So you have your webcam or IP camera all hooked up and ready to begin streaming video. Now you just need to figure out how people can watch it. Ideally, it should be simple and universally available; like an internet browser. Unfortunately, most IP cameras are RTSP based which is not natively supported in internet browsers. So how do you use an IP camera for live streaming? One solution is to connect to the RTSP stream and view it in VLC Media Player. However, that requires additional configurations and is not convenient. It would be much easier if you could…

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A big thank you to all our supporters out there! Red5 Pro is pleased to announce that they are finalists in two categories for the 2019 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards. More than 2,700 StreamingMedia.com readers voted on 220 nominees and selected Red5 Pro as one of their favorites for the Live Streaming Software/Service category and Media Server category. This substantiates the groundbreaking creation of Red5 Pro’s real-time video streaming technology, featuring sub 500 milliseconds of latency, and full scalability to millions of concurrent users. Of course, none of this would be possible without the support…

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When it comes to the delivery of live-streams, there are a few different options– and no, the post office isn't one. We've already covered most of them, but have yet to focus directly on the best one: WebRTC Streaming. Why is WebRTC streaming the best solution? No Plugin Required - Flash is DeadYou either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. - Harvey Dent That very fate has befallen poor Flash. Though Flash and RTMP established a large part of the foundation, the live-streaming technology sector has since evolved and expanded. In fact,…

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Live video streaming is a complicated process involving an array of codecs and protocols. The team at Red5 Pro has spent the past 14 years analyzing the best approach to real-time live streaming. As such reducing latency and increasing scalability have guided the decisions around what protocols were implemented in the Red5 Pro Platform. One such decision made was to not use WebSockets and Media Source Extensions (MSE). As a part of our ongoing series of technical articles, this post outlines how the WebSockets and Media Source Extensions (MSE) works, but ultimately is not fast enough to provide real-time latency.…

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Here in Boston, MA the weather is turning cold as we prepare for yet another New England Winter. Time to pull out all our blankets and sweaters out of the attic. At the same time, insects and other pests are trying to get into our warm houses to settle down for the winter too. Those pesky little bugs managed to sneak into our code as well: an exception with the Stream Manger, and the HTML5 testbed not sending a specified bitrate. We also addressed a change with AWS that caused a memory leak. Accordingly, our latest point release exterminates those…

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The process of video live streaming involves an array of codecs and protocols and the team at Red5 Pro has spent over 14 years examining and analyzing them. With a guiding focus on reducing latency and increasing latency, decisions have been made about the specific protocols used in the Red5 Pro Platform. One such decision made was to not use HLS variants such as Apple Low Latency HLS (ALHSL). As a part of our ongoing series of technical articles, this post outlines three ways that Apple Low Latency HLS lowers the latency of standard HLS, but ultimately is not fast…

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It’s well known that creating well functioning software can involve a great degree of complexity. This is especially true In regards to live-streaming, where a variety of methods and protocols are available. Every decision from back end architecture to front-end UI can have long-reaching effects. The lack of careful planning and research, creates a strong possibility that an unanticipated result can negatively affect your product. Luckily for you, the team at Red5 Pro has already made those decisions over the past 14 years creating our live-streaming solution. With the specific focus on reducing latency and increasing scalability, we used…

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Those that have spent any amount of time examining software will know that there’s a lot of stuff going on in there. The world of computer coding is full of specific variables and various methods. This is especially true In regards to live-streaming. Every decision regarding protocols or formats can have long reaching effects. Without careful planning and research there’s a strong possibility that some unforeseen roadblock will plop right in the middle of your dev timeline. Luckily, Red5 Pro has spent the past 14 years examining the various elements of live-streaming so you wouldn’t have to.…

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We live in an always accelerating world of increased interactivity and connectivity.  With that comes the rise of live video streaming applications where delays of even just one second ruin the experience of live events or conversations. True real-time latency is the biggest barrier to actual real-time video. As customers, clients, and users demand better live experiences, a video delay measured in seconds will never be good enough. In a high-speed lifestyle full of immediate, spoiler inducing text messages and notifications, only sub-second latency can actually create real-time experiences. The race to zero latency is well underway, so let's take…

