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Live stream from VLC using RTSP

I try to use VLC to stream rtsp, using file Wowsa’s \content\sample.mp4.

I completed the steps in this link: live streaming

But disabled source security.
Also created a stream file:
rtsp://[localhost ip]:1935/sample

In VLC I try to stream the sample.mp4 (see above) using one of these settings: :sout=#transcode{vcodec=h264,acodec=mpga,ab=128,channels=2,samplerate=44100}:rtp{sdp=rtsp://[localhost ip]:1935/sample} :sout-all :sout-keep

or without encoding:

:sout=#rtp{sdp=rtsp://[localhost ip]:1935/sample} :sout-all :sout-keep

Incoming streams panel shows “Waiting for Stream” (and nothing shows in the sample player).

I created another stream using example BigBuckBunny rtsp broadcast. It’s working properly, status=Active and shows in player.

I have successfully tried this tutorial but do not want to use UDP, since I got the impression RTSP will give a more ‘direct’ stream and not 20-30s delay as UDP: mpeg-ts

Something wrong with my stream file?
Incorrect use of VLC, incorrect rtsp url?
Suggestions on other tool to produce RTSP (with detailed tutorial)?
Stream should then be possible to play in Wowza Player?

Regards Lars


Thanks for contacting the Wowza Community!

We would need to take a look at your logs and .stream file to determine the issue. You can open a case HERE.

Can you provide the following information and this will help me determine where the issue is?