Motion - Support Question 2015x 10x 09x 194939

Server returned 401 Unauthorized (authorization failed)


Hi! Thank you for your application.

I'm trying to connect ip camera via rtsp.
netcam_url rtsp://
netcam_userpass admin:hKJE2MhiK9pr

But i'm get a message:
1] [WRN] [ALL] [Oct 09 22:53:30] motion_loop: Retrying until successful connection with camera
[1] [ALR] [NET] [Oct 09 22:53:30] netcam_start: Network Camera thread starting... for url (rtsp://
[1] [ALR] [NET] [Oct 09 22:53:30] rtsp_connect: unable to open input(rtsp:// -825242872 - Server returned 401 Unauthorized (authorization failed)

At VLC it work fine.

Thank you for your time.


Motion version: 3.2.11
ffmpeg version: 2.8
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS: ubuntu server 12.04 3.13.0-43-generic
-- TarasKnyazev - 09 Oct 2015


The version indicated in the request is quite old(3.2.11). Authentication of RTSP stream has problems in current SVN and Sackmotion git repos. The patchwork for new release 3.4 does include patches to resolve this.
Topic revision: r2 - 22 Nov 2015, MrDave
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