How to Play RTSP Streams

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How to Play RTSP Streams
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Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is a protocol for applications to control data in real time. RTSP streams allow viewers to see live audio and/or video in real time. You can use the free programs VLC Media Player, Winamp and QuickTime to view RTSP streams.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

    VLC Media Player

  1. 1

    Download VLC Media Player (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Install and open VLC Media Player.

  3. 3

    Click "Media," then click "Open Network Stream."

  4. 4

    Type or copy and paste the address of the RTSP stream you want to view and click "Play."

    Winamp

  1. 1

    Download Winamp (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Install and run Winamp.

  3. 3

    Open the Winamp menu by clicking the button in the top left corner of the program.

  4. 4

    Highlight "Play" and click "Url."

  5. 5

    Type in the address of the RTSP stream and click "Open."

    QuickTime

  1. 1

    Download QuickTime (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Install and run QuickTime.

  3. 3

    Click "File" and "Open Url."

  4. 4

    Type the address of the RTSP stream you want to play and click "OK."

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