[Live-devel] openRTSP, testOnDemandRTSPServer, VLC

Ross Finlayson finlayson at live555.com
Wed Oct 8 18:28:29 PDT 2008

>1) When I open the "para.m4e" file locally, VLC cannot play the 
>video. Why can VLC play the video when streaming, but not when play locally?

Because VLC does not recognize the ".m4e" filename extension as 
representing a MPEG-4 Video Elementary Stream file.  There's no 
reason in principle why VLC could not play such files, but it 
currently doesn't.  (VLC is not our software, though, so this is not 
the right mailing list to use to complain about 'bugs' in VLC :-)

>2) The received "video-MP4V-ES-1" is different from the original 
>"para.m4e", at least at the beginning section of the stream. Why?

Possibly because some data (RTP) packets were lost in transit.

>  How do I know if the received stream is intact?

You can rename the file to have a ".m4e" filename extension, and then 
try streaming it again (to VLC or QuickTime Player, for example).

	Ross Finlayson
	Live Networks, Inc. (LIVE555.COM)

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