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Mac Os X Rtsp Player

on OSX , I tried VLC , Quicktime , MplayerX and I can't get it to workI tried playing with settings in VLC to make it work but it didn't please help it's really anonying to have to go to windows everytime just to play the the RTSP link

Mac Os X Rtsp Player

The RTSP Video Player is a popular format for efficiently streaming real-time audio-visual media. By playing it on the VLC player on your Mac, you can enjoy the high-quality entertainment. But how well does VLC support RTSP, and are there other alternatives?

An RTSP Video Player or RTSP Stream is short for Real-Time Streaming Protocol. RTSP is a way to facilitate real-time control of streaming audio-visual (AV) data from media servers. However, the player does not stream the multimedia file itself but communicates with the server that streams it.

VLC, short for VideoLAN Client, is a free and popular media-playing software and streaming server. The media player is available on desktop operating systems like Windows and macOS and mobile platforms like Android and iOS. In addition, VLC supports AV compression methods and online streaming playback of RTSP.

Note: VLC also supports other online streaming formats like HTTP, RTMP, MMS, FTP, etc. You can open a network stream on VLC simply by entering the URL of the stream in the URL field, as you see in VLC at the top of the player. To open an RTP or UDP stream, you can press the button at the bottom of the screen.

Since RTSP facilitates real-time (live) streaming of audio-visual media on Mac, we can also access the live stream from IP (Network) Cameras and play them on different supported media players. Of course, this live media playback is supported on Windows as well. We have suggested one of these media players above: IP Camera Viewer 2.

We hope this article provided necessary insights on RTSP streaming and its related aspects. The VLC Media Player is a fan-favorite choice for RTSP streaming, but there are other alternatives that you may like better. Therefore, we recommend that you explore all the media player options available for RTSP streams and choose the most suitable VLC alternative for your Mac.

To play RTSP files on Windows 10 and macOS, you will need 5KPlayer - a professional RTSP stream player that supports RTSP streaming protocol as well as HLS IPTV streaming, and provides smooth playback of H.264, HEVC 4K 8K online movie streaming. Free download it now and enjoy the RTSP file without hiccups.

BTW, here we choose some rstp links for you to test your RSTP playerrtsp://

Here we strongly recommend you 5 RTSP protocol compatible players: 5KPlayer, VLC media player, These media player big names all have support for RTSP streaming and RTP streaming. Lightweight, cross-platforms, user-friendly and robust! And each of them features differently.

5KPlayer is designed as an 4K UHD player that not only plays multimedia formats like DVD, MP4, MKV, FLV, HEVC, H.264, etc but also does well in handling live streams like RTSP, M3U8/M3U IPTV and online radios. Just copy the live stream URL to 5KPlayer, it plays immediately and smoothly. Besides, the built-in AirPlay and DLNA function are also another good options to stream video music accross platforms. With ability to access to over 300+ online videos sites including YouTube, Twitter, SoundCloud and Twitch, 5KPlayer also gives you a convenient way to download online videos for free as many as possible.

VLC media player must be the leader in the streaming player world. In addition to a RTSP player, VLC is also capable of analyzing and playing HTTP, RTP, MMS and HLS streams. For offline media streaming, VLC is similar to 5KPlayer to provide a DLNA function for multi-screen sharing. Besides, VLC AirPlay function is also under active development to Apple users. Speaking of local media files, VLC media player is also an ideal choice since it has a lot of tweaks and settings for users to customize.

FFmpeg is not a media player, actually, it is a powerful, free and open-source project for handling video, audio, and other multimedia files and streams. Some of the core algorithms of VLC, YouTube, iTunes, etc. are based on the workflow of this program. It is fast to access RTSP, RTMP, HTTP, HLS, etc stream but it is very complex to set up and use.

Megacubo is a dedicated streaming player which can automatically capture the content from transmission link/URL. In addition to RTSP, it can also play M3U8, RTMP, and IPTV playlist lists. But this player is only capable with Windows and Linux system.

Kodi is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation that can be used on Windows and macOS computer. The most important thing to make Kodi one of the best choices to play RTSP stream is that you can customize your own player (easier than VLC), not only including the skin of the player, but also the features. Besides, you can install different add-ons to make it as simple as a light-weight video player, or as powerful as a video toolbox. If you want to play RTSP streams with Kodi, go to install the RTMP Input add-on from its official site.

Step 1: Launch this RTSP/RTP player and click on its "Live" section.Step 2: Copy and paste the RTSP URL of the content into the URL box. Step 3: Click "Play" and 5KPlayer will respond soon. Note: The RTSP URL once can be sniffed out from online using " video-id" to get XML and then we can fetch RTSP URL. However, this method no longer works since YouTube stopped supporting v2.0.

To play RTSP/RTP video stream of IP camera on Windows/macOS, you will need to abide by RTSP URL formats and know IP address of your IP camera server. Regularly RTSP sample URL would be - rtsp://

Step 1: For instance, you are using 4XEM E103C IP camera, and you will find its RTSP URL format like this - "rtsp://ip_address/live.sdp"Step 2: Replace "ip_address" with your real IP address and paste the whole RTSP URL into 5KPlayer "Live" URL box.

Almost IP surveillance cameras support RTSP video stream, that means user can use media player to watch the live video from anywhere. RTSP is the abbreviation of real time streaming protocol, it's a network control protocol designed for use in entertainment and communications systems to control streaming media servers. The protocol is used for establishing and controlling media sessions between end points. This article describes how to play RTSP video stream of IP cameras on VLC player, QuickTime player, and a mobile phone with popular IP camera viewer App.

