I. What is RTSP Link?

The Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is an application-level network protocol designed for multiplexing and packetizing multimedia transport streams (such as interactive media, video and audio) over a suitable transport protocol. RTSP is used in entertainment and communications systems to control streaming media servers. The protocol is used for establishing and controlling media sessions between endpoints. Clients of media servers issue commands such as playrecord and pause, to facilitate real-time control of the media streaming from the server to a client (video on demand) or from a client to the server (voice recording).

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Time_Streaming_Protocol

II. Some features of RTSP

  • Multi-server capability: Ability to present media streams from different media servers
  • Negotiability: Can the client’s server find out if basic features are enabled
  • HTTP Friendly: It uses HTTP concepts wherever possible
  • Ease of Parsing: An HTML or MIME parser that can be used in a real-time streaming protocol
  • Extensibility: New parameters or methods can be easily added in the protocol
  • Friendly Firewall: Both application layer and transport layer firewalls can be easily handled by protocol means
  • Server Control: Have appropriate control over the server. The server cannot stream to the client in any way so the client cannot stop streaming.
  • Better suited for media applications: Frame-level precision and use of SMPTE timestamps for digital editing make the protocol more suitable for applications.

III. Sample RTSP link from Camera supplier

1. Dahua, Kbvision, KBONE, Imou RTSP stream (Cameras & NVR, XVR & DVR)

rtsp://<ip>:<port>/cam/realmonitor?channel=<channelNo>&subtype=<typeNo> (NVR, DVR, XVR)

rtsp://<ip>:<port>/cam/realmonitor?channel=<channelNo>&subtype=<typeNo>&unicast=true&proto=Onvif (IPC)

In particular are:

<ip> – IP Address of device

<port> – RTSP Port (Default: 554)

<channelNo> – Video channels get images (Starting from 1)

<typeNo>  – 0 (main stream) or 1 (sub stream)

For example: rtsp://192.168.1.210:554/cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=1 will stream substream 1 video from channel 1 .

2. Hikvision, Hilook RTSP Stream (NVR & IPC)

rtsp://<ip>:<port>/Streaming/Channels/<id> (NVR, DVR)

rtsp://<ip>:<port>/Streaming/Unicast/channels/<id> (IPC)

rtsp://<ip>:<port>/cam/realmonitor?channel=1subtype=<typeNo> (C6N)

In particular are:

<ip> – IP Address of device

<port> – RTSP Port (Default: 554)

<id> – Live streaming channel (101 – Channel 1 main stream, 202 – Channel 2 sub stream, …)

<typeNo> – 0 (main stream) or 1 (sub stream)

For example: rtsp://192.168.1.210:554/Streaming/Channels/301 will stream channel number 3 main stream video.

3. EZVIZ RTSP Stream (IPC)

rtsp://admin:<device verification code>@<device IP address on the LAN>:554/H.264

See document in: here

4. Uniview RTSP Stream (NVR & IPC)

rtsp://<ip>:<port>/unicast/c<channel number>/s<stream type>/live

In particular are:

<ip> – IP Address of device

<port> – RTSP Port (Default: 554)

<channel number> – Video channels get images (Starting from 1)

<stream type>: – 0 (main stream) or 1 (sub stream)

Ví dụ: rtsp://admin:[email protected]/unicast/c2/s2/live  sẽ phát trực tiếp luồng phụ kênh số 2.

5. Axis RTSP Stream

rtsp://<ip>/axis-media/media.amp

In particular are:

<ip> – IP Address of device

Example:  rtsp://192.168.1.210/axis-media/media.amp

6. ACTI RTSP Stream

rtsp://<ip>/

In particular are:

<ip> – IP Address of device

Note: Can use software Onvif Device Manager to extract RTSP Link from device.

Ví dụ: rtsp://192.168.1.99/

7. Honeywell, Questek, J-Tech, Nichietsu RTSP Stream

Honeywell, Questek, J-Tech, Nichietsu use different hardware and software manufacturers depending on the year, series, etc. We recommend you try some Hikvision and Dahua URL RTSPs to see if they work.

Or use software Onvif Device Manager to extract RTSP Link from device.

8. Avigilon RTSP Stream

http://<username>:<password>@<generated RTSP Stream URI>/

In particular are:

<generated RTSP Stream URI> : Avigilon RTSP streams are created in the Camera web user interface.

9. Samsung / Hanwha Techwin Camera RTSP Stream

rtsp://<ip>:<port>/profile<stream type>/media.smp

In particular are:

<ip> – IP Address of device

<port> – RTSP Port (Default: 554)

<stream type> – 1 (main stream) or 2 (sub stream)

For example: rtsp://192.168.1.210:554/profile1/media.smp will stream main stream from Camera with ip: 192.168.1.210

10. Samsung / Hanwha Techwin NVR RTSP Stream

rtsp://<ip>:<port>/LiveChannel/0/media.smp

In particular are:

<ip> – IP Address of device

<port> – RTSP Port (Default: 554)

Note: LiveChannel/0/ – “0” is the channel number and starts at 0.

For example: rtsp://192.168.1.210:554/LiveChannel/0/media.smp will stream channel 1 of the DVR directly.

11. Swann camera RTSP Stream

rtsp://<ip>:<port>/ch01/<stream type> 

In particular are:

<ip> – IP Address of device

<port> – RTSP Port (Default: 554)

<stream type> – 0 (main stream) or 1 (sub stream)

Note: Swann uses a variety of hardware and software lines and RTSP lines. You may have to contact tech support for a specific model. Sometimes they use the Hikvision APIs.

12. Arecont Vision RTSP Stream

rtsp://<ip-addr>/h264.sdp

In particular are:

<ip-addr> – IP Address of device

For example: rtsp://192.168.1.210/h264.sdp will stream directly from Camera with ip address: 192.168.1.210

13. Pelco RTSP stream

 rtsp://<ip address>/stream1

In particular are:

<ip address> – IP Address of device

For example: rtsp://192.168.1.210/stream1 will stream from Camera with ip address: 192.168.1.210

14. Lorex RTSP stream

Lorex uses different hardware and software manufacturers depending on the year, series, etc. We recommend you try some Dahua and Hikvision URLs to see if they work.

Some Lorex devices, especially battery powered models, are designed primarily to work exclusively on Lorex devices, it is possible that RTSP or the Onvif functionality may have been disabled.

15. Yoosee, Siepem RTSP stream

 rtsp://<ip address>:<port>/onvif<stream type>

In particular are:

<ip> – IP Address of device

<port> – RTSP Port (Default 554 or 5554)

<stream type> – 1 (main stream) or 2 (sub stream)

For example:  rtsp://192.168.1.210/onvif1 will stream main stream from Camera with ip address: 192.168.1.210

IV. Usage Notes

Some product vendors may use different software and hardware depending on the year, model, etc. So if you can’t use the sample RTSP links as above, you can get the link directly from the device using the Onvif Device Manager software.