For Windows Media Series 9.
When a URL specifies "mms://", the reader attempts to use the following protocols for data delivery, in the following order:
1. RTSPU (RTSP using UDP)
2. RTSPT (RTSP using TCP)
3. MMSU (MMS using UDP)
4. MMST (MMS using TCP)
When Windows Media Player Series 9 accesses a stream from the newer Windows Media Servers, it normally uses RTSP protocol and only uses MMS or HTTP protocols if that is not available.
Most streaming media recording software can only download Windows Media streams using MMS or HTTP Protocols. In most cases because of Protocol Rollover this will work.
A problem that I have found many times recently is that some servers have Protocol Rollover disabled and will only use RTSP Protocol for Windows Media Streams. Any programs that only use MMS or HTTP Protocols for Windows Media streams cannot play or download in these cases.
Here are some streams were the server only uses RTSP protocol.
The newest version StreamDown 2.6 seems to have solved this problem.
It seems to be able to download these Windows Media streams using RTSP Protocol.
After trying Download MMS 1755 it then switches to Download MMS 554 which I believe is really RTSP Protocol. It is not the same as just changing the port to 554.
Are there plans to make your software able to download Windows Media using RTSP Protocol?