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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. 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 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 Tutorial on creating an app with the new API

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

  • (stable, 0.5 final release)
  • (unstable, 0.6 dev)

Red5 Roadmap

Red5 Email Lists

Red5 uses the LGPL License (OSI Approved)

Other links

  • - Site for RED5 team task lists


FFMpeg with Red5

  • Adam Procter’s

Project Updates


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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