Live video streaming is taking off like crazy, and you want to get in on this new technology by building your own cat streaming app. "Periscope for Cats will be the next big thing" you say. You start looking into what's out there for a software developer to build on, and immediately are inundated with way too many choices. One of the biggest points of confusion we see from newcomers to live stream programming is: "what is the best protocol to use for my app?". Just this week I wrote an answer to this really great question on Quora. Between…

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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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2016 has been an exciting year in the always evolving world of live-streaming. The announcement of Facebook Live, and Youtube Live, propelled live-streaming prominently into the mainstream market. The popularity of these features hold a great potential to drive the future of social media. There are even reports of Facebook paying other companies to make live videos. Is the static selfie image on the verge of being replaced? The social media giants are not the only ones making waves. The communication protocol leader WebRTC, is gaining ground as the standard for cross-platform compatibility (especially considering how close Safari is to…

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As Twitter and Facebook duke it out for live streaming dominance with their apps, there are other, more niche players that are showing tremendous promise. We took a look at what’s out today, and which ones have the potential to make it big. The trend we are seeing is that niche markets and highly specific applications are the ways that these new apps are distinguishing themselves. Within this trend, we have noticed two key differentiators: 1. streaming apps targeting actual "needs" or consumer pain points, such as providing easy live access to international soccer matches, and 2. entrepreneurs focusing…

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