UDP stream player is the best solution for the lowest latency CVBS analog video encoder. COFDM Wireless Video Receiver Vcan1776-RX default firmware supports RTSP player. Some clients need to use the UDP protocol.
The IP address and port number can be configured on the webpage, http://192.168.0.215 (default)
- After upgrading the firmware, the receiving end will restore the factory default parameters (center frequency: 320MHz, wireless bandwidth: 6MHz, network port IP address: 192.168.0.215), customers need to modify the center frequency and bandwidth through the Parameter Configuration Board Tool, and Transmitter saves consistently.
- The customer accesses the receiver web server through the web page (HTTP://192.168.0.215), and modifies its own IP address and the setting of the IP address of the Windows PC end connected to the receiver:
Note: Among them, the local IP is the receiver’s own ip, and the remote IP is the docking Windows PC end ip. The customer can configure it according to his actual situation. Note that the modification will only take effect after restarting the receiver.
- Download the UDP player Splayer.
- Splayer_QT_V1.0 for Win10 or Win11
- Open the Splayer player on the Windows PC, click the setting button in the lower right corner, and the setting page will pop up:
- It can be seen that the Port port number is set to 1234, which is hard-coded by the UDP streaming program of the receiver and cannot be modified;
- In the Decode column, configure according to the current video stream properties, such as the H264 low-latency video stream configuration as above;
- After setting and clicking the “Confirm” button to save the parameters, click the play button in the lower left corner. After the Windows PC receives the UDP push stream, it will decode and play immediately.
The above UDP stream player setting is suitable for the below model.
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How does it support Linux VLC player? Playing low delay stream under Linux?
Question: Now the UDP stream doesn’t play with the VLC player. I need to play this UDP stream under Linux and I try to understand the details of this stream. Any scripting or keys or other things?
I want to make my own player under Linux and I want to understand the details of this UDP video stream from the demodulator.
If it is a regular UDP video stream, then question why it doesn’t play with VLC or OBS studio.
Answer: For model Vcan1726-RX, We have two firmware for optional, The first firmware for the RTSP player supports VLC player, but some clients mentioned it has a long latency, so we made the second firmware, UDP broadcast at the Splayer, which supports lower latency.
This UDP audio and video stream is our custom format, so VLC can’t explain it. If your customer wants to open their own player (under Linux), there are currently two options:
- Update to the default RTSP stream access (first firmware for RTSP player)
- We provide the corresponding DEMUX library and routines (we need to understand the customer’s Linux environment in order to compile a suitable library file)
- This is the “DEMUX library and routines” written by our engineers under the Ubuntu 14.04 64bit system
The second type is too difficult for ordinary customers, and we don’t know the development capabilities of your customer’s own player.
Because some clients meet the low latency problem at Windows OS VLC player, no matter how we tested here, we didn’t find this problem. At that time, you used Windows to test. Maybe if it was changed to Linux, there would be no RTSP streaming problem. Please try to test the Vcan1726 sample with the first version of firmware on Linux. Maybe this is not a problem on Linux OS.
Question: Can you build a docker image for this application? Which one port is used for the incoming stream, and another port for the outgoing stream with some widely used codec (h264)?
What are Splayer and the UDP Stream Player?
SPlayer is a media player that supports various video formats, including UDP streaming.
UDP streaming is a method of sending video data over the internet using the User Datagram Protocol (UDP), which is a fast and simple protocol that does not guarantee delivery or order of the packets.
UDP streaming can be used for live video broadcasting or low-latency video transmission, but it may also suffer from packet loss or corruption.
According to the web search results, SPlayer can play UDP streams by using the following steps:
- Open SPlayer and click on the “Open URL” button in the top right corner.
- Enter the URL of the UDP stream in the format udp://@ip: port, where ip is the IP address of the server and port is the port number of the stream. For example, udp://@184.108.40.206:1234.
- Click on the “OK” button and wait for the stream to load.
How does the Splayer work well for Win10?
Question: We can not start Splayer 4.2 and 4.3 under Windows 10. Could you supply us with the correct version of Splayer for Windows 10 and 11?
4.2 starts and closes at the moment. 4.3 starts with the error message.
Faulting application name: Splayer.exe, version: 220.127.116.11, time stamp: 0x646d83e2
Faulting module name: dvb_demux.dll, version: 18.104.22.168, time stamp: 0x5fe5bdbf
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0001484a
Faulting process id: 0x3888
Faulting application start time: 0x01da1164b89c78eb
Faulting application path: C:\Users\admin\Downloads\Splayer_v4.3_2022.10.22\Splayer.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Users\admin\Downloads\Splayer_v4.3_2022.10.22\dvb_demux.dll
Report Id: 4af19407-045e-48e5-a0f7-86fc90c6b3d3
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
Answer: Please try to use our Splayer_qt_v1.0.zip (103.5Mb).
Feedback: The new version of SPlayer works well at the problem site with Win 10! Thank you！