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receive video stream from VLC

Mar 30 2011 | 4:58 pm

I spent lot of time searching how to receive video streams from VLC into Jitter.

My problem is that i can’t figure how to read rtsp streams directly with quicktime, using the object.

VLC seems to be able to (re)broadcast rtsp streams to an IP adress using UDP,RTP or HTTP.

I tried to grab those streams from VLC into max using, and a third part object called jit.ffdec without any result…

If someone experienced it i’m curious to know how to do that…

Mar 30 2011 | 10:31 pm

use syphon or otherwise make the stream directly into jitter with http max objects

Mar 31 2011 | 2:49 pm

For interested people,

you can grab video from VLC using jit.ffdec from The art collider project.

Open network stream with VLC, select your URL and then choose the udp or http stream protocol for the diffusion and send it on the "localhost" IP, port 8000 or other.
then return in your patcher and tell jit.ffdec "open http://localhost:8000"

Dec 02 2012 | 1:02 pm


Could I see an example code of this suggested appoach?


Dec 02 2012 | 1:53 pm

Because I was interested myself I started googling a bit:

Jul 31 2015 | 11:03 am

Hi all
Does anybody have the ‘jit.ffdec’ objects? I can’t find them anywhere on the net.
I would really appreciate if you can upload or send them to me (

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