Stream RTSP video using MIPI cameras from VOXL (VOXL-RTSP)

Table of contents

  1. Overview
  2. Run
    1. Parameters


VOXL-RTSP is a simple application to stream video from a VOXL image sensor using RTSP and, optionally, store video locally to a MP4 file. Run the video streaming application from the VOXL and view using a RTSP viewer such as VLC or Quicktime player.


The VOXL’s connectors are attached to the following Image Sensor Subsystem ports and have the following colloquial names.

Port Image Sensor ID Colloquial Name
J2 0 Hi-res Image Sensor Port
J3 1 Stereo Image Sensor Port
J4 2 Tracking Image Sensor Port
  1. Run the streaming server on target, using the -c option with the specified Image Sensor ID to choose which image sensor to stream video from.
$ voxl-rtsp -c 0 # Stream video from Hi-res Image Sensor
Simple RTSP starting
Camera number: 0
Started camera 0
Created session
Video track created
Updated camera parameters
AE Mode: 1, Exposure: 15814, Gain: 100, AWB Mode: 1
Started session
Ctrl-c or 'kill 3038' to end
  1. Open streaming server’s RTSP URL in VLC or QuickTime player: rtsp://DEVICE_IP:PORT/live
  • Connect host system to VOXL’s WiFi
  • On the host system, run the VLC software
  • Go to Media > Open Network Stream
  • Enter RTSP URL, default: rtsp://
  • Click Play to view the video stream


Some parameters to try:

Resolution: -s 3840x2160

Bitrate: -b 10000000