View the streaming URL using a media player

You can share a channel's streaming URL with viewers so they can watch your live stream using their favorite media player, like VLC. Your viewers must be on the same network as Pearl-2 to watch a channel stream using a stream URL.

The different stream types available for channels include: RTSP, MPEG-TS, and Flash streams, see Viewing a channel's live broadcast stream. The URL contains either the IP address of Pearl-2 or the serial number, see

The type of stream URL you provide to your viewers can affect their choice of media player needed to watch the stream.

This procedure assumes that the VLC media player is used.

If a viewer password is configured, provide participants with the password to log in, along with the URL of the stream. To set a viewer password, see Change user passwords.

Share the channel's stream URL with viewers

  1. Login to the Admin panel as admin or operator, see Connect to Admin panel.
  1. From the Channels menu, select the channel and click Status. You can copy the Live broadcast URL and share that with your viewers.

View the channel's stream URL using a VLC

  1. Launch a media player.
  2. Click the Media tab and select Open Network Stream from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the stream URL. In this example, the serial number method is shown.


  1. Press Play to watch the stream in the media player window.