RTSPdump 2.7

Free streaming from Microsoft Windows Media Server
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Are you stumped by error messages from all open source video playing tools when you try to access a MMS or RTSP form URL? (See examples of such error messages below.)

You are probably trying to access a Windows Media Server that nowadays only supports RTSP traffic; the old MMS protocol is discarded.

The catch is, being Microsoft, they have used a RTSP-like implementation, which is modified with Microsoft's own quirks. So it is not standard form anymore.

RTSPdump can be run on Linux, Windows, and practically any OS where command-line PHP can be run.

Main features:

  • Supported features:
  • Streaming from Microsoft WMServer (STABLE)
  • Streaming from DSS (Darwin Streaming Server) (EXPERIMENTAL)
  • UDP streaming (default)
  • TCP streaming
  • RTX: Requesting resending of lost RTP packets (UDP only)
  • Saving to a file
  • Feeding another program through stdout
  • Keep-alives (both UDP and TCP; contrary to MS docs, they are also required in TCP mode)
  • Timeshifting
  • Unsupported features:
  • Streaming from other types of RTSP servers
  • Streaming using other protocols than RTSP
  • Listener reports (not required in MS-RTSP)
  • Pausing
  • Seeking
  • Forward error correction (FEC)
  • Bandwidth estimation
  • Any authentication schemes
  • Switching between streams
  • Recovering from loss of connection / resuming a previous download
  • Re-encoding / non-ASF containers (please pipe the output to MEncoder/ffmpeg if you need to do that)

last updated on:
July 9th, 2013, 8:45 GMT
license type:
zlib/libpng License 
developed by:
Joel Yliluoma
ROOT \ Multimedia \ Audio
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What's New in This Release:
  • This version improves the support for Microsoft Windows Streaming Servers.
  • It also adds support for seeking to a particular position in the stream.
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