[Live-devel] RTSP authentication for a 'real' stream?

Ross Finlayson finlayson at live555.com
Thu Oct 9 20:37:03 PDT 2008

>Perhaps I'm being dumb, but I thought that if openRTSP is trying to 
>play the stream, it would be relatively simple to dump that stream 
>to file. Or am I missing the point?

"openRTSP" doesn't 'play' anything; it just downloads data.

In the case of the "X-PN_REAL..." streams, it doesn't know how the 
data is packed into RTP packets (i.e., what special headers etc. 
might be present there), so it can't do anything intelligent with the stream.

You can, however, give "openRTSP" the "-S 4" option, to tell it to 
download all data that it receives (following the standard RTP 
header).  See <http://www.live555.com/openRTSP/#other-options>.  If 
you do this, though, it's very unlikely that you'll be able to do 
anything useful with the received data.

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

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