It’s time again for the Content Delivery Summit on May 17 and Streaming Media East 2023 on May 18-19 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. Chris Allen, Red5 Pro CEO, will be speaking on the Content Delivery Summit panel “Low-Latency Streaming and the Edge - What Do They Have In Common?” on Wednesday, May 17, 11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. In addition to Chris, the panel will include: John Barber, Principle Architect AWS ME&S, AWS SportsDaniel Perea Strom, Chief Technology Officer, System73Juraj Kacaba, Head of Client Implementations, CDN77 If you’d like…

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As 5G service providers announce headline-generating commitments to transform what people experience when they attend events at stadiums and concert halls an unresolved challenge to those efforts has gone unnoticed. Simply put, 5G alone can’t reliably deliver in-venue services with perfectly synchronized live and on-screen content. And while some mobile network operators (MNOs) may not have reached the point in service development where this becomes a concern, others have. A lot is at stake. MNOs are spending billions to saturate venues with 5G coverage. Wherever they are on the development curve, most are committed to offering benefits like multiscreen…

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In addition to our previously announced booth presence at NAB Show in Las Vegas next week, we’re also excited to share that we’ll have a demonstration at the Zixi booth (W3301) with our partners at Neutral Wireless. The joint effort will show how Zixi, paired with Red5 Pro, can support real-time streaming across the world on a Neutral Wireless 5G private network, allowing for ultra-low latency feeds with high-resolution results. We hope to see you there! And if you’re interested in a meeting, we have a few spots left to connect in person and discuss your streaming…

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Red5 Pro is excited to announce that our proposal, “Real-Time Interactive Streaming (RTIS) Personalizes Live Sports,” has been selected as part of the IBC Accelerator Media Innovation Programme for 2023. We will be working with other stakeholders to address challenges faced by sports broadcast services, specifically around revenue generation and fan engagement. The IBC Accelerator Media Innovation Program facilitates collaboration within the media and entertainment technology sector. Each year the Accelerator brings together industry leaders, who then use their collective talents to solve real problems faced in the broadcast world. Red5 Pro’s proposal was presented at the IBC Accelerator…

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The WebRTC connection setup of yesteryear, and largely still today, is something that can drive a nuts and bolts networking-type crazy. It’s a signaling setup that involves multiple back-and-forth communications to put together offers and answers in an attempt to agree on the basics that are needed to set up a communications channel. Just about anything that can be done to simplify this process is an improvement. This is where WHIP and WHEP come into play. WHIP and WHEP are the WebRTC-HTTP ingest and egress Protocols. The idea? A single call to set up the communications made over HTTPS…

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Red5 Pro is proud to announce our role in the next generation of WebRTC streaming standards. As the introduction of WHIP and WHEP has changed the face of real-time streaming media, we believe the future of the industry falls on the ever-increasing need for engagement and personalization. With that in mind, we are introducing the development of the WebRTC HTTP Optimization for Optimized Media Performance (WHOOMP) standard. WHOOMP combines WebRTC and HTTP AI-based optimization techniques to enhance media performance and increase user engagement levels. Taking this one step further, by utilizing artificial intelligence, WHOOMP creates a highly optimized, personalized, and…

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It’s NAB Show’s 100th anniversary, and the Red5 Pro team will be there in Vegas from April 15-19 with some of our favorite partners. Red5 Pro may not yet be 100 years old, but we’re pretty excited about the innovations we’re bringing to the table. And we’re even more excited to see what you’ll do with these tools for real-time, interactive streaming with WebRTC. You can find demos of our product at the following booths: Nomad - Booth W1143D AWS: Managing real-time multi-stream displays with custom content managementV-Nova - Booth W3075: LCEVC support over…

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Nothing beats the camaraderie and excitement of watching your favorite college team win game after game. But after saying goodbye to campus life, it becomes more difficult to replicate that experience when watching from a distance. Red5 Pro wants to make virtual watch parties with friends as realistic as possible to capture the joy of college sports even when you’re following them remotely. Connecting Fans with Their Teams via Real-time Interactive Streaming Real-time streaming allows for seamless playback with smooth video during live sports broadcasts. It is essential to the live sports experience so that fans never miss a…

