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DX4700/DX4800 RTSP

RTSP (Real-Time Streaming Protocol) can be used to initiate video streaming from both DX4700-series and DX4800-series NVRs. 

The URL format is:

   rtsp://<DX_IP_Address>[:554]/streamN    (where N = 1, 2, … represents the NVR channel number and [:554] indicates the optional default RTSP port)

The URL format equivalent is:

    rtsp://<DX_IP_Address>/streamN   (where N = 1, 2, …)  


  • The default port for RTSP is 554. Including :554 in the URL is optional and is not required.
  • The value of N can be any of the DX channel numbers, starting at 1 for channel 1 and increment  to n for the last channel n.


The URL rtsp:// connects to the DX4816 in the Partner Integration Lab (PIL) and requests the stream from channel 3. Figure 1 illustrates how to use the application VLC to open this stream.

Figure 1. Initiate a network video stream in VLC.

Figure 2. Stream display in VLC.

Endura Utilities can be used to obtain the system IP address and the number of attached cameras as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3. DX4700/DX4800 device listing in Endura Utilities.