RTSP support has recently been added to the Java Media Framework. It enables JMF based clients (both applets and applications) to communicate with RTSP enabled servers and request that the streaming of specified mediafile (video-on-demand).
The Java Media Framework reference implementation was developed by by Sun Microsystems, Inc. It is based in part on software written by external individuals and organizations, who are listed below along with the copyrights and conditions by which their technology is allowed to be used in JMF.
This guide describes how to use JMFRegistry. JMFRegistry is a stand alone Java application that you can use to register new DataSources, MediaHandlers, PlugIns, and capture devices with JMF so that they can be used with your JMF 2.0 installation.
JMF provides a platform-neutral framework for displaying time-based media. The Java Media Player APIs are designed to support most standard media content types, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, QuickTime, AVI, WAV, AU, and MIDI. Using JMF, you can synchronize and present time-based media from diverse sources.