Meeting the needs of your largest clients is paramount to business growth. When Azzurro HD found themselves blocked by an important client request, they turned to Red5 Pro for help with a solution. We had the pleasure of chatting with Chris Puzzio, VP of Development at Azzurro HD, about his use of the Red5 Pro platform and how it fills a specific need within their company. Tell us about Azzurro HD - What do you do? Puzzio: Azzurro HD started as one of the first all high-definition video switching centers in New York City. From there we spawned off several…

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Red5 Pro’s Experience Delivery Network (XDN) introduces a new functionality: the ability to create a mixed live stream that includes the audio and video of other live streams. Mixer nodes, a new XDN node type, create mixed streams based on a visual layout that can be dynamically updated in real time. Mixers enable users to create large compositions with hundreds of live streams or video conferences with a single return stream. For video conferences, Mixers are coupled with a mix-minus audio engine that provides participants with a mix-minus audio stream of their conference track. Read on to understand how…

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Did you miss our webinar with Digital Ocean about "Building Interactive Live Streaming Apps for Millions of Viewers?" You can catch the replay below on YouTube. Inspired with a great idea? Tag us on Twitter (@Red5Pro) and let us know! And if you're ready to build your own watch party or other interactive live streaming app, contact us at info@red5pro.com or schedule a call.…

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The emergence of real-time interactive streaming has created a field of dreams for developers who can innovate with the same alacrity they’ve come to expect in the traditional streaming environment. For many if not most developers, whether the fast track to commercialization will remain open in the real-time streaming era hinges on the answer to a simple question. Will they be able to continue exploiting the open-source GStreamer platform with the flexibility, speed, and scalability that has made it the go-to multimedia framework for innovation over the past few years? GStreamer’s open-source framework provides vendors a common approach…

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Amazon Web Services has partnered with Red5 Pro to open a groundbreaking shortcut to the future by enabling immersive extended reality (XR) and other interactive video experiences associated with the Metaverse to be delivered over first-generation 5G networks. This vast range of possibilities was widely deemed to be dependent on implementations of the more advanced version of 5G known as 5G Standalone Architecture (SA), which most mobile network operators (MNOs) have yet to undertake. Now such capabilities can be brought to life through activation of Red5 Pro’s Experience Delivery Network (XDN) platform on facilities in the Wavelength Zones that…

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Red5 Pro will share tips and tricks with Digital Ocean around “Building Interactive Live Streaming Apps for Millions of Viewers” on February 15, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m ET. Join us as we discuss how to use our Experience Delivery Network (XDN) to offer up amazing, interactive experiences with multi-way live streaming. Register for the Tech Talk here. Can’t wait? If you’re ready to see how Red5 Pro’s XDN technology can transform your business by providing Truetime™ eXperiences at the speed of thought, contact us at info@red5pro.com or schedule a call.…

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Red5 Pro added new functionality to the Experience Delivery Network (XDN) this week: the ability to create dynamic, customized, composite live streams from the audio and video of hundreds of other live streams with XDN Mixer nodes. This versatile option opens the doors for everything from broadcasting a collection of on-location cameras to a single display to handling complex video conferencing needs. Users can create composite video on demand recordings, push multi-stream branded content to social channels, and even select which audio/video tracks to include at any moment. Red5 Pro is providing Truetime™ eXperiences at the speed of thought.…

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The path to building a decentralized CDN foundation for a digital economy that thrives on real-time video-infused use cases is now in sight. As explained in a previous blog, highly granular distribution of cloud computing with newfound flexibility in cloud-based data management has set the stage for linking instantaneous computer processing with Red5 Pro’s Experience Delivery Network (XDN) platform at the deepest edges of networks everywhere. This is critical to the new generation of ultra-low latency use cases enumerated in that blog. In most XDN deployment scenarios, the end-to-end video streaming latencies registered over XDN infrastructure at any distance…

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We all know the importance of the bottom line in any successful venture. Cutting expenses is paramount but sometimes there are hidden costs we don’t even consider. Video latency may be one of those areas for your business. We invite you to download “The True Cost of Video Latency” white paper to learn how latency may be costing you customers and eating into your profits.…

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Over-the-top (OTT) streaming allows content to be delivered to viewers over the internet so that it can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Traditionally, OTT would make use of a content delivery network (CDN) designed to provide on-demand video, but as live streaming increases in popularity, we are seeing the scales begin to shift in favor of cloud-based video streaming services. In fact, the cloud computing industry is expected to see an increase from USD 371.4 billion in 2020 to USD 832.1 billion by 2025. So what’s the appeal? Why choose a cloud-based video streaming service for live content,…

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New developments pushing the intersection between cloud computing and real-time video streaming to rooftops, curbsides, and factory floors are bringing the world closer than ever to the next era in digital commerce. Already, the benefits of video-rich interactivity are driving surging demand for network connectivity that does away with the high latency, unidirectional, and other limitations of traditional streaming technology. When real-time interactive streaming as supported by Red5 Pro’s Experience Delivery Network (XDN) platform is in play, centralized cloud computing can be employed to address the processing needs associated with the multitude of video applications that work well when…

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Red5 Pro was recently featured in an article on Panorama Audiovisual, a Spanish-language site that explores trends in film, media, and broadcasting. Roughly 30% of Red5 Pro's customer base is in the EMEA region, with a heavy concentration in Europe. We pride ourselves on serving an international user base, and this piece explores our plans for the future as well as some of our customers around the world. Read the full article on Panorama AudioVisual.…

