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Red5 Media Server is a powerful media streaming server worked on RTMP protocal. Red5 is an open and extensible platform, which can be used in Video Conferencing or Network gaming.

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This article will help you to install Red5 media server on CentOS and RHEL Systems.

Step 1: Installing  Java

You may skip this steps if you have already installed java on your system else use below link to install latest java version.

http://tecadmin.net/steps-to-install-java-on-centos-5-6-or-rhel-5-6/

Step 2: Setup Environment Variables

Its necessory to set environment variables to make it working.

# echo 'export JAVA_HOME=/opt/jdk1.7.0_25' >> /etc/bashrc
# source /etc/bashrc
Step 3: Download and Extract Red5

Use this link to find latest version of Red5 or use following commands to download red5 1.0.1. Also extract them.

# cd /opt/
# wget http://www.red5.org/downloads/red5/1_0_1/red5-1.0.1.tar.gz
# tar xzf red5-1.0.1.tar.gz
# mv red5-server-1.0/ red5
Step 4: Start Red5

After extracting downloaded archive, lets start Red5 using shell script red5.sh available in directory.

# cd /opt/red5
# ./red5.sh &
Step 5: Access Red5 Web Interface

Red5 demo pages and application can be accessed on port 5080 like http://fqdn:5080/

URL:   http://192.168.1.105:5080

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How to Install Demo Apps in Red5

Open following url in your web browser to get demo apps install screeen. Change ip with your system ip or fqdn.

http://192.168.1.105:5080/installer/

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How to Access Demo Apps in Red5

Open following url in your web browser to get access demo apps page. Change ip with your system ip or fqdn.

http://192.168.1.105:5080/demos/

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References:
http://www.red5.org/