In this tutorial we will show you how to install Red5 media server on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Red5 is an open source media server for live streaming solutions of all kinds. It is designed to be flexible with a simple plugin architecture that allows for customization of virtually any VOD and live streaming scenario.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Red5 media server on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.
Install Red5 Media Server on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
You may skip this steps if you have already installed java on your system else use below link to install latest java version:
Step 3. Installing Red5 Media Server.
Use following commands to install red5:
tar -xvzf red5-server-1.0.10-M4.tar.gz
After extracting downloaded archive, lets start Red5 using shell script red5.sh:
Red5 demo pages and application can be accessed on port 5080 like http://your-server-ip:5080/
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Red5. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing latest stable version of Red5 media server on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Red5 Media Server web site.