Red5 is a server that allows you to run Flash multi-user applications such as streaming audio/video, remote object sharing (for multiplayer games), data synchronization etc.
This article will guide you through the install and setup process for launching a Red 5 Media Server on a Ubuntu 16.04.
First, to run Red 5 we need to install Java JDK, the easiest option for installing Java is using the version packaged with Ubuntu. Specifically, this will install OpenJDK 8, the latest and recommended version.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y default-jre unzip
Now, you can setup red5 server with the following command
sudo apt-get install red5-server
In case you encounter problems during setup, you may install it manually with the following instructions
Remove package (in case you install it before)
sudo apt-get remove red5-server
Create directory for Red5
mkdir -p /usr/local/red5
Set environment variable for Red
Get the latest release for red5, download the tar.gz and extract it to /usr/share/red5
cd /usr/share/red5 wget https://github.com/Red5/red5-server/releases/download/v1.0.8-RELEASE/red5-server-1.0.8-RELEASE.tar.gz tar -xvzf red5-server-1.0.8-RELEASE.tar.gz cd red5-server
Start the server
Stop the server