Is WebSockets over TCP a fast enough protocol to stream a video of, say, 30fps?
Currently we’re working on a webbased instant messaging application with chat, filesharing and video/webcam support. With some bits and tricks we got streaming media through websockets (used HTML5 Media Capture to get the stream from our webcams).
You need to build a
stream API and a
Media Stream Transceiver to control the related media processing and transport.
The Media Source Extensions has been proposed which would allow for Adaptive Bitrate Streaming implementations.
It’s definitely conceivable but I am not sure we’re there yet. In the meantime, I’d recommend using something like Silverlight with IIS Smooth Streaming. Silverlight is plugin-based, but it works on Windows/OSX/Linux. Some day the HTML5
<video> element will be the way to go, but that will lack support for a little while.