Litchi VUE and RTMP difference?

I am wondering, what is the technical difference between Litchi-VUE and RTMP (besides that Litchi-VUE can switch to VR-mode).
Both need a wireless connection over a hotspot and both are using a transfer protocol.

If not using Litchi-VUE, I can use RTMP, starting a RTMP listener on my second device and a viewer (like VLC, OBS or similar) to see the stream. This is working well in Linux witch apache or any other RTMP sever, who can listen on the required port (did not try with Windows, as I do not use Windows). How to do this, I described in another thread.

A RTMP listener can also be started on android phones, there is an app for it. Then doing the same way as on PCs. However, I believe, on Android using Litchi-VUE is much easier.

My question is aimed for the technical site: Is Litchi-VUE using also RTMP and is just a “ready made solution” or is Litchi-VUE using some other protocol (maybe proprietrary), to increase transport speed and inhibit lagging.

Using the RTMP-method I described above will show a little delay between first and second video (about estimated 100-300ms), but maybe also be caused, as my notebook is old and not so fast.

Apart from the delay, using RTMP to other computers might be interesting, if you want see or show your video on a big screen, because it is working on ANY hardware.

Have a nice day!


Litchi Vue uses a proprietary protocol, it does not use RTMP. Latency should be similar in a local setup, perhaps faster with Litchi Vue but we did not compare.
Which app on Android allows you to create a local RTMP server? Interested to try it out, please let us know!
Litchi Vue obviously supports telemetry and VR which are not streamed with RTMP only

Hi vico,

thanks for the answer. The App on Android is called “Servers Ultimate”. It can several protocols including RTMP. There are not many of these apps available, this one was looking best for me.

What was not quite clear for me: Litchi VUE is the server, and the client for it is Litchi Magic Leach, is this correct?

Best regards


Litchi Vue is the name of the feature. The ‘server’ is the main Litchi app, the ‘client’ is the Litchi Vue app: Help - Litchi

Litchi Magic Leash is unrelated, it is for following another device in Follow mode

If you are able to stream to ‘Servers Ultimate’ using Litchi, please let me know how! I could not get it to work (not rooted)

Hi vico,

tried again yesterday, but sadly in the meantime the trial periode of Servers Ultimate is gone off.
Tried do deinstall and reinstall without any success - the trieal period stays off.

Maybe I will find a cracked version somewhere… If not, then bad.

There is another app, which should do it, called NAMP, it is nginx for android, but it might not work.
First, I believe you must pay for an activation (I am not quite sure about that, the expanation looks very weird), and second, although you can edit the nginx.conf and add RTMP as protocol,
it is notz clear, that this will work.

For PC you need the addon module “nginx-rtmp” to activate rtmp-server in nginx, so it might not work on android.

I will see, if I will find another solution, however, just for testing purposes.

Oh, by the way: The app Servers Ultimate does NOT need a rooted device! So you can play around with it during the trial periode.

Best regards and happy hacking!