Red5: Setting up a Live Streaming Media Server Training Course

Course Code



21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)


  • Some server administration experience in Linux or Windows


Red5 is an open-source media server for live streaming. It has a flexible design and simple plug-in architecture that allows for customization of virtually any video-on-demand and live streaming scenario. A popular server for video conferences, multi-user gaming and enterprise application software, Red5 has been used by thousands of companies, from Amazon to Facebook.

In this course, we cover the essentials of installing, configuring, securing, optimizing and managing a Red5 server.

By the end of the course, participants will have a firm understanding of Red5's architecture, features and capabilities and will have gained the hands-on practice needed to deploy their own Red5 server.


  • System administrators
  • Developers and engineers wishing to set up a media server
  • Technically-minded persons wishing to get their hands dirty with very cool media server software

Format of the course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, heavy hands-on practice.

Course Outline


  • Red5 as an alternative to the Flash Communication Server
  • Hacking the Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP)

Installing Red5

Configuring Red5

Building a Red5 application

Streaming HLS (HTTP Live Streaming), WebSockets, and RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) with Red5

Setting up ffmpeg and rtmpdump iptv

User access and logging

Securing Red5

Optimizing Red5

Debugging Red5

Working with SDKs and plug-ins

Deploying Red5 in a live environment

Red5 Pro (commercial): WebRTC, mobile SDKs (Android and iOS) and high availability clustering

The future of live streaming video and Red5

Summary and Conclusion

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