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Real-time streaming protocol (RTSP) is a network protocol that controls how the streaming of a media should occur between a server and a client. Basically, RTSP is the protocol that describes what happens when you click "Pause"/"Play" when streaming a video. If your computer were a remote control and the streaming server a television, RTSP would describe how the instruction of the remote control affects the TV.

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General knowledge

  • RTSP on Wikipedia
  • RFC 7826 (one of the documents that specifies precisely how the protocol works)

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