[clug] Testing RTSP Streams

Jason j.lee.nielsen at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 01:35:34 GMT 2007

Opera does not know what to do with the link but firefox opens totem which plays it fine, and I also tried entering it in vlc which played it fine as well.


On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 12:24:01 +1100, George Bray <georgebray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Cluggers,
> The ACT Govt today started live streaming of parliament.
>    http://www.parliament.act.gov.au/live/
> 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:
>    rtsp://dmzosx001.dpa.act.gov.au/medium
>    rtsp://dmzosx001.dpa.act.gov.au/big
> 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

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