As of the current version of JW FLV Media Player 4.6, there is a issue with streaming flv videos from red5 server (tested with 0.7). As there is no solution given on the forum i decided to explore it on my own. The problem happens when flash requests a stream from red5. At this stage red5 generates a meta file which is used to trigger meta event on flv players. However at this stage the flv itself is considered as broken. Hence any attempt to play back the video now will fail until the meta is removed and flv restores to normal by red core engine. It seems the most obvious manual way to do this manually was to hit the stop button and help red5 understand the stream request was released (more…)
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…)
Red5 and FMS features in comparison
Following are few of the functions and properties of RED5 and FMS in comparison. In most of the aspects you will find Red5 to be slightly more complicated but far more powerful than Flash Media Server. The Red5 Team is working on bring around SSAS (Server side actionscript) to actionscript programmers who may not be very fond of java. Its expected to come put with the first grand release of Red5 ‘s version 1.0 (more…)
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