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Red5 : Open Source Flash Server

Project Goals / Mission

Red5 is an Open Source Flash Server written in Java that supports:

  • Streaming Audio/Video (FLV and MP3)
  • Recording Client Streams (FLV only)
  • Shared Objects
  • Live Stream Publishing
  • Remoting

The project is currently at 0.6. To find about our timescales and planned features checkout the roadmap and read our FAQ (swf). If you want to know more about RED5 join our growing community by signing up to the mailing list (link below).

Red5 Around the Globe!

  • If you use or have used Red5, please take a moment to add your location to the Red5 Frappr map!

Download Red5

Latest Release

Red5 Bug Tracker / Red5 Wiki

  • We’d like to thank the folks over at Atlassian for their support in giving us Open Source licenses to use with the Red5 project! Please use the links below and check out their Issue tracker and wiki - they’re awesome!

Red5 Help and Information

Red5 API Online

HOWTO create new applications in Red5

Joachim's Red5 Migration Guide

Red5 Configuration files explained (Rev .4)

Video Tutorials - Getting Started with Red 5

Installing Red5


  • You can find some examples in the swf directory

SVN Repository

Red5 Roadmap

Red5 Email Lists

Red5 uses the LGPL License (OSI Approved)

Other links

* Red5 Forum - Community Forum Focused on Red5

FFMpeg with Red5

Project Updates


These kind folks have blogged our teams progress:

Red5 Supporters

  • Atlassian supports our efforts by contributing their bug tracking and issue tracking application, JIRA, to our project. Atlassian is an innovative Australian software company providing enterprise software solutions to the world’s leading organisations. Atlassian’s leading software product, JIRA is a bug tracking and issue tracking application developed to track and manage the issues and bugs that emerge during a project. JIRA customers include departments from NASA, Boeing, Cisco, JP Morgan, 3M, BP, Sony and more. Try it for yourself today.

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