Dominic Williams

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Quick Red5 install on Mac OS X

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These steps work fine with version 0.9.0 RC2 at least…
  1. Download the latest dmg from http://code.google.com/p/red5/
  2. Open the package, drag Red5 to your Applications folder, then start the app (nothing happens visually, it’s a server!)
  3. Open http://127.0.0.1:5080/demos/ in a browser, which should hopefully now show you the demo page

The next step is to install the demos you want to try using a flash control panel that comes packaged with the distribution. Now, be warned, as of version 0.9.0 RC2, the distribution is a little flaky. So when you click the link to “install” demos on the page you just loaded, it won’t work.

So if the link doesn’t work for you, try http://127.0.0.1:5080/installer/ instead! Go back to the first page to access the demo you installed.

Finally use a terminal session to browse inside your app folder (i.e. inside /Applications/Red5.app) and have a poke around the underlying code and configurations.

/Applications/Red5.app/Contents/Resources/Java/webapps is a good place to start. You’ll notice that the system packs Tomcat, and the distribution acts as a web server.

Written by dominicwilliams

January 26, 2010 at 10:51 am

Posted in Install, Red5

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