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RTSP Stream on Cisco CIVS-IPC-2930

Scott Danton
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I am trying get a RTSP stream from a 2930 camera.  I can see in the documentation that RTSP is a supported protocol, but I can not find any information on the syntax that is needed to connect to the stream.  I also do not see anywhere in the web interface to make sure this is turned on.  So, I assume that RTSP is on by default and that can not be changed.






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try this, rtsp://<camera-ip>/live/<stream1, stream2>

i got it working. use VLC player.

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Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

you are right, it's not defined as other Cisco Camera's. it cannot be changed, it uses TCP 554 for streaming RTSP video.

Do you happen to know what the syntax is to connect to the stream? 

I have tried

rtsp://<IP ADDRESSS>:554/

rtsp://<IP ADDRESSS>:554/stream1

there are a few other more complex variations that I have tried with a username and password combination that is on the documentation on other cameras that did not work either.


try this, rtsp://<camera-ip>/live/<stream1, stream2>

i got it working. use VLC player.

I was able to connect to the stream using VLC also.  Thanks for your assistance.


Hi Raghav,

I have the same issue with the Cisco CIVS-IPC-3535 model.

I have tried this bellow on VLC:



still did not work with VLC, it keep asking me RTSP Authentication.

I also tried:


Still not working

Please Help



You need to establish a valid SessionID first by authenticating to the camera.


I've seen some cameras with firmware options to disable the SessionID, but I personally still haven't had much success with establishing an RTSP stream without it first being authorized.


All the best!

Scott Olsen Solutions Specialist Bulletproof Solutions Inc. Web:

Hi Scott,


Thanks for your for your Help. I manage to get the url and its running on VLC properly. Can get this to run on the Browser?

I try this but it doesnt work on any of the browser:

<video width="640" height="360" src="rtsp://<Camera-IP>:554/StreamingSetting?version=1.0&action=getRTSPStream&sessionID=60609752&ChannelID=1&ChannelName=Channel1" 
controls="controls" preload="none"></video>


Is the sessionID being generated each attempt (via authentication) as part of a larger overall piece of code?  The sessionIDs won't stay valid indefinitely.

Scott Olsen Solutions Specialist Bulletproof Solutions Inc. Web:

Hi Scott,

I did disable the Session ID in Network Setup -> Basic Operations Area -> Disable Session ID. it still show the session Id on the URL after login.

Any idea how to interact with Cisco media server software?




There is likely a way to attach to a 'MediaOut' session on the VSMS server, but I believe you'll still be up against the challenge of establishing an authenticated session to the source device/server.  You may need to look into leveraging the VSM API to accomplish what you need.   I might write something to leverage this API and ... 'liberate' ... the RTSP streams for simple inclusion in other utilities.  A piece of software perhaps that could handle the authentication piece, yet act as a gateway or proxy stripping the authentication needs.

*CISOs everywhere screaming in horror!*



Scott Olsen Solutions Specialist Bulletproof Solutions Inc. Web:
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