How to stream csi camera using RTSP?

I am trying to stream my CSI camera feed using RTSP. I don’t know how to setup RTSP over a CSI camera. Can anyone tell me how to setup RTSP in nano? Any links or references will be also helpful.


You can launch a RTSP server by running test-launch. Please refer to
Jetson Nano FAQ
Q: Is there any example of running RTSP streaming?

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I had to change the script to this below to make it work

/* GStreamer
 * Copyright (C) 2008 Wim Taymans <wim.taymans at>
 * This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
 * modify it under the terms of the GNU Library General Public
 * License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
 * version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
 * This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * Library General Public License for more details.
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU Library General Public
 * License along with this library; if not, write to the
 * Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor,
 * Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

#include <gst/gst.h>

#include <gst/rtsp-server/rtsp-server.h>

#define DEFAULT_RTSP_PORT "8554"

static char *port = (char *) DEFAULT_RTSP_PORT;

static GOptionEntry entries[] = {
  {"port", 'p', 0, G_OPTION_ARG_STRING, &port,
      "Port to listen on (default: " DEFAULT_RTSP_PORT ")", "PORT"},

main (int argc, char *argv[])
  GMainLoop *loop;
  GstRTSPServer *server;
  GstRTSPMountPoints *mounts;
  GstRTSPMediaFactory *factory;
  GOptionContext *optctx;
  GError *error = NULL;

  optctx = g_option_context_new ("<launch line> - Test RTSP Server, Launch\n\n"
      "Example: \"( videotestsrc ! x264enc ! rtph264pay name=pay0 pt=96 )\"");
  g_option_context_add_main_entries (optctx, entries, NULL);
  g_option_context_add_group (optctx, gst_init_get_option_group ());
  if (!g_option_context_parse (optctx, &argc, &argv, &error)) {
    g_printerr ("Error parsing options: %s\n", error->message);
    g_option_context_free (optctx);
    g_clear_error (&error);
    return -1;
  g_option_context_free (optctx);

  loop = g_main_loop_new (NULL, FALSE);

  /* create a server instance */
  server = gst_rtsp_server_new ();
  g_object_set (server, "service", port, NULL);

  /* get the mount points for this server, every server has a default object
   * that be used to map uri mount points to media factories */
  mounts = gst_rtsp_server_get_mount_points (server);

  /* make a media factory for a test stream. The default media factory can use
   * gst-launch syntax to create pipelines.
   * any launch line works as long as it contains elements named pay%d. Each
   * element with pay%d names will be a stream */
  factory = gst_rtsp_media_factory_new ();
  gst_rtsp_media_factory_set_launch (factory, argv[1]);
  gst_rtsp_media_factory_set_shared (factory, TRUE);

  /* attach the test factory to the /test url */
  gst_rtsp_mount_points_add_factory (mounts, "/test", factory);

  /* don't need the ref to the mapper anymore */
  g_object_unref (mounts);

  /* attach the server to the default maincontext */
  gst_rtsp_server_attach (server, NULL);

  /* start serving */
  g_print ("stream ready at rtsp://\n", port);
  g_main_loop_run (loop);

  return 0;

Then I compiled it by

gcc test-launch.c -o test-launch $(pkg-config --cflags --libs gstreamer-1.0 gstreamer-rtsp-server-1.0)

And I was able to run it by

./test-launch "nvarguscamerasrc ! nvvidconv ! nvv4l2h264enc ! h264parse ! rtph264pay name=pay0 pt=96"


Hello, @DaneLLL @caffeinedev

How to specify id and password for rtsp streaming here?

Thank you.

I guess setting user id and password is not supported by test-launch. Other users may correct me if I am wrong.
We would suggest go to gstreamer forum. Users in the forum may have more experience in gstreamer and can provide guidance about this.

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