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Streaming Red

By on Nov 5, 2008 in Articles | 4 comments

The streaming test is over and another will be preformed in the near future.

At Simple Thought Productions we love to test out the latest technologies and develop new work flows. One of our more frequent requests has been to stream live events for our clients. Usually The cost to setup with a Content Delivery Network (CDN) is prohibitive, however, most clients to not truly have the need for a CDN. Usually most clients will never surpass a few hundred viewers. So what about everyone who does not need to stream to thousands of people? Is there a cost effective tool for the small guys?

We want to find out! On Wednesday, November 5th 2008, (today) at 7PM GMT-5. We will be using the Open Source Red 5 Streaming Server to broadcast a Division II women’s basketball game. We want to see what our modest dedicated server can handle while running Red 5

The Server

  • AMD Semperon 3000+
  • 1GB RAM
  • 100Mbit Connection
  • 7200RPM 80GB Raid 1 HD
  • Located in Dalas Texas

Red 5

  • Open Source (Free)
  • Java Based


  1. I saw a few of his demos but when I downloaded them I was kind of confused on where to go from there. From what I have read the webaps need to be setup with the WEB-INF and META-INF folder and such. I assume I probably need to compile something to make his demos work?

    Josh Chesarek

    November 12, 2008

  2. From the report we only got to about 15 so we did not stress the server.

    We will try to do another test with more warning to build it up a little more. One problem we were trying to address is that the OFLADemo that Red comes with only works with 4:3 Video and we usually shoot 16:9. We also really want to stream h264 video.

    Josh Chesarek

    November 10, 2008

  3. So how many viewers did you manage to get on the server?


    November 10, 2008

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