Can a URL for a streaming video be converted to a RTSP link?

Sunil December 2, 2011
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Can any web URL for streaming video be converted to a RTSP link?

 

  1. Mike
    December 3, 2011 at 6:18 am

    As the name "Real Time Streaming Protocol" (RTSP) suggests it's a specific protocol. Therefor it's not about converting the link but converting the entire streaming content.

    I don't know of any free online service which does such conversion. 

    If you need an RTSP stream I'm afraid you will have to receive the streaming content on your own machine/server and re-stream via RTSP e.g. using VideoLAN or GStreamer.

    • Sunil
      December 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm

      I would like to convert 'video surveillance' streaming to browser as rtsp. The video surveillance requires login and password. It is a H.264 streaming format and requires Active-X plugin for browser which I reckon is not available outside Internet Explorer. So I understood if the streaming can be converted to rtsp, would work on Android browser. Also apps for video surveillance which I tried ( MEye and KWEye ) disconnect frequently thus not giving smooth streaming as on browser

  2. Richard Carpenter
    December 3, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Most Mobile sites, like m.youtube.com, stream via RTSP. Regular YouTube, or any HTTP streaming site, doesn't use RTSP, It is a real pain on a network because is is not widely supported outside of mobile streaming. That said it is what I use to the from my file server/media server, and hard a hard time with my router. How are you needing to use RTSP?

    • Sunil
      December 3, 2011 at 11:52 am

      I would like to convert 'video surveillance' streaming to browser as rtsp. The video surveillance requires login and password. It is a H.264 streaming format and requires Active-X plugin for browser which I reckon is not available outside Internet Explorer. So I understood if the streaming can be converted to rtsp, would work on Android browser. Also apps for video surveillance which I tried ( MEye and KWEye ) disconnect frequently thus not giving smooth streaming as on browser

      • Richard Carpenter
        December 3, 2011 at 4:51 pm

        Oh, As in feed coming off of a IP camera. Short Answer No. They use it because it just works on almost any network configuration. HTTP Stream is just easier all around. 

        All that said, what model camera is that? 

        • Sunil
          December 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm

          Sony or Panasonic, Not remember, but either of two
          and DVR is H.264 player

        • Sunil
          December 3, 2011 at 5:54 pm

          DVR is one of the first three models as shown on http://philex-wholesale.com/labgear/dvr-digital-video-recorder/h264-stand-alone-dvr

        • Jay
          December 3, 2011 at 8:23 pm
        • Sunil
          December 7, 2011 at 4:31 am

          Thanks

        • Richard Carpenter
          December 3, 2011 at 9:43 pm

          That DVR will probably have a option for RTSP, unsure on the setup because I can't find a manual online. Your problem will be viewing it outside your home network, routers are really picky with it. 

        • Sunil
          December 9, 2011 at 7:51 am

          but browser does not support Active-X which works on microsoft platform, and apps don't play smoothly

        • Richard Carpenter
          December 9, 2011 at 7:22 pm

          Apps are your only option on client side

        • Richard Carpenter
          December 9, 2011 at 7:22 pm

          Apps are your only option on client side

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