Troubleshooting Guide


I just installed the Red5 Pro server and I am having trouble getting it to stream.  What should I do?



Please, make sure that you have done the following:

    • Opened all required ports.
    • Running the latest version of the server and/or SDKs.
    • Running the latest version of Flash (if applicable)
    • If you are running Red5 Pro on your local network all your devices need to be on the same network.
    • Inserted your License Key into the server:
      • Open the folder that has your server in it and find the LICENSE.KEY file.  Then replace YOUR-LIC-ENSE-KEY1 with the Server License you find in your accounts overview page.
        • Note: If you are using our mobile SDK, you will need to insert your SDK License into the application as per the following documentation.
    • Installed all required software dependencies:
      • Ubuntu Linux 
        • Suggested Ubuntu 16.04
        • Java 8 and other required libraries per this doc.
      • CentOS 
        • Note: Running Red5 Pro on CentOS requires build version 7 or higher.
        • Java 8 and other required libraries per this doc.
      • Windows 
        • Microsoft Visual Studios redistributables if you don't have Visual Studio on your machine. 
        • Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) - recommended version 8 or higher.
          • Set the JAVA_HOME variable:
            • Find the installation folder for your Java installation, then go to System Properties > Advanced System Settings > Environment Variables. Under System variables, click on New...
              • Variable name: JAVA_HOME
              • Variable path: (will be something like) C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.8.0_66
    • Have at least 4GB of system memory, or have modified the JAVA Heap allocation to less than the default 2GB.


If you have followed the above instructions and are still having difficulty, please contact our support team.

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