Dominic Williams

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Quick Red5 install on Mac OS X

with 4 comments

These steps work fine with version 0.9.0 RC2 at least…
  1. Download the latest dmg from
  2. Open the package, drag Red5 to your Applications folder, then start the app (nothing happens visually, it’s a server!)
  3. Open 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 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/ and have a poke around the underlying code and configurations.

/Applications/ 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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4 Responses

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  1. Thx dude


    March 30, 2010 at 7:10 pm

  2. thanks for this guide
    it was very helpful 🙂


    April 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm

  3. Thank you.


    September 28, 2010 at 10:48 am

  4. Thx Dominic that helped. Do we have plans for supporting HTTP Live streaming on Red5?
    It’ something that i’d like to get in touch with you about.

    Rajan Chandi

    October 5, 2011 at 5:35 pm

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