[MPlayer-users] rtsp streaming problem in old fedora

Anirban Dutta Choudhury anirban.duttachoudhury at gmail.com
Mon May 10 12:09:56 CEST 2010

Hi all,

I'm trying to view a rtsp stream from a network camera with static ip
in a private network. It detects the stream, fps identifies the codec
needed but ultimately fails to playback it. a simple ping to the
camera works. The camera stream itself is working with mplayer on e
newer version of debian (I'm using Fedora 7 and the mplayer version
I'm using is the latest for that). Follwing is the ouutput from

[root at localhost ~]# mplayer rtsp://root:pass@
MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.1.2 (C) 2000-2007 MPlayer Team
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ (Family: 15,
Model: 67, Stepping: 2)
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing rtsp://root:pass@
Resolving for AF_INET6...
Couldn't resolve name for AF_INET6:
Connecting to server[]: 554...
librtsp: server responds: 'RTSP/1.0 401 Unauthorized'
rtsp_session: unsupported RTSP server. Server type is 'unknown'.
STREAM_LIVE555, URL: rtsp://root:pass@
Stream not seekable!
 file format detected.
Unable to determine our source address: This computer has an invalid
IP address: 0x0
Unable to determine our source address: This computer has an invalid
IP address: 0x0
Initiated "video/H264" RTP subsession on port 32778
VIDEO:  [H264]  0x0  0bpp  15.000 fps    0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
Selected video codec: [ffh264] vfm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg H.264)
Audio: no sound
Starting playback...
V:   0.0   0/  0 ??% ??% ??,?% 0 0

Exiting... (End of file)

So, what else should I try? Is it the rtsp library of Fedora?


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