Wowza suing not appreciated “Dont discourage choice” – speaks community

we hate choice

The open  streaming media industry, developers and webhosts together have condemned Adobe’s move to sue Wowza media server. Adobe states that this is a case of “patent infringement and unfair competition“, but what this actually looks like is a slap on the face to the open streaming community. Adobe is perhaps trying to mention that nothing beyond Flash Media Server is acceptable to be used with flash, which now seems to be a more closed product day after day.

Deploy applications to Red5 without restart

Although Red5 is well on its way to its  official 1.0 version (currently on 0.9.1), there are some things still not perfected for rigorous use. One of those crucial things is , installing/uninstalling applications without having to restart the entire server everytime.

The Hot-Deploy feature in Red5 lets you install RTMP applications to Red5 without having to disturb the running server. (more…)

Web Media Live Encoder – The Flex Based Online Broadcasting Application

Web Media Live Encoder is launching a new site pretty soon –, dedicated to Realtime products, based on RTMP and RTMFP Protocols. Our first major release is the Web Media Live Encoder. (more…)

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Ready to use – Red5 streamer with stream security

As RTMP continues to grow, and Red5 triumphs as the only open source RTMP server alive, there are concerns to protect your application from misuse. The following red5 application implements stream security for both playback and publishing.

You can edit the files – allowedHTMLdomains.txt and allowedSWFdomains.txt and add the domain names that you want to be able to playback/publish using your application. Each domain name must be added in a  new line.

The application also lets you allow/disallow publishing entirely. To do so edit the file red5-web.xml and set enable publish as true/false according to your needs:

<bean class="" init-method="init" id="publishSecurity">
<property name="application" ref="web.handler" />
<property name="htmlDomains" value="/WEB-INF/allowedHTMLdomains.txt" />
<property name="swfDomains" value="/WEB-INF/allowedSWFdomains.txt" />
<property name="publishNames" value="/WEB-INF/allowedPublishNames.txt" />
<property name="enablePublish" value="true" />

You can also set stream publish security by defining specif stream names that are allowed for recording/broadcasting in the file allowedPublishNames.txt

Note : putting a * in any of the three security files will disable security for the particular context. Eg: Putting a * in allowedPublishNames.txt means that stream check is disabled.

This application is created for a quick and easy deployment, with guidance from



Customstreamer_domaincontrol_deployable_0.8 [rtmp application name: domaincontrol]

Or generate your own with Red5 – Online Application Generator