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Redfire is still alive

A new version of Redfire ( has been posted on project site http://code.google.com/p/redfire/

It has three major changes

  • The Redfire plugin for Spark now uses the multicast DNS protocol to auto-discover the Redfire plugin for Openfire and obtain the server address and port number in order to load the web pages for the audio/video chat. I have not tested it properly, so please report any issues found.

  • Support for RTMFP has been added using Cumulus OpenRTMFP server. It is disabled by default as the binary for only Windows is provided. Linux users must download and build the binary from source and point the “cumulus.path” Openfire property at the binary file location. When enabled, all audio/video calls can be peer to peer using UDP instead of TCP and improving performance.

  • Red5Phone is now replaced with Redfire-Phono which a modified version of the Phono SDK from Voxeo. It is a Javascript library based on jQuery and Strophe that enables telephone calls to be made from a web browser. Redfire-Phono allows Jingle audio calls using the RTMP transport between any Redfire-Phono users as well as audio calls to any SIP address and external telephone numbers using a configured gateway with the SIP plugin for Openfire.


I still do not have a 64-bit Windows PC, so all reported issues with redfire plugin for Spark on 64-bit PCs have not been fixed.


What about RTMPT?

Unfortunately, the root application of the web service under which Red5 runs belongs to the http-bind BOSH service, so RTMPT is not supported out of the box.

If you really need it, then you can manually move Red5 to the root web application. The location is OPENFIRE_HOME\resources\spank.

The alternative is to spawn a new jetty web service on another port like 5080 instead of using the http-bind web service on 7070. That will will require a bit of coding


Thanks for the quick answer - so the redfire directory should reside in OPENFIRE_HOME\resources\spank.

I can access it via: http://ip_address:7070/redfire -> how do I configure red5 rtmpt url:



It is not as simple as that. You have to edit the web.xml file and put the red5 config files in the correct place in OPENFIRE_HOME\resources\spank.

If you know your way around servlets, then you would know what to do, otherwise, forget Redfire and simply install your own red5 server on your openfire server box.