Red5 | FFmpeg | Python Hosting | RTMP Servers
Starting at $9.95 /mo
Red5 + FFmpeg + Python + SSL Free + Cloud
Live Broadcasts with RTMP Servers to HLS Streaming
FASTER Shared Hosting On Turbo Servers
10 Gbps Connectivity
Dedicated non-shared bandwidth
Vod or Live Stream with RTMP Servers
RTMP Control Panel with Wowza Streaming Engine
Red5 vs Wowza
Although both red5 and Wowza Streaming Engine are media servers there are a number of differences between, first of all wowza is more expensive then red5…. red5 is free and wowza costs $55 a month to use it on a server.
Wowza is more stable, we run servers with red5 and servers with wowza, red5 has to be restarted once or twice a month, wowza we never had to restart it because it stuck.
But while red5 can run on a virtual server with 4 giga of RAM and still manage to broadcast to 100 viewers or host a video chat site, wowza needs a dedicated server and some good RAM. So I would say that wowza is more resource hungry than red5.
Red5 is very badly documented. At the very least you need a good understanding of Java and networking to make sense of it.
Red5 is developed by volunteers, as such there is no support other than people helping each other in a mailing list. You need patience and the skills to help fix your own problem. (Don’t worry we are here to help!)
Below is a table with some comparison between red5 and wowza media servers:
Wowza Streaming Engine 4
|Developer edition||10 Connections (Free)||Free|
(30 day Trial also available)
Daily License (5$)
Monthly License (55$)
Mac OS X
64-bit Support on all
|Audio / Video Streaming (live and on-demand)||FLV|
AAC, LC-AAC, HE-AAC
|Multi Client/ Multi Protocol Streaming||Flash (RTMP)|
iPhone/iPad (HTTP Streaming)
Silverlight (Smooth Streaming)
|Recording||H.264/AAC to FLV container|
H.264/AAC to MP4 (Quicktime) container
|Inbound Live Encoder Support||RTMP (Flash & H.264/AAC)|
RTSP / RTP / MPEG-TS
(H.264/AAC: unicast, multicast, TCP, UDP)
ICY (MP3/AAC: SHOUTcast/ icecast)
|Action Method Format 3 (AMF3)||AMF3(Bi-directional )||AMF3|
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