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RTSP and authentication

From: Guido Schade <>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:22:38 +1000

Hi everyone,

I am using the example libcurl rtsp.c and can't seem to get RTSP
authentication working.

RTSP: DESCRIBE rtsp://admin:admin_at_xxx:xx/video
Writing SDP to 'video.sdp'
*RTSP/1.0 401 Unauthorized*
CSeq: 2
Date: Wed, Sep 11 2013 00:39:00 GMT
WWW-Authenticate: Digest realm="LIVE555 Streaming Media",

Adding the standard auth settings (which work for http requests) (or having
username / password in the URI) does not seem to help.

Other implementations (libav / ffmpeg / live555) seem to be fine with the
auth, so is my own php RTSP implementation - so not sure what's happening.
It's hanging there and does not progress any further. (using TCP transport
instead of the default UDP in the example).

What am I missing?

Thanks for your help in advance. Using version libcurl-7.32.0.

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