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    Default Capture RTSP stream from IP Camera

    Good morning,

    I am attempting to capture a RTSP stream from an IP camera through Wowza. I followed this guide to do most of the setup.
    http://www.wowza.com/forums/content.php?39

    Here is the Application.xml file code we are using.
    <Root>
    	<Application>
    		<!-- Uncomment to set application level timeout values
    		<ApplicationTimeout>60000</ApplicationTimeout>
    		<PingTimeout>12000</PingTimeout>
    		<ValidationFrequency>8000</ValidationFrequency>
    		<MaximumPendingWriteBytes>0</MaximumPendingWriteBytes>
    		<MaximumSetBufferTime>60000</MaximumSetBufferTime>
    		<MaximumStorageDirDepth>25</MaximumStorageDirDepth>
    		-->
    		<Connections>
    			<AutoAccept>true</AutoAccept>
    			<AllowDomains></AllowDomains>
    		</Connections>
    		<!--
    			StorageDir path variables
    			
    			${com.wowza.wms.AppHome} - Application home directory
    			${com.wowza.wms.ConfigHome} - Configuration home directory
    			${com.wowza.wms.context.VHost} - Virtual host name
    			${com.wowza.wms.context.VHostConfigHome} - Virtual host config directory
    			${com.wowza.wms.context.Application} - Application name
    			${com.wowza.wms.context.ApplicationInstance} - Application instance name
    			
    		-->
    		<Streams>
    			<StreamType>live-lowlatency</StreamType>
    			<StorageDir>${com.wowza.wms.context.VHostConfigHome}/content</StorageDir>
    			<KeyDir>${com.wowza.wms.context.VHostConfigHome}/keys</KeyDir>
    			<!-- LiveStreamPacketizers (separate with commas): cupertinostreamingpacketizer, smoothstreamingpacketizer, sanjosestreamingpacketizer, cupertinostreamingrepeater, smoothstreamingrepeater, sanjosestreamingrepeater, dvrstreamingpacketizer, dvrstreamingrepeater -->
    			<LiveStreamPacketizers>cupertinostreamingpacketizer,smoothstreamingpacketizer,sanjosestreamingpacketizer</LiveStreamPacketizers>
    			<!-- Properties defined here will override any properties defined in conf/Streams.xml for any streams types loaded by this application -->
    			<Properties>
    			</Properties>
    		</Streams>
    		<Transcoder>
    			<!-- To turn on transcoder set to: transcoder -->
    			<LiveStreamTranscoder></LiveStreamTranscoder>
    			<!-- [templatename].xml or ${SourceStreamName}.xml -->
    			<Templates>${SourceStreamName}.xml,transrate.xml</Templates>
    			<ProfileDir>${com.wowza.wms.context.VHostConfigHome}/transcoder/profiles</ProfileDir>
    			<TemplateDir>${com.wowza.wms.context.VHostConfigHome}/transcoder/templates</TemplateDir>
    			<Properties>
    			</Properties>
    		</Transcoder>
    
    		<DVR>
    			<!-- As a single server or as an origin, use dvrstreamingpacketizer in LiveStreamPacketizers above -->
    			<!-- Or, in an origin-edge configuration, edges use dvrstreamingrepeater in LiveStreamPacketizers above -->
    			<!-- As an origin, also add dvrchunkstreaming to HTTPStreamers below -->
    
    			<!-- To turn on DVR recording set Recorders to dvrrecorder.  This works with dvrstreamingpacketizer  -->
    			<Recorders></Recorders>
    
    			<!-- As a single server or as an origin, set the Store to dvrfilestorage-->
    			<!-- edges should have this empty -->
    			<Store></Store>
    
    			<!--  Window Duration is length of live DVR window in seconds.  0 means the window is never trimmed. -->
    			<WindowDuration>0</WindowDuration>
    
    			<!-- Storage Directory is top level location where dvr is stored.  e.g. c:/temp/dvr -->
    			<StorageDir>${com.wowza.wms.context.VHostConfigHome}/dvr</StorageDir>
    
    			<!-- valid ArchiveStrategy values are append, version, delete -->
    			<ArchiveStrategy>append</ArchiveStrategy>
    
    			<!-- If this is a dvrstreamingrepeater, -->
    			<!-- either define the general Application/Repeater/OriginURL below to point back to the origin -->
    			<!-- or define this one (which affects only DVR origin-edge).  e.g. http://localhost/dvrorigin -->
    			<Repeater>
    				<ChunkOriginURL></ChunkOriginURL>
    			</Repeater>
    
    			<!-- Properties for DVR -->
    			<Properties>
    			</Properties>
    		</DVR>
    
    		<TimedText>
    			<!-- VOD caption providers (separate with commas): vodcaptionprovidermp4_3gpp, vodcaptionproviderttml, vodcaptionprovidersrt, vodcaptionproviderscc -->
    			<VODTimedTextProviders>vodcaptionprovidermp4_3gpp</VODTimedTextProviders>
    			
    			<!-- Properties for TimedText -->
    			<Properties>
    			</Properties>		
    		</TimedText>
    		
