Red5 Open Source vs. Red5 Pro Feature Comparison

QUESTION:

What are the differences between Red5 Pro and Red5 open-source?

 

ANSWER:

There are many differences between the Red5 open-source project and Red5 Pro. The table below highlights some of the biggest similarities and differences. 

 

Features Red5 open-source Red5 Pro
Live Streaming
Streaming Audio
Streaming Video
Recording Streams
Websockets
Mobile Playback (HLS)  
Adobe Flash Support
Second Screen  
Autoscaling  
Clustering  
Mobile SDK  
Extended Documentation  
Customer Support* Community Support* Full Support*
Protocols RTMP, RTMPT, RTMPS, and RTMPE WebRTC, RTMP, RTMPT, RTMPS, RTMPE, RTSP, RTP and HLS

This chart was last updated October 2020.

For the most up-to-date information about Red5 open-source, including supported protocols and community support information, visit the open-source Red5 server github page.

 

*Customer Support:

Red5 open-source has community support: https://groups.google.com/g/red5interest

Red5 Pro has many support options. Full support includes email support as well and public and private Slack channels. For more information on choosing the right Red5 Pro plan for your project, see the license plan comparison, and contact Sales.

 

For some examples of Red5Pro in use please follow the links below.

iOS Example:
https://github.com/red5pro/streaming-ios

Android Example:
https://github.com/red5pro/streaming-android

HTML5 and HLS Example:
https://github.com/red5pro/red5pro-html5-hls

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4 Comments

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    R Walker

    Is this the main differences between Red5 Open Source vs. Red5 Pro?

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    Red5 Pro Support Agent

    The page has been updated to reflect more of the differences between the Red5 open-source project and Red5 Pro. I'm removing outdated links from this comment to avoid confusion. Hope this has helped!

    Edited by Red5 Pro Support Agent
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    R Walker

    Thanks - but that [attached below for context] chart (and the entire repo) doesn't define what "Community" means? And it's on one of the Key features - HLS. 

    It would contradict this page which basically says that the Open Source version can only output over [poorly supported] RTMP.

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    Red5 Pro Support Agent

    Oops - HLS is not supported by the Red5 open-source project at this time. I have updated this page with a more recent version of the chart as well as some other (hopefully) helpful information. "Community" referred to the community support options for implementing that feature on the Red5 server. You can visit the Red5 server GitHub page for links to support options for the open-source server, and I've also updated this page to include that information. I hope this helps! I'll edit my previous comment as well to avoid confusion for others. If you have any other questions, or cannot find certain information, let us know. 

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