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Red5 Pro has joined DigitalOcean's Solution Partner Program to provide sub 500 ms latency at lower data costs. As the "industry’s most cost-efficient, easy-to-use cloud infrastructure", DigitalOcean is a perfect compliment to Red5 Pro's cloud-based Autoscaling Solution. The combination of a dependable and cost efficient hosting platform with fully customizable and scalable software can only produce effective, real-time live streaming applications. The full press release is included below: DigitalOcean Announces Solutions Partner ProgramNew program expands company’s global footprint, offers greater access to industry’s most cost-effective, easy-to-use cloud infrastructure. NEW YORK, NY – September 17, 2019 – DigitalOcean, the cloud…

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OK. So you have real-time live streaming with Red5 Pro's sub 500 milliseconds of latency. What if you needed to add a custom graphics overlay that you can update in real-time as well? That's where Singluar.Live comes into play. Their cutting edge tech allows users to add a visual overlay to any livestream such as studio and remote shows or social media streaming. As two pioneers in the live streaming space, Red5 Pro and Singular.Live make for a perfect match. Singular.LiveSingular, “the world’s most advanced digital overlay platform,” is the top outfit for anyone looking for…

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Pack your bags! We're headed to Amsterdam for the 2019 IBC (International Broadcasting Conference). With over 55,000 attendees, 1,700 exhibitors and 400 speakers, IBC showcases innovative and influential technologies in the far reaching media and entertainment industries. It promises to be a great opportunity for discussing business insights and market trends– not to mention networking, of course. On the afternoon of Monday the 16th, we will be showcasing Red5 Pro at the Singular.Live booth. You can find us at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre Booth B08 in Hall 14. We hope to see you there!…

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Invaluable Case Study

The atmosphere is electric. You can hear the auctioneer's torrent of speech calling in bids, stoking the audience into an ever increasing frenzy. As the excitement surges, you strain to surmount other bidders. Back-and-forth it goes until the sweet sound of a gavel rings out, declaring you the winner. All it took was a few clicks. Hold on- "clicks"? That's right, Invaluable found a way to export the exhilaration of a live-auction straight into your home. The only way that was possible was to deliver a fully scalable live stream with real-time latency. Fortunately for them, that's exactly what Red5…

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We updated! Now I know what you're thinking, "Yeeahh, you're a software company... updating is your job." True, but this time is different. We updated our website. It's a complete overhaul, in fact. Like a lizard shedding it's skin ... (gross) ... Like a repotted house plant (much prettier), Red5 Pro has outgrown their old site and we are very excited about all our improvements. Those include a comparison graph outlining our pricing and license plans, case studies displaying various uses for real-time live streaming, and a revamped developer zone with deeper access to technical documentation. Come take a look, and let…

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Through the years, we've worked with quite a number of interesting clients and we want to share with you some of the innovative projects they are doing. We are proud that Red5 Pro's unique blend of real-time latency, flexible deployment, and full scalability makes these pioneering applications possible. This is the first of our ongoing Use Case Stories, so watch this space for more groundbreaking tech. So, without further delay, we'd like to introduce you to: Novetta Novetta provides advanced analytics solutions that offer deep data dives, and deliver actionable intelligence on both a national and global scale for Defense,…

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Who wants to save money? I know- you've heard that before. Just keep reading. One of the biggest obstacles to live streaming is the sheer cost of data. Which brings us to an exciting solution: We are officially a Strategic Partner with DigitalOcean! So what does this mean for you? It means real-time live streaming at scale coupled with performance, reliability you can trust, and a low price tag to match (1¢ per GB transfer!). Told you it was worth reading. To make a splash with our new partnership we're joining forces with the DigitalOcean team at IBC in Amsterdam…

