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 0.9.1 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: 3) Pay attention to the Red5 startup log During startup, Red5 will show the Red5 version, here is where to[…]

Why a connection attempt to a working media server might fail: Red5, FMIS and Wowza by default only accept  rtmp connections over port 1935. This will work fine for most home Internet connections however when your user is behind a corporate firewall/network he might hit 2 major restrictions: NO traffic/connections to non standard ports like 1935 (default port for rtmp). Traffic is only allowed to standard ports like 80 (http) and 443 (https) . The solution for this is to configure the media server to accept  rtmp connections over ports 443 and 80 . NO non-http traffic allowed (or a proxy server is used). The solution for this is to configure the media server to accept  rtmpt connections. Rtmpt is[…]

Error 1: If, when trying to connect using AVChat 3, you are getting this error message: Connection failed, media server might be down or firewall might be blocking the connection! like this: You need to check: your rtmp connection string inserted in the media server might not be running (you can check if Red5 is running by going to the media server might have not started properly (thus is not running, you can check the logs in Red5/log for any ERROR messages during startup) there is a firewall on the media server blocking TCP traffic over port 1935 (and 5080) the user trying to connect is behind a firewall that blocks the connection (either a personal one installed on[…]

Red5 0.8 support We are glad to announce that AVChat 3 for Red5 0.8 is now available. Only Red5 0.8 is supported! We do no plan to support Red5 0.7 or earlier versions because  0.8 is the most stable Red5 release yet and we encourage everyone to upgrade their Red5 installation if they have not done so already! To purchase AVChat 3 now visit the purchase page! When you purchase AVChat 3 you will now get both the FMIS and the Red5 media server files. Other Enhancements after logging in the chat, when joining the first room the welcome message is shown at the bottom of the existing text chat (history) you can now change the amount of lines of[…]

AVChat 2.3 is now available for purchase and download, notable changes include: dedicated server side files for Red5 0.8 ghost(duplicate) users detection script security improvements it can use other extensions for the server side scripts not just php and asp some small bug fixes maximum rooms setting in the server side settings file New clients will automatically get the latest version, previous clients can download the latest version using the download links in their delivery email! Future AVChat 2 updates will most probably include only security patches and support for different Red5/FMS versions as we focus more and more on AVChat 3.