Various ramblings-on, mostly about Red5

07 Dec 13 Wisdom


11 Mar 13 Gmail Fail

Its totally absurd that after 24+ hours, my gmail account which I’ve had for at least 11 years is still locked. What’s even worse is that you must sit and wait until???  There are no “helpful” links on this page, nor any resolution options available; You’re simply at their whim.


After racking my brain last night about why this may have occurred, I figure it had to be the ebooks that I mailed to my KindleFire HD; there were several. Is usage of my account any reason to lock it for so many hours? I’m really freaking livid right now.. getting more pissed off by the hour.

Update: Regained access after 30+ hours of waiting and sending 2 reports from my phone. Lets work on that customer service Google; you could learn something from Apple in this area.


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20 Feb 13 Came home to find this on my PC

Interesting… So I guess Skype on Windows now utilizes Flash? Who knew…

This was on my screen when I got home tonight:

Error: Error #1502: A script has executed for longer than the default timeout period of 15 seconds.
	at MethodInfo-666()

After dismissing, I got this:

Error: Error #1502: A script has executed for longer than the default timeout period of 15 seconds.
	at player_fla::TooltipRight_66/frame1()

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15 Jan 13 Red5 1.0.1 Released

Head over to the Infrared5 blog for details!

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16 May 12 Ivy and Maven

I’ve added some xml to hopefully support Maven and Ivy projects that use Red5 as a dependency just a little better. The group id is “org.red5″ and the artifact id is “red5-server” or “red5-client”. For Ivy, add this pattern to your ivysettings.xml:

<artifact pattern="[organisation]/[artifact]/[revision]/[artifact]-[revision].[ext]" />

For your ivy.xml here are the dependency entries:

<dependency org="org.red5" name="red5-server" rev="1.0-RC2" />
<dependency org="org.red5" name="red5-client" rev="1.0-RC2" />

For Maven use this repository:

  <id>Red5</id>   <url></url>

and these dependency entries:



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17 Jan 12 Android Market

I have created pro version of my broadcaster app for Android and Blackberry (playbook). The pro version allows for FMS or Red5 authentication as well as selection of all available cameras / microphones. The next two things I’ll be adding are i10n/i18n and h.264; the latter may not be possible in mobile air but I’ll give it a go.



The free version probably won’t be seeing any updates since I hate working on it in Flash CS5.

Lastly, If there’s enough interest I’ll do a version for iOS.

Update 1/18/12

I got h264 publish working in Android last night! woot! What a pain that was.. I need to verify that all is well with the stream data and my modifications to the application then I’ll put the update in the market.

Update #2 1/18/12

The latest pro build is up on the market 1.0.3, it allows you to stream h.263 or h.264 from your Android device. Enjoy!


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01 Jan 12 Happy New Year!

I know this is supposed to be the “last” year, but I don’t believe it; bring on the supposed end of the world.. lol

Happy New Year my friends and readers! I know I’m planning positive changes for myself and I hope you all do as well. I am also looking forward to the new year’s entertainment, especially the summer movies; Avengers and Promethus!! For now I offer you a gif that makes me laugh and miss one of my favorite shows

24 Nov 11 Grill master

The first step to becoming a grill master is having the right tools; actually that goes for anything you want to “master”. I’d say I’m pretty good at grilling almost anything over fire but I’ve always hated my “stock” grill grates, to me they seemed an after thought on the part of the grill maker. So when I got a groupon for a “man grate” I was intrigued and purchased a single grate with a brush. When the cast iron grate came in the mail I was impressed at the heft and construction; now this is what I was looking for! Cooking on cast iron is awesome and it takes me back to when my late Grandmother made eggs and bacon on her perfectly seasoned skillet (which is now mine).

But alas, not everything in wonderland was sunshine and rainbows. I had neglected to notice meaning of a single grate, this was my mistake. I contacted Justin over at mangrates and he explained everything in great detail as well as how to care for my new grates. To go even one step beyond with customer service is unusual in this day and age, but Justin came though and even offered me a deal I could not refuse to get a couple more grates!! Now here I am with three grates that will cover one side of my gas grill or my entire charcoal grill; ready to cook-up some meat!

If you want to grill like a pro, head on over to and get your “man” grates!

Lastly, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

New offer $10 off the regular price:

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28 Jul 11 Gmail Nesting

I just noticed a cool feature in Gmail, you can “nest” labels now!! Yay!

I also want to tell you all that I have post up on my company’s blog for clustered chat

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19 Jul 11 Dynamic streaming with Red5

I will dub this feature beta only because I’m not sure that my handling or signaling is “exactly” right yet. The latest revision is now 4245 and those of you with the skills may use this version to stream like the pros do with FMS and Wowza.. dynamically! Be aware that Q0S is not implemented yet so hold your bugs saying it doesn’t work for now.  The following transitions are currently supported:

  • NetStreamPlayTransitions.RESET – Clears any previous play calls and plays the specified stream immediately.
  • NetStreamPlayTransitions.APPEND – Adds the stream to a playlist and begins playback with the first stream.
  • NetStreamPlayTransitions.APPEND_AND_WAIT – Builds a playlist without starting to play it from the first stream.
  • NetStreamPlayTransitions.SWITCH – Switches from playing one stream to another stream, typically with streams of the same content.
  • NetStreamPlayTransitions.SWAP – Replaces a content stream with a different content stream and maintains the rest of the playlist.
  • NetStreamPlayTransitions.STOP – Stops playing the streams in a playlist.

With any new feature there will be bugs, so bare with us and we’ll get them fixed up as soon as possible. Post any issues (with test code if you have some) to the issue tracker.

Lastly, without the help of Dan Rossi and Abhinav Kapoor’s post ( this would have been a much longer endeavor. Mucho gracias to Infrared5 for allowing me to work on this and other Red5 features. All the testing so far was accomplished with Flowplayer v3.2.6.

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