Pelco device displays The port number you entered is invalid or already in use when setting the RTSP port to 554.

Issue

On Pelco cameras, Video Recorders, and other misc equipment an error occurs when changing the RTSP port.

Product Line

Pelco Cameras, Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • Sarix Cameras all models and versions
  • Digital Sentry DS Admin Version 7.0 and above.

Cause

  • This is a software glitch in the camera.
  • This user error in DS Admin.

Resolution

Restore IP Cameras to factory defaults.

In DS Admin Edit IPcamera set the RTP port back to default or delete and add the camera thru the VAU if the default doesn't work.