I'm trying to make motion works. I've been able on my windows computer to read the rtsp stream of my sricam SP017 with VLC with URL rtsp://

However, on my pi (raspi 3+, Buster), I have the following error message using motion:

Invalid netcam_url (rtsp://

I tried to do a wget.

$ wget rtsp://
rtsp:// Unsupported scheme ‘rtsp’

Then tried rtmpdump:

$ rtmpdump -r rtsp:// -o .motion/myRtmpRecord.rm
RTMPDump v2.4
(c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license: GPL
WARNING: Unknown protocol!

ERROR: You must specify a playpath (--playpath) or url (-r "rtmp://host[:port]/playpath") containing a playpath
  • why are you asking this on the Raspberry Pi SE? How was your vlc compiled? Have you included rtsp support? Also, rtsp != rtmp, of course rtmpdump would not work. – JayEye Aug 28 at 4:51

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