• How to configure Apple QuickTime player for RTSP/RTP playback on Windows

    Instructions to turn on/off RTSP/RTP over HTTP in the QuickTime player on Windows:

    To turn RTSP/RTP over HTTP on:
    1. Open QuickTime Player and select the menu item Edit: Preferences: QuickTime Preferences...
    2. Select the Advanced tab
    3. In the Transport Setup popup select Custom...
    4. In the Transport Protocol popup select HTTP
    5. In the Port ID popup select 1935
    6. Click OK to close all dialogs


    To turn RTSP/RTP over HTTP off:
    1. Open QuickTime Player and select the menu item Edit: Preferences: QuickTime Preferences...
    2. Select the Advanced tab
    3. In the Transport Setup popup select Custom...
    4. In the Transport Protocol popup select UDP
    5. In the Port ID popup select 554
    6. Click OK to close all dialogs


    One huge issue with the QuickTime player on Windows is that on many machines DirectX acceleration does not work properly. To disable DirectX acceleration, do the following:

    1. Open QuickTime Player and select the menu item Edit: Preferences: QuickTime Preferences...
    2. Select the Advanced tab
    3. In the Video section, select the Safe Mode (GDI only) radio button
    4. Click OK to close all dialogs


    Note: The QuickTime player does not support streams with MP3 audio. So Flash Media Live Encoder streams that use MP3 audio will not play using QuickTime player.



    Originally Published: 10-01-10.

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