[clug] Testing RTSP Streams

George Bray georgebray at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 01:24:01 GMT 2007

Hello Cluggers,

The ACT Govt today started live streaming of parliament.


The stream is available in two sizes to the public as RTSP H.264
(250Kbps and 700Kbps).  Internally on the ACTGOV intranet, it's
running as H.264 on RTP multicast.

We're using QuickTime (v7) on the dekstop machines thoughout the
Government to receive the broadcast, users just hit a web page link.
This works well for Windows and Mac clients - the stream opens in
QuickTime Player.

However as QuickTime is not officially available for Linux, I wanted
to get some feedback on using VLC.

The direct RTSP links are:



I'm not sure if there's a standard way to tell a linux machine what to
do with rtsp:// links. Ideally, the browser should give the link to
VLC and start playing.  What happens in your setup?


George Bray, Canberra, Australia

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