At work we have an "camera pc" which monitors an ipcam. I'm using rtsp and VLC to display te stream on a monitor. However, the stream is eating up approximately 50GB a day so I edited the crontab to disable the eth0 interface between 17.00 and 8:30. The problem is that VLC won't reconnect when the interface is back up in the morning and of course I want it to happen automatically..
I tried setting the camera settings lower, but VLC will only display a black screen.
So if anybody has any suggestions, I'm all ears..
Tl;dr : How can I set VLC to automatically reconnect a video stream?