Red5 Pro Server Release Notes

Release 4.3.0, 21 December 2017

  • Fixed - Can't publish from Android browsers that don't send profile in SDP request
  • Reduced time for Firefox RTC ICE negotiation
  • Some additional RTC optimizations for clustering/autoscaling

Release 4.2.0, 20 November 2017

  • Added transcode support for Android VP8 WebRTC subscribe/publish
  • Added support for WebRTC mute/unmute - audio and video
  • Fixed - Force cluster edge restreamer retry and preserve ongoing stream relay
  • Fixed - Some RTMP publishers failing to stream HLS
  • Fixed - Send API was not working over cluster/autoscaling
  • Fixed - Video only was failing for RTC subscribers
  • Fixed - HLS video playback in VLC
  • Fixed - HLS playback failing for some streams with mixed case
  • New Autoscale Controller JARs with this release
  • Autoscaling: update for VPNs in multiple AWS regions
  • Autoscaling: fixed - occasional issues adding nodegroup in a second AWS region (added aws.vpcName value)
  • Autoscaling: fixed some logging typos and errors

Known issues: some instability with iOS Safari subscriber; bug has been filed with Apple regarding freeze and occasional crash of WebKit

Release 4.0.2, 29 September, 2017

  • Updated server front end with 4.0.0 HTML5 SDK
  • Includes Simple Auth Plugin

Release 4.0.0, 28 September, 2017

Please see the HTML5 SDK Migration Guide for information on upgrading from HTML5 SDK v3.5.0 to v4.0.0

NOTE: Autoscale updates need to be deployed to Stream Manager and nodes. There are updated Controller jar files that need to be downloaded and deployed to your Stream Manager with release 4.0.0

  • Added support for WebRTC in Safari 11, and Safari on iOS 11
  • Autoscaling - Added support for Autoscaling on Simluated Cloud
  • Fixed - Startrecord/Stoprecord API calls not working as expected
  • Fixed - Firefox WebRTC publisher disconnecting after about 15-30 minutes
  • Fixed - WebRTC flv to mp4 conversion failing
  • Fixed - RTMP Publisher - no video in flv recordings
  • Fixed - Cluster/Autoscaling - Publishing same stream name via RTMP Publisher removes stream from Edge servers
  • Fixed - HLS recorded videos truncated for publishers on lesser networks
  • Fixed - Memory leaks in long-running streams
  • Updated jee-container.xml with modified websockets security settings (for running Red5 Pro with SSL).

Known Issues:

  • iOS SDK Video publish to Safari RTC does not work (audio only is OK)

Release 3.5.0 - 3 August, 2017

  • WebRTC negotiation down to ~4 second
  • Include "getServerStatistics" output to initialization of red5.log
  • Added systemd service support for Red5 Pro
  • WebRTC optimizations
  • Autoscaling: Stream Manager SSL Proxy
  • Autoscaling: Ignore private subnets when creating nodes (AWS only)
  • Audio prioritizing for WebRTC to support high quality audio streams
  • Added licensing status to system statistics
  • Front End - Added extensions to VOD file list
  • Bug - OBS streaming to HLS - no audio or video (but subscribe shows as successful)
  • Bug - RTMP connection not released from license count/limit manager
  • Bug - HLS fallback player displaying mobile publishers with incorrect orientation
  • Bug - Server API - Deleting terminate Client/terminateClients - does not remove WebRTC publisher or stream
  • Bug - Server API - WebRTC connections not being counted as subscribers with applications/live/streams/{streamname} call
  • Bug - Publishing with Chrome on Windows - Firefox subscriber video is stuttery
  • Bug - Front End - fixed multiple bad links
  • Bug - Append overwriting instead of appending
  • Bug - Artifacting in HLS and Flash from iOS A7 publisher
  • Bug - Autoscaling Stream Manager throws an error if there is no default.json file
  • Bug - Autoscaling Large cookies block webrtc broadcast/subscribe
  • Bug - WebRTC publishers/subscribers sometimes disconnected after ~1 min from Autoscaling nodes
  • Bug - Getting audio only with some WebRTC autoscaling subscribers

Release 3.4.4 - 26 May, 2017

  • Hotfix for h.264 rendering issues introduced with Chrome v58

Release 3.4.0 - 28 April, 2017

  • Added Simple Authentication Plugin
  • Added WebRTC support for MP3 audio
  • Fixed: Occasional glitches in RTC to RTC streams
  • Fixed: Jittery WebRTC playback from 3rd-party publishers (FMLE, OBS)
  • Fixed: API stats for a WebRTC stream still display after the stream has stopped broadcasting
  • Fixed: Stream broadcasting for over 4.66 hours to cluster was removed from edge servers
  • Fixed: Autoscaling - updated AWS SDK, including support for some newly-added regions (requires updated cloud plugin download)
  • Fixed: Autoscaling - Can't subscribe to same republished stream name if origin fails (and is replaced)
  • Front-End contains HTML5 SDK updates to support Internet Explorer Flash fallback (see Streaming Release Notes) for details

