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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Visit Red5 Pro at NAB

Clear your calendar! Red5 Pro is coming to NAB, 2019. We are very excited to show off some new partnerships and special features we have been developing. Join us in Las Vegas April 8th - 11th. If you can't make it, no worries! We're sure that a few live streams will be going out that week. Each day, our Co-Founder Chris and Director of Technical Sales Dima, will be doing two hours of scheduled demos showing our new 360 degree player for iOS. Featured Partners CD Networks will be showing Red5 Pro running on their Edge Compute Platform showcasing high…

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It goes without saying that a large part of website and application hosting is kept on the cloud rather than physical hardware. The architecture of the internet is becoming, quite literally, more virtual. Why Virtual Hosting? Quite simply, virtual hosting is easier, more scalable, and generally more cost efficient. Since virtual servers are maintained by the company that hosts them, there is no need for a dedicated server maintenance team saving time as well as money. When dealing with scaling, it's much easier to spin up a new server instance, than installing a brand new bare metal server. Additionally, that…

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Low latency: the final frontier. These are the objectives of the Red5 Pro Enterprise license. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new protocols. To seek out new features and new implementations. To boldly go where no app has gone before! My apologies to Star Trek fans, but while Red5 Pro may not actually be exploring outer space, we are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in cyber space. We even have our own hyperdrive, it just fuels the delivery of online media rather than the spaceship Enterprise. However, just as Captain Kirk (or Picard if you prefer) has his crew,…

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Releasing the Roadmap

NOTE: For our most current roadmap, please follow this link to our latest update. As promised, we are releasing our roadmap. This move will let you know about new features and fixes we are working on and the general quarter they should be available. It will give a rough idea of when to anticipate new releases, and what will be included in them. There's quite a bit of info there so let us layout a few highlights before diving in; Improved conference example, SRTP encryption support, IoT device restreamer plugin, and mobile UI improvements. Of course, the further out on…

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Who's the New Guy?

Today, we’d like to introduce the newest member to the Red5 Pro team: Dima Nazarenko. Dima is our Director of Technical Sales & Solutions Engineering, a title that hints at his multifaceted abilities as both a solutions architect and sales executive. His experience enabled him to compile a deep understanding of software architecture and delivery networks. We are very excited that he has joined us and look forward to the valuable improvements he will bring. A constant learner, Dima’s drive for knowledge led him to Red5 Pro. With his 10+ years of experience with the CDN industry, our…

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Opening our Roadmap

Much to the disappointment of our office dogs, we're not actually taking a road trip. Rather, the roadmap we are pulling out will be to our development timeline (much to our excitement). In the neverending quest to improve our product, we will soon be publishing our roadmap. This move will let you know about new features and fixes we are working on and the general quarter they should be available. It will give a rough idea of when to anticipate new releases, and what will be included in them. Once this goes live, you will no longer need to ask…

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Maximize Scaling with Relays & Transcoders Autoscaling has always been the center of focus for cloud business that require dynamic scaling capabilities for their fluctuating traffic needs. The growth of the live streaming industry has increased the need for colossal scaling to match a very high consumer base. Today, large businesses struggle with even larger infrastructures that require hundreds and thousands of servers in a cluster. relaying streams from publishers to subscribers with unpredictable network speeds across the globe. To be able to cater such use cases & businesses Red5 Pro autoscaling has advanced from version 2 to a more…

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Waiting for the flop, you anxiously sneak a glance at your hand. You watch as the dealer glances around the table, ensuring that all bets have been placed. Tension mounts as the final card is revealed. It's that King you were hoping for. A flush, for the win! Reaching out for the pile of chips you suddenly remember that you're not actually at a table. Rather than a casino, you find yourself in the comfy confines of your home. It's all a virtual, online casino. Live streams of real dealers have enveloped you in the action. However, in order for…

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*So...what do you do?* This seemingly innocent sounding question can bring dread to those working in a technical field as they try to explain just what-it-is that makes up their profession. Struggling to find applicable terms to describe basic, high-level concepts, can leave one looking like their job is... essentially inventing words. Red5 Pro is a technical product. Therefore, when discussing our offerings and features, there can be some specific language and acronyms that not everyone will be familiar with. This post is an attempt to breakdown some of those common phrases and let you what exactly what it…

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Red5 Pro Web Handler

Today's post comes from Rajdeep Rath, who has been with the Red5 team from Open Source to Pro. He is very active on our Slack Channel responding to customer inquiries at all hours. He put together [Windows installation tutorials](https://www.youtube.com/user/sparkzdemon/videos) also builds applications for us, many of which can be found on his [GitHub page](https://github.com/rajdeeprath). Most importantly, he has built many of Red5 Pro's core features including the autoscaling solution. Though many have contributed, Rajdeep created the foundation and we are very grateful to him for that. So without further…

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🎶 Oh, the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we no place to go, Let us code, let us code, let us code! 🎶 OK. Clearly, we need to get outside a little more. Good thing the office will be closed next week for the holiday break. Don't worry, we'll be back in the New Year on Wednesday, January 2nd. Before that, we wanted to release a new server update; Red5 Pro version 5.4.0! This latest release includes mobile optimizations to increase the number of connections a single server can handle. It also includes…

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