RTSP (Real-Time Streaming Protocol) is a standardized video streaming protocol. IP cameras use it to provide the video feed to the NVR. On the other side, NVRs and DVRs can use the RTSP protocol to provide video to the web client, app, etc.
The purpose of RTSP is to be compliant with Onvif. RTSP sometimes is directly used by third-party NVRs or VMSs (Video Management System). The ONVIF protocol is an industry-standard that allows IPCs and NVRs from different manufacturers to work together.
The default RTSP ports for LTS devices are:
- Cameras’ RTSP port: 554
- NVR/DVR’s RTSP port: 8554
Note: Custom ports can be used if needed. Access the port settings on your device and modify them accordingly.
LTS RTSP Video
rtsp://username:password@:/streaming/channels/ (Mainstream = 01 | Substream = 02)
Example 1: NVR/DVR Mainstream – Channel 16 (IP Address) rtsp://admin:firstname.lastname@example.org:8554/streaming/channels/1601 (Note the 8554 port)
Example 2: NVR/DVR Substream – Channel 3 (Domain Address) rtsp://admin:email@example.com:8554/streaming/channels/302
Example 3: IP Camera Mainstream / Substream (IP Address) rtsp://admin:firstname.lastname@example.org:554/streaming/channels/101 (Note the 554 port) rtsp://admin:email@example.com:554/streaming/channels/102
Note: The RTSP feed cannot be understood by a web browser. A media player plugin can be used, but this requires HTML coding and is not supported.
LTS RTSP JPEG Image
http://username:password@:/streaming/channel/1/picture (IP cameras only)
Example 1: IP Camera JPEG Image (IP Address)
http://admin:firstname.lastname@example.org/streaming/channels/1/picture (HTTP port defaults to 80) http://22.214.171.124/streaming/channels/1/picture (browser requests credentials)