Release 3.2.0 - 22 March, 2017

  • WebRTC via Chrome browser fixes

Release 3.1.0 - 14 March, 2017

  • Hotfix HTML5 SDK v3.1.0 in Front end and Testbed UI to force rtcpMuxPolicy=negotiate, per Chrome v57 requirement

Release 3.0.0 - 06 March, 2017

  • WebRTC - H264 pass-through
  • WebRTC optimizations to reduce CPU usage and spikes
  • Shared Objects support
  • Updated licensing and support model for server
  • LICENSE.KEY now included with server download
  • Fixed: Record-Append wasn't working with S3 VOD storage
  • Fixed: WebRTC audio only publish fails
  • Fixed: WebRTC video only publish fails
  • Fixed: audio/video sync issues with iOS publish/WebRTC subsciber

Release 2.1.0 - 01 February, 2017

  • Autoscaling API v2.0 including:
    • Ability to autoscale origin servers as well as edge servers
    • Support for multiple origin servers in a nodegroup
    • Ability to specify different server types for origin and edge servers
    • Support for load-balanced stream managers
    • Better management of failed nodes cleanup
    • If deleteDeadGroupNodesOnCleanUp=false then even failed nodes are only stopped, not terminated
    • Ability to list number of connections on individual nodes (edges and origins)
  • Flash to HLS - audio support added
  • Addressed issue where Red5 Pro wasn't starting on some Windows machines
  • Fixed: WebRTC streams were not removed if broadcaster was disconnected, not stopped

Patch Release 2.0.5 - 13 January, 2017

Patch Release 2.0.3 - 05 January, 2017

  • Fixed: WebRTC occasional subscriber limitation issue
  • Fixed: other minor WebRTC-related bugs

Release 2.0.0 - 12 December, 2016

  • Red5 Pro WebRTC NOW LIVE !!!
  • Fixed: iOS a/v sync issues with HLS VOD
  • Fixed: some issues with subscribe-reconnect
  • Fixed: red5-shutdown wasn't always stopping the server process
  • Fixed: Android - Recording didn't orient the stream correctly after camera swap
  • Added option to set memory allocation to Red5 Pro Java process on startup

Known WebRTC limitations:

  • WebRTC two-way conversations are very CPU-instensive.
  • VP8 only on WebRTC endpoints

Release 1.4.0 - 07 October, 2016

Release 1.3.1 - 13 July, 2016

  • Fixed HLS startup issues from 1.3.0

Release 1.3.0 - 08 July, 2016

  • Feature: Red5 Pro API
  • Fixed errors on shutdown of Red5 Pro service
  • Fixed issue where recording to host without app listed will create default folder
  • Additional logging to ensure application adapter methods from mobile subscriber are being triggered

Release 1.2.0 - 07 June, 2016

  • Feature: Autoscale Clustering - support for AWS and Google Compute Engine
  • HLS improvements, cleanup fixes
  • Improved startup times
  • Fixed bug where some mp4 videos would not play back
  • Fixed bug where cluster publisher parameters were not being set to edge servers
  • Fixed bug where subscribing early to a stream gets no audio or video / but stats show flow

Release 1.1.0 - 05 May, 2016

  • Stability Improvements
  • Frame dropping improvements which improves performance
  • RTSP bug fixed which was causing the stream to have no audio and crash

Release 1.0.0 - 01 April, 2016

  • Bug fix for Null meta data - ffmpeg bug in ramp publishing
  • Fixed unable to record
  • Fixed restream errors related to strict amf0
  • Fixed AAC sample rate handling
  • Improved HLS reliability
  • Fixed HLS streams with audio only
  • Improved HLS timestamps and memory management
  • Fixed core bug for mobile subscribers not calling stream playback security
  • Fixed bug for round robin clustering in autoscaled appliances.
  • Removed Servlet dependencies
  • Hardened fix for concurrency
  • Added more verbose logging
  • Fixed room name issue with using very long names in clustering
  • Fixed rare Nullpointer exception at startup
  • Fixed some artifacting with FLV recording
  • Fixed append and record
  • Cleanup to queuing too many packets during rebuffing