Red5 Documentation

Transcoding and ABR

Transcoding allows a user to publish multiple variants of a single video stream, and deliver to the subscribers the best variant given their available bandwidth. In particular, Red5 Pro server-side transcoding allows for:

  • Publishing multiple provisioned streams.
  • Publishing a single stream to a transcoder within Red5 Pro that generates provisioned streams.
  • Subscribing to a stream via adaptive bitrate, which will allow dynamic upgrading and downgrading of the stream quality based on network conditions.

NOTE: at this time, Red5 Pro only supports transcoding 3 provision levels