Install Red5 Media Server on Ubuntu / Debian


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Red5 is free media server based on Java and other open source frameworks. It support FLV, F4V, MP4, 3GP, MP3, F4A, M4A, AAC and protocols like RTMP, RTMPT, RTMPS, RTMPE.

Install Red5 Media server
# apt-get install red5-server

Red5 Need below ports open in firewall / iptable
RTMP: 1935
Debug proxy: 1936
HTTP servlet: 5080
RTMPT: 8088

Red5 Installed location
/usr/share/red5/

Red5 application in the location
/usr/share/red5/webapps

Install demo Red5 Applications
# wget http://www.red5.org/downloads/red5/1_0_1/red5-1.0.1.zip
# mkdir red5/
# cd red5
# unzip ../red5-1.0.1.zip
# cd red5-server-1.0/
# cp -R webapps/root/demos /var/lib/red5/webapps/root/demos
# cp -R webapps/installer /var/lib/red5/webapps/installer
# find /var/lib/red5/webapps/ -type d -exec chown _red5 {} \;
# /etc/init.d/red5-server restart

Red5 Installer
http://server-ip-address:5080/installer/

Red5 Demo
http://server-ip-address:5080/demos/

Install Red5 1.0.1 on CentOS release 6.5 (Final) 64-Bit


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1. Install Java

# yum -y install java-1.6.0-openjdk java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel

2. Install Ant

# cd /usr/local/src
# wget http://archive.apache.org/dist/ant/binaries/apache-ant-1.8.2-bin.tar.gz
# tar zxvf apache-ant-1.8.2-bin.tar.gz
# mv apache-ant-1.8.2 /usr/local/ant

3. Export path for Ant and Java

# export ANT_HOME=/usr/local/ant
# export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java
# export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/ant/bin
# export CLASSPATH=.:$JAVA_HOME/lib/classes.zip

Also add these lines in /etc/bashrc at last to available every-time logged in to SSH

# echo ‘export ANT_HOME=/usr/local/ant’ >> /etc/bashrc
# echo ‘export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java’ >> /etc/bashrc
# echo ‘export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/ant/bin’ >> /etc/bashrc
# echo ‘export CLASSPATH=.:$JAVA_HOME/lib/classes.zip’ >> /etc/bashrc

4. Install RED5 Server

# cd /usr/local/src
# wget http://fossies.org/linux/privat/red5-1.0.1.tar.gz
# tar zxvf red5-1.0.1.tar.gz
# mv /usr/local/src/red5-server-1.0 /usr/local/red5

5. Create a service for Red5 to start and stop

# wget -O /etc/init.d/red5 http://www.sohailriaz.com/downloads/red5.txt
# chmod +x /etc/init.d/red5

6. Allow port 5080 and 1935 to your server firewall

# iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp –dport 5080 -j ACCEPT
# iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp –dport 1935 -j ACCEPT

make sure you have double hyphen no space (- -) in dport option

OR allow from WHM

port-firewall-whm

7. Red5 Server Command

# /etc/init.d/red5 start
# /etc/init.d/red5 stop
# /etc/init.d/red5 status

# netstat -anp | grep 5080
# ps aux | grep red5

http://yourserver.com:5080/

Go to http://yourserver.com:5080/demos/ofla_demo.html to test Red5 Server Videos over RTMP

Red5-oflaDemo-VOD

Live video stream event for online Temple or Church


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Wowza / Red5 Streaming Live Video with Flash Media Live Encoder

Live Video Stream will be coming
Wowza Live Stream Countdown

Requirements

– A computer running Windows or Apple operating system
– Software “Flash Media Live Encoder (Adobe)”
– Streaming Server (Wowza/Red5/FMS)
– Video input that is recognized by the operating system (i.e. USB camera)
– Video player: VLC or Web Player (JWplayer/Flowplayer/OSMPlayer)

1) Download the free Flash Media Live Encoder

2) Install the Flash Media Live Encoder

3) In the program
– Preset choose bandwidth
– Device Select your video/audio source device
– Choose Video Format H.264
– Choose Audio Format MP3

Enter Stream to Flash Media Server streaming data from your provider

FMS URL: rtmp://[Media-Server-IP-Address]:[Port]/live
Stream: livestream

FMLE

4) Click on “connect”
You will get a pop-up window, enter your username and password you of your received media streaming provider.

5) Click “start” and that’s all!

