For more information on how to set up your camera on VLC Media Player using RTSP, please refer to the information provided below. Please note, the instructions provided in this article are for streaming purposes only. For playback and save options, please refer to a VLC guide. For more information on how to stream using RTSP on VLC, please refer to the information provided below.
Step 1: Log in to the web user interface (web UI) using a web browser on your laptop or PC. For more information on how to access the web UI, click here.
Note: Notate the username, password, and IP address for your Amcrest device as it will be needed later in the setup process.
Step 2: Launch the VLC media player.
Step 3: In the toolbar, click on Media, then click on Open Network Stream to display the open source window.
Note: The open network stream menu can also be opened by pressing Ctrl-N while the VLC player is opened.
Step 4: Enter rtsp:// and the IP address of your device in the URL bar and click Play.
Step 5: Enter the username and password for your device in the RTSP authentication interface and click OK.
You can now begin streaming your camera live.
If you received an error message, this could indicate a different RTSP port number is being used. To resolve this, please return to the Open Network Stream tab to ensure a proper RTSP port number is being used.
The default port number for RTSP is 554. If you have set a different RTSP port number for your device, then you will have to specify it in the link. For port numbers other than 554, type in rtsp://<ipaddress>:<portnumber> then click the Play button.
Type in the username and password again for your device and click OK. The live stream for your device will be displayed.
Please note, if you are trying to access your device remotely you will need to port forward the RTSP port. For instance, if your RTSP port number is default 554, you will need to port forward 554. For more information about port forwarding, click here.
For more information on how to stream on VLC using Mac, please refer to the video provided below.