Howto get the RTSP streaming URL of a YouTube Video


You can get low quality streaming URLs of a YouTube video by parsing:

e.g.: (XML)

One or more tags named “<media:content” with the attribute “type=’video/3gpp'” will contain an URL for a RTSP stream of the video.

For the above video that would be rtsp://r2—

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2 thoughts on “Howto get the RTSP streaming URL of a YouTube Video

  1. Hi,
    There are two rtsp links with format=1 and format=6 Among that which one i have to use for my Application?

    • Just try it. You will notice though that all streams offered are low-res. High-res streams are only available to mobile clients.

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