My team is developing a conferencing solution using the video-bridge as a media-server. (We have wrapped the video-bridge in a Docker container, and control it via rest from our own signaling server). This is just a small part of a social / marketplace app.
Another part of that project is live streaming. I am wondering if the video-bridge can come to rescue also here. A live streaming session would basically be a conference with a single upstream video and audio channel, and any number of down-stream's, with chained bridges in data-centers around the world both for load-balancing and content distribution (connecting viewers to the data-center closest to their location). The requirement is to be able to scale to any number of viewers.
I have noticed that the jitsi project "outsource" streaming to Youtube.
You guys know your video-bridge far better than me. Do you believe that it can be used in such a way? Has anyone experimented with streaming at scale?
Looking forward to your opinion on this.