Authenticating subscribers in a Red5pro Application

This article discusses the issue of stream security for subscribers over the various protocols supported by Red5pro (RTMP, RTSP and WebRTC) programmatically. IF you are new to the world of Red5/Red5Pro, I would suggest taking a peek at the Red5 development series on Github. Here you can find information ranging from what is Red5 to how to create and debug an application.

 
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Capturing client parameters in a Red5pro application

Capturing parameters passed from client to Red5pro server application is a very simple and useful step if you wish to capture data from the client on connection for authentication, validation etc:.

When working with Red5pro, you have different types of clients that can connect to Red5pro – Flash(RTMP), Android/IOS(RTSP), and HTML5(RTC) clients. Each client transmits parameters in a different way. Hence for proper handling, it is recommended to check the client connection type and then devise your parameter collection logic.

In this article, we shall see how to build a simple logic that checks for client type and extract connection parameters accordingly. The recommended parameters capturing point is the appConnect method of your application adapter class. This is the method which gets invoked when a compatible client tried to connect to Red5pro.
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Why do most adobe air streaming apps on google play carry poor user ratings ?

Just this week end i have been curious as to what video streaming applications on google play are deployed using adobe air. Although a simple Google search was not useful, i decided to hunt some of them down manually. However narrowing down some of  the apps it was still not clear if all of the streaming apps were done in Adobe air or not.

Finally i did find some apps that i was sure were made in AIR, and furthermore i found a common factor in all those apps. They all seem to carry bad user ratings. Dont know why it is so but its true. Almost all video streaming apps on google play done using AIR are burdened by user complains.Most of them say app does not work, blank screen , crashes etc.

Here is a brief list of my observation:

 

Application Made in AIR User ratings
ITV Player Yes 2/5
SnagFilms Yes 3/5
SPIEGEL.TV Yes 3/5
Ustream Not SURE 4/5
LiveStream Not SURE 3/5
blogTV Broadcast Not SURE 3/5

Well i am not sure but to me it looks like all video apps powered bt AIR seem to be bringing them a bad name. But then that’s what i think. Today after more than 2 years of  adobe air on android i am still to see some proof of stability and performance when it comes to Adobe AIR. If you have something to say please comment below and let your voice be heard. In the past year ever since the abandoning of flex the community seems dormant.  My doubt still remains on whether Adobe air is a usable solution for a video streaming business or not.

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Doug
Doug

I built the media player for ITV and i can tell you wholeheartedly that i made it work on every…

Opening for Adobe AIR developer with fluency in as3 in kolkata (India)

There is a job opening, requiring action script developer with knowledge in Adobe air for mobile development.  Please contact at the provided contact number for more info. Developer must have some experience in working with Adobe AIR on mobile devices.  Developers preferred in Kolkata (India) only.

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Rachana Dhabalia
Rachana Dhabalia

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