Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is a network control protocol designed for use in entertainment and communications systems to control streaming media servers. The protocol is used to establish and control media sessions between endpoints, such as a client and a server.
RTSP provides a framework to support real-time transmission of multimedia data, such as video and audio, over IP networks. It allows clients to request the media streams they want to receive, control the delivery of the media stream, and interact with the media server to manage the session.
RTSP uses a client-server model and works by sending control commands, such as "play" or "pause", from the client to the server, which then responds with the appropriate action. This allows the client to control the flow of the media stream in real-time.
RTSP is supported by many multimedia systems, including QuickTime, RealPlayer, and VLC player, and is used in applications such as IPTV, video on demand, and surveillance systems. It is also used in embedded systems for controlling IP cameras and other multimedia devices.
Here are some useful links related to the Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP):
These links provide detailed information about the RTSP protocol, including its specifications, implementation, and usage in various applications.