Redbox & Unity

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oplontis
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Redbox & Unity

Postby oplontis » 22 Jul 2009, 12:44

is there a way to embed redbox features into Unity?

The sfs plugin for unity include redbox classes?

thanks
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Postby Lapo » 23 Jul 2009, 14:07

Hi there.
The RedBox works exclusively with the Flash Player which embeds specific technologies for audio and video streaming.
If you want to mix A/V and Unity you can use both technologies (FP plugin and UT plugin) in the same browser page, or maybe launch a specific popup for A/V sessions, chatting etc...
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Re: Redbox & Unity

Postby pankaj454k » 25 Oct 2013, 10:39

Hi Lapo,

We are doing a game on Unity which requires A/V streaming, cool to know that it can work with FP plugin on a browser but we are exploring the possibility of the same on iOS. What is the workaround of this on devices (iOS and android)?

Please suggest.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Redbox & Unity

Postby Bax » 25 Oct 2013, 13:21

SmartFoxServer supports audio/video streaming through a third-party product called Red5 Media Server. We also provide an high level API (the RedBox, described here: http://www.smartfoxserver.com/products/redbox) which provides pre-built classes for common usage scenarios and the integration with SmartFoxServer.
The RedBox is available for Flash only because Red5 makes use of the standard Flash API for audio/video streaming. Flash can be used to develop native games and apps for iOS/Android devices too, but we never tested if an audio/video streaming app can be exported to those platforms. Someone reported in our forums they were trying to do it, but they encountered some issues: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=16399

Wrapping up, if you are developing the iOS app through Unity, the RedBox won't work and you will need to look for another a/v streaming solution to use side-by-side with SmartFoxServer, which can still handle the gaming part.

Or maybe you could search the Red5 resources websites to look for Unity compatible API.
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