How to set NTP time server in gst-rtsp-server plugin?

이병헌 byunghun.lee at
Mon Nov 22 07:48:04 UTC 2021

I tried to do below example in gst-rtsp-server GitHub.

/* GStreamer
 * Copyright (C) 2008 Wim Taymans <wim.taymans at>
 * Copyright (C) 2014 Jan Schmidt <jan at>
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#include <gst/gst.h>

#include <gst/net/gstnettimeprovider.h>
#include <gst/rtsp-server/rtsp-server.h>

GstClock *global_clock;

#define TEST_TYPE_RTSP_MEDIA_FACTORY      (test_rtsp_media_factory_get_type ())
#define TEST_TYPE_RTSP_MEDIA              (test_rtsp_media_get_type ())

GType test_rtsp_media_get_type (void);

typedef struct TestRTSPMediaClass TestRTSPMediaClass;
typedef struct TestRTSPMedia TestRTSPMedia;

struct TestRTSPMediaClass
  GstRTSPMediaClass parent;

struct TestRTSPMedia
  GstRTSPMedia parent;

static gboolean custom_setup_rtpbin (GstRTSPMedia * media, GstElement * rtpbin);

G_DEFINE_TYPE (TestRTSPMedia, test_rtsp_media, GST_TYPE_RTSP_MEDIA);

static void
test_rtsp_media_class_init (TestRTSPMediaClass * test_klass)
  GstRTSPMediaClass *klass = (GstRTSPMediaClass *) (test_klass);
  klass->setup_rtpbin = custom_setup_rtpbin;

static void
test_rtsp_media_init (TestRTSPMedia * media)

static gboolean
custom_setup_rtpbin (GstRTSPMedia * media, GstElement * rtpbin)
  g_object_set (rtpbin, "ntp-time-source", 3, NULL);
  return TRUE;

main (int argc, char *argv[])
  GMainLoop *loop;
  GstRTSPServer *server;
  GstRTSPMountPoints *mounts;
  GstRTSPMediaFactory *factory;

  gst_init (&argc, &argv);

  if (argc < 2) {
    g_print ("usage: %s <launch line> \n"
        "example: %s \"( videotestsrc is-live=true ! x264enc ! rtph264pay name=pay0 pt=96 )\"\n"
        "Pipeline must be live for synchronisation to work properly with this method!\n",
        argv[0], argv[0]);
    return -1;

  loop = g_main_loop_new (NULL, FALSE);

  global_clock = gst_system_clock_obtain ();
  gst_net_time_provider_new (global_clock, "", 8554);

  /* create a server instance */
  server = gst_rtsp_server_new ();

  /* get the mount points for this server, every server has a default object
   * that be used to map uri mount points to media factories */
  mounts = gst_rtsp_server_get_mount_points (server);

  /* make a media factory for a test stream. The default media factory can use
   * gst-launch syntax to create pipelines.
   * any launch line works as long as it contains elements named pay%d. Each
   * element with pay%d names will be a stream */
  factory = gst_rtsp_media_factory_new ();
  gst_rtsp_media_factory_set_launch (factory, argv[1]);
  gst_rtsp_media_factory_set_shared (factory, TRUE);
  gst_rtsp_media_factory_set_media_gtype (factory, TEST_TYPE_RTSP_MEDIA);
  gst_rtsp_media_factory_set_clock (factory, global_clock);

  /* attach the test factory to the /test url */
  gst_rtsp_mount_points_add_factory (mounts, "/test", factory);

  /* don't need the ref to the mapper anymore */
  g_object_unref (mounts);

  /* attach the server to the default maincontext */
  gst_rtsp_server_attach (server, NULL);

  /* start serving */
  g_print ("stream ready at rtsp://\n");
  g_main_loop_run (loop);

  return 0;

But When I checked RTCP SR from client side, There is abnormal NTP timestamp.
I tried many of public NTP time server at "gst_net_time_provider_new (global_clock, "", 8554)”
But results is same abnormal.
I can get normal NTP time stamp only when I use option g_object_set (rtpbin, "ntp-time-source", 0, NULL); 
With gstreamer document, I think this option means just use NTP time that machine provides.
But I thought this example tried to explain how to use NTP time server that different with machine env.

So I want to know is there have proper way to set NTP time server that different with host machine env?

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