How to set up RTSP playback using GoodPlayer for Apple iOS devices

The GoodPlayer iOS mobile app can be used to play an RTSP stream from Wowza Media Server. The following tutorial is geared toward quickly configuring the GoodPlayer app to play a live or VOD stream. This tutorial does not include all the possible configuration settings or other capabilities of the GoodPlayer application.

This tool requires:

  • IOS Device
  • GoodPlayer installed onto IOS Device
To use this player with Wowza Media Server, follow these instructions:

First, set up an application for streaming by following one of these tutorials:

Video On Demand
Live: RTMP based encoder
Live: RTSP/RTP based encoder
Live: MPEG-TS based encoder
Live: Native RTP (SDP file) based encoder
Live: IP Camera, RTSP/RTP re-streaming
 
  1. Launch the GoodPlayer app on the IOS device
  2. From the GoodPlayer start page, select the bottom right icon - this will bring you to a page where you can select Direct Streaming URL from a list of connection choices. Select Direct Streaming URL.
  3. On the Open URL screen, select the Add (+) button on the bottom left of the screen. This will pop up a Create a new URL dialog.
  4. In the Create a new URL dialog, give your connection a name (will not be used by Wowza Media Server), and enter a URL as follows:
    1. For example, for live:
      rtsp://[wowza-ip-address]/live/myStream
    2. For example, for vod:
      rtsp://[wowza-ip-address]:1935/vod/mp4:sample.mp4
For support for this player or to provide feedback, go to the following site: http://www.hustmobile.com/goodplayer/index.html.

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