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Thread: Can't view live video in VLC

  1. #1
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    Default Can't view live video in VLC

    Hi,
    I added a stream file "Camera1.stream" to view IP camera. When I click record button, Wowza records the stream in Content folder which I can play with VLC.
    But when I give URL rtsp://<server ip>/live/Camera1.stream" in VLC on the same server, it says can't open the link. I have all settings as per "How to set up live streaming using an RTSP/RTP-based encoder" tutorial. I didn't do any settings for Publisher. I tried "How to troubleshoot RTSP/RTP playback" but no luck. The firewall is off on the server.

    Please help.
    Thanks,
    Shrini

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    Hello,

    Are you using the good port? It's 1935 by default.

    rtsp://[wowza-ip-address]:1935/live/Camera1.stream

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    Also be sure you have RTSP/RTP output enabled in your Wowza application settings.

    What are the video/audio codecs used in your encoder?

    You can troubleshoot issues like this by starting Wowza in stand alone mode [install-dir]/bin/startup.bat|startup.sh and view the output in the console.

    Do you see any errors or warning messages in the output when you connect to the stream?

    Kind regards,

    Salvadore

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    RTSP is enabled. The codec is H264. I tried "rtsp://[wowza-ip-address]:1935/live/Camera1.stream" but can't see video.
    I stopped Wowza services and started the batch file. Below is from log file. Is a publisher must here?
    Shrini

