Streamwell uses OvenMediaEngine, an open-source streaming engine created by Airensoft. OME provides some key functionality like the low-latency streaming capability, re-streaming, recordings and live thumbnails.
A portion of each Streamwell sale goes to Airensoft via GitHub Sponsors as gratitude for their amazing work, and to keep OME alive for many years to come 💙
For self-hosted installations, there are some advanced configuration options available via the editor under Administration -> Server -> Engine Control -> Configure Engine. It is not recommended to dive in here unless you have a good understanding of the fundamentals and a backup of your original config.
More info on engine configuration can be found here:
A helpful guide on load testing and performance tuning can be found here. This is a must-read if you are integrating Streamwell into an environment with more than ~50 simultaneous viewers:
OvenMediaEngine and OvenPlayer are licensed under the AGPLv3 and MIT licenses respectively. They are included as library components of the software and are not directly supported, except via professional services.