Comparison between Wowza Media Server vs Red5 and vs Adobe Flash Media Server

The table below is a comparison between Wowza Media Server, the Red5 and the Adobe Flash Media Server. Both Wowza and Adobe Media Server are proprietary systems while Red5 is open source.

Both Wowza and Red5 are based on Java while Adobe Flash Media server uses ActionScript.

Feature

Wowza Media Server

Red5
Adobe Flash Media Server
Protocols supported RTMP
RTMPT
RTMPS
RTMPE
RTMPTE
RTMP
RTMPT
RTMPS
RTMPE
RTMPTE
RTMP
RTMPT
RTMPS
RTMPE
RTMPTE
RTMFP
Developer edition 10 Connections (Free) Free 10 Connections (Free)
Pricing $995(30 day Trial also available)Daily License (5$)

Monthly License (55$)

Free(Open Source) $4500
Supported Platforms Windows

Mac OS X

Linux

Solaris

Unix

64-bit Support on all

IPv6 Support

Windows

Mac OSX

Gentoo

Linux

Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2008

Linux

Red Hat

Runs as a 32-bit software on both 32- and 64-bit operating systems.

Audio / Video Streaming (live and on-demand) FLV

H.264

MP3

AAC, LC-AAC, HE-AAC

Speex

(On Demmand)
FLV
MP3
F4V
MP4
AAC
M4A(Live)
Sorenson
VP6
h.264
Nelly Moser
MP3
Speex
AAC
NSV
FLV

H.264

MP3

AAC, LC-AAC, HE-AAC

Speex

Multi Client/ Multi Protocol Streaming Flash (RTMP)
iPhone/iPad (HTTP Streaming)
Silverlight (Smooth Streaming)
QucikTime/3GPP (RTSP/RTP)
IPTV (MPEG-TS)
Flash (RTMP) Flash (RTMP / HTTP)iPhone/iPad (HTTP Streaming)
Recording H.264/AAC to FLV containerH.264/AAC to MP4 (Quicktime) container FLV Only H.264/AAC to FLV containerMPEG-4
Inbound Live Encoder Support RTMP (Flash & H.264/AAC)
RTSP / RTP / MPEG-TS
(H.264/AAC: unicast, multicast, TCP, UDP)
ICY (MP3/AAC: SHOUTcast/ icecast)
RTMP (Flash & H.264/AAC)
Action Method Format 3 (AMF3) AMF3(Bi-directional ) AMF3 AMF3(Uni-directional )
Server Side Java Java AS2