Video Surveillance via RTSP

What Is The RTSP Protocol?

RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) is a protocol, which provides a simple set of basic commands to control the video stream. In order to connect to the camera via RTSP, you should send a special request to the server. This request must contain a command (for example, PLAY - to start broadcasting), IP address, and the path to the camera.

Connecting RTSP sources and IP cameras in video conference

The RTSP protocol allows any TrueConf user to connect to IP cameras and other sources of media content that support broadcasting through this protocol and monitor remote objects. The user may also connect cameras and broadcast the image from them during a video conference. Learn more →

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Thanks to RTSP TrueConf Server, users can not only connect to IP cameras, but also broadcast video conferences on RTSP players and media servers. Read more about TrueConf RTSP streaming →

Is It Possible to Add The Camera to The User List in Server’s Configurator?

Yes. Server’s administrator is able to add the camera to the user list in control panel when creating a conference. To do this, you will need to enter camera’s address in "Add via ID" bar of the given conference’s window, and then press the "Add" button. After that, the camera’s call_ID will be displayed in the "Conference participants" field:

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The Benefits From Using The RTSP

  • Having set the IP camera in an office or at the industrial shop floor you can connect to it and control your company's operation.
  • You can monitor remote objects 24/7. For example, if you go on vacation and do not want to leave the apartment unattended, just set one or more IP cameras there. Having made a call to one of these cameras from your PC with TrueConf client application, you can connect to your apartment at any time and get the real-time picture of what is happening there.
  • All users have the option of video recording in the TrueConf software. If you found a problem during surveillance, and you managed to record it, the given record will be a conclusive evidence in solving this problem.