Offbeat Internet
Public Access


The Realtime Streaming Protocol (RTSP) allows real-time audio streaming across the Internet, and is used by radio stations to simulcast their programming. Server access requires an audio player that supports the RTSP. RTSP uses the URI "rtsp://". Below is a link to a service that tracks RTSP servers open to the public.
[IANA Port assignment = 554]

Links last verified June 2012

Microsoft Internet Explorer Browser Issues:

Recent versions of Internet Explorer have removed RTSP URL access ability. Internet Explorer users thru version 6 can access RSTP streams by modifying the Browser settings as follows:
Go to Tools -> Internet Options, click on the Advanced tab, and then un-check "Show friendly HTTP error messages"

(There is no fix for IE7 or higher)