This document provides instructions on how to install EvoStream Media Server (EMS) on Linux operating systems. The document also provide instructions for some basic features of the EMS such as starting EMS, pulling, playing source streams and shutting down EMS.

Getting EvoStream Media Server

  1. Download the EMS package installer at https://evostream.com/software-downloads

  2. Install EMS

    2.1. Extract the zip package

    2.2. Right-click on setup.exe then click Run as administrator

    2.3. Select the Setup Language, click OK

    2.4. Click Next to continue the installation

    2.5 Read the license agreement and select I accept the agreement, click Next

    2.6. Verify the installation path, click Next

    2.7. Tick Create a desktop icon, click Next

    2.8. Confirm installation, click Install

    2.9. Read the information, click Next

    2.10. Click Finish to finish the installation.

    Note: Uncheck Launch EMS if the license is not yet installed.

License Installation

Note: You should already have your license file available. If none, EvoStream offers a 30-day free trial license to those who want to explore the features of EMS. Click here to avail the free trial or contact salesupport@evostream for other license type purchase.

To install the license, simply copy the License.lic file to C:\EvoStream\config.

Starting EvoStream Media Server

To start EMS, simply double click on the shortcut icon of EMS or double click on run_console_ems.bat in the installed EMS folder.

The shortcut icon calls the run_console_ems.bat. You may also run this executable found in the installed EMS. Simply double-clicked to start the server. This script simply runs the Media Server through the command prompt, using config/config.lua as the main server configuration.

The EMS will open a console:

To check running applications, open the Task Manager and you should see:

evo-node.exe    (for webserver)
evo-node.exe    (for webui)
evo-node.exe    (for webservices)

Connecting to Web UI

After successful start-up, you can now open the EMS Web UI.

  1. Simply open <EMS_IP>:4100 in browser

  2. Create and/or login a user

  3. You can now check the EMS functionalities! Click on this link to know more on how to use the EMS Web UI.


pullStream using UI

  1. Go to Add page in UI

  2. Select pull command

  3. Enter rtmp://s2pchzxmtymn2k.cloudfront.net/cfx/st/mp4:sintel.mp4 in URI Stream Source

  4. Enter test as a Local Stream Name

  5. Click Add Stream

Stream Playback Using UI

Pulled streams are automatically saved in EMS. To play the pulled stream, use a media player that supports the media format that was pulled or simply use the UI to stream the pulled video source.

  1. Go to Active Page in UI

  2. Click on the Play button of the stream you want to play

EMS automatically converts the stream pulled in different protocols so no worries if you want to play the stream using an RTMP or RTSP protocol for example. To play in media player:

  1. Go to Open Network Stream

  2. Enter the URL of the pulled stream

    • For RTSP: rtsp://

    • For RTMP: rtmp://

The EMS will fetch the pulled stream via localStreamName and playback will start once the file is found.

Stopping the EMS server

If the user wants to shut down the EMS, just send the command:


The EMS will respond to a key:

Command entered successfully!
Call shutdownserver again with the provided key
key: bvjvUo8HQ6VzDFJv

Then send the shutdownserver command with the key:

shutdownServer key=bvjvUo8HQ6VzDFJv

The EMS will shut down after sending the command.

Please refer to EMS User Guide and EMS API Guide for more information.