Jan 1, 2009

How to install Red5 Server with Tomcat

  • Download Java from http://www.sun.com
  • Install java into a folder such as /opt/red5/jdk-1.6.0
  • Set JAVA_HOME point to that folder
export JAVA_HOME=/opt/red5/jdk-1.6.0
cd /opt/red5
wget http://mirror-fpt-telecom.fpt.net/apache/tomcat/tomcat-6/v6.0.18/bin/apache-tomcat-6.0.18.tar.gz
tar -xf apache-tomcat-6.0.18.tar.gz
cd /opt/red5
wget http://www.red5.fr/release/0.7.0/war/Red5War_0.7.0.zip
tar -xf Red5War_0.7.0.zip
  • The 3 WARs file will be extracted
    • ROOT.war: the main Red5 application
    • admin.war: the Red5 admin page
    • echo.war: the echo sample application
  • Move 3 WARs into tomcat/webapps folder
cd /opt/red5
mv ROOT.war admin.war echo.war apache-tomcat-6.0.18/webapps
  • Remove the default ROOT application of Tomcat
cd /opt/red5/apache-tomcat-6.0.18/webapps
rm -rf ROOT
  • Create a start-server.sh file for easy to startup with following content
export JAVA_HOME=/opt/red5/jdk-1.6.0
export CATALINA_HOME=/opt/red5/apache-tomcat-6.0.18
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH
cd $CATALINA_HOME
./bin/startup.sh
  • Start Tomcat with start-server.sh
cd /opt/red5
./start-server.sh
  • Open the browser and browse to the following URL http://[ip]:8080/
  • The Red5 welcome page will be displayed
  • You can test the RTMP broadcast via web at http://[ip]:8080/demos/ofla_demo.html or via client application such as VideoLAN rtmp://[ip]/oflaDemo/DarkKnight.flv
  • You might want to create the stop-server.sh to stop Tomcat with following contents
export JAVA_HOME=/opt/red5/jdk-1.6.0
export CATALINA_HOME=/opt/red5/apache-tomcat-6.0.18
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH
cd $CATALINA_HOME
./bin/shutdown.sh
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