If you own a Foscam device such as an IP camera or an NVR or DVR, you can use the RTSP protocol (ONVIF) to live stream.
RTSP stands for Real Time Streaming Protocol, a network protocol for streaming videos in real-time. Basically, it’s designed to send audio or video live from one device to another.
Three formats of video and audio are currently available for IPC RTSP:
- videoMain: Main streaming (HD quality)
- videoSub: Sub streaming
- audio: Audio streaming only, no video feed
RTSP examples entered on a URL search bar:
- rtsp://username:pwd@IP:port /videoSub
- rtsp://username:pwd@IP:port /audio
Note: Some Foscam cameras such as the C1, C1 Lite, FI9816P, FI9800P, and the FI9803P V2 Http and RTSP ports are different. When obtaining the RTSP stream make sure to use the RTSP port.
Example of Foscam RTSP URL address
For example, the username of the camera is testuser; the password is foscam; IP address is 192.168.1.11 and the default port is 80. The RTSP address would be (you don’t need add port 80, since 80 is the default one):
Note: The WAN IP address (external IP address) can also be used for the URL. If DDNS is used instead the video player or the streaming service must support using the domain name otherwise the video stream will not be displayed.