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Real-time Streaming Video to Millions in Milliseconds
Episode 625th November 2020 • Craft of Code • Linode
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In this episode, Chris Allen, CEO of Red5 Pro talks to us about real-time streaming video to millions of people in milliseconds.

Red5 Pro got its start back in 2005 when it reverse-engineered Adobe Flash’s Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP), creating an open-source alternative to the Flash communication method, eventually productizing and licensing a paid version. Chris bet early on, that people would care about latency more than anything else, so the company set about trying to solve that.

The bet paid off.

Today, Red5 Pro can offer live, interactive, and concurrent video experiences at scale. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it catapulted Red5 Pro’s technology to the fore.

Now, Red5 Pro’s customers are no longer limited to broadcasters, but anyone requiring low latency and high scalability for live video. That has included live drone streaming, live auctions, gambling, sports betting, e-sports broadcasting, and more. 

With virtual live experiences in even higher demand, what does the future hold for Red5 Pro?

In this episode, we discussed:

  • The origins of Red5 Pro
  • What significant problems Red5 pro solved for video
  • How COVID-19 accelerated customer need for live video experiences
  • Why Red5 Pro’s customers prefer Alternative Cloud providers over the big three
  • Linode and Red5 Pro’s shared focus on the developer community

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