Serious problems with rtsp-server

Dexter Metzger dexter.metzger at
Fri Jul 19 05:15:16 PDT 2013

I spent the better part of this week attempting to get rtsp-server working
on CentOS5. After 4 days of building it and its dependencies from source, I
finally had successful compilation. But no matter what pipeline or
combination of modules I try (believe me, I've tried dozens), I cannot
successfully connect from VLC. Every time, I get a large number of
"GST_IS_ELEMENT" assertion failures and a host of other errors.

Assuming my problem was with CentOS5, I moved over to Fedora 18. I didn't
have to compile anything manually, since newer versions of everything
already existed in the repositories. I built the 0.10.8 rtsp-server
examples and ran the test-launch application with the suggested pipeline.
However, I once again get the same VLC errors. Here's the output from

GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)'

CRITICAL **: gst_rtsp_media_factory_get_auth: assertion
'GST_IS_RTSP_MEDIA_FACTORY (factory)' failed

Half the time, I also get the following error:

GLib (gthread-posix.c): Unexpected error from C library during
'pthread_mutex_lock': Invalid argument. Aborting

I really want to believe there's a problem with what I'm doing, but it
honestly seems like there's a serious issue with rtsp-server. At this
point, the only thing I want is to see the test pattern in VLC using RTSP.

Please help me!
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