iOS Video Tutorial

Last week we announced the production of a new series of video tutorials designed to guide you through various features of Red5 Pro. As such, we have just released a new iOS video; Getting Started with iOS. It covers the implementation of our streaming-iOS example. Please take a look and let us know what you think! Of course, if you have any technical issues, please get in touch with support.…

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Jetpacks have been a mainstay for starry-eyed dreamers and futurists for a long time. Despite the occasional story from some engineer a-la stunt-double, that potential continues unrealized, a mere daydream of all those frustrated commuters stuck in traffic. At Red5 Pro, we're also focused on the future and strive to build it (albeit more concretely). As such, we actively appraise and adopt ground-breaking technologies that have both real-world impact and promising potential. Take for example, our WebRTC implementation. WebRTC has been gaining widespread use and has made large strides in creating interoperability between browsers. With Apple's progress on integrating WebRTC…

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When I was young, my mother (and The Rolling Stones) often told me "You can't always get what you want". Come to think of it, my mom (and Mick Jagger) still tells me that. A cornerstone of parenting philosophy, this concept applies equally to life decisions, demands for a second slice of cake or even the quality settings on your video feed. Before you roll your eyes in resignation, remember that, in the end, "You get what you need". Well, at least as far as your use-case is concerned. In the past, we have written about…

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The new year is all about self-improvement and looking forward. As such, our developers caught the spirit and churned out a new release for both server and mobile SDK. They improved the performance of our autoscale solution and load balancing stream manager, added Flash to HLS audio support (so you can video call your parents more often this year), and updated the mobile example applications. Having already started down the path of self-improvement, it's time to continue looking forward to future improvements. What do you want to see added to Red5 Pro? Let us know! Release 2.1.0 -…

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We've been heads down on a number of optimizations and bug fixes in our SDK over the last month, and we are excited to announce version 1.3.0 to the public. In particular we have made it possible to tweak SDK settings to support high fidelity audio and have lowered the latency on both the publisher and subscriber side. This is in direct response to how you folks are using our SDKs with things like IoT audio devices and music streaming apps. of course all apps will benefit from the majority of the fixes in this release. We've been…

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So...what exactly is IoT and what is the fundamental purpose of such technology? The Internet of Things is one of those buzzwords people like to drop into conversation for effect, even though most probably don’t know what it means. After a bit of searching myself, I found this Forbes article which provides a spot-on definition: "Simply put, this is the concept of basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other). This includes everything from cell phones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything…

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I know what you are thinking. We probably couldn't have picked a worse day (April Fools Day) to release. But we aren’t letting that stop us. While Google literally and figuratively dropped the mic today, we instead have actually improved the mic with echo cancellation for Android. Not only that, we've improved performance on both iOS and Android and fixed a ton of bugs. We also did a bit of dropping our selves. We dropped the CPU usage down on both iOS and Android by 85% which improves battery life and heat issues. While there aren’t a lot…

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HLS, or HTTP Live Streaming is a video streaming format first introduced by Apple in May, 2009. It’s a format that breaks streams into small file-based segments made available for download over HTTP. It now is a widely supported format for viewing streams in almost real time. I say almost only because the protocol, by its very nature, introduces a lot of latency. We’ve been getting a lot of questions and inbound interest from our customers about HLS. What are the advantages of using it? What are the disadvantages? How does HLS compare to WebRTC? Will Apple approve…

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Interested in getting up and running with our client-side SDKs? Our CTO Dominick Accattato just finished a great video tutorial on how to set up iOS streaming with the Red5 Pro server in six easy steps, all within a matter of minutes. In this example Dominick demonstrates how to stream from iOS to the web and then from the web back down to iOS. Was this video useful? We’d love to hear your feedback on how we can continue to enhance our user support!…

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Good afternoon! A new iOS SDK is now available: it includes a critical fix for the latest iOS devices which covers the iPad Pro, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. This build also involves a few updates with new examples, including how to create a custom R5VideoSource and how to publish using the Swift language. Full release notes are below. Release Notes: iOS SDK v0.8.41.1- iOS streaming SDK has been loaded up on Red5Pro.com. Updates in this SDK include: fixed a memory leak in publishing fixed issue with new iOS devices (A9 chip) creating bad streams…

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