FMLE

6) Open stream link to your video player that has received.
rtmp://[Media-Server-IP-Address]:[Port]/live/livestream

Links
http://www.adobe.com/products/flash-media-encoder.html
http://www.jwplayer.com/wizard/

Get more help to setup Live video stream event on mobiles (iOS/Androids) using Wowza or Red5 Contact Us

phpMyStream


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phpMyStream is media re-stream panel, it use FFmpeg & rtmpdump linux utilities to take source as input then publish to other server like Red5 or Wowza.

phpMyStream

phpMyStream Server Requirement

– Web Server With Apache, PHP, MySQL
– RTMPDump
– FFmpeg
– RTMP Server (Wowza, Red5, Nginx)

phpMyStream-add-stream

RTMPDump Help

FFmpeg Help

phpMyStream-settings

Make Server for phpMyStream

Install rtmpdump
# yum install gcc
# yum install openssl-devel
# wget http://rtmpdump.mplayerhq.hu/download/rtmpdump-2.2e.tar.gz
# tar xvf rtmpdump-2.2e.tar.gz
# cd rtmpdump-2.2e
# make & make install

Install FFmpeg
# yum install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel ffmpeg-libpostproc opencore-amr

Re-Stream Commands

# rtmpdump –live -r “[Source-Input-RTMP]” -p “http://domain.tv/” -W “http://static.domain.tv/player.swf” -q | ffmpeg -i – -re -isync -acodec copy -vcodec copy -f flv “[Destination-Output-RTMP]”

# rtmpdump -r “[Source-Input-RTMP]” -p “http://www.domain.co/” -T “[Token]” -o- | ffmpeg -re -i – -isync -acodec copy -vcodec copy -f flv “[Destination-Output-RTMP]”

# ffmpeg -re -i “[Source-Input-RTMP]” -y -vcodec libx264 -acodec aac -strict -2 -ar 44100 -f flv “[Destination-Output-RTMP]”

phpMyStream set scheduled task (per minute) to process every stream that need restreaming…

* * * * * curl -s -o /dev/null http://Server-IP/phpMyStream/cron.php

Shoutcast V2 aacPlus AAC+ Player


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Shoutcast AAC+ V2

MP3 Radio Streams (Shoutcast/Icecast) are best for Radio Streaming with best bit-rate, but MP3 Streaming need license to broadcast source streams. Radio MP3 music globally play on all devices & platforms. MP3 live radio streaming easily work over HTML5/HTTP.

Whereas AAC+ live radio streaming work on over RTMP. It need flash streaming via RTMP.

Shoutcast V2 aacPlus AAC+ Stream in iOS (iPhone/iPod/iPad) using HTML5 Audio Player

<audio id=”radioaac” src=”http://radio.server.com:port/AACStream.m3u” controls=”true” style=”width:200px; height:50px;”></audio>

Note: AAC+ live streaming over RTMP, and MP3 live streaming over HTML5/HTTP.

Red5 CMS


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Hope you already read our article for Media Streaming CMS.

Using Red5 CMS you can manage your Red5, Wowza, RTMP streams and publish using open source player. You can track your media content and embed on other websites.

Red5 Admin Login
red5-admin-login

Red5 CMS Home
red5-cms-home

Red5 CMS Categories
red5-cms-category

Red5 CMS Add Categories
red5-cms-category-add

Red5 Server Infomation
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Red5 Streams
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Red5 CMS Edit Streams
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Red5 CMS Stream Offline
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Install MistServer


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MistServer is a highly versatile, lightweight, customizable open-source multi-standard multimedia server. MistServer configuration is easy to use for full CDN solutions applications.

Mistserver_pos

MistServer is Free, open and well-supported, Truly plug and play, Affordable, seamless and highly scalable control over your media servers. MistServer can be installed on any server to make multimedia server.

