29th June 2020



TCP: Typically, RTSP uses TCP as its transport protocol. UDP: RTSP can also use UDP as its transport protocol (is this ever done?). The well known UDP port for RTSP traffic is 554.

Considering this, what is RTSP over TCP?

RTSP. RTSP is the control protocol for the delivery of multimedia content across IP networks. It is based typically on TCP for reliable delivery and has a very similar operation and syntax to HTTP.

What is the difference between RTP and RTSP?

RTSP is a realtime streaming protocol. Meaning, you can stream whatever you want in real time. RTP is a transport protocol which is used to transport media data which is negotiated over RTSP. You use RTSP to control media transmission over RTP.

Can RTP run over TCP?

RTP traffic can be interleaved over a TCP connection. In practice when this is done, the difference between Interleaved RTP (i.e. over TCP) and RTP sent over UDP is how these two perform over a lossy network with insufficient bandwidth available for the user.

Is video streaming TCP or UDP?

All video streaming protocols are based on transport protocols. The most frequently used are Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP). The main aim of TCP is to provide a trustworthy process of transmission. While using TCP protocol you can be sure that all data packages will be delivered.
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