Red5 Documentation

Red5 Pro Core SDK – Linux

The Red5 Pro Linux Streaming SDK provides support for broadcasting a live stream with video on the following platforms:

  • x86-64 (e.g., Ubuntu 20.04 x86)

This document will introduce you to the Red5 Pro Linux Streaming SDK API and instruct you in using the SDK to begin streaming on x86-64.

You will need the latest Red5 Pro Linux Streaming SDK before you begin.

ARM (e.g., Raspberry Pi) will be supported with the 1.5.0 release

How to Build the Linux Examples

Install prerequisites

  • CMake
  • GCC

You can use apt-get for Ubuntu/Debian-based systems; for other Linux distributions, you can use dnf. For other options, like shell script installation and binary distributions, see the instructions here Remember that you will still need to install GCC if you use an alternate installation method.

sudo apt-get install g++ make cmake unzip

Make a local directory

mkdir ~/Red5Core

Download & Unzip Red5 Pro Core SDK

Download the Red5 Pro Core SDK distribution and save to ~/Red5Core

cd ~/Red5Core
unzip <distribution>.zip

Set the environment variable for CMake

export CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=~Red5Core/<distribution>/cmake

Create, compile and execute build files

While in the ~/Red5Core/$DISTRIBUTION/examples directory, execute the following commands

Create build files

cmake .

Build examples


Execute the basic example

For each example, see the README for the expected behavior.