Checking all the Android App with RTSP server

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SirLouen
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Checking all the Android App with RTSP server

Post by SirLouen » Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:36 pm

I've been testing so far many apps but any of them are stable enough or have enough functionality

1. RTSP Camera Server: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... l=en&gl=US
Doesn't provide RTSP auth! Useless

2. VXG RTSP Server: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... l=en&gl=US
Doesn't provide RTSP auth! Useless

3. Astra Streaming Studio: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... l=en&gl=US
Very promising but after 30 minutes of streaming, a message appears in the middle of the screen Source Timeout and can't keep streaming with a RTSP streaming. Essentially, the cam gets corrupted and requires an Android softboot. Still, with a more conservative bitrate, it's slightly more stable. To remove the watermark it costs $10

4. Free Security Camera: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... l=en&gl=US
The icon is a joke, but so far, the only stable RTSP camera with auth. I'm missing many of the functionality of the Astra Streaming Studio, but at least it works. The video output although, is not good, blurs too much.

5. CamON Live Streaming: Amazing piece of software. It has plenty of functionality similarly to Astra Streaming Studio, and is 100% free, though it runs with ads. If I were confident with JAVA Android programming it would be worth a fork to be introduced as an "official" app for the Zoneminder project. This guy has even thought in one of the most interesting functionalities embedded within, I've always had to solve with 3rd party apps: syncing dynamic 4G IP with dynamic DNS updaters. It's based on this abandoned project by Muhammad Zia Shahid https://github.com/boygaggoo/spynet-camera. It can be self-compiled and it will be from ads, but it won't have the whole CamON functionality which is updated regularly (due to the ad revenue) while the spy-net Cam GPL project was abandoned 4 years ago.

Conclusions up to now (22/3/21): CamON Live Streaming is the best alternative if you want to record with the pass-through option which need a RTSP stream to be stable enough.

Other Honourable Mentions:
- IP Webcam
- DroidX
... not RTSP

If anyone knows more alternatives to be tested, please post them here and I will be checking them!

Thanks!
Last edited by SirLouen on Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:40 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Checking all the Android App with RTSP server

Post by iconnor » Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:14 pm

This is a great resource.

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Re: Checking all the Android App with RTSP server

Post by SirLouen » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:40 am

Updated with CamON Live Streaming experience.

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