Question / Help How to add rtsp ip-cam video source


New Member
Hi all!

This is my configuration:

- Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
- video: Foscam R2 (I can see video streaming via rtsp URL)
- audio: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
- OBS classic 0.657

I clicked everywhere but I'm not able to see where to add the rtsp URL as video source.

Adding a Video Capture Device source I can see the Scarlett 2i2 in Audio Input Device combobox, but the Device combobox is empty.

What I'm doing wrong?



Active Member
What I'm doing wrong?
You're assuming that rtsp cams can be added as video capture devices without driectshow drivers.

RTSP cameras need to either use video/media source (use obs studio for media source, it'll be less headache) or have 3rd party directshow drivers installed.


Active Member
I use a Foscam for nightvision-mode streams. Normally I'll just Window Capture a browser window showing the cam, and crop the source down to just the video frame.

I believe you may also be able to use CLR Browser though and point it at the videostream.cgi url (using ?user=xxxxxx&pwd=xxxxxx if password-protected at the end). So an example would be: for a cam on with port 8080 (can leave off the colon for default port) with a username of admin and a password of meh.

Won't be able to control it, but it SHOULD passively grab video it's seeing. Note that if you have a newer Foscam, many of them do not support direct stream-grabbing. Some can have it restored with a firmware update from Foscam.

Please note that this may not work (I haven't tried). Here's a big list of Foscam models and the associated URL formats though, may be able to work something out with this as a jumping off point: