Red5 (media server)

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Red5 (media server)
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Media server
License Apache License 2.0[1]

Red5 is a free software[1] media streaming server[2] implemented in Java,[3] which provides services similar to those offered by the proprietary Adobe Flash Media Server[4] and Wowza Streaming Engine[5] including:[6]

  • Streaming Video (FLV, F4V, MP4, 3GP)
  • Streaming Audio (MP3, F4A, M4A, AAC)
  • Recording Client Streams (FLV and AVC+AAC in FLV container)
  • Shared Objects
  • Live Stream Video Publishing (FLV, VP6)
  • Live Stream Audio Publishing (MP3, AAC)
  • Remoting (Action Message Format)
  • Protocols: RTMP, RTMPT, RTMPS, and RTMPE

The project was started in September 2005[7] and as of 2008[8] is now maintained at GitHub.[9] Version 1.0 was released on December 3, 2012[10] and is available under the Apache License (version 2.0).[1]

Red5 includes very limited resources for security.[clarification needed]


  • Project Started September 2005
  • Version 0.8.0 Released June 4, 2009[11]
  • Version 1.0 Released December 3, 2012
  • Version 1.0.1 Released January 15, 2013[12]
  • Version 1.0.2 Released July 13, 2013

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