Bug 26416

Summary: When using the HTML 5 <video> element, RTP/RTSP streaming .mov/.mp4 video playback doesn't work.
Product: WebKit Reporter: Kurt <kwolf22>
Component: MediaAssignee: Eric Carlson <eric.carlson>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: Normal CC: ahmad.saleem792, eric.carlson, simon.fraser, sjoerd
Priority: P3    
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)   
Hardware: Mac   
OS: OS X 10.5   
URL: rtsp://onlinecampus.org:8000/CCC/CCC2005-sm.mov

Description Kurt 2009-06-15 14:52:27 PDT
Although HTTP streaming of .mov/.mp4 video works using the HTML 5 <video> element, support for IETF standard RTP/RTSP streaming protocols using the HTML 5 <video> element does not work.

Steps to Reproduce:
embedded the following element in an HTML page:

<video src="rtsp://onlinecampus.org:8000/CCC/CCC2005-sm.mov" controls></video>

Expected Results:
Expected to see video playback similar to using the <object> and/or <embed> elements

Actual Results:
No video is displayed & controls do not function.

Issue occurs with all versions of Safari (Windows & Mac) that support the HTML 5 <video> element

Tried adding the type="video/quicktime" parameter with no success
Attempted to use several other RTSP-specific mime types with no success (RFC2326, 14.1-14.3):

Sample of video embedded in HTML using <object> & <embed> elements:

<!-- use <object> for i.e., use <embed> for all others -->
width="320" >
<param name="src" value="rtsp://onlinecampus.org:8000/CCC/CCC2005-sm.mov"/>
<param name="scale" value="aspect" />
<param name="controller" value="true" />
<param name="autoplay" value="false" />
autoplay="false" />
Comment 1 Sjoerd Tieleman (tieleman) 2009-07-14 05:51:00 PDT
I am experiencing the same problem. We would like to experiment with delivering our existing streaming video using HTML5, but are unable to do so at the moment without support for RTSP.
Comment 2 Simon Fraser (smfr) 2009-11-17 09:41:39 PST
Have you looked at <http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-pantos-http-live-streaming-01> ?
Comment 3 Sjoerd Tieleman (tieleman) 2009-11-17 10:00:15 PST
Hi Simon,

Yes, I have looked at live streaming. However, I work for the public broadcast organisation of the Netherlands and our entire video archive (almost everything broadcast on Dutch public TV) is available on our Darwin (and Windows Media) streaming servers (see http://www.uitzendinggemist.nl/). Converting everything to a different streaming platform is currently not really an option.
We are looking at HTML5 and I assumed that it would just use the QuickTime backend on Webkit/OS X to provide streaming playback.
Comment 4 Kurt 2009-11-17 15:50:22 PST
I'm in the same situation as Sjoerd.  That is, I have a large investment in Darwin/QuickTime RTSP video streaming; which has been working very well for quite a few years.  For that reason, I'm not interested in changing our back-end streaming technology.  Rather, I'd like to take advantage of the many different options that are now available for presenting video streams in the UI via the HTML 5 <video> element.  I've been amazed at the possibilities for incorporating CSS effects with the <video> element.  If only it worked with RTSP streaming...
Comment 5 Ahmad Saleem 2023-10-13 08:25:17 PDT
@Eric - is this still applicable?