VLC player and QuickTime player are free media players that support cross-platforms (Windows OS, Mac OS), these two media players have capability to play most multimedia files and various streaming protocols.

rtsp://IP Camera address:8557/h264 for Primary streamrtsp://IP Camera address:554/mpeg4 for Primary streamrtsp://IP Camera address:8555/mjpeg for Primary stream rtsp://IP Camera address:8556/h264 for Secondary stream rtsp://IP Camera address:8554/mpeg4 for Secondary stream rtsp://IP Camera address:8558/mjpeg for Third stream

"openRTSP" is a command-line program that can be used to open, stream,receive, and (optionally) record media streams that are specified by aRTSPURL - i.e., an URL that begins withrtsp://(A related program- "playSIP"- can be used to play/record aSIPsession.) Basic operation Playing without receiving Playing-time options Streaming access-controlled sessions Outputting a ".mov", ".mp4", or ".avi"-format file Periodic file output 'Trick play' options Other options A note about RealAudio and RealVideo sessions Source codeSupport and customizationSummary of command-line options Basic operationThe simplest way to run this program is: openRTSP where is a RTSP URL to open(i.e., beginning with "rtsp://").The program will open the given URL (using RTSP's "DESCRIBE" command),retrieve the session's SDP description,and then, for each audio/video subsession whose RTP payload format itunderstands, "SETUP" and "PLAY" the subsession.The received data for each subsession is written into a separate outputfile, named according to its MIME type.For example, if the session contains a MPEG-1 or 2 audio subsession(RTP payload type 14) - e.g., MP3 - and a MPEG-1 or 2 videosubsession (RTP payload type 32),then each subsession's datawill be extracted from the incoming RTP packets andwritten to files named "audio-MPA-1" and "video-MPV-2" (respectively).(You will probably then need to rename these files- by giving them an appropriate filename extension(e.g., ".mp3" and ".mpg") - in orderto be able to play them using common media player tools.)You can use the"-F " option toadd a prefix to the file name that is written for each subsession.(This can be useful if you are running "openRTSP" several times,in the same directory,to read data from different RTSP sessions.)Extracting a single streamTo record only the audio stream from a session, use the"-a" command-line option.(Similarly, to record only the video stream, use the"-v" option. To record only the 'application' (e.g., 'metadata') stream, use the"-L" option.)In this case, the output audio (or video, or 'application') stream willbe written to 'stdout', rather than to a file(unless the"-P "option (see below) is given).Less verbose diagnostic outputBy default, the program will print out (to 'stderr') each completeRTSP request and response.For less verbose output, use the"-V" (upper-case) option.Playing without receivingIf you want the program to play the RTSP session,but not actually receive it, you can do so by giving theprogram the"-r" ('don't receive') option.This is useful if you have a separate application (running on the samehost) that actually receives the incoming media session(s).(Note that this separate receiving application should also send backRTCP Reception Reports, to ensure that the session doesn't time out.)If you use the "-r" option to play a unicast session,you'll probably also want to use the"-p " option.This option tells the program which client port numbers to use in theRTSP "SETUP" commands - i.e., which RTP/RTCPports the server should send to.(Without the "-r" option, the program receives the streams itself,and uses its own ephemeral port numbers for this.) must be an even number.For example, if the RTSP session consists of an audio and a videosubsession (listed in that order in the returned SDP description), then"-p 6666" will cause ports 6666 and 6667 to be used for theaudio subsession (6666 for RTP; 6667 for RTCP),and ports 6668 and 6669 to be used forthe video subsession (6668 for RTP; 6669 for RTCP).(If you use the "-r" option to play a multicast session,then you probably won't also need to use the"-p " option, because the SDPdescription for multicast sessions usually includes a port number to use.)Playing-time optionsIf the SDP description (from the RTSP server) contains a"a=range:npt= ..." attribute specifying a duration for the stream,then the program will close down the session and exit shortly after(by default, 5 seconds after) this duration elapses.You can change this duration using the"-d " option.Ifis positive, it is the total number ofseconds of the stream to be played before closing down the session and exiting. Ifis negative, then-gives the number of extra seconds to delay after the time specifiedin the SDP "a=range" attribute.(As noted above, the default value for this extra time is 5 seconds.)For example, if the SDP description contains"a=range:npt=0-25", then"-d 10"means "play the stream(s) for 10 seconds, then exit", and"-d -10"means "play the stream(s) for 35 seconds, then exit".You can also use the"-D " optionto ask that the program shut down if no new incoming RTP (i.e., data)packets are received within a period of at leastseconds.This option is useful if you are running the program automatically(e.g., from within a script), and wish to allow for the possibilityof servers that dieunexpectedly.(Note that "-d" and "-D" are different options, and may both be used.)Note, however, that ifthe program receives a RTCP "BYE" packet from the source - for every streamin the session - then the program will close down the session andexit immediately, regardless of the use of the "-d" and/or "-D" options.You can also use the"-c"option to play the mediasessions continuously.I.e., after the end time has elapsed, the program starts all over again,by issuing another set of "PLAY" requests.(Note that if you're receiving data (i.e., you don't use the "-r" option),then this means you'll get multiple copies of the data inthe output file(s).)Note that you can combine "-c" with"-d "and/or"-D ".So, for example,"-c -d 10"means "play the stream(s) for 10 seconds, then go back and playthem again for another 10 seconds, etc., etc."Streaming access-controlled sessionsSome RTSP servers require user authentication (via a name and password)before a session can be streamed. To stream such a session, use the"-u " option.(To specify an empty password, use"" for .)The program authenticates using RTSP "digest authentication"; the passwordwill not get sent in the clear over the net.Alternatively, you could try including the user name and password insidethe URL, as:"rtsp://:@:".(In this case, though, the password will be sent in the clearover the net.