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Small Audio and Video Mixes

This use case mixes a small number of live streams into a single stream using a single Mixer as diagramed in Figure 1. Possible scenarios include control rooms displaying a mix of camera streams or small conferences where a single live stream is required for view-only participants. For the latter scenario, the conference participants would use a simple HTML page to publish their stream and subscribe to the other participants’ streams, thus not requiring mix-minus audio functionality.


Figure 1: Architecture diagram for small audio and video mixes.

The Grid Composition Host testbed is suitable for this use case. This testbed creates a composition with one Mixer, providing the HTML5 page and controlling which streams are part of the composition. Read here how to use the Grid Composition Host testbed for small audio and video mixes.