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Red5 Pro Autoscaling solution and Stream Manager API is required for transcoding and an Adaptive Bitrate subscriber experience. A valid Startup Pro, Growth Pro, or Enterprise Red5 Pro Server license is also required (autoscaling is not supported by Trial or Developer Pro licenses).

Transcoding Requirements

Transcoding a high-quality stream into lower resolution variants requires a nodegroup with at least one transcoder, origin and edge server. Transcoding requires more CPU than straight publishing, so you may want to deploy your transcoder on a larger instance type, depending on how many concurrent broadcasters you

ABR Requirements

Adaptive Bitrate subscribing is supported by:

  • Red5 Pro Server v6.0.0 or higher
  • Red5 Pro WebRTC SDK v5.0.0 or higher
  • Red5 Pro Mobile SDK v6.0.0 or higher