Reliability is paramount in video surveillance, with systems expected to operate flawlessly around the clock. Yet, due to inherent software glitches such as memory leaks, a camera might cease working after some time. In some cases, a complete software reboot is the only recourse to regain functionality.
A significant portion of these software solutions leans on the ffmpeg libraries. This dependence means specific parameters and stream decoding adjustments must be made depending on the IP camera in use. For various camera brands, this involves defining specific parameters such as frame rate, resolution, and audio-video codecs. While VLC serves as a more or less universal RTSP stream player, its not without its limitations. Similarly, while FFMPEG is a versatile library, leveraging it for video re-streaming or modifying video resolution can be resource-intensive.