Not all camera systems provide the URL directly. In some situations, users may have to generate the URL themselves. But don’t worry! We are here to guide you step by step.
RTSP URL format
A RTSP URL consists of 4 pieces of information, which are obtainable from different pages of the camera/DVR/NVR system specified in the table below.
|Components||Where to find|
Username and Password
|· DVR/NVR Camera setup page|
· Camera setup page
Public IP address
|· Router (if port forwarding is done)|
|Depending on the way your camera is connected to internet, there are two ways to extract the suffix:|
Scenario 1: Cameras directly connected to internet;
Scenario 2: Cameras connected to DVR/NVR first, then connect to internet
Example of RTSP URL
Scenario 1: Cameras directly connected to the internet:
|Specific codec (avc)||/avc|
|Specific codec (H264)||/H.264|
Scenario 2: Cameras connected to DVR/NVR first, then connect to the internet:
|Suffix (Hikvision NVR)||Suffix (Dahua NVR)|
|Channel 1, main stream||/Streaming/Channels/101||/cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=0|
|Channel 2, main stream||/Streaming/Channels/201||/cam/realmonitor?channel=2&subtype=0|
|Channel 1, sub stream||/Streaming/Channels/102||/cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=1|
For the above examples they might work on some other DVR/NVR models even if the manufacturer is different. For the official RTSP suffixes, please refer to the manufacturers’ user manual.