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RTSP stream via VLC to generic camera

M Donaldson 4 years ago in IQANdesign updated by Ulrik Zakariasson (Software development) 4 years ago 2

Has anyone tried, or had success with using VLC's RTSP stream to work with a generic camera device in IQAN?


I tried a handful of settings but I couldn't get it working. Once thing I did notice in wireshark is the display was attempting to open a TCP connection with my PC (VLC stream server) on port 554 but I was under the impression that RTSP was UDP ?


I am very new to this software environment so I am just tinkering around. Its not something that needs to work, but why not right ?! :)


With the exception of the properties panel I can't seem to dig up any more information to help me out here.


Any advice or experiences would be greatly appreciated.



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RTSP is a TCP protocol that is used to control the video stream. The video stream itself is then sent using the RTP protocol which is a UDP protocol. So in order for the streaming to work via VLC you need to enable an RTSP server in VLC in addition to the RTP streaming (not sure if this is supported).


See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Time_Streaming_Protocol


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RTSP is a TCP protocol that is used to control the video stream. The video stream itself is then sent using the RTP protocol which is a UDP protocol. So in order for the streaming to work via VLC you need to enable an RTSP server in VLC in addition to the RTP streaming (not sure if this is supported).


See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Time_Streaming_Protocol