New Red5 Pro Release With Rebuffering!

January 20th, 2016 by Chris Allen

We wanted to let you know that we have just released some big updates to the Red5 Pro Server and Streaming SDKs!

I’ve included the release notes, the Server and SDK downloads, and the link to our Github repos with the updated examples and sample apps.

We hope this will help overcome some of the issues you were seeing, and we are here if you have any questions!

Best,

Chris

Release Notes:

Server 0.3.0 (Server)

Re-buffering streams – allows for graceful degradation of streams for client connections that have too low of bandwidth to support the publisher’s stream quality

  – Provide messaging to the clients about the state of the stream

  – Frame dropping for congested streams

General stabilizing of the server and performance gains including new threading model

HLS stream improvements

Metadeta – stream events now reported for HLS streams over WebSockets

 

iOS Streaming SDK 0.8.44.1 (SDKs)

Re-buffering -

  – drops extremely late packets.

  – resets stream if it becomes too latent

  – notification API from server on connection state

  – supports audio only in the case that the video bandwidth is too high

  – stream play back speed is adjusted automatically to keep it in realtime

Ability to capture a UIImage from stream upon request

Bug fix for A9 based chipset encoding (iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, etc. )

Memory leaks fixed

Scaling mode – ability to scale video stream view in multiple modes:

  – Scale to fit, Crop to fit, or Stretch to fit

PixelBuffer support – ability to support custom video sources other than the device’s Camera (bringing this feature in sync with Android)

 

Android Streaming SDK 0.8.44.1 (SDKs)

Re-buffering

  – drops extremely late packets.

  – resets stream if it becomes too latent

  – notification API from server on connection state

  – supports audio only in the case that the video bandwidth is too high

Ability to capture a Bitmap from stream upon request

Memory Leaks fixed

Scaling mode – ability to scale video stream view in multiple modes:

  – Scale to fit, Crop to fit, or Stretch to fit

Bug fix to set Microphone to 32 kbps by default and added ability to set custom bitrate on Microphone.

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New Red5 Pro Server 0.2 Release Featuring Clustering and HLS

December 11th, 2015 by Jamie Maynard

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We have been working hard on a number of features that we are super excited about including clustering and HLS support. You can get the new release here. Make sure to be signed in with your account first. Also, expect new SDKs to follow soon as well. Cheers!

RED5 PRO SERVER 0.2 RELEASE NOTES

This release has two new features our customers have been requesting.

CLUSTERING
This version of the server allows for configuring servers together to achieve infinite scale. This is the first version of the feature, and is limited to round robin style load balancing of Edge servers to an Origin server. There are many configurations possible with this setup including support for multiple origins, and Edges being able to connect across Origins. If there’s a setup you are looking for but our solution doesn’t seem to support it, please let us know.

OUT OF THE BOX HLS SUPPORT
In addition to clustering, the new server now supports HLS. Where as before you had to install the open source Red5 HLS plugin, Red5 Pro now comes with the feature out of the box. With the feature we also have created an HTML5 example using Video.js that connects to our server via HLS.

Let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing what you do with this!