Can any web URL for streaming video be converted to a RTSP link?
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.
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
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?
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?
Sony or Panasonic, Not remember, but either of two
and DVR is H.264 player
DVR is one of the first three models as shown on http://philex-wholesale.com/labgear/dvr-digital-video-recorder/h264-stand-alone-dvr
is it an http url ?
try doga player :
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.
but browser does not support Active-X which works on microsoft platform, and apps don't play smoothly
Apps are your only option on client side