[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add protocol documentation on RTSP

Martin Storsjö martin
Sat Oct 2 19:38:27 CEST 2010

On Sat, 2 Oct 2010, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 1:12 PM, Martin Storsj? <martin at martin.st> wrote:
> > Even though RTSP isn't a protocol handler but a demuxer/muxer, having
> > documentation on it (including some examples) in protocols.texi may still
> > be useful.
> >
> > Ronald, can you check that the references to Real-RTSP and MS-RTSP are
> > right, or should it be formulated in some other way?
> Real is good to mention separately, I'd include MS in the main RTSP,
> i.e. "RTSP (with data transferred over RTP; this is used by e.g. Apple
> and Microsoft) as well as Real-RTSP (...", becuase MS is surprisingly
> (although not completely) standards-compliant so it's good to give
> them credit for that.

Ok, updated.

> > + at item http
> > +Use HTTP tunneling as lower transport protocol
> > + at end table
> Include a note that this is useful for passing proxies.


> Can you also include a note on stream selection (-as <num>, -vs <num>,
> I believe, or pressing a/n while running in ffplay) if the server
> supports multi-bitrate.

Sure - I'm not all that familiar with that piece of code, but I wrote 
something up that shouldn't be too far from the truth :-)

> Thanks for this patch, documentation is highly appreciated and
> currently often missing!

Thanks to Stefano for pioneering this piece of documentation in the first 
place. :-)

// Martin
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