Lo and behold, high quality HD video recording over slow connections is finally possible with Red5. But 1st… some history. Video recording with Red5 has been plagued for a long time by various issues. All this time developers and their clients had to resort to rather expensive Adobe Media Server and Wowza licenses to add quality video recording to their website. Here’s a recent excerpt from a discussion on the Red5 mailing list about it’s recording capabilities: From: Angry Red5 User & Developer Subject: Does anybody succeed in recording valid FLV videos in ANY version of Red5? Date: Feb 13 2014 I am fighting with Red5 recording from about 2-3 yers. And the sad truth is, that it propably NEVER worked. Dont achieve simple[…]

Today we’re releasing a new version of HDFVR which was made primarily to fix the black boxes issue. however, during development, it quickly grew into something bigger. Here are all the changes explained in great detail: 1. We’ve implemented the H264+AAC recording to MP4 using the Wowza Transcoder AddOn in the main build (until now we had a separate build – build 508- that had to be used for that). This means: we’ve added the Wowza+Transcoder AddOn option (h264_w_t) to all the video quality .xml profiles we’ve tested it with Wowza 3.0.3+patch,3.0.4, 3.1.0, 3.1.1, 3.5 and 3.6 the Wowza server-side files now contain the hdfvr_play app (used only with h264_w_t) and the hdfvr.xml transcoder template we’ve updated the Recording MP4[…]

If you are using Wowza Streaming Engine (Wowza 4.0) or newer just follow the steps from the documentation. This article is relevant only for versions of Wowza up to 3.6 Introduction With the launch of Flash Player 11 (4th Ocotober 2011) Adobe introduced the H.264 video codec in Flash Player for video encoding. For those of you who don’t know yet what H.264 is, it is a standard for video compression, and it is currently one of the most commonly used formats for the recording, compression, and distribution of high definition video. The final drafting work on the first version of the standard was completed in May 2003. The  Problems: There are 3 major media servers on the market: FMIS, Red5[…]

A week ago we’ve announced that Adobe will support h.264 video recording in the next version of Flash Player 11. Since then we’ve made some tests . Here’s our setup: Flash Player Incubator preview version a special build of our video recorder (HDFVR). Flash Media Server 4 a Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD web cam. Run of the mill laptop with Dual Core Intel P8400 @ 2,26GHz CPU Here are our conclusions: Recording HD (1280×720) H.264 video (main profile) maxes the  CPU  at about 20 fps. It would go higher in fps if I would have a better CPU. The sound is encoded with Speex, there’s no AAC option. On the media server the video+audio data is saved in a F4V[…]

The Flash Video Recorder and the Flash Audio Recorder have been updated today with dedicated server side files for the recently released Red5 0.8 To grab them download your software again using the download links you’ve all got in your delivery email! Next up for Red5 0.8 support are SimplChat and AVConference.