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Red5 Pro today officially announces our partnership with Osprey Video. We have already shared how perfectly our platform pairs with Osprey Video’s Talon 4K and UHD encoders to provide scalable, premium quality, ultra-low latency streams, so today’s announcement is just another sign of the amazing possibilities to come. Whether streaming live sports and concerts, hosting an online video auction, or coordinating watch parties, it's now possible to provide interactive video in real time at the high quality customers demand. Among other benefits, there is support for WebRTC streaming direct from the Talon encoder using WHIP. Read more about…

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As challenges facing traditional social media networks capture headlines, a much bigger story pointing to the pervasive socialization of online experiences is unfolding with strategic implications for decision makers everywhere. Consumers are no longer content with passive viewing and consumption. They want to connect with each other, customize their interactions, and engage fully with their media. WebRTC streaming is shaping up to be the perfect solution to the meaningful socialization of the internet. In a world where an ever greater share of communal life is moving into virtual space, providers of streamed sports, esports, multiplayer gaming, movies, and other media…

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As WebRTC-based communications take hold in ever more live-streamed use cases, developers will be glad to know they now have an opportunity to bring compelling, immersive spatial auditory experiences into play, whether or not extended reality (XR) technologies are involved. The Emergence of Immersive Spatial Audio This next phase in spatial audio evolution comes on the heels of recent initiatives by Google, Apple, Amazon, Dolby, and the many other tech suppliers leveraging advances in immersive audio technology to enable more realistic listening experiences for one-way streaming. The biggest impact so far stems from Google’s release of Resonance Audio software…

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Whether it’s a Gilmore Girls’ Stars Hollow-esque town meeting or a large-scale candidate forum, live streaming local political events creates opportunities to bring communities closer together. And real-time interactive streaming (RTIS) takes things even further by allowing an even wider group of people to engage with their highest-priority issues and candidates. Here are a few ways video strengthens these local events. Accessible Meetings Local government meetings have been broadcast on TV for years, and for good reason. Town halls and other local discussions provide community members with transparent views of their local government. Broadcasting these meetings makes regional politics…

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The online gambling industry is bigger than ever. In 2021, the global market for online gambling and betting was valued at US$58.2 billion. With the expectation of growth over the next several years, the industry is now making its way into the United States thanks to legal changes over the past decade. Lately, much of the online gambling focus in the United States is on sports betting. A 1992 federal law that outlawed the practice was overturned in 2018, opening the floodgates to a whole new industry. As the country decides on a state-by-state basis whether to legalize…

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Advances supporting the next-generation AV1 codec have intensified over the past year, adding new urgency to the question of when the technology might become useful in WebRTC-based real-time interactive streaming applications. There’s no question live video encoding supported by AV1 would benefit real-time streaming every bit as much as it stands to benefit traditional HTTP streaming. The codec achieves bitrate reductions in the range of 30%-40% compared to HEVC/H.265 and 60%-70% relative to AVC/H.264. Moreover, AV1 is available royalty-free with major tech sector backing through the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), whose members…

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Earlier this week we released a patch release of our server that includes several fixes for recordings and metadata. We highly recommend updating your server to get these fixes. Please see the details below: Fixed: Cloudstorage success and failure webhook messages not logging consistently for all cloud providersFixed: HLS .ts segments are not getting copied up to cloudstorage while stream is live when <property name="uploadOnTheFly" value="true"/>Fixed: Metadata files are not getting created with HLS recording <property name="writeJsonMetadata" value="true"/>Fixed: Custom cloudstorage parameters are not uploading at specified custom path for AWS…

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As of January 19 we have new versions of the iOS and Android SDKs available. We’d like to specifically address an issue with iOS 16.x, where audio distortion is observed if the phone is tethered to a Mac with XCode running. This has been resolved with the 10.9.0 Mobile SDK release. If you’ve been seeing that issue, please update to the latest version of the Mobile SDK to see improvement! The full details on the release are below: iOS SDK Fixed: Bad audio quality when streaming video+audio on iOS 16Fixed: When Subscribing to either…

