beckheng has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

How can I download the file by rtsp protocol?
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Re: How can I download the file by rtsp protocol?
by rob_au (Abbot) on Dec 09, 2001 at 07:42 UTC
    With a little bit of searching, I found the RFC on the Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) protocol here which describes the RTSP protocol as similar to HTTP/1.1, capable of being run over either TCP or UDP.

    A subsequent search with CPAN revealed no modules matching the search string 'RTSP', suggesting there are no modules which have been written that support this protocol. However a little further Google searching found some interesting links here and here - At the end of all this however, it looks like you might have to resort to writing the RTSP client yourself based upon these references.

Re: How can I download the file by rtsp protocol?
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 09, 2001 at 07:28 UTC
    Difficultly. RTSP streams are typically multiple files, and the client (Realplayer, Quicktime) negotiate w/ the server when and how to deliver individual streams. Since this is a perl site, i imagine you'd want to write a perl-based packet interceptor, and capture the data, and then emulate a server to deliver it back to the client.
Re: How can I download the file by rtsp protocol?
by beckheng (Novice) on Dec 10, 2001 at 00:13 UTC
    Thanks for your answer! I have read the RFC document about RTSP,and I download the Smil package,but I can't install it!With my platform is Win2000.I found an example on the site: http://www.dnalounge.com/backstage/src/realproducer/rtsp-ping It do good for me!
Re: How can I download the file by rtsp protocol?
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 16, 2003 at 03:58 UTC
    net transport is the software now popular used to download rtsp protocol file. i was curious to know how they make it..:-)) maybe here you can find some useful information: http://www.rtsp.org/ http://www.rtsp.org/2001/implementations.html
Re: How can I download the file by rtsp protocol?
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 03, 2002 at 16:25 UTC
    XFileGet is capable to load only PNM:// streams. Try to use Offline Explorer Pro. It supports HTTP, FTP, HTTPS, MMS and RTSP protocols: http://www.metaproducts.com/
Re: How can I download the file by rtsp protocol?
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 28, 2003 at 02:34 UTC
    The way I have to do it is to use 2 programs. 1st, I use HiDownload and do the start analysis to find the REAL location of the file I need, then I copy the result of the analysis, and paste it into Net Transport. Keep in mind, it's not usually such a pain...it's only like that on one site that I need files from.
Re: How can I download the file by rtsp protocol?
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 11, 2003 at 10:19 UTC
    Stream Down might be the answer. A piece of software to download from rtsp: http://stream-down.cocsoft.com/download.html Greetings, WebGuard
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