Monday, June 21, 2010

Red 5: Fixing NetConnection.Connect.InvalidApp Error

Are you having problem connecting to your Red5 server? Is the error message, NetConnection.Connect.InvalidApp?

This happened to me too. Sadly, there was no available help online -- but there is now. ^^

This error occurs when your Flash application is connecting to a non-Flash-compatible service, like Skype for instance.

Skype opens a local connection at port 80 (the HTTP port). So if your Red5 is ran, it wouldn't actually be able to provide the RTMP service correctly, thus giving the NetConnection.Connect.InvalidApp error message.

What's the solution? Simply close Skype, restart Red5, and viola! Your open source media server is back running!