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Install and run Restreamer on Mac with Docker Desktop.
After installation, control the Restreamer in any browser using the IP and port of the device with the path /ui.

Preparation

Step 1: Install Docker Desktop

Download, install and run Docker Desktop. Follow the installation instructions. Start Restreamer container in Docker Desktop. If you already installed Docker Desktop jump to next step.

Step 2: Pull the container with the Restreamer

Open the Terminal and load the latest Restreamer cotainer from Docker Hub. Use the command:
docker pull datarhei/restreamer:latest
Fig 1. Docker pull command in macOS terminal

Step 3: Run Restreamer Container

Start Docker Desktop and go to Images. The Restreamer is in the list. A click on RUN takes you to the next step.
Fig 2. Docker Desktop with Restreamer Image

Step 4: Configurate your Restreamer container and start

The next step is to set the container's name, the ports for access in the browser, and the video data. Finally, place the volume settings so that the login data and the restreamer are permanently saved! Otherwise, the settings and login data will be gone with the next update. Click Run to start the Restreamer for the first time.
  • Name A logical name helps to find the container again.
  • Ports Transfer the numbers from the Container Ports field to the empty areas on the left.
  • Volumes Choose a folder on the windows machine where you want to store the settings and configuration of the restreamer permanently. The Destination path is /core/config and /core/data.
Fig 3. Restreamer Desktop settings with ports and path on volume

Step 5: Open Browser to login

Click on the 8080:8080 opens the default browser with the Restreamer front door. You can otherwise also open a browser and enter the device's IP address with the Restreamer installed. In the example: http://device-ip:8080/ui
Fig 4. Active Restreamer container in Docker Desktop.

Step 8. First login

When you log in for the first time in your Restreamer, you have to enter your credentials.

Additional information: The Environments

Environments are global settings for the Restreamer. We recommend considering some environments at the startup. They are admittedly not so essential for Docker Desktop, but it does not hurt if you know them!

Description of the most important commands for the use of environments

-p 8080:8080 Binds the computer's port 8080 to the Restreamer's port 8080. It allows you to connect to the Restreamer GUI over HTTP with your browser. If you want to use a different port, change it to -p 31000:8080, for example.
-p 8081:8181 Binds the computer's port 8181 to the Restreamer's port 8181. It allows you to connect to the Restreamer GUI over HTTPS with your browser. If you want to use a different port, change it to -p 31000:8181, for example.
-p 1935:1935 Binds port 1935 of the computer to port 1935 of the Restreamer. It allows you to receive streams from the RTMP server or send streams to the RTMP server. If you want to use a different port, change it to -p 31000:1935, for example.
-p 1936:1936 Binds port 1936 of the computer to port 1936 of the Restreamer. It allows you to receive streams from the RTMPS server or send streams to the RTMPS server. If you want to use a different port, change it to -p 31000:1936, for example.
-p 6000/udp Binds port 6000/udp of the restreamer. It allows you to receive streams from the SRT server or send streams to the SRT server. If you want to use a different port, change it to -p 31000:6000/udp, for example.
-v ${HOME}/restreamer/config:/core/config The Restreamer stores the current state in the /core/config directory inside the container. This command maps the ${HOME}/restreamer/config directory of your computer into the container. This can be used to preserve the state if the restreamer needs to be restarted. If you want to store the state in a different directory on your device, change it to, e.g. -v /tmp/restreamer/config:/core/config
-v ${HOME}/restreamer/data:/core/data The restreamer stores the internal file system persistently in this directory.
datarhei/restreamer:latest It is the Docker image of the latest datarhei Restreamer on Docker Hub. Docker checks if the image is available locally and downloads it if it is not or if a newer image is available.

List with all available environment variables

https://github.com/datarhei/core#environment-variables
github.com
External URL: All Environment variables on GitHub.

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