What is a CDN?

There's quite a bit of confusion out there regarding CDNs. We get many questions about adding or connecting a CDN with Red5 Pro. The truth is, you really don't have to do anything special at all. What We Mean by CDN Otherwise known as a content delivery network, a CDN system employs a distributed network of servers to transport data and media files across the internet. Most CDNs today operate over an HTTP connection which caches data into different servers to facilitate packet requests. The retrieval of each packet requires the opening and closing of the connection. This redundant process…

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Do you enjoy waiting? Of course not. Nobody does. Which is exactly why no one likes latency. Before we get too far, what is latency? Latency, according to how we like to define it, is the time it takes video (captured by the camera) to travel across the internet to actually appear to the person watching that video. As one can imagine, there are all kinds of transcoding, encoding, recoding and otherwise-ing happening from the first point of capture to the point of viewing. Accordingly, we’ve gone to tremendous strides to bring this amount of time as low as…

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As many people in the US are well aware (especially those that love eating pie), the Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching. As a Boston-based company, we take special pride in this celebration. After all, it was the founders of Massachusetts that started the tradition in the first place. Well, Abraham Lincoln too. With roots in a fall harvest celebration, Thanksgiving is about being grateful for what you have. We are quite thankful to have a dedicated group of hard-working developers who strive every day to improve our product. They have tweaked and tuned Red5 Pro into one of the most…

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Red5 Pro Version 4.2.0

Just in time for Thanksgiving, we are thankful to our developers for producing Red5 Pro version 4.2.0! We've added mute/unmute ability for WebRTC along with a bunch of other improvements and bug fixes. Please check out our release notes: Red5 Pro Server: 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…

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More Than Low Latency

Despite what we would have you believe, there's more to life than low-latency. I mean, obviously, there's scaling too. Perhaps you are streaming out a live concert to millions of fans, or broadcasting an international political summit to thousands of concerned citizens from all across the world. Do you think a single, scrawny little server is going to handle all of that? Of course not. So that's why you need to scale your application. Better yet, you can scale automatically with Red5 Pro's autoscaling cloud solution. When using Google or AWS hosting platforms, you can set-up a cluster that is…

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