How To Install Red5 Media Server on CentOS 7

Install Red5 Media Server on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Red5 Media Server on CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Red5 is an open-source media server for live streaming solutions of all kinds. It is designed to be flexible with a simple plugin architecture that allows for customization of virtually any VOD and live streaming scenario.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step install Red5 Media Server on CentOS 7 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS Linux.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • Make sure your CentOS system is connected to the internet. An active connection is essential for downloading the required packages and updates during the installation.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Red5 Media Server on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum -y update

Step 2. Installing Java.

You may skip these steps if you have already installed java on your system else use the below link to install the latest Java version:

Step 3. Installing Red5 Media Server.

Use the following commands to install red5:

wget https://github.com/Red5/red5-server/releases/download/v1.0.10-M4/red5-server-1.0.10-M4.tar.gz
tar xvf red5-server-1.0.10-M4.tar.gz
cd red5-server

After extracting the downloaded archive, let’s start Red5 using shell script red5.sh:

cd /opt/red5-server/

Step 4. Accessing Red 5 installation.

Red5 demo pages and applications can be accessed on port 5080 like http://your-server-ip:5080/

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Red5 on CentOS 7. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Red5 Media Server on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Red5 Media Server website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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