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Play RTSP: RTSP Player Free Download for Windows 10 & Mac

Posted by Amanda Hu | Last updated: October 12, 2019

"Hi, How do i use a media player to view my IP camera?"
"How to play rtsp stream on a media player on Windows 10?"

Solving these open RTSP streaming playback problems can be very simple when you know the source contents' server IP adress and get a RTSP player for Windows 10/macOS computer. This guide will walk you through every steps to get RTSP streaming to computer.

5KPlayer - The Best Free RTSP Player to Stream RTSP

To play RTSP files on Windows 10 and macOS, you will need 5KPlayer - a professional RTSP stream player that supports RTSP streaming protocol and provides smooth playback of H264, HEVC 4K 8K online movie streaming. Free download it now and enjoy the RTSP file without hiccups.

Best Free RTSP Player

Top Recommended RTSP Players for Windows 10 & macOS

Here we strongly recommend you three RTSP protocol compatible players:
VLC, 5KPlayer and Quicktime.

These three media player big names all have support for RTSP streaming and RTP streaming. Lightweight, cross-platforms, user-friendly and robust! And each of them features differently.

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3. VLC

VLC might be the best choice for local media playback since it has a lot of tweaks and setting for users to customize.

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2. QuickTime

Quicktime is a typical for MP4 file playback on Mac, since compared to VLC which usually takes up 35-40% CPU and 150 MB of RAM, QuickTime is usually 8-10% CPU and 25-30 MB of RAM.

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1. 5KPlayer

5KPlayer can be the best choice for fetching media contents online (h265/h264) since it not only supports RTP/RTSP streaming and AirPlay streaming, but also has download access to over 300+ online video sites, including YouTube, Twitter, Soundcloud, and Twitch.

How to View IP Camera Using Best RTSP Player - 5KPlayer

To play RTSP/RTP video stream of IP camera on Windows/macOS, you will need to abide by RTSP URL formats and know IP address of your IP camera server. Regularly RTSP sample URL would be - rtsp://server.example.org:8080/test.sdp

However, since RTSP URLs are not standardized, you may want to refer to this RTSP Listing for IP camera manufacturers' RTSP URL addresses to locate and find your very IP Camera RTSP URL.

Step 1: For instance, you are using 4XEM E103C IP camera, and you will find its RTSP URL format like this - "rtsp://ip_address/live.sdp"

Step 2: Replace "ip_address" with your real IP address and paste the whole RTSP URL into 5KPlayer "Live" URL box.

How to Play RTSP Stream of IP Camera on Windows 10

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