[FFmpeg-trac] #9914(ffplay:new): ffplay fails to play RTSP TCP streams

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Thu Sep 8 22:00:09 EEST 2022

#9914: ffplay fails to play RTSP TCP streams
             Reporter:  khuber       |                     Type:  defect
               Status:  new          |                 Priority:  normal
            Component:  ffplay       |                  Version:
             Keywords:  tcp RTSP     |  unspecified
  streaming                          |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:               |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0            |
 Newer ffplay versions don't fall back to TCP when playing RTSP streams.
 The last tested version which did a proper fall-back was 4.2.7-0ubuntu0.1
 (e.g. from Ubuntu 20.04). See attached ffplay-ubuntu20.04-works.txt

 With newer versions I was unable to play the same TCP stream anymore.
 Failing versions which I've tried:
 - 4.4.2-0ubuntu0.22.04.1 (e.g. from Ubuntu 22.04), see attached ffplay-
 - self-compiled snapshot from Sept 9th (e.g. N-108064-gdb85e01fd7 compiled
 on Ubuntu 22.04), see attached ffplay5-not-working-snapshot20220908.txt

 Reproducing might be hard without having a RTSP camera with TCP stream
 available. I'm happy to provide all possible details.

 The IP address:port in the Log is because there is a local
 SSH tunnel to the destination network. But this hasn't been a problem for
 the older version of ffplay and works well on my Ubuntu System with VLC.

 Adding the parameter "-rtsp_transport tcp" makes the stream playable
 immediately (tested with above 4.4.2 version).
Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/9914>
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