Applies to: Reolink POE NVRs and all Reolink IP cameras except for battery-powered cameras and B800/D800/B400/D400/E1/ Reolink Lumus.
RTSP URL is usually used on third party video player, such as VLC player. It cannot be used directly on web browser, since web browsers don't support RTSP protocol. (or you may install RTSP plug-in on web browser to view RTSP stream.)
The RTSP URL can be used both in LAN and WAN. If you want to view RTSP stream in WAN, you will need to do port forwarding on the router.
The format of RTSP address is as below:
rtsp://(user name):(password)@(IP address):554/h264Preview_01_(stream type)
For example, if your camera or NVR has the following information,
IP address: 192.168.10.92
then the RTSP URL will be:
Main Stream: rtsp://admin:firstname.lastname@example.org:554/h264Preview_01_main
Sub Stream: rtsp://admin:email@example.com:554/h264Preview_01_sub
Note: For Reolink POE NVRs (with 4MP/5MP cameras connected), the username and password in the URL should be the ones for NVR. You may also change the channel number to view different channels.
For example, if you want to view channel 2 on NVR, then the RTSP URL will be:
Main Stream: rtsp://admin:firstname.lastname@example.org:554/h264Preview_02_main
Sub Stream: rtsp://admin:email@example.com:554/h264Preview_02_sub
Note: Reolink 4K systems cannot be accessed with RTSP URL since 4K cameras use H.264+(h.265), while RTSP protocol doesn't support H.264+(h.265).