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Significant internet service disruptions triggered by the latest AWS outage have once again made the case that providers of live-streamed video can only attain the persistent performance they’re looking for through reliance on a multi-cloud streaming infrastructure. The widely reported outage centered in the AWS US-EAST-1-Region over several hours on December 7 caused disruptions impacting users in several regions worldwide. As described by Fortune, “The list of high-profile companies significantly impacted by Tuesday’s Amazon Web Services outage reads like a who’s-who of everyday 21st century brands: Netflix, Disney+, Ring, Robinhood, Instacart, Roku, McDonald’s, even Amazon itself.…

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The global shift to real-time video streaming will soon be drawing new support from advances in hardware acceleration that enable radical reductions in the time consumed processing content for transmission and reception over next-generation pipelines. As evidenced by performance metrics attained by distributors operating over Red5 Pro’s Experience Delivery Network (XDN) infrastructure worldwide, it’s now possible to implement interactive live video streaming that reduces end-to-end latencies at any distance to no more than 400ms and often much less. But, in an environment where every few milliseconds matter, distributors have much to gain wherever hardware acceleration can be used…

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(Updated: 12/16/2021) The zero-day gremlins are at it again, this time with a nasty Log4j/Log4j2 vulnerability that’s been dubbed Log4Shell (CVE-2021-44228). First things first: Red5 offerings, including both the open source and the Red5 Pro closed source extensions, are not vulnerable as we do not use the affected libraries. Log4Shell allows a specially-crafted log message to reach out via LDAP to a compromised LDAP server, retrieving a payload that then executes on the recipient server. Unfortunately, this zero-day required very little work to exploit; proof of concept code was released almost immediately and there are already…

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Red5 Pro's platform just became even more efficient with the addition of V-Nova's MPEG-5 LCEVC codec enhancement. LCEVC can provide better quality with a lower load, saving money, increasing reach, and creating a better end-user experience. Visit OTTVerse for the full story. Parties interested in a demonstration of the latest Red5 Pro platform with LCEVC should contact Sylvio Jelovich at sylvio@red5pro.com or schedule a call with our team.…

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A sudden turn of events in smart TV development is freeing service providers to bring real-time video interactivity into play for breakthroughs in user experience on home entertainment’s new center stage. Comcast kicked off the potentially disruptive trend in early October when it announced that Sky, its recently acquired UK-based subsidiary, was introducing a smart TV labeled Sky Glass with a feature-rich 4K camera developed by Microsoft. Sky Glass viewers will be able to stream pay TV services that once were only available via satellite while interacting with other viewers remotely via video communications. As described by Sky officials,…

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Red5 Pro is thrilled to welcome Marc Pace to our leadership team as Chief Technology Officer. Pace, as he prefers to be called, describes himself as “the quintessential computer geek,” and joins us with a long history of tech innovation, a passion for VR, and a slightly irreverent sense of humor. He has a knack for founding and selling companies, solving interesting problems, and being just a step or two ahead of his time. Although he may have preferred to be hanging in the metaverse with his cats, Pace took some time out to share his thoughts on Red5 Pro,…

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Tune in on Tuesday, November 30th at 11AM EST | 4PM GMT for a webinar with Rethink TV analysts, Alex Davies and Rafi Cohen, to explore the exciting future of content delivery - Decentralized CDN. The analysts will cover the “Decentralized CDN and Multi-CDN, Forecast 2021-2026” findings before launching into a panel discussion with industry experts. Red5 Pro's CEO, Chris Allen, is a featured guest speaker. Register now!…

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As the chilly autumn air moves in on the East Coast, we’re more inclined to bundle up and stay inside… which is yet another reason why live streaming is so important to us! From the comfort of our homes, we can attend long-awaited events, watch our favorite shows, and chat with friends across the globe. We’re always coming up with creative ways to enhance the Red5 Pro product to create the best streaming experience possible—and the recent addition of the Interstitial Media Insertion feature is no exception. Interstitial Media Insertion allows for a temporary switch between two…

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New to live streaming with Red5 Pro? This one’s for you! Learning to use a new product can be challenging. To help you get started, we’ve rounded up some of the most commonly asked questions from new customers. Find our answers below. 1. Does Red5 Pro require an SSL certificate?This depends on your streaming protocol. RTMP and HLS streaming can be used without an SSL certificate, however WebRTC requires SSL for secure streaming. WebRTC was designed with security as a top priority, and because encryption is a mandatory feature of WebRTC, an SSL certificate is required for…

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As the costs of relying on big hacker-infested streaming platforms grow ever steeper, providers of live-streamed video services are finding they have more reason than ever to operate over their own infrastructures. The urgency of the situation flashed bright red with recent revelations that Amazon’s Twitch had suffered a massive data breach that could severely damage operations for some time to come. According to press reports, the 125-gigabyte trove of stolen Twitch data included codes bearing on security, software development and device configurations, information related to individual streamers’ income, and much else. While, as reported by The Verge, the…

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A ground-breaking approach to socializing virtual reality experiences has taken shape with development of a healthcare platform supporting video communications during VR-based therapy sessions. redacted, a leading supplier of therapeutic products, is employing the solution in use cases involving treatment delivered through patients’ VR headsets. In some cases, friends and family as well as the caregiver can share a 2D 3600 view of the patient’s VR experience while communicating with each other and the patient in real time via video. In others, the video communication is between the patient and caregiver. The ability to engage a large number of…

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The prospects for mass participation in extended reality (XR) applications appear to be getting better with implementations of the 3D spatial laser scanning technology—known as LiDAR—in new products from Apple and other suppliers. LiDAR, an acronym for light detection and arranging, parallels what radio detection and arranging (radar) does with sound, but to far greater precision.  In this case, reflected laser pulses are used to support AI-assisted representations of a targeted space in three dimensions. The technology has been used since the 1960s in surveying, archeology, meteorology, space exploration and many other disciplines, but it’s only recently…

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