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Spirent TestCenter: Questions about Video configuration in ALP.
If we configure the Server as a RTSP video server, do we have to add the Server Streams?
No, adding Server streams is not required.
If no server streams are added, the Video server will simply wait for a request from the client before sending the selected video.
If you add server streams the server will start sending that newly created stream once the server is started and without a request from the client.
The “Destination IPv4 Address” is not required but is is the address of the client receiving the server streams.
If you have multiple clients and multiple server streams, you can specify which stream will be sent to which client by setting the destination IPv4 address.
The destination IPv4 address is the address of the client where the video is going to be sent to.
On the client side, if we use RSTP, is the Destination IPv4 Address needed?
No, it is not required.
If it is not set, it will use the address specified for that device.
Setting the destination IPv4 address will cause the client to tell the server to send the video to that address.
Note that the server will try to ARP that unknown address before sending the video.
Can we use this video server to test a real RTSP client?
Currently our Server appear to be proprietarty but if the player used can simulate the same messages as our client then it should work.
VLC player 1.01 and up has been tested as a client but the Spirent Video Server rejects the session setup due to the Options method is used instead of Setup. A capture of the packets can shows the details.
To test a real client do not create any server streams. This will allow the server to wait for the real client to request the server to start streaming the video.
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Example step by step instruction to setup video test is attached.
Product : Spirent TestCenter,Video,ALP