Potplayer is a great free video playback software that we use internally to quickly retrieve a stream from the camera.


Make sure your camera is all set up and running. Have a look at our quick-guide section to get started.


Once you're all set up, log in to the WebGUI of the camera by browsing to its IP address. Navigate to Video and have a look at the Video Encoder settings as seen below:




The part to copy is the 'stream name' which by default is 'live/av0' and 'live/av1' for the second stream.


Next, you'll want to open Potplayer and press CTRL+U or navigate to Open -> Open URL...  and enter the RTSP address for the stream, and hit 'OK'. In our default case it would be RTSP://192.168.5.163/live/av0 (or including the default RTSP port number :  RTSP://192.168.5.163:554/live/av0 )