    2015-01-20 09:45:59 EST comment server INFO 200 - LiveStreamPacketizerSanJose.endChunkTS[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:8 a/v/k:0/151/2 duration:10010 - - - 85.326 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 09:45:59 EST comment server INFO 200 - LiveStreamPacketizerCupertino.endChunkTS[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:8 mode:TS[H264,NOAUDIO] a/v/k:0/150/2 duration:10010 - - - 85.326 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 09:46:00 EST comment server INFO 200 - MPEGDashWriterHandler.createChunkM4S[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:8 type:m4s_mux a/v/k:0/150/2 duration:10010 - - - 85.995 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 09:46:00 EST comment server INFO 200 - MPEGDashWriterHandler.createChunkM4S[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:8 type:m4s_video v/k:150/2 duration:10010 - - - 85.996 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 09:46:09 EST comment server INFO 200 - LiveStreamPacketizerSanJose.endChunkTS[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:9 a/v/k:0/151/2 duration:10011 - - - 95.335 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 09:46:09 EST comment server INFO 200 - LiveStreamPacketizerCupertino.endChunkTS[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:9 mode:TS[H264,NOAUDIO] a/v/k:0/150/2 duration:10011 - - - 95.335 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 09:46:10 EST comment server INFO 200 - MPEGDashWriterHandler.createChunkM4S[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:9 type:m4s_mux a/v/k:0/150/2 duration:10011 - - - 96.006 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 09:46:10 EST comment server INFO 200 - MPEGDashWriterHandler.createChunkM4S[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:9 type:m4s_video v/k:150/2 duration:10011 - - - 96.013 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 09:46:19 EST comment server INFO 200 - LiveStreamPacketizerSanJose.endChunkTS[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:10 a/v/k:0/151/2 duration:10009 - - - 105.345 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 09:46:19 EST comment server INFO 200 - LiveStreamPacketizerCupertino.endChunkTS[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:10 mode:TS[H264,NOAUDIO] a/v/k:0/150/2 duration:10009 - - - 105.345 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 09:46:20 EST comment server INFO 200 - MPEGDashWriterHandler.createChunkM4S[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:10 type:m4s_mux a/v/k:0/150/2 duration:10009 - - - 105.947 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 09:46:20 EST comment server INFO 200 - MPEGDashWriterHandler.createChunkM4S[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:10 type:m4s_video v/k:150/2 duration:10009 - - - 105.947 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 09:46:29 EST comment server INFO 200 - LiveStreamPacketizerCupertino.endChunkTS[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:11 mode:TS[H264,NOAUDIO] a/v/k:0/150/2 duration:10010 - - - 115.363 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 09:47:43 EST connect rtsp INFO 200 1933196065 - _defaultVHost_ live _definst_ 189.406 10.128.3.179 1935 rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream 10.128.3.179 rtsp - LibVLC/2.1.0 (LIVE555 Streaming Media v2012.12.18) 1933196065 0 0 - - - - - - - - - - rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream - rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream -
    2015-01-20 09:47:43 EST create stream INFO 200 - - _defaultVHost_ live _definst_ 0.026 10.128.3.179 1935 rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream 10.128.3.179 rtsp - LibVLC/2.1.0 (LIVE555 Streaming Media v2012.12.18) 1933196065 0 0 2 0 0 0 camera1.stream - - - - - rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream - rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream -
    2015-01-20 09:47:43 EST unpublish stream INFO 200 - - _defaultVHost_ live _definst_ 0.028 10.128.3.179 1935 rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream 10.128.3.179 rtsp - LibVLC/2.1.0 (LIVE555 Streaming Media v2012.12.18) 1933196065 0 0 2 0 0 0 camera1.stream - - - - - rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream - rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream -
    2015-01-20 09:47:43 EST destroy stream INFO 200 - - _defaultVHost_ live _definst_ 0.03 10.128.3.179 1935 rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream 10.128.3.179 rtsp - LibVLC/2.1.0 (LIVE555 Streaming Media v2012.12.18) 1933196065 0 0 2 0 0 0 camera1.stream - - - - - rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream - rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream -
    2015-01-20 09:47:43 EST disconnect rtsp INFO 200 1933196065 - _defaultVHost_ live _definst_ 189.441 10.128.3.179 1935 rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream 10.128.3.179 rtsp - LibVLC/2.1.0 (LIVE555 Streaming Media v2012.12.18) 1933196065 0 0 - - - - - - - - - - rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream - rtsp://10.128.3.179:1935/live/camera1.stream -
    2015-01-20 09:52:08 EST comment server INFO 200 - RTPSessionDescriptionDataProviderBasicRTSPWorker.send(open): command:OPTIONS - - - 454.832 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 09:52:08 EST comment server INFO 200 - *** RTSPMessageReceive ***
    RTSP/1.0 200 OK
    response: OK
    protocol: RTSP/1.0
    cseq: 5
    status: 200
    public: DESCRIBE, GET_PARAMETER, OPTIONS, PAUSE, PLAY, SETUP, SET_PARAMETER, TEARDOWN
    date: Thu Jan 22 08:57:40 1970
    uri: RTSP/1.0 200 OK
    - - - 454.839 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 09:52:08 EST comment server INFO 200 - RTPSessionDescriptionDataProviderBasicRTSPWorker.processResponse: command:OPTIONS response:RTSP/1.0 200 OK status:200 handled:false - - - 454.84 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

  5. #5
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    Where do you see this RTSP/RTP enabled other than Application->Live->Playback types? The encoder is H264. In stand alone mode I see text below in log file when VLC tries to connect.

    Q: Is there any significance of <PublishMethod>block</PublishMethod> in Application.xml? The PlayMethod is Live.

