Mavericks Quicktime 10.3 breaks RTSP streaming

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by aaroncon, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. aaroncon macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2013
    Hi all,

    I upgraded to 10.9 yesterday, which upgrades QT to 10.3. Now I am unable to stream video from my cams using RSTP streams (rtsp://x.x.x.x/video.sdp). This was working beautifully in 10.8 and previous. I did not read anywhere that this feature would be removed, but maybe someone here has some details?

    When I try to open the stream I get the following error:

    QuickTime Player can't open "live_mpeg4.sdp".
    The file may be damaged or may not be a movie file that is compatible with QuickTime Player.

    Any thoughts?

    I would prefer not to install VLC just for this as QT has worked great (until now...). I use these cams to monitor the baby and toddler.
  2. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2006
    QuickTime Player in 10.9 no longer falls back to the old QuickTime framework, so it will play just what AVFoundation can play. And RTSP streaming is not on the list. You can still install QuickTime Player 7 btw.
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    I would suggest installing either QuickTie Player 7 from here:

    Or, installing VLC Player and using that instead for RTSP.

    Note that Quicktime 7 installs alongside Quicktime X, so you'll have access to both. 7 will install itself in Utilities by default.
  4. aaroncon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2013
    To quote one of my customers: "Well... that is a bag of suck!"

    Thanks for the info. Guess it is QT7 or VLC then.
  5. flyingcactus macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2008
    But this does not fix the web plugin. So if there is a web site with rtsp streams embedded, Quicktime 7 will not correct this. Also does anyone know if this problem extends to the windows version of quicktime
  6. meowhoo macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2014

    Supports H264/AAC/MP3 Codec.
    It works cross-browsers and platforms, and require a socket policy server.

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