Red5 Documentation

Red5 Pro HLS Plugin

Note that HLS latency is generally between 12 and 30 seconds, so you will not be able to view your live video right away.

Red5 Pro HLS Supports h264 and AAC broadcasts

The HLS plugin {red5pro}/plugins/red5pro-mpegts-plugin-*.jar takes live streams from any application and transforms them into an MPEG live transport stream with an m3u8 playlist.

The HLS playlist represents a sliding window containing several short segments of media which play as one continuous stream. Red5 Pro passes through the media as-is without re-encoding or producing multi-bitrate variants.

If you do not require HLS playback, then you can remove this plugin to help optimize server performance.