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Plone 3 Multimedia by Tom Gross

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Red5: A video-on-demand Flash server

In the last chapter we talked about linking content. This technique has the advantage that both storage and publishing are external, and do not put any load on Plone. The downside of this method is that protecting content with permissions is not possible in any way.

Is it really? There is this tool called Red5, which is an open source Flash server. It is written in Java and is very extensible via plugins. There are plugins for transcoding, different kinds of streaming, and several other manipulations we might want to do with video or audio content. What we want to investigate here is how to integrate video streams protected by Plone permissions.

Requirements for setting up a Red5 server

The requirement for running ...

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