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Install Red5 on CentOS

Red5 is an Open Source Flash Server written in Java that supports:

  • Streaming Video (FLV, F4V, MP4, 3GP)
  • Streaming Audio (MP3, F4A, M4A, AAC)
  • Recording Client Streams (FLV and AVC+AAC in FLV container)
  • Shared Objects
  • Live Stream Publishing
  • Remoting
  • Protocols: RTMP, RTMPT, RTMPS, and RTMPE

These are the steps I took to install the latest release of:

Red5 1.0 RC 1

JDK 1.6.27 (Java)

Ant 1.8.2


This article assumes you have and know how to SSH to your server

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Finally Set Up My New Local Dev Server

As you may have noticed, I have been removing my various test boards from my sites/production server.  I have finally set up a new server here at home which is almost identical to my production server.  I had to do this due to inability to stop playing with different settings and breaking my sites.  Now I have a playground where I can do anything I want and not worry if I am breaking anything.  This has proven to be awesome as I can now test different op code caching mechanisms, php extensions, etc.  Fun Fun.

I have been holding off, for whatever reasons, trying to code addons for XenForo due to not having a proper test site up and running.  I now have zero excuses, time to learn the Xen way of coding.  I am also diving into PHPFox as well as the 2 appear to be very similar in their approach.  We shall see what I can come up with.

Extra License Is Born

Our latest community, ExtraLicense.com, was an afterthought.  When XenForo was declared stable on March 8th, I purchased an additional license (my third) just to say thank you the the dev’s for creating such a great piece of community orientated software. So I was thinking, what do I do with this extra license.  ExtraLicense.com was then born.

I have seen, and used, many different webmaster forums with “marketplace” sections for members to buy and sell things like licenses, complete sites, domains, databases, etc.  Most of these sites require a minimum post count, a premium subscription, or other criteria in order to list an item for sale or auction.  Honestly, this always pissed me off.  So I started ExtraLicense.com with the understanding that our main focus would be a central location for webmasters to buy and sell the aforementioned items for free and without restriction.

My initial “dream” was to code an API which communicates with the respective developers’ website to verify the eligibility of transfer of the script licenses.  This would add a layer of protection for the buyer and legitimacy to the seller.  #winning  We have reached out to several of the developers of different scripts to allow our server to communicate with their licensing schema to return a simple yes or no to a hidden field where the seller could privately enter their license number for the check, only to be denied, which I actually understand.

Perhaps one day, until then, members will have to do what they have always done, do their homework prior to entering in any agreement with out first checking out the legitimacy of the license.

Please visit our site @ http://extralicense.com and join in the conversation.  As many webmaster forums, we engage is geeky stuff as well as just random craziness.  We look forward to seeing you there!!  You can follow our tweets by going to http://twitter.com/#!/extralicense

Joplin Tornado

With the recent tornado which ravaged the city of Joplin, We wish the residents of that great city god speed!  Our hearts and prayers are with you.

If you could find it in your heart, please visit Joplin’s Facebook page and donate to help.


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XenForo Coming Into Their Own

With the latest development update from Kier and Company, many of the needed and missing features ,which ship with other platforms by default, will be available this summer.  I believe this is the update where forum owners will, if the haven’t already, be starting to evaluate the possibility of changing their forum software to XenForo.  Many have held out due to the lack of features in XenForo.

Developers have narrowed the gap in quick fashion the last few months since Xenforo was declared stable, however, the announced additions have not been released as of yet.  Look out, the tables may be turning quickly.