Download MistServer Binary here http://www.mistserver.org/index.php?title=Downloads

You can clone source from https://github.com/DDVTECH/

Check your server architecture Generic Linux 64-bit or Generic Linux 32-bit then download

# wget http://releases.ddvtech.com/download.php?pack=mistserver_64&ver=1.2.1

Now extract / copy files to /usr/local/bin/

Check quick start here http://www.mistserver.org/index.php?title=Quick_Start

# chmod a+x MistController
# MistController -a username:password -n

You need to point your browser to connect Mist Server Manager

http://server-ip:4242/#root@http://server-ip:4242/api

Mistserver Manager Login

Kill MistServer

# lsof -i:4242 (Find PID for MistServer)
# kill -9 PID

Find more info about MistServer from http://wiki.mistserver.org/

Compare MistServer with other Media Streaming Servers like Wowza or Red5 here http://www.mistserver.org/index.php?title=Compare

You can find Linux User Guide for MistServer from http://mistserver.org/index.php?title=User_Guide_(Linux)

Stay connected for more MistServer Configurations and Addons 😉

Red5 RTMP Protocol


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rtmp protocol

RTMP: Real Time Messaging Protocol

It is TCP based protocol developed by Adobe System for streaming Audio/Video between Flash Player and Media server.

RTMPT: Real Time Messaging Protocol with Tunnel

It is a variation of RTMP which works behind the firewalls.

RTMPE: Real Time Messaging Protocol with Encryption

It is a new encrypted protocol developed by Adobe systems for securing (lightweight than SSL) the streams between flash client and Media server. It provide DRM solution from Adobe for flash.

RTMPS: Real Time Messaging Protocol Secure

It is a variation of RTMP which works over secure HTTPS connection.

RTMPTE: Real Time Messaging Protocol with Encryption and Tunnel

It is a RTMPE tunneling over HTTP.

How to enable rtmpt on Red5 Server?

/usr/local/red5/conf/jee-container.xml uncomment full section

<!– RTMPT (dedicated server) –>

<bean id=”rtmpt.server” class=”org.red5.server.tomcat.rtmpt.RTMPTLoader” init-method=”init” lazy-init=”true”>

 

Media Streaming CMS


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WMSPanel is reporting and control cloud panel for Nimble Streamer and Wowza Streaming Engine. It’s also used as a control UI for Live Transcoder for Nimble Streamer

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Kaltura, the Open Source Community provides tools such as: online video player, open source editor and open source video for websites.

Kaltura CMS
Kaltura CMS

EZserver is an Easy-to-Use Video Server to let you easily install, manage and provide video service. And, it is also integrated with IP Blocker, Player Filter, Time Shift, DVR, Subscriber Management and Middleware for IPTV / OTT and VOD service.

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MEDIA CONTROL PANEL – supports all media server types including shoutcast, icecast, wowza media and windows media services.

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Streamio – Online Video CMS – Managing HD video content on websites, intranets and social media networks.

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ViMP is the professional Video CMS for WebTV, Social Media portals and Video Communities with mobile and HTML5 support. We also offer associated transcoding, hosting und dedicated servers.

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Manage online videos with Brightcove’s video Content Management System (CMS). Learn how to sort, manage and organize your entire video library with ease.

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Build a centralized, searchable video library with Panopto Unison. Import, edit, and manage video of any format in Panopto’s powerful video CMS.

Online Video Platform - Panopto

Install Admin Panel in Red5


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Hope you already read our previous articles for installing Red5 on different cloud based servers…

You can access Red5 Admin Panel after successful install of Red5 Server using

http://your-ip-address:5080/demos/adminPanel.html

Check if you have access to http://your-ip-address:5080/admin/ ??

Red5 Admin Panel
Red5 Admin Panel

You must double check admin application is installed in Red5 Home (i.e. /usr/share/red5/webapps) or not?

Red5 Home Folder
Red5 Home Folder

If you could not find Red5 Admin Application in /usr/share/red5/webapps .. then you need to install admin panel ….

Install Admin Panel in Red5

# cd /usr/local/red5
# mkdir plugins
# cd plugins
# wget http://red5.googlecode.com/files/AdminPlugin-1.0.zip
# unzip -d /usr/local/red5/plugins AdminPlugin-1.0.zip

Download admin.jsp

# cd /usr/local/red5/webapps
# mkdir admin
# cd admin
# wget http://red5.googlecode.com/files/admin.jsp

Restart Red5 Server
# cd /usr/local/red5
# ./red5.sh &

Or

# service red5 restart (if you have red5 service enabled)

Register admin user here

http://your-ip-address:5080/admin/admin.jsp

Red5 Admin First Time
Red5 Admin First Time

Login to Red5 admin panel

http://your-ip-address:5080/demos/adminPanel.html

Red5 Admin Panel Live Application
Red5 Admin Panel Live Application
Red5 Admin Live Application Clients
Red5 Admin Live Application Clients