[MMM-RTSPStream] - Video Streaming from Live Feeds & Security Cameras

  • @evroom

    MPG2 license is enabled now.

    There is a difference now as the grey box from RTSP Stream module contains a Pause symbol (autostart is enabled) when moving the mouse over it…and becomes a play button when i click on it.

    I have also adapted the frame rate and size towards the parameters shown in the VLC player detail window.

    Any other idea what i could try…?

  • @bill22
    You have to remove the second $ in the command.
    This $ in my examples is just to say to run it from the the command line.

  • @bill22

    You try to add --genlog after the omxplayer command, like
    omxplayer --genlog --avdict rtsp_transport:tcp ............
    Then check the omxplayer.log, normally located under the directory where you started the command.
    Or find it using sudo find . -name omxplayer.log.

  • @bill22

    Just a disclaimer.
    I do not use this module any more for my stream (a webcam using h.265).
    See first post on this page:

    I could try to set it up again for a sat stream.

  • @evroom

    Thanks and i entered the command in the right way again:

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ /usr/bin/omxplayer --genlog --avdict rtsp_transport:tcp --live --video_queue 4 --fps 30 --win '351 968 703 1210' rtsp://,16,17,18,20,266,593,594,595,598,1801,1802,1803
    [1] 27791
    [2] 27792
    [3] 27793
    [4] 27794
    [5] 27795
    [6] 27796
    [7] 27797
    [3]   Fertig                  bw=8
    [4]   Fertig                  msys=dvbc


    20:16:28 T:11869916 DEBUG: DllBcm: Using omx system library
    20:16:29 T:12283107 DEBUG: DllOMX: Using omx system library
    20:16:29 T:12283969 DEBUG: DllAvFormat: Using libavformat system library
    20:16:29 T:12285949 WARNING: Failed to acquire D-Bus name ‘org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.omxplayer’
    20:16:29 T:12286105 WARNING: DBus connection failed, trying alternate
    20:16:29 T:12287974 DEBUG: DBus connection succeeded

  • @evroom said in [MMM-RTSPStream] - Video Streaming from Live Feeds & Security Cameras:


    @evroom Thanks a lot for your support especially as you are not using the module actually anymore…

    Am i right that the RTSPStream module is the best option/only one i could use for my case?

  • @bill22

    I think I have the same issue as you:
    It would be the best option, if it would work. 🙂

    As a workaround for my IP cam issue, I use omxplayer as a separate process.
    It is an overlay on top of your screen anyway.

    For you, it is first priority to get your stream using omxplayer working, outside of MM
    So disable the module and restart MM.

    module: "MMM-RTSPStream",
        disabled: true,

    Then we take it from there.

    Can you confirm that your stream is MPEG-4 (vlc player media information) ?

  • yes, that would be great having the module just working 🙂

    Picture looks same as on mine…

    Module is disabled.

    Just checked again in VLC.
    Codec: MPEG-1/2 Video (mpgv)

  • @bill22

    Can you confirm that this works ?

    $ /usr/bin/omxplayer --avdict rtsp_transport:tcp --live --video_queue 4 --fps 30 --win '351 968 703 1210' rtsp://

    I have to say that the error message using your stream looks rather ugly

    WARNING: Failed to acquire D-Bus name ‘org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.omxplayer’

    I do not know what is does.
    The help says:

    --dbus_name name.     Set D-Bus bus name (default: org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.omxplayer)

  • @evroom

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ /usr/bin/omxplayer --avdict rtsp_transport:tcp --live --video_queue 4 --fps 30 --win '351 968 703 1210' rtsp://
    Video codec omx-h264 width 240 height 160 profile 578 fps 30.000000
    Audio codec aac channels 2 samplerate 12000 bitspersample 16
    Subtitle count: 0, state: off, index: 1, delay: 0
    V:PortSettingsChanged: 240x160@30.00 interlace:0 deinterlace:0 anaglyph:0 par:1.00 display:0 layer:0 alpha:255 aspectMode:0

    displays the Bunny video and audio in the lower part of the screen. Video is half visible but i believe this is not important for the moment.