• 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 will not include all the possible configuration settings or other capabilities of the OPlayer Lite application.

    This tool requires:
    • IOS Device
    • OPlayer Lite installed onto IOS Device


    To use this player with Wowza Media Server, follow these instructions:

    First, setup 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:
        rtsp://[wowza-ip-address]:1935/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, navigate to the Settings/About screen within the app.


    Originally Published: 03-20-2012.
    Updated: 10-31-2014.