    Thanks,
    Shrini

    2015-01-20 11:06:16 EST comment server INFO 200 - MPEGDashWriterHandler.createChunkM4S[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:9 type:m4s_mux a/v/k:0/150/2 duration:10010 - - - 443.02 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 11:06:16 EST comment server INFO 200 - MPEGDashWriterHandler.createChunkM4S[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:9 type:m4s_video v/k:150/2 duration:10010 - - - 443.021 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 11:06:25 EST comment server INFO 200 - LiveStreamPacketizerSanJose.endChunkTS[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:10 a/v/k:0/151/2 duration:10009 - - - 452.426 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 11:06:25 EST comment server INFO 200 - LiveStreamPacketizerCupertino.endChunkTS[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:10 mode:TS[H264,NOAUDIO] a/v/k:0/150/2 duration:10009 - - - 452.427 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 11:06:26 EST comment server INFO 200 - MPEGDashWriterHandler.createChunkM4S[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:10 type:m4s_mux a/v/k:0/150/2 duration:10009 - - - 453.029 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 11:06:26 EST comment server INFO 200 - MPEGDashWriterHandler.createChunkM4S[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:10 type:m4s_video v/k:150/2 duration:10009 - - - 453.03 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 11:06:35 EST comment server INFO 200 - LiveStreamPacketizerCupertino.endChunkTS[live/_definst_/Camera1.stream]: Add chunk: id:11 mode:TS[H264,NOAUDIO] a/v/k:0/150/2 duration:10011 - - - 462.437 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    2015-01-20 11:09:06 EST connect rtsp INFO 200 1727580016 - _defaultVHost_ live _definst_ 612.735 10.128.3.179 554 rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream 10.128.3.179 rtsp - LibVLC/2.1.0 (LIVE555 Streaming Media v2012.12.18) 1727580016 0 0 - - - - - - - - - - rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream - rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream -
    2015-01-20 11:09:06 EST create stream INFO 200 - - _defaultVHost_ live _definst_ 0.025 10.128.3.179 554 rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream 10.128.3.179 rtsp - LibVLC/2.1.0 (LIVE555 Streaming Media v2012.12.18) 1727580016 0 0 2 0 0 0 camera1.stream - - - - - rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream - rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream -
    2015-01-20 11:09:06 EST unpublish stream INFO 200 - - _defaultVHost_ live _definst_ 0.028 10.128.3.179 554 rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream 10.128.3.179 rtsp - LibVLC/2.1.0 (LIVE555 Streaming Media v2012.12.18) 1727580016 0 0 2 0 0 0 camera1.stream - - - - - rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream - rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream -
    2015-01-20 11:09:06 EST destroy stream INFO 200 - - _defaultVHost_ live _definst_ 0.029 10.128.3.179 554 rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream 10.128.3.179 rtsp - LibVLC/2.1.0 (LIVE555 Streaming Media v2012.12.18) 1727580016 0 0 2 0 0 0 camera1.stream - - - - - rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream - rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream -
    2015-01-20 11:09:06 EST disconnect rtsp INFO 200 1727580016 - _defaultVHost_ live _definst_ 612.769 10.128.3.179 554 rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream 10.128.3.179 rtsp - LibVLC/2.1.0 (LIVE555 Streaming Media v2012.12.18) 1727580016 0 0 - - - - - - - - - - rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream - rtsp://10.128.3.179/live/camera1.stream -
    2015-01-20 11:12:19 EST comment server INFO 200 - RTPSessionDescriptionDataProviderBasicRTSPWorker.send(open): command:OPTIONS - - - 806.616 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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    This sounds like there is more to this issue then would be easily addressed in the forum. Someone may need to look over your configuration setup.

    Please open a ticket with the support team by zipping up your /conf and /logs folders and sending them to support@wowza.com

    Please also include as much detail about your setup as possible, whether you are streaming directly from the IP camera, or if VLC is in the middle operating as a transcoder. And a link to this thread as a reference.

    Kind regards,

    Salvadore

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    Just now I tried viewing the stream using VLC from another computer and it works. Wondering why it is not working on the same Wowza server?
    Shrini

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    Hi,
    That's odd, it's usually remote playback that has such issues, not local.
    See if you are able to play back other content with VLC, such as the sample.mp4 vod file:
    rtsp://[WowzaIPaddress]:1935/vod/sample.mp4
    That may indicate a general RTSP playback and configuration problem.
    Review this guide: How to set up an application for RTSP-RTP streaming
    for additional configurations.

    Daren

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