Samsung supports the Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) for most of its CCTV device models. RTSP protocol is used for establishing and controlling media sessions between endpoints; it can be used to stream the video in real-time. You can stream them to a third-party app, live view on a website, any other CCTV monitoring software, etc.
RTSP transmits video/audio data from any security devices such as NVRs, DVRs, IP cameras, Multi-Sensor IP cameras, etc. Available software such as VLC player can be used to test RTSP streaming, or any other camera monitoring software.
Samsung RTSP URL address format
Samsung IP cameras RTSP URL format
IP Cameras RTSP URL:
The default port for RTSP Protocol is 554. It can be changed as necessary. Available ports are 1024-65535 & 554. Ports 3702, 49152 are not available. Example: rtsp://192.168.1.100/profile2/media.smp
Multi-Sensor IP Cameras & Encoders
Sensor # range is from 0-3 (0 = Sensor 1, 1 = Sensor 2…). Some examples are shown below.
Camera 1: rtsp:///0/profile2/media.smp
Camera 2: rtsp:///1/profile2/media.smp
Camera 3: rtsp:///2/profile2/media.smp
Camera 4: rtsp:///3/profile2/media.smp
Samsung NVR RTSP URL format
Channel numbering starts at 0. The RTSP port for NVRs will be the last Device Port set on the unit. For example, if the device port is set to 554-558, 558 will be the port for the RTSP URL.
Samsung DVR RTSP URL format
- rtsp://:port/camera numbering starts at 0.
The RTSP port for DVRs will be the last Device Port set on the unit. For example, if the device port is set to 4520-4524, 4524 will be the port for the RTSP URL.
Example: How to add a Samsung camera to VLC Player via RTSP
Here we will demonstrate how to view a Samsung security camera on VLC player using the RTSP stream. We assume the camera is already set up properly and working fine.
Install the VLC player and then launch it, then click on Media and Open Network Stream (as shown in the picture below).
On the URL field type in the stream on the image below (RTSP://IP Address/profile/media.smp) and click Play. Note: In case you’re adding an NVR, DVR, etc, use the RTSP URL format listed above for reference. Our RTSP URL is noted on the red box.
When you click Play the VLC will stream the feed from the camera and display the live image. The logic is the same if you’re using a DVR, NVR, multi-sensor camera, or any Samsung CCTV equipment that supports the RTSP feature.