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SDP for NET5301T encoder for VLC playing

Hello Forum viewer.

We have several NET5301T encoders that we need to be able to stream via
VLC. We have the encoders streaming multicast video so if we can hand
create a SDP for the multicast stream then we should be able to use VLC
to play the stream. I've tried the SDP below and it almost works but I
think the last 2 lines are incorrect for this encoder. Has anyone been
able to play NET5301T video with VLC? Does anyone know the SDP format
for this encoder? No one at Pelco seems to know. Thanks, David

v=0
o=- 0 0 IN IP4 192.168.111.135
s=LIVE VIEW
t=0 0
a=control:*
a=range:npt=now-
m=video 9010 RTP/AVP 96
c=IN IP4 239.168.111.135
a=rtpmap:96 MP4V-ES/90000
a=fmtp:96 profile-level-id=5;config=000001b003000001b5090000010000000120
00c888ba9860fa62c087828307;

Please give us development hints.
To input stream data API from NET5301.

Hello there!

The most common way to stream using VLC is to do it via RTSP - which unfortunately the NET5301 encoders did not support natively. Other than that, typical use cases in the past have involved streaming using Pelco API and the VideoOutput and StreamControl services. Perhaps reviewing the documentation for those services might help to point you in the correct direction.

Beyond these tips, I do really wish we had more to help you out. This product is no longer manufactured by Pelco, and while I was around when it was being used for active development projects, the typical use cases that we supported were to use Pelco API VideoOutput and StreamControl to stream (or Pelco SDK tools, which are also no longer under active development).

I don't doubt that there may be a way to stream using VLC with the NET5301T encoders. Using RTSP URLs has been the typical way, as I mention. Beyond that, I'm sorry to say, that you may need to explore the route on your own to discover it since it isn't something that I've helped to support in the years past and the product is now obsolete.

Another avenue you may try to explore further is to contact Pelco Product Support. From the sounds of your post, you may have done so already though. I don't know if they will have any additional information that could help, but it's a good idea if you have not spoken with them already.