The QuickTimeSU.pkg update did not modify your Streaming Server (QTSS)
binary. I believe what you're referring to here is the QuickTime 6.1
client Software Update which was posted recently (re: Jan 13th). You
can confirm this by opening up Terminal, and getting QTSS version
string. The latest posted installers for QTSS/Darwin Streaming Server
root# /usr/sbin/QuickTimeStreamingServer -v
As for the Options request that you're seeing in the RTSP trace, this
is used by the Instant-on features of QuickTime 6.x and later (in
combination with QTSS 4.1 or later).
To prevent any of your QuickTime 6.x client software from sending these
OPTIONS request (with application/x-random-data], I believe all you
need to do on the client-side is open the System Preferences, navigate
to QuickTime, and then under "Instant On", just disable that feature.
The reason your QT 5 clients didn't exhibit this behavior is because
Instant-On is a new feature for QuickTime 6.x. At the same time, the
ability to service Instant-on capable clients was added to QTSS 4.1
You may be able to work-around and disable this by turning "Instant-On"
off on each QuickTime 6 client that you intend to use behind your
streaming proxy. This should allow you to use the latest QuickTime 6.x
client software through your own Proxy. Of course, you'll be
sacrificing the ability of QTSS to provide instant-on features for your
QT 6 clients, but most likely you would need to update your Proxy
software to support this feature anyways.
On Wednesday, January 22, 2003, at 04:08 PM, daniel grimm wrote:
I have QTSS on a macosx server 10.1.5 box version 4.12build22 [as
reported in RTSP messages].
On Jan 13th I applied the QuickTimeSU.pkg quicktime software update
QuickTime SU 6.1 (build 1D27)
With quicktime6.1 player (on another box) requesting an mpeg4 movie
the QTSS server is sending an RTSP OPTIONS * rtsp/1.0
[application/x-random-data] message. the quicktime 6.1 player sends
back an RTSP 501 'not implemented' message.
Could anyone tell me what the random data extension is meant to be
Can it be turned off in the streamingserver.xml config file? - if so
For whatever reason the server OPTIONS message is causing problems
with my modified old streaming proxy code [which is doing ipv6 and
ipv4 proxying]. I don't want to fix the proxy code, just avoid having
this OPTIONS message sent.
It's not sent for qt5 clients.
The QuicktimeStreamingServer executable was updated on 13th jan
[presumably by the above mentioned software update - even though it
did not mention streaming server] but the RTSP traces I have kept show
the same build information late last year. [shouldn't the build info
Again, how can I turn off the OPTIONS rtsp packet, or is there a way
to get the pre update qtss executable back?
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