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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Announcing Red5 Pro Mobile SDK version 5.6.0! Now that it's finally warmed up to actual spring temperatures here in New England, we've been especially motivated to get out an update so we can enjoy a little lunchtime walk. This release features a whole bunch of bug fixes and adds record flags to all our testbed examples. Though the current release does not include any new features, it certainly improves performance which some would argue is even more important. Please check out our roadmap to see ones that we are looking to add in the future. For our full…

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Our CEO and Co-Founder Chris Allen gave part of the keynote presentation at the recent SME 2019 Conference in New York City. We are very excited that he had that opportunity to tell everyone about all the applications that Red5 Pro has helped to build. This includes many unique use cases such as drone surveillance at the super-bowl, live music album playbacks, local sports and space exploration. UPDATE: Streaming Media also awarded us with the 2019 Streaming Media 50; an annual list of the most important, influential, and innovative companies in the streaming video space. Watch the full video below.…

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Our Co-Founder Chris Allen speaks with Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin about how Red5 Pro provides sub 500ms latency to an audience of millions. For a video of the full interview, please follow this link. UPDATE: Streaming Media also awarded us with the 2019 Streaming Media 50; an annual list of the most important, influential, and innovative companies in the streaming video space.…

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Ask any cook and they will tell you than serving multiple dishes at the same meal, is a different problem than getting a meal cooked quickly. It might take 10 minutes to throw everything together for a salad, but if the roast chicken (or another large entree of your choice) takes an hour to cook, you're not eating for at least... you guessed it: an hour. Thus the difference between a solution like Red5 Pro that prioritizes low latency and one that prioritizes synchronization, like NetInsight. Specific to video streaming, creating a solution with high synchronicity is not always equivalent…

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We visited the West Coast, so it's only fair that we travel to the East Coast. At least the parts outside of Boston, that is. Since we networked in Las Vegas, it's only proper that we schmooze in New York City. From May 6-8th, the New York Hilton Midtown will host the Streaming Media East 2019 conference which we will be attending again this year. However, this time there's an even more exciting development. Our Co-Founder, Chris Allen, will deliver two presentations, one of which is the Platinum Sponsor Presentation! For more details, please see the outlines below or go…

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As we mentioned in our last post, we spent part of last week in Las Vegas for the NAB 2019 conference, where we featured the debut of our 360 video player. It looked amazing (as expected) and we are very proud of our team for pulling that off. However, that certainly wasn't the only exciting thing there. Limelight took home the "Best in Show" award for their white-label of Red5 Pro software. Continuing to demonstrate how our technology is leading the industry forward. In fact, their demo featured a live-stream between Las Vegas and Paris with under 400ms…

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360 Video at NAB 2019

We are very excited that we will be demoing our new 360-degree video for iOS and internet browsers (using WebRTC) at this year's NAB conference. With this video player, you can scroll around the view to look around where you want and even zoom in and out! Here we are at our shared booth with CDNetworks with the 360 Demo: Red5 Pro Team Members, from left to right: Paul Gregoire, Director of Media Server Development, Dima Nazaenko, Director of Technical Sales and Chris Allen, CEO and Co-Founder. Just think of all the possibilities this will open. You can live stream…

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Autoplay Policies and Red5 Pro HTML SDK Ah... Can you hear that? Complete silence. It's a wonderful sound - unless you have developed a streaming conference webapp and your attendees can only see you talking about something important. You may have started to see (or hear) the effect of autoplay policies being rolled out in browsers recently. Essentially, most video playback on web pages is being muted unless you navigate to or explicitly request media playback. This is an initiative made by browser vendors with you - as the consumer - in mind; delivering a browsing experience that is less…

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Release 5.5.0

Since it's April, spring is technically here, yet a cold snap has currently strained our cabin fever to a breaking point. Apparently, Mother Nature likes to play April Fool's jokes too. Just a few more New England snowstorms and we should be able to feel our toes again. Despite the date, we are very serious about our new release 5.5.0 for Server, HTML5, and the Mobile SDK! We are very excited that this latest release adds more security to our mobile apps with mobile encryption through SRTP. We've also added support for decoupled shared objects. That means you…

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Do you love acronyms? Red5 Pro just brewed an entire pot of alphabet soup. Those that have spent a few minutes browsing our documentation, find that there are quite a number of terms and acronyms. Even beyond general programming jargon, there are a few terms more specific to the live streaming industry. Thus, we decided to gather all those terms together to make sure we can call everything by the proper name. Hopefully, this will reduce some confusion as you through our docs and communicate with our support team. Speaking of which, make sure to check out the last section,…

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