The new Red5 0.9 is out. I guess i missed it on release date 🙁 . Nevertheless.. the Red5 team seems to be doing a wonderful job as they near to the first stable version (1.0) of Red5. And since its the only good to use and friendly Open source RTMP server out there, its no wonder that everyone have their eye on its progress. Great job Red5 Team !!
From Dominick Accattato’s site , you can see that a good documentation is available as a video on using the Red5 plugin with eclipse for faster and easier Red5 application development. This is great news for all those who ran away just by the thought of setting a Red5 application. The Red5 plugin will get installed into a J2EE version of Eclipse. I personally use Eclipse Galileo. To know more about the plugin and tracking the red5 development, keep up with the Red5 developer’s series on youtube.
I have always found it very difficult to understand and build java applications. Hence i always used to run away from the sound of it. But believe it or not now i find, a person who has worked well with flash/flex will find java to be very understandable. You can say flash added a expression to java over the few years. So anyway to quench my thirst i decided to work on a java GUI application this week. And here it is – “SwfMetaDataInjector”. Flash has supported metadata even before Google / Yahoo started indexing swfs wit their special algorithms. This meta data is stored as a markup, in RDF (Resource Description Framework) format. To know more about this you can read a very intuitive article by Robert Reinhardt
SwfMetaDataInjector lets you write back meta information into swf files even without their fla sources. currently it supports swfs published for flash player 8 and below. i hope to do better with it over time. The application will require you to have the latest java runtime. I this works out forthcoming versions will have batch processing capabilities and better UI. Currently this application is at version 0.01 .
You can download the application here