Setting up RTP/RTSP on a wireless video camera for mobile streaming

Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) controls the delivery of data with real time properties such as audio and video streams.  It is useful for large-scale broadcasts and audio or video on-demand streaming, and is supported by a variety of vendors of streaming audio and video multimedia.

RTSP does not typically deliver continuous data streams over the control channel, usually relying on a UDP-based data transport protocol such as standard Real-Time Protocol (RTP) to open separate channels for data and RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) messages.

This article will guide you on how to set up RTP/RTSP on a wireless video camera.

NOTE:  The WVC80N is used as an example.

Step 1:
Access your router’s web-based setup page.  To learn how, click

NOTE:  If you’re using a Mac computer, click here.

Step 2:
Forward ports 554 TCP and 500 UDP to the Static LAN IP of your camera.  These are the default ports for mobile phones.  If you have other devices, you may refer to your device's support for its specific ports.

NOTE:  To learn how to set up Single Port Forwarding on a Linksys  router, click here.

Step 3:
Access the wireless video camera’s web-based setup page.  To learn how, click

NOTE:  If you’re using a Wireless-G Video Camera, click here.  If you’re using a Mac computer, click here.

Step 4:
Click on the Setup tab.


Step 5:
Click Image at the left panel.


Step 6:
Look for Mobile Settings and click on the Enable Mobile Streaming checkbox.


Step 7:
Under Video Quality Control, set the Constant Bit Rate to 32 Kb ps, and the Max Frame Rate to 6 or less fps.


Step 8:
Create an Access Code to view your camera on your mobile phone.


Step 9:
Click Apply.

To view your camera, open a web browser on your mobile phone and enter “RTSP:// “.

NOTE:  x is your camera’s access code.

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