Video Player Flow

Plays IP video stream, from Internet with advanced configuration settings

This module can be complex to configure. For "normal" IP camera you should use the video-player-ip-camera.

Unfortunately it is not allowed to stream videos from Youtube, or Dailymotion (disabled by servers).



Activates or deactivates the module.

stream format

Determines the format characteristics of the video flow. See examples below.


IP address or name of the video stream to play. See examples below.

example for IP camera
stream format : none
stream :

example 1 for IP stream
stream format : mov
stream : rtsp://

example 2 for IP stream
stream format : mp4
stream : rtsp://

example built-in camera on MACOSX
stream format : avfoundation
stream : 0

example another camera on MACOSX
stream format : avfoundation
stream : 1

example for a camera on Windows
stream format : dshow
stream : video=USB Camera

get the screen capture on MACOSX
stream format : avfoundation
stream : 1 or 2 depending on the number of screens connected to the Mac

to get the screen capture on Windows you don't need this module
install the device will appear in the setup-panel-tab-video


Forces the reconnexion of the IP stream.

useful if it has been disconnected.

trace all devices

Traces all connected devices in the trace-panel.

video out

Video output flow(s).


Output ntensity.

size reduction factor

Reduction size factor applied to the original size of the video.

  • 1: no size reduction
  • 3/4: reduction by 3/4
  • etc.

This is useful to

  • reduce the size of video and therefore reduce the CPU consumption of video filters,
  • fit to the output display resolution.

This can reduce efficiently the number of pixels to process in the video flow and then reduce the CPU load of video effects.

A 1920 × 1080 (2073600 pixels per frame) video with a size factor of 2/3 gives a 1280 x 720 resolution (921600 pixel per frame) so the CPU load will be reduced by 50%.


Video resolution width (once reduction factor applied).


Video resolution height (once reduction factor applied).

See also

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