Quick Red5 install on Mac OS X
- Download the latest dmg from http://code.google.com/p/red5/
- Open the package, drag Red5 to your Applications folder, then start the app (nothing happens visually, it’s a server!)
- 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.