    		<!-- HTTPStreamers (separate with commas): cupertinostreaming, smoothstreaming, sanjosestreaming, dvrchunkstreaming -->
    		<HTTPStreamers>cupertinostreaming,smoothstreaming,sanjosestreaming</HTTPStreamers>
    		<SharedObjects>
    			<StorageDir></StorageDir>
    		</SharedObjects>
    		<Client>
    			<IdleFrequency>-1</IdleFrequency>
    			<Access>
    				<StreamReadAccess>*</StreamReadAccess>
    				<StreamWriteAccess>*</StreamWriteAccess>
    				<StreamAudioSampleAccess></StreamAudioSampleAccess>
    				<StreamVideoSampleAccess></StreamVideoSampleAccess>
    				<SharedObjectReadAccess>*</SharedObjectReadAccess>
    				<SharedObjectWriteAccess>*</SharedObjectWriteAccess>
    			</Access>
    		</Client>
    		<RTP>
    			<!-- RTP/Authentication/[type]Methods defined in Authentication.xml. Default setup includes; none, basic, digest -->
    			<Authentication>
    				<PublishMethod>digest</PublishMethod>
    				<PlayMethod>none</PlayMethod>
    			</Authentication>
    			<!-- RTP/AVSyncMethod. Valid values are: senderreport, systemclock, rtptimecode -->
    			<AVSyncMethod>senderreport</AVSyncMethod>
    			<MaxRTCPWaitTime>12000</MaxRTCPWaitTime>
    			<IdleFrequency>75</IdleFrequency>
    			<RTSPSessionTimeout>90000</RTSPSessionTimeout>
    			<RTSPMaximumPendingWriteBytes>0</RTSPMaximumPendingWriteBytes>
    			<RTSPBindIpAddress></RTSPBindIpAddress>
    			<RTSPConnectionIpAddress>0.0.0.0</RTSPConnectionIpAddress>
    			<RTSPOriginIpAddress>127.0.0.1</RTSPOriginIpAddress>
    			<IncomingDatagramPortRanges>*</IncomingDatagramPortRanges>
    			<!-- Properties defined here will override any properties defined in conf/RTP.xml for any depacketizers loaded by this application -->
    			<Properties>
    			</Properties>
    		</RTP>
    		<MediaCaster>
    			<RTP>
    				<RTSP>
    					<!-- udp, interleave -->
    					<RTPTransportMode>interleave</RTPTransportMode>
    				</RTSP>
    			</RTP>
    			<!-- Properties defined here will override any properties defined in conf/MediaCasters.xml for any MediaCasters loaded by this applications -->
    			<Properties>
    			</Properties>
    		</MediaCaster>
    		<MediaReader>
    			<!-- Properties defined here will override any properties defined in conf/MediaReaders.xml for any MediaReaders loaded by this applications -->
    			<Properties>
    			</Properties>
    		</MediaReader>
    		<MediaWriter>
    			<!-- Properties defined here will override any properties defined in conf/MediaWriter.xml for any MediaWriter loaded by this applications -->
    			<Properties>
    			</Properties>
    		</MediaWriter>
    		<LiveStreamPacketizer>
    			<!-- Properties defined here will override any properties defined in conf/LiveStreamPacketizers.xml for any LiveStreamPacketizers loaded by this applications -->
    			<Properties>
    			</Properties>
    		</LiveStreamPacketizer>
    		<HTTPStreamer>
    			<!-- Properties defined here will override any properties defined in conf/HTTPStreamers.xml for any HTTPStreamer loaded by this applications -->
    			<Properties>
    			</Properties>
    		</HTTPStreamer>
    		<Repeater>
    			<OriginURL></OriginURL>
    			<QueryString><![CDATA[]]></QueryString>
    		</Repeater> 
    		<Modules>
    			<Module>
    				<Name>base</Name>
    				<Description>Base</Description>
    				<Class>com.wowza.wms.module.ModuleCore</Class>
    			</Module>
    			<Module>
    				<Name>properties</Name>
    				<Description>Properties</Description>
    				<Class>com.wowza.wms.module.ModuleProperties</Class>
    			</Module>
    			<Module>
    				<Name>logging</Name>
    				<Description>Client Logging</Description>
    				<Class>com.wowza.wms.module.ModuleClientLogging</Class>
    			</Module>
    			<Module>
    				<Name>flvplayback</Name>
    				<Description>FLVPlayback</Description>
    				<Class>com.wowza.wms.module.ModuleFLVPlayback</Class>
    			</Module> 
    			<Module>
    				<Name>ModuleRTMPAuthenticate</Name>
    				<Description>ModuleRTMPAuthenticate</Description>
    				<Class>com.wowza.wms.security.ModuleRTMPAuthenticate</Class>
    			</Module>
    		</Modules>
    		<!-- Properties defined here will be added to the IApplication.getProperties() and IApplicationInstance.getProperties() collections -->
    		<Properties>
    		</Properties>
    	</Application>
    </Root>
    For step 1.1 for Publishing the Stream I wasn't sure what to put since the client hasn't been able to get us the model of the device in question but I think this page helped figure it out. Is there a RTSP tester we can use to test
    http://www.q-see.com/files/HowToFiles/QC-RTSP_setup.pdf
    rtsp://wcf.myq-see.com:83/cam/realmonitor?channel=14&subtype=00&authbasic=userass

    I can't view the stream in the example players. Can anyone help troubleshoot or diagnose this?

  2. #2

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    Hi Frank, you will need the URL of the camera, and you need to create the camera.stream file to point to the the stream.

    So once you have the IP address of the camera you will enter it into the camera.stream like this:
    rtsp://[camera-ip-address]:port/app-name/stream-name
    
    example: rtsp://192.168.1.00:1935/live/myStream
    Salvadore

  3. #3

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    Hey Salvadore,

    According to this page, http://www.q-see.com/files/HowToFiles/QC-RTSP_setup.pdf, this, rtsp://wcf.myq-see.com:83/cam/realmonitor?channel=14&subtype=00&authbasic=CREDENTIALS, is the rtsp stream for the ip camera. Will that not work? Also I did add this to a file of cam.stream in the content folder.

  4. #4

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    Frank, here is the manufactures documentation on finding out the IP address of the camera:
    http://qsee.custhelp.com/app/answers...w/ip%20address

    Salvadore

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    Using said method wont port forwarding be required?

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