Red5 Webapps Online Application Generator

The Red5 Webapps Online Application Generator is a very simple but effective utility to generate Red5 application online. This application gives you the power to create red5 applications without having any knowledge of programming. You can generate streamer applications, with live broadcasting, streaming, recording and shared-Object capabilities in a single click. No compiling/editing needed.

The application takes configuration inputs using a simple flash based front end, and generated red5 application for you by injecting those informations into a application template at runtime.

The generator is located here Red5/Webapps Application Generator.

How to use:

1. Select a Red5 application from the drop down list of available applications. You can read the description of the application in the description box, once you have selected a application.

2. Then enter the name of your rtmp application in the text input box provided below the application list drop down. (no spaces). This will be the context name that you will connect to : rtmp://server/appname

3. Below the description box, you will find the Stream Directory Path option. Use this to select between absolute/relative path schemes. This will set the location for recording/playing streams using the application. In many cases where you may want the streams directory to be on a location other than the default streams folder under red5, you can use absolute path scheme to specify the path to your custom streams directory.

To select a path scheme select one of the radio buttons .

4. Enter appropriate relative/absolute paths in the text input boxes.

For absolute path scheme on linux file systems , use : /home/……

For absolute path scheme on windows use : c:/…..

* Relative path schemes remain same for linux and windows , though you wont use ../ to traverse backwards in either.

5. Press Generate & Download button to generate the specific application from its application template.

6. Press ok when your are prompted to download your application.

7. You may also want to read the description text to kn ow more about the selected application before generating your own copy.

Keep checking back for newly added Red5 applications at:

http://flashvisions.com/

red5 and ffmpeg

One of our customers asked if he could stream through the ffmpeg folder.

FFmpeg is a software which converts video files in different formats to video files in flv format this videos are then streamed through a swf player just like the streaming of red5 videos, which are also on flv format. so ffmpeg is not to stream is to convert the file to a a format in which the video can then be streamed.
let me give you an example of the use of ffmpeg, if you go to http://movieback.com/ (login visio passw. 123456) you can upload a video what ever format, for example in wmv which can only be played on windows media player or similar and then this video in wmv is converted to flv and you can then stream it.

but there is also a difference on the stream, with red5 you have the advantage of:

The advantages of a streaming red5 server are:

    1. Users can seek to any place in the video timeline without waiting for the whole video to buffer
    2. No physical data is saved on the users PC cache, so your media files are better protected
    3. It uses less bandwidth than progressive*
    4. Streams can be combined into a single gapless stream

* This is because on average a user will not watch the entire video, but with progressive download they will still download the entire file.

Progressive streaming is the normal one, like on our demo site http://movieback.com/