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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Is 4K Practical?

Have you ever bought a tv with the very latest in super-premium, mind-blowing display technology only to realize that it's almost too cutting edge? You turn it on and it's amazing! Any more detail and you'd be seeing into another dimension. Then your internet takes a nap and you realize that even though you have more pixels than raindrops in a storm cloud, it doesn't matter if you don't have a fast enough connection to handle all that extra data. A similar issue was covered by a recent blog post in which Chris Kranky explored whether 4K video for WebRTC…

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Changing Port Numbers

Homonym: one of a group of words that share the same pronunciation but have different meanings. Take for example, the word "port". It could mean a place where ships take shelter, the left side of a vessel, a type of wine or, most importantly, a communication channel or endpoint on a computer or network. To complicate things further, the term "computer port" has three distinctions within itself (a hom-homonym?). For today, let's define a port as a virtual connection that allows computers to handle multiple networking tasks at the same time. Still with me? Good. That was the hard part.…

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