How to set up RTSP playback using OPlayer Lite for Apple iOS devices

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

This tool requires:

  • An iOS device
  • OPlayer Lite installed on the 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 OPlayer Lite app on the iOS device.
  2. Select Open URL from File Servers page. You can get to the File Servers page anytime via the File icon on the bottom left of the screen.
  3. On the Open URL screen, enter the URL as follows:
    1. For example, for live:
    2. For example, for VOD:
For support for this player or to provide feedback, navigate to the Settings/About screen within the app.
Originally Published: 03-20-2012.

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