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I'm looking for a tool capable of setting up multiple RTSP streaming sessions and keeping them alive for a configurable amount of time. Ideally this should not be videoserver specific and as lightweight as possible. The only tools I know of are

Anything I'm missing?

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For the same task we used vlc in the form of standalone app as well as activex plugin. – pmod Jul 19 '10 at 16:28

I'm quite sure mplayer can be used as a RTSP client. You can use -ss option to force it to fast forward to provided position and -endpos for setting how long it has to play. Together with -vo null -ao null it won't require X server running or audio card present.

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