Connect to an RTSP encoder

This topic provides information about connecting your RTSP encoder or camera to your Wowza Video stream.

RTSP encoders

Make sure you have the latest firmware for your encoder installed. See the encoder's user guide for details about how to update firmware as well as how to operate the device and how to specify settings such as resolution, bitrate, and frame rate.

See the Connection information on the Overview tab of the live stream detail page for server, port, and other details your encoder may need to connect to Wowza Video. 

You'll need to refer to documentation for your specific encoder to determine where to input the stream settings and user credentials for authentication.

  • Primary Server is the ingest location of the server.
  • Host Port is the port (by default 1935)
  • Stream Name or Stream Key is the stream name value assigned by Wowza Video
  • Username and Password are the Source Username and Source Password values.

Different encoders might use different names in their user interface, like Address instead of URL and Stream instead of Stream key. Make sure to refer to your encoder's documentation to determine the correct locations.

Configuring other ports

Wowza Video accepts streams over RTSPS on port 443 using TCP only. This port must be manually specified and not all players will play RTSPS. Testing in advance is recommended. 

Examples of RTSPS over TCP with and without credentials: 

With credentials:


Without credentials: