Install latest/stable of v4l2rtspserver

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.

Install using the command line

sudo snap install v4l2rtspserver

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RTSP and HTTP camera stream server

This is an streamer feed from

  • an Video4Linux device that support H264, HEVC, JPEG, VP8 or VP9 capture.
  • an ALSA device that support PCM S16_BE, S16_LE, S32_BE or S32_LE

The RTSP server supports

  • RTP/UDP unicast
  • RTP/UDP multicast

The HTTP server supports (available using -S option for capture format that could be muxed in Transport Stream)

  • HLS

To give the snap access to camera and audio capturing, use the following commands

sudo snap connect v4l2rtspserver:camera

sudo snap connect v4l2rtspserver:alsa

Now you can start the daemon with

sudo snap start --enable v4l2rtspserver

Thre snap also ships a command to be used from CLI in case you do not want to use the server, this command is called v4l2rtspserver.manual

For more information see the upstream README at https://github.com/mpromonet/v4l2rtspserver

Details for v4l2rtspserver

  • Unlicense

Last updated
  • 17 April 2022 - latest/stable
  • 8 September 2022 - latest/edge



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