Compare Flash Media Server, Wowza and Red5


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Feature Flash Media Server Wowza Media Server Red5
Protocols RTMP

RTMPT

RTMPS

RTMPE

RTMPTE

RTMFP

RTMP

RTMPT

RTMPS

RTMPE

RTMPTE

RTMP

RTMPT

RTMPS

RTMPE

RTMPTE

Pricing Find here Find here Free (Open Source)
Platforms Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 with Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2008

Linux® Red Hat® 4 or 5.2

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

Windows

Mac OS X

Linux

Solaris

Unix

64-bit Support on all

IPv6 Support

Windows

Debian/Ubuntu

Mac OSX

WAR

Gentoo

Action Method Format 3 (AMF3) AMF3(Uni-directional ) AMF3(Bi-directional ) AMF3
Live and On-demand Audio / Video Streaming FLV

H.264

FLV

MP3

AAC, LC-AAC, HE-AAC

Speex

FLV

H.264

FLV

MP3

AAC, LC-AAC, HE-AAC

Speex

(On Demand)

FLV

MP3

F4V

MP4

AAC

M4A

(Live)

Sorenson

VP6

h.264

Nelly Moser

MP3

Speex

AAC

NSV

Server Side AS2 Java Java
Multi Client/ Multi Protocol Streaming Flash (RTMP / HTTP)

iPhone/iPad (HTTP Streaming)

Flash (RTMP)

iPhone/iPad (HTTP Streaming)

Silverlight (Smooth Streaming)

QucikTime/3GPP (RTSP/RTP)

IPTV (MPEG-TS)

Flash (RTMP)
Recording H.264/AAC to FLV container

MPEG-4

H.264/AAC to FLV container

H.264/AAC to MP4 (Quicktime) container

FLV Only
Inbound Live Encoder Support RTMP (Flash & H.264/AAC) RTMP (Flash & H.264/AAC)

RTSP / RTP / MPEG-TS

(H.264/AAC: unicast, multicast, TCP, UDP)

ICY (MP3/AAC: SHOUTcast/ icecast)