Red5 is an open sourceFlashserver its an alternate of Flash Communication server. RED5 written in Java and designed from the ground up for serving Flash content. That includes streaming videos (Video on demand) for would-be YouTubes and audio/video webcam streaming, but also (push) support for things like real-time multi player gaming, multi-user video chat, live streaming, and client stream recording. Red5 server is built on Java, current version is 0.7 and you can download it for free.
Red5 streams audio, video and data to and from the flash plugin live and on demand so there is no need to wait for the progressive video to load, as you can experience the freedom of on demand streaming. Connect your webcam, and you can broadcast live or record video right from your browser.
The project aims to build the ideal server platform for media and rich media applications and best of all, its open source. That creates a world of possibilities to change the web for the better. Now anyone can use or extend red5.
With RED5 you can
Red5 is essentially a clone of Adobes Flash Media Server that enables you to stream live audio and video content to and from Flash clients, record media, create shared objects and perform RPC messaging.
- Stream Music Audio (MP3)
- Stream video (FLV)
- Recording Client Streams (FLV only)
- Shared Objects
- Live Stream Publishing
- Remoting (AMF) - Real-time Multi-player gaming
- Multi-user video chat
- Broadcast Live Streams - Live Concerts, Online conferences and meetings, Screensharing - whiteboard applications
- Record Video and Audio
- Red5 uses the RTMP( Real time messaging protocol), developed by Macromedia to stream audio and video over web.