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Author Topic: How to obtain a low latency video stream from the DCS-4703E?  (Read 7819 times)


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How to obtain a low latency video stream from the DCS-4703E?
« on: September 06, 2017, 08:53:40 AM »


when accessing the DCS-4703E camera with the browser there is the possibility of seeing the live video stream by means of an ActiveX control.
That stream looks great and has a very low latency.

However, when I attempt to get the stream using either HTTP or RTSP the resulting video is delayed a lot, like about 1,5 or 2 seconds.

How can we get rid of the delay? What is the URL for use with VLC for example?

Thanks and best regards,



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Re: How to obtain a low latency video stream from the DCS-4703E?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 10:23:36 AM »


  • What Hardware version is your DCS? Look at the sticker behind or under the camera.
  • Link>What Firmware version is currently loaded? Found on the DCSs web page under status.
  • What region are you located?

What Mfr and model is the main host router?

Probabably not a camera issue rather a process of everything logging in to the camera and getting video going. The delay isn't too long.
I recommend setting a static IP address ON the cameras outside of the main host routers default DHCP IP address pool as a troubleshooting step: 192.168.#.10 and .11  DHCP

See if any of these helps:
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=50328.0 and http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=64975.0
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