</Stream>

<Redirect index.html> # Just an URL redirect for index
 # Redirect index.html to the appropriate site
 URL live.webm/
</Redirect>

Save, exit and start the services

ffserver > /dev/null 2>&1 &
ffmpeg -loglevel error -r 30 -i rtsp://user:pass@camera_IP:port/url http://LAN_IP_WHERE_FFSERVER_IS_RUNNING:8090/feed1.ffm /dev/null 2>/var/log/ffmpeg.log &

Visit http://LAN_IP_WHERE_FFSERVER_IS_RUNNING:8090/live.webm
For status go to http://LAN_IP_WHERE_FFSERVER_IS_RUNNING:8090/status.html

I have experienced some lag with the above configuration, here is the config for a swf streaming:

HTTPPort 8090 # Port to bind the server to
HTTPBindAddress 0.0.0.0
MaxHTTPConnections 2000
MaxClients 15
MaxBandwidth 50000 # Maximum bandwidth per client
 # set this high enough to exceed stream bitrate
CustomLog -

<Feed feed1.ffm>
 File /tmp/feed1.ffm
 FileMaxSize 1g
 ACL allow localhost
 ACL allow 192.168.0.0 192.168.0.255
</Feed>

<Stream live.ffm>
 Feed feed1.ffm

Format swf
VideoCodec flv
VideoFrameRate 30
VideoBufferSize 80000
VideoBitRate 100
# quality ranges - 1-31 (1 = best, 31 = worst)
VideoQMin 1
VideoQMax 5
VideoSize 1024x786
PreRoll 0
Noaudio

</Stream>

<Stream status.html> # Server status URL
 Format status
 # Only allow local people to get the status
 ACL allow localhost
 ACL allow 192.168.0.0 192.168.0.255
</Stream>

<Redirect index.html> # Just an URL redirect for index
 # Redirect index.html to the appropriate site
 URL live.ffm/
</Redirect>

Save and restart ffserver and ffmpeg.

Edit your index.html file to play swf file in the browser:

<html>
<head>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<link rel="icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
<title>Site title</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="swfobject.js"></script>
 <script type="text/javascript">
 swfobject.registerObject("myFlashContent", "9.0.0", "expressInstall.swf");
 </script>
 <script type="text/javascript">
 swfobject.embedSWF("http://FF_SERVER_IP:8090/live.ffm", "myContent", "1024", "786", "9.0.0");
 </script>
</head>
<body>
<p align="top">Some optional text.</p>
 <div id="myContent">
 <p>Live stream</p>
 </div>
</video>

</body>

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