testing HTML5-RTSP player for IP cams

Testing an RTSP HTML5 player

To test the player you will need an IP camera supporting the RTSP protocol, or another RTSP source

Make sure that your RTSP source supports the H.264 codec for video and the AAC or G.711 codec for audio, and the camera delivers the stream via the TCP protocol. The source parameters can be specified in the device or server documentation. Typically, an RTSP address looks like this: “rtsp://host:554/live.sdp”

Test plan

  1. Connect to WCS server
  2. Start playback of the video stream from your IP camera in the player


Testing an example of a player

1. Log in to the server web-interface



2.  Select “Player” from the menu on the left side of the page



3. For the convenience of further testing, open the example in a new tab. To do this, click on the curved arrow in the upper right corner of the page



4. Fill in the “WCS URL” and “Stream” (1) fields. Usually the “WCS URL” field is filled in by default and contains the wss URL of the current WCS server. In the “Stream” field, you can specify the RTSP address of the video stream that your RTSP camera gives. To play the stream, click the “Start” button. You can adjust the volume using the “Volume” slider and expand the playback to full screen using the “Full Screen” button (2)



5. The page displays the current status of the connection and playback of the stream. To stop playback, click the “Stop” button



We have tested the player to work in Google Chrome. The player plays back video streams in other browsers and mobile applications for iOS and Android in a similar way.

To embed an RTSP player in your website, go to the Embedding page

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