Red5 Documentation

IP Camera Support

Transport / Protocol

TCP/IP cameras are supported, but UDP is not. While IPv4 is the default and thoroughly tested, IPv6 may also function. Only the RTSP protocol is supported at this time. If MPEG-TS or SRT are required, other plugins support these features.


The following authentication mechanisms are supported:

  • None
  • Basic
  • Digest – Both RFC2069 and RFC2617 (with exceptions). Algorithm supports include MD5 and SHA-256.

Exceptions to Digest support: the opaque, stale, and qop fields are ignored.


The following codecs are supported:


  • h.264


  • AAC / MPEG-4
  • PCM ulaw
  • PCM alaw

Note If an application track is supplied in the SDP, it is ignored.