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Red5 Pro has prioritized creativity ever since its founding. We want to make sure that new ideas have a chance to thrive, so from the start, we have allowed room for customization as a key part of bringing those ideas to life. Our WebRTC streaming solution is all about flexibility. And, because every product and company has different needs, our team has worked to make Red5 Pro compatible with a variety of online hosting platforms, including AWS, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. But while working in the cloud is a popular choice for many users,…

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Digital rights management (DRM), love it or hate it, is a necessary part of the video streaming puzzle. Content owners are justifiably concerned that their content, which in many cases is their core product, will be pirated.   Red5 Pro has teamed up with castLabs, a leader in digital video delivery solutions, to produce an option for DRM that retains the real-time streaming speed our customers rely on. Unlike most of its streaming protocol predecessors, WebRTC took encryption into account as part of its design. Most of the older protocols bolted on encryption only after people rightfully pointed out that streaming…

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Three years ago, few people would have predicted the incredible success of free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels and their impact on the over-the-top (OTT) streaming strategies of some of the most prominent players in media and entertainment. Similarly, many today might be surprised by the notion that market developments surrounding the FAST channel phenomenon will make interactive real-time user experiences supported by WebRTC streaming platforms integral to FAST operations. But it doesn’t take a crystal ball to see what’s in store as providers of FAST services search for ways to sustain and increase revenues that depend on…

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As 2022 comes to an end, we thought it would be fun to reflect back on the year, as well as to look forward at what’s on the horizon. Red5 Pro CEO Chris Allen and CTO Mark Pace sat down to chat highlights from the past year and predictions for 2023. Here are the key take-aways from the discussion: Looking Back at 2022 The 2022 Forecast – What did we predict for this year? Take a look back and see how we did!Attending lots of conventions – After the lockdown and travel restrictions, it was fun to finally see people…

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We're excited to announce that you can now find Red5 Pro on the Oracle Marketplace, a centralized repository of enterprise applications offered by Oracle and Oracle partners. You can read the full announcement on our press release: Red5 Pro Server Now Available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace 1e3)g=1e3;else if(~~g…

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Server Release 10.9.0

Just in time for the holidays, we are excited to share the latest updates to Red5 Pro. Release 10.9.0 is now live, and it includes updates both to the server and WebRTC SDK. See the full details below and on our Release Notes homepage. Server Updates Added - Stream Name Aliasing supportImproved - Thread and memory optimization for WebSocket connections (with and without dataChannel)Improved - Thread and memory optimization for HLSFixed - VP8 subscriber quality issues WebRTC SDK Updates Added - Live Rewind Support (future server feature) You can download version 10.9.0 by logging into…

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Live video is a great resource for entertainment, whether for sporting events, awards shows, or even live concerts. Beyond entertainment, however, it’s also an impressive tool for monitoring and education, and plays a big role in sustainability efforts throughout the world. Live video can be used to prevent natural disasters through the monitoring of ecosystems, cleanup efforts, and machine maintenance on large-scale oil operations. Observing Underwater Ecosystems Underwater cameras help with mapping and monitoring coral reefs to track changes in the environment over time. Photo and video views of coral reefs contribute to 3D models of the environment, allowing…

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If there was ever any doubt the time would come when real-time interactive streaming (RTIS) would become a pervasive component of how we use live video in cyberspace, it’s time to let it go. Indeed, a flood tide of recent developments makes it eminently clear we’ve entered that era. We’ve put together a white paper exploring the current state of RTIS, including a deep look at 14 key players in the WebRTC streaming field. In this blog, we’ll cover the highlights, as well as recent developments. With ever more platform suppliers seizing the opportunity to meet…

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It is widely accepted that 4K resolution is the current standard in the broadcast media industry. But real-time interactive streaming (RTIS) video at 60 frames per second(fps) in 4K resolution is certainly on the bleeding edge. As with all bleeding edges, this one was fraught with issues to be resolved. We’re happy to say that those issues are in the rearview mirror as Red5 Pro delivers the gold standard in 4K using the Osprey Talon encoder. Real-Time Interactive Streaming in 4K If 4K is the standard in broadcast, you might be wondering why it’s so challenging to…

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