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Apr 17, 2010

I've been thinking for a long time about working on a multiplayer game in Flash. I need updates frequently enough that ajax requests won't work so I need to use a socket server. The system will eventually have enough objects/players that I would consider it an MMO. I would like to set up a scalable system on Amazon's EC2. (Which probably effects my choice of server) This architecture would hopefully allow the game to grow without many changes over time. (Using a domain decomposition technique or something similar)

Heres my internal debate:Should I

a. Code my own socket server in C++ or Java?

b. Use the free and open source Red5 socket server for Flash?

or c. Pay the licensing fees and go for Electroserver?

I consider myself a decent developer, but am at an impasse as to what road to go down. I'm not sure if I, could develop/would need, the features of one of the prepackaged socket servers.

I'm also not sure if the prepackaged servers would work well in an Amazon EC2 environment and take full advantage of its features.


Serve MP3's Using RED5 Flash Server?

Apr 19, 2010

I have installed RED5 flash server and 12 hours after installing it, I still cannot serve a simple MP3 file. So far, If I have understood correctly, you need to create and compile a Java application to simply serve a file!?.... Which seems a little over-complicated to be honest. Never touched Java.I have used the oflademo however cannot change the directory.I basically need RED5 to serve MP3 files from a directory (which i will specify), I will be calling the files as normal in a JW player playlist.

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Apr 24, 2011

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once installed what I'm trying to do is to add a folder for AVChat into /opt/macromedia/fms/applications/ ([URL]). I am assuming that once I do have this instance running, I can move/modify files on the server instance.

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Jul 2, 2010

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This is the AS3 code that connects to Red5:

# connect to RTMP server
netConnection.addEventListener(NetStatusEvent.NET_STATUS, netStatusHandler);
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[INFO] [NioProcessor-1]
org.red5.io.mp4.impl.MP4Reader - Frame
position was not found for timestamp:

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And there's no problem when I'm resuming the .flv file.

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Has anyone been able to successfully implement a service to serve the required socket policy file to FlashPlayer?I am running the Python implementation of the service provided by Adobe at


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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<site-control permitted-cross-domain-policies="master-only"/>
<allow-access-from domain="*" to-ports="*" secure="false"/>


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i'm trying to connect my flash application to my nodejs server running socket.io. To connect via web-browser is no problem. Now the problem, when the socket-server isn't running i get an IOError in Flash what seams alright. Now when i start the server and try to connect again, i don't get an error, but the socket-server doesn't receive a connection either?!

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Jul 11, 2010

I've benn trying to get a simple socket server test to work for days now and it seems I'm not getting very far.Basically I just want to send some data from flash to the php script and have it echo it out, or anything at all like that I've been working from this tutorial http[url]....I have this basic flash class which just sends a string to the server:

import flash.net.XMLSocket
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The server side php is the attached script (pretty much this http:[url]....So I keep the php running on my server then run the as class, what happens is after a while (presumably the 15 second script limit in as) I get this error:

Error #2044: Unhandled securityError:. text=Error #2048: Security sandbox violation: .../networking.swf cannot load data from website.com:9980.at base()

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Feb 26, 2011

I'm looking for a flash script/library to capture video and audio from a webcam and then somehow get a saved flv to my encoding server. I'm not looking for something that will host the videos for me. I just need something simple to capture and then upload. I really want this to be open source and free.

I've done a fair amount of searching and it seems that most of what i can find is either a full blown service with hosting, or the red 5 suite. I've been trying for a day to get something going on with Red5, but honestly I haven't done any flash or java development in over 6 years and this seems way too complicated when all i really want is a flash object i can stick on a webpage.

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I'm trying to make a simple video chat using Flex framework and red5 server. It's an application with 2 video displays. With connection to the server more or less figured out. However, I do not understand how to transfer user1 stream to user2.
Here is functions i use to transfer webcam image to the server and to get the stream.


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I'm developing a game add-on/plugin which replaces a built in feature of an online game. The game loads an .swf therefore, my solution also has to be an swf for it to work 'in-game'.

I would like to be able to have the user press a button in the custom .swf I am making - and this would open an external application (amongst other things). I.e. if there was a button that said Notepad, it would open Notepad.exe on the machine.

My initial thinking was that i could have a XML Socket server 'daemon' runnning (c#) , which i could connect to with flash - however, as both the swf and the daemon are local, flash complained and gave this error: "Error #2010: Local-with-filesystem SWF files are not permitted to use sockets."

The only way i know to fix this - is to change the security settings of flash - not very user friendly!

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I wrote a XML Socket server in PHP recently because I wanted to make a multiplayer Flash game in AS3. This server is supposed to be completely generic and doesn't have any game logic. You should be able to build pretty much any game with this server.

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Lastly I created a very simple game / prototype using the AS3 class and PHP server. It is very basic, each player gets a ship, and can move around and shoot at other players. However I implemented all of the funtions: Logging in, Logging off, Synchronising players and movements, creating objects (ie firing a bullet), etc

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