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Streaming Media Magazine awarded Red5 Pro the 2019 Streaming Media 50; an annual list of the most important, influential, and innovative companies in the streaming video space. Red5 Pro provides sub-500 millisecond latency to more than a million viewers through advances in edge computing, virtual clusters, and WebRTC. We are incredibly honored to be recognized as one of the top 50 companies in online video. In some ways, we won this twice, as our customer Limelight Networks is also on the list for their award-winning RTS product based on Red5 Pro. 2019 is the year for real-time latency solutions. A…

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Per usual, our team at Red5 Pro have been hard at work adding new features to our HTML5 and Mobile SDKs along with our server software. Our latest 5.7.0 release adds support for NACK to improve performance and a new restreamer plugin for RTSP IP Cameras and other streams of all sorts. Additionally, we have performed additional testing to update our benchmarks. Scroll down for more on that. Release 5.7.0 - July 29th, 2019 ###Server New - Added NACK support for WebRTC (broadcaster and subscribers) to improve performance in high packet-loss situations New - Unified Restreamer…

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Despite driving the original innovation of live streaming media, the broadcast industry (like many others), has faced disruption in the age of the internet. Non-traditional methods of consuming media such as “Over The Top” streaming (Netflix, Hulu, etc.) have wrested audiences away from cable and emerged as strong contenders in the market. However, though some of us have cut the cord on cable, we've certainly all kept our televisions plugged-in. Cable is not synonymous with broadcasting. Speed is the name of the game right now. We all want it right now, as it's happening; just 'click' and there it is.…

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A long, long time ago (like before the internet), the only way to watch video games was in an arcade, your friend's house, or huddled around a Gameboy at school recess. That is to say, you had to be physically present in the same area. However, that would eventually change. Fast forward to today, and we find there are many platforms for broadcasting, live video-game streams. While Twitch may be amongst the biggest, there are other companies looking to expand past the simple streaming of gameplay. Beyond looking over someone’s shoulder, they are looking to envelop the viewer in…

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Han Solo and Chewbacca, Mario and Luigi, Bread and Butter; these duos are all proof that combining forces can produce powerful (or tasty) results. That's exactly why Red5 Pro and Limelight Networks partnered together. Red5 Pro's fully scalable, low-latency, live streaming media software with Limelight's global network created a winning combination. That is to say, an award winning combination. In fact, we've garnered 8 awards in just the past two years. This year, we've earned the 2019 Product of the Year at NAB Show and TV Technology's Best of Show. 2019 Product of the Year Recognizing the most significant and…

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Auctioneers. You know, those people that sound like their fast forward button is stuck. They get entire sentences out in the time it takes to blink. If one isn't careful, placing a bid can be like walking into oncoming traffic. It's fairly obvious that when it comes to placing bids, timing is very, very important. All the more so, when creating an online live-auction with live video streaming. Long delays can create giant issues. Of course in this case, long is a matter of only seconds. Luckily, at Red5 Pro we measure our video latency in milliseconds with a guarantee…

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Updates. You know, those annoying little pop-ups that just keep appearing no matter how many times you close them. Who even has time to restart their computer, right? Nonetheless, you can only click "Remind me tomorrow" so many times before something essential noticeably stops working. You certainly can't perform your job correctly without proper emoji insertion. With that in mind, we would like to outline some best-practice procedures to ensure that the Red5 Pro upgrading process goes smoothly. But before that... Why Update? Quite simply, it makes everything run better. Red5 Pro updates can improve performance, increase stability…

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As it's been a little while, we wanted to update our roadmap. Like we said before, the software development timeline experiences accelerations and delays depending upon client need or sometimes dealing with updates made by one of the tech giants that we all depend on. Of course, the further out on the roadmap that you go, the more likely it can change. We add new items based on what you, our customers need. If you are looking for something specific that we currently don’t support, just let us know. We can often accelerate features with paid support plans. RED5…

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While attending the Streaming Media East conference in New York City, our team was very excited to demo an incredible achievement in live streaming. Broadcasting from the conference to a server hosted in Paris we were able to achieve around 180ms of latency. We are so proud of all the work that our team has put into Red5 Pro to make this possible. It is through their efforts that we remain an industry leader. Don't just take our word on it, watch the video below and see for yourself. Note: In our enthusiasm, we were a little too quick with…

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