How to Embed RTSP in Joomla

The Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) enables website owners to stream live video feeds from a Web camera on Web pages so that visitors can view events in real time. If you have a Joomla website and would like to enable real time camera streaming, you could purchase a commercial plug-in that provides this function. On the other hand, you can save yourself some money by using the tools most people already have installed on their computers.

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Login to your Joomla website’s administrator panel, then click the “Extensions/Module Manager” option on the administrator menu bar.

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Click the “New” icon in the upper right-hand corner of the “Module Manager” page. Wait for the “Module: [New]” page to load in your Web browser.

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Scroll down to and select the “Custom HTML” option, then click the “Next” icon.

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Enter “WebCamFeed” or another descriptive name in the “Title” field.

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Click the drop-down menu next to the “Position” label, then press the “Backspace” key a few times to clear the field’s contents. Enter “RTSPFeed” in the field, then click the “Enable” link on the page.

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Copy and paste the following HTML code into the “Custom Output” section:

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Replace the “123.222.666” reference with the static IP address for your computer or your Dynamic DNS URL for your PC.

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Click the “Save” icon at the top of the page.

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Click the “Content/Article Manager” link on the menu bar. After the “Article Manager” page appears, click the “New” icon.

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Enter a title for Web cam article page. Then, choose a “Section” and “Category” for the article page (the Web cam code goes into a specific Joomla article).

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Enter some text to describe the Web cam feed in the “Body” section of the “Article: [New]” page. After entering some text, press the “Enter” key to create a line break.

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Enter the following under the introduction text: “{loadposition RTSPFeed}”.

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Click the “Save” icon at the top of the page.

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Turn on your Web cam and ensure port 1121 is open in your firewall application or router.