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Documentation for Intellect 4.9.8. Documentation for other versions of Intellect is available too.

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To receive multimedia stream from a camera via RTSP protocol, the camera is to support this protocol. Information on RTSP support is in official reference documentation for the camera.

For proper operation of RTSP grabber functionality, make sure that no settings prevent data transmission via RTSP protocol.


To receive the RTSP stream it's required to set the multicast value to the rtsp parameter in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE\ITV\Intellect\Video\TransportProtocols registry key for 32-bit system (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ITV\Intellect\Video\TransportProtocols for 54-bit) on computer where the Camera object is created if RTSP stream is received from the rtsp-server of the Intellect software (see Configuring rtsp Server module). More information about this parameter see in  Changing the transport protocol used by IP-device section.

To receive video via RTSP protocol, do the following:

  1. Create the Video Capture Device object on the basis of the Computer object in the Hardware tab of the System settings dialog box (1).
  2. Go to the settings panel for the created object.
  3. Select the RTSP value in the Type dropdown list (2).
  4. Type-in the address of rtsp-stream in the IP field (3). The length of address is not to be longer than 100 characters.
    The format of address depends on camera model and its firmware. It is specified in the technical documentation of the vendor. Generally it looks like this: 
    rtsp://[<username>:<password>@]<IP address of video source >:<port>/<path_to_stream>

    Example 1.

    For Axis 210A camera the address of rtsp-sream looks like this: rtsp://root:password@

    Example 2.

    The address to access rtsp-streamdelivered  by rtsp Server of INTELLECT, looks like rtsp:// When rtsp Server operates in the Multicast mode, it cannot be accessed via RTSP grabber.

    Receiving multiple streams via the RTSP driver has been implemented in Drivers Pack v. and over.  Maximum 3 streams are supported. RTSP addresses are semi-colon separated in the IP field.


    To get video from two streams, specify rtsp://admin:admin@;rtsp://admin:admin@ in the IP field.
    To get video from three streams:

  5. Click the Apply button to save the settings of the Video Capture Device object (4).
  6. Create the Camera object on the basis of the Video Capture Device object.
  7. Configure the created Camera object (5).
  8. Click the Apply button (6).
  9. Click the Video button to check if the video is available (7).

If the configuration is correct, video received via RTSP protocol is displayed in the viewing area.  Further actions with received video stream are performed using the created Camera object.  

Video-streaming via RTSP protocol is now configured.

To receive audio stream from a camera, create and configure the Audio card and Microphone objects for audio received via RTSP protocol.  For this select the RTSP type of the Audio card (see figure and Registration of audio cards and microphones in INTELLECT™ software section).


Further actions with received audio stream are performed using the created Microphone object.

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