Low latency: the final frontier. These are the objectives of the Red5 Pro Enterprise license. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new protocols. To seek out new features and new implementations. To boldly go where no app has gone before! My apologies to Star Trek fans, but while Red5 Pro may not actually be exploring outer space, we are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in _cyber_space. We even have our own hyperdrive, it just fuels the delivery of online media rather than the spaceship Enterprise. However, just as Captain Kirk (or Picard if you prefer) has his crew,…

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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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A New Kind of Vision

Soldiers and poets; ordinarily the two occupy different worlds. That is, until live-streaming gets involved. Thanks to the extraordinary developers at Good Company they have enabled a soldier, blinded in combat, to once again connect to his surroundings. Wearing a pair of WiFi enabled iVue glasses and earphones, Major Scott Smiley sent a live-stream to poet Matthew Dickman who could then describe what the glasses were seeing in real-time. The RTSP stream was sent via an iPod Touch and broadcasted to a Red5 Pro server running on a Digital Ocean Droplet. The resulting low latency stream enabled Dickman (watching the…

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