RTMP is designed for transport network streaming, requires support from servers such as Fms,awaza, and provides better copyright protection for streaming media content, and it also needs to pay royalties to adobe itself.
First, the two work differently:
RTMP data requires a dedicated server to receive, such as FMS, Awazal, etc., and then play through the local Flash player.
The HTTP protocol can transfer streaming media files to a file to download to the local, local by playing streaming media files to achieve streaming media playback, there is no need to deploy a data receiving server.
In addition, the HTTP protocol can pass through the firewall, more easily supported by most CDN, Rtmp needs a dedicated CDN to support