The best teams are those that combine the talents of some, with the skills of others to improve the unit as a whole. This facilitates complementary attributes to leverage the abilities of individuals for maximum productivity. OK, I can see you rolling eyes from here. While a bit heavy on the motivational speaker jargon, the previous statement remains true. Stay with me, I promise this is going somewhere. Actually, it's going somewhere pretty big. Today, Red5 Pro has announced a partnership with Limelight Networks. Why is that important? Well for those that are not familiar, Limelight has one the most…

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Flash: Rest in Peace

Adobe just announced that they are slating the Flash player for a 2020 execution. This official confirmation of an unofficial consensus firmly hammers the last nail in the coffin of the Flash era of video streaming. Hate it or love it, no one can deny its impact on the Web today. At one point, it was arguably the most downloaded and widely distributed piece of software in the world, and its impact has been felt everywhere we look. Understandably, many are gleefully dancing on its grave, but our company looks back at what Flash to use to be with a…

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Native vs. Web Apps

Mobile phone use is fairly widespread. While that statement contends for the understatement of the year, it remains a prominent driver of economic growth. As we have mentioned before, smartphone usage accounts for an average of 70% of total online use in many countries. So it is without question that there is a very large market for mobile devices. However, there is one debate that still continues: Should I build a native app (code specific to the device), or a web app (used in mobile browsers)? To be clear, we aren’t making a judgment as to whether using development…

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Apple Releases WebRTC

This is it. The day we have all been waiting for. Apple has integrated WebRTC with Safari! While Apple may pride itself on creating products you need before you know you needed it, they have been rather reluctant to contribute to the goal of WebRTC; a universal, plugin-free communication protocol. Though they may be subdued about it, we here at Red5 Pro, are quite enthusiastic and wanted to share the exciting news far and wide. However, upon considering Apple's resistance, it's not completely clear that all the nuances of WebRTC will be entirely supported. The devil, (as they say) is…

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See? We told you. We have already asserted that HLS is better MPEG-DASH because DASH won't work with iOS. As it turns out, HLS will save you money as well. With the implementation of a patent pool, MPEG-DASH is no longer free to use, while HLS still is. While this may not be a surprise to some people, there still might be a bit of uncertainty about how it all works. To address some of those concerns, Jan Ozer had sat down with MPEG LA's vice president of business development, Bill Geary. You can read part of that interview here.…

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