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Is there any open source software available for a Raspberry Pi that will read multiple camera streams on the local network and rebroadcast, keeping them as separate streams?

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  • please ask at a Linux site since you are asking about a Linux computer
    – jsotola
    Sep 19, 2022 at 14:40
  • Requests for software suggestions are probably better asked on Software Recomendations. You also need to include more details about what protocols you want to use.
    – hardillb
    Sep 19, 2022 at 15:49
  • Please revise the question: are multiple camera streams coming as one muxed data stream? The same as Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) data? So you want to demux and split into separate streams?
    – Tomas D.
    Oct 11, 2022 at 21:16

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This will very much depend on what cameras you are using and what protocols they support and where you want to send the collection of streams.

For example I have 2 camera's that support ONVIF which means they have RTSP feeds. I can then use something like ffmpeg to restream as RTMP to NGINX which in turn converts them to HLS/DASH that can be viewed in a browser or streamed to something like a Chromecast.

The depending which video codex the cameras use will determine how hard ffmpeg needs to work and this is likely to be the limiting factor on a Raspberry Pi.

The cameras are both on my private lan and the NGINX machine is exposed to the Internet so I can check on them when away.

The following post on my blog has some more of the technical details: https://www.hardill.me.uk/wordpress/2020/05/03/streaming-camera-to-chromecast/

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