Captain Stronk: the Orchestrator with community values and a mission to make the Livepeer network the more robust
In need of open source contributions?
Looking for a global high performing orchestrator?
On the hunt for low commission rates?
Captain Stronk comes to the rescue!
Hi! I’m a full stack video engineer at OptiMist Video. My main responsibility is working on MistServer, an open source, full-featured, next-generation streaming media toolkit
Besides running this Orchestrator I have a passion for making music, maxing out my level on Steam and cuddling with my cats on the couch
Why stake with Captain Stronk?
- We have been active since December, 2021 and have never missed a reward call
- To support our contributions to the Livepeer ecosystem
- We have a professional setup with monitoring, alerts and high uptime. We have consistently been in the top 10 performers and will scale operations as needed to keep it that way
- Our goal is to run at a 8% reward and 30% fee cut. This way our delegators will have high returns, while ensuring we earn enough revenue to fund our operations and community contributions. We will lower our reward commission over time, as our stake increases
In short: we are setting a gold standard in terms of reliability and performance and set an example of how orchestrators can contribute back to the Livepeer ecosystem
We are located in Leiden, with a dedicated Livepeer machine and gigabit up/down connection. We are also cooperating with other high performing orchestrators to ensure high availability across the globe while keeping our costs as low as possible.
We have the following GPU’s connected and ready to transcode 24/7:
1x GTX 1070 @ Boston
1x RTX 3080 @ Las Vegas
3x GTX 1070Ti @ Leiden
1x Tesla T4 @ Singapore
Tip: You can visit our public Grafana page for advanced insights
As a part of our mission to make the Livepeer network more robust, we are maintaining the following projects
Tip: Feel free to request custom development work if you have have need of something which can benefit the Livepeer network as a whole
Orchestrator API and supplementary explorer - link
Useful data indexing tool which provides information on events happening on Livepeers smart contracts. The API aggregates data from the Livepeer subgraph, blockchain data, smart contract events and more. This data gets cached so that, even if one of these data sources has issues, the API can always return the latest known info without interruption to service.
Status: Prototype has been running for over a year now. A major refactor is currently in progress, as well as a redesign of the frontend.
The new version will be implemented generically (extensible to other projects than just Livepeer) as well as buffering the state over time (allowing getting the state at a specific point in time)
Stronk Broadcaster - preview
We are working on turning our Livepeer machines into a CDN and provide a simple website where users can trial the Livepeer network. The website allows visitors to stream into the network from the browser and view and share these streams with anyone. It includes basic statistics, like the delay of the transcoded video tracks versus the source track
Status: Global ingest and delivery of live media is enabled. Side-by-side comparison of WebRTC being streamed from the browser versus what the viewers receive is also functional. Next up: Enable streaming through a canvas to enable overlaying video tracks and adding overlays (or other custom artwork)
Dune Livepeer Dashboard - link
Provides statistics on events happening on Livepeers smart contracts
Status: Finished, exploring new stats to add
Orchestrator Linux setup guide - link
Solves the knowledge gap of Windows users who want to improve their setup by running their Orchestrator operations on a Linux machine
Status: First public release. We have received plenty of feedback from orchestrators in order to cover more information
Orchestrator Discovery Tracker - preview
Pretend Broadcaster which does discovery checks to all active Orchestrators and makes the response times publicly available. These are the same requests a
go-livepeer Broadcaster makes when populating their list of viable Orchestrators
Status: Prerelease. On hold while we work on above projects
The Livepeer network has an awesome community of Orchestrators. In case you are not convinced of staking with Captain Stronk yet, the following Orchestrators are also a good spot to stake your LPT:
titan-node.eth: the face of Livepeer and also a public transcoding pool. Hosts a weekly water cooler chat in the Livepeer Discord to talk Livepeer, Web3 or tech in general
video-miner.eth: transcoding pool run by a group of Orchestrators (including myself)
xeenon.eth: a web3 media platform and promising new broadcaster on the network