Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Installing Red5 on windows

Installing Red5 is easy as explained below.
  1. Before installing Red5 we need to make sure java is installed on the target machine. Because Red5 needs to java.
  2. If java is not installed then download the latest version of java and install it.
  3. Make sure the JAVA_HOME environment variable is set to the java installed root directory.
  4. To set the environment variable, right click "My Computer" in start menu/desktop and go to properties. Go to "Advanced" tab and there you will see a button named "environment variables" at bottom. Clicking it will open a dialog which will let you add your own variable. Click "New" button in the top section i.e., User variables and int the popup eneter JAVA_HOME for variable name and root directory of the java for variabl value as shown below
  5. Now you are ready to install the Red5. Download the latest version of Red5 from http://code.google.com/p/red5/ and install it.
  6. During the installation you may be asked to enter your ip address and port number (for version Red5 0.9.0 Final) to run the http protocol for Red5. You can enter your ip address or the dns name. But you must remember this as this is the one you need to use always. If you enter ip address during installation and use dns name in application then it will not work. You should use the one what you entered during installation. I don't know the reason but I experienced this. But if you are not asked to enter IP address (for version Red5 0.8.0 Final) then there will be no issues with the dns name to access the server. In this case the default port number is 8080.
  7. After Red5 installation is complete then you need to start the service.
  8. You can verify whether the Red5 is running and working fine by browsing to http://ip_address:port_number in any browser. The ip_address and port_numbers should be same as the ones entered during installation. Or the dns name and default port number 8080 will work work in the second case explained in the above step. If the server is working fine then you will be able to the server's home page which will talk about some demos, etc.


John said...

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