Server Installation


The Red5 Pro Server allows you to build scalable Live Streaming and Second Screen applications.

Built on the Open Source Red5 Server, the Red5 Pro Server is a standalone server distribution that provides all the possibilities from Red5 with the addition of custom Streaming and Second Screen plugins.

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Quick Server Setup

After downloading the latest Red5 Pro Server, unzip the distribution into a directory that fits your development requirements.

For example, we have unzipped the distribution in the following locations:

  • On OSX: /Users/username/red5pro-server
  • On Windows: C:/red5pro-server
  • On Linux: /home/username/red5pro-server

Note: You need to have Java and some other plugins, depending on the platform, in order to run Red5 Pro.

To start the Red5 Pro server, change the directory to the unzipped location (e.g. /Users/username/red5pro-server on OSX or /home/username/red5pro-server on Linux) and do the following:

  • On OSX and Linux, open terminal and issue: $ ./red5.sh
  • On Windows, double click the red5.bat file

You should notice some output being printed to the terminal/console regarding the startup of Red5 and plugin registry.

Once the console stops printing information, open your favorite browser and navigate to http://localhost:5080. If all goes well your should see the client-side pages that will help walk you through exploring Live Streaming and Second Screen with the default applications provided in the Red5 Pro Server distribution.

Additional Documentation

> Set Up Red5 Pro Server

> Installing Red5 Pro Server on Linux

> Installing Red5 Pro on Windows

> Upgrading Red5 Pro Server

> Running Red5 Pro With SSL

> Creating Your First Red5 Server Application

> Setting Up Eclipse for Red5 Pro Development

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