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Steps to install RED5

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The steps for installing RED5 are as follows:

1. Install Java – JDK and JRE

* For installing Java JDK and JRE, we can use the RPM. Visit the link


* Setup the environment variables to include the path for java.

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/

2. Install Apache ant

tar -zxf apache-ant-1.7.0-bin.tar.gz
mv apache-ant-1.7.0 /opt/ant
ln -s /opt/ant/bin/ant /usr/bin/ant

* Setup the environment variables to include the path for Apache ant.

export ANT_HOME=/opt/ant

3. Now download and install RED5.

tar -zxf red5-0.6.3.tar.gz
mv red5-0.6.3 red5
cd red5
/opt/ant/bin/ant prepare
/opt/ant/bin/ant build

4. Now directory “dist” contains compiled files and ready to run the server

cd dist

* RED5 should now run http server on port 5080 and rtmp service on port 1935

5. For testing, check


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