You want to find out what version of Red5 is running on your server?

There are a few ways:

1) Look at the Red5 welcome page on port 5080.

To see the welcome page just go to in your web browser. It’s not the most accurate but it’s the fastest and you don’t need access to the Red5 installation. Here are the welcome screens for different versions.

Red5 0.8 welcome page:

Red5 0.8 welcome pageRed5 0.9.1 welcome page:

Red5 0.9.1 welcome page

Red5 1.0 RC1 welcome page:Red5 1.0 RC1 welcome page

2) Look in docs/changelog.txt

Look in the Red5 installation folder/docs/changelog.txt . You will immediately see the Red5 version there:

Red5 1.0 RC1 changelog

3) Pay attention to the Red5 startup log

During startup, Red5 will show the Red5 version, here is where to look when starting Red5 standalone on Windows:

Red5 log window

4) Look in log/red5_service.log

When starting Red5 as a service on Windows it will create a new log file: Red5 installation folder/log/red5_service.log . In it you will find the Red5 startup log mentioned above and thus the Red5 version.

red5_service.logYou know any other way? Post the method in the comments section below.

One thought on “How do I know what version of Red5 is running on my server?

  1. Gustavo says:

    I did:

    cat /var/log/boot.log | grep “Red5 Server”

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