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IP Cameras

There are a number of ip cameras that can be viewed on the Mesh lately. Many of them require some sort of Windows plug-in to view the picture. Unfortunately, this is not possible for someone running Linux.

Is there a way for Linux users to view these cameras?

Which ip cameras can be viewed natively from Linux? I know the Ubiquiti cameras work through flash. Any others?

73, Mark, N2MH

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What kind of plug-in is it?

What kind of plug-in is it? on top of Firefox?
Do you know about Wine? I am using Xelatec PTT dispatcher on top of Wine with Linux Mint without any issue.
Maybe you need to install Wine first, then your apps or Firefox for X86 then your Firefox plugin.
73,  André VE2DTL

DLink DCS-942L

I have a couple DLink DCS-942L IP cameras that while their web interface requires flash/plugin, there's a direct http link to either jpg stills or streamed video which both firefox and VLC will work with under ubuntu.  You still use the http interface for configuration but then just use a different link for video/stills.

Mark K5LXP
Albuquerque, NM

Many cameras (and this goes

Many cameras (and this goes in line with Mark's comment) actually support an RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) feed.  If you can get that URL you can stream the video to any platform. Of course you have to get this URL first. Even if the camera doesn't show a URL for RTSP it could indeed be running it in the backend and you just need to find a way to capture the url of the feed. You can't control the camera with that method however


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The input into vlc looks

The input into vlc looks somthing like this. ​

all the IP cameras Ive worked with let you set different encoding modes on up to 4 channels on the nice ones. rtsp ch 1 would be a h.264 1040x720, rtsp ch 2 h.264 640x480, and rtsp ch 3 jpeg 640x480.    

and so on....

N2MH what are the camera (by module name) your trying to access?  It best to  talk with the owner. but then again the Video department at my Job just bought a $2000 Sony PTZ SDI camera with RTSP, they had no clue how to use RTSP, they came to me compiling about how the activeX web page had a lag of 4-5 sec.  That was not the case once i figured out the multicast / unicast on the thing.

I just picked up a HOSAFE 1MB1W HD IP cam off amazon. I would go with the full HD cam.

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I have 4-5 of the Hosafe

I have 4-5 of the Hosafe 1MB1W cameras
TIP: DO NOT PERFORM ANY FIRMWARE UPDATES ON THEM FROM THE CMS 2.0 software.  Hosafe support said it's broken.  It bricked one of my cameras, which Hosafe had to replace.

w6bi's picture
Firmware updates now available?

Daryl, did Hosafe ever fix this issue and provide updated firmware?

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Hosafe 1MB1W cameras and VLC

We've been using several of the Hosafe 1MB1W cameras for a while now, the first one for nearly 2 years, for weather spotting. Two of them are at 150 feet, one at 50 feet, one at 40 feet. We also have a couple more for quick setup nodes for emergencies, special events, etc. Interestingly, the last 2 we bought, which were marked with the same model number (1MB1W) had some noticeable differences. The RJ45 connector was separate from the power plug and was round, unlike that previous bulky square plug. Once powered up I noticed that they apparently changed the CCD sensor. Still a good picture, just a little different color balance, especially in lower light levels. I was disappointed to see some of the features of the previous models removed, but the only one that affected us was the primary stream was now fixed at 1280x720. We have been down-scaling to 720x480 to conserve bandwidth. Not a big problem though, since the secondary stream can be set to 720x480. We use Blue Iris so we just changed the “live0” to “live1” in the video stream and all was well. But the one fly in the ointment seems to be my inability to stream the new cameras with VLC. The old ones stream fine. Any ideas? We also have direct GUI access advertised on the nodes in case the Blue Iris server is unavailable, but some of our folks are “non-IE” users (Chrome, Linux, etc), so it would be nice to see all the cameras work with VLC.

On a side note, elsewhere in the forum there is discussion about the Sunba PTZ cameras. I'm encouraged by the cost, features, and reviews I've seen so I decided to take the plunge and order one. I'll post to that area of the forum after I receive the camera and have had some time to evaluate it.

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As a footnote to my previous

As a footnote to my previous post, has anyone figured out the login to telnet into one of the Hosafe cameras? It's apparently not the same as any of the logins to the GUI. An Internet search turned up many possible user/password combinations but none I've tried seem to work. I would sure like to be able to change the default login to something more secure! I imagine someone over in China knows what it is!

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Any other options?

I tried one of the HOSAFE cameras. I couldn't access it from Chrome (quicktime plug in not supported) and I don't want to have to add software to a workstation to view a camera.

Are there any other options? Here's my requirements:

1. Outdoor capable
2. IP Wired
3. Viewable via rtsp and from Chrome natively
4. 1MP quality or better

I searched on the web for hours last night and the prices and reviews are all over the place. 

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I have a few of the HOSAFE

I have a few of the HOSAFE cams.  If you use the rtsp stream, they work really well for the price.  (ie.   rtsp://IPADDRESS:554 )
I use VLC on my Mac access them perfectly.

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Configuring HOSAFE cameras

Darryl, on your recommendation I bought one of the HOSAFE cameras.  It DHCP'ed itself and I was able to view the RTSP stream very easily (locally, anyway).
The provided software is pretty Linux-hostile.  Where and how do you tweak the parameters for slower frame rates and lower resolutions?


(And as an aside - if anyone buys this camera, sets it all up