Red5 and Flex 4 Spark VideoPlayer

Here is a little demonstration of the new spark video player in Flex 4 SDK, that plays a rtmp stream from Red5. The Flex 4 SDK is still in beta as of this date and thus there may be some issues if you use it commercially right now. I had some issues with autoplay being false. So i have tried with [autoPlay = true] instead. However i must say it works much better than Flex3 VideoDisplay component with Red5.

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Red5 0.9 out and shining

Red5-0.9-release

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 !!

Red5Plugin Overview – Getting Friendly With Red5

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.

HTTP vs RTMP streaming – a visual comparison


For those of you , who have been wondering about “whats the fuss about RTMP and streaming”, here is a little eye opener. Though many think of saving cash by having to invest less on storing flv videos in your web server accounts, the point to create a good user experience is beaten. The advantage of RTMP streams over the casual HTTP based progressive downloading is far too realistic to ignore. Below are two examples that feature HTTP vs RTMP streams playing side by side to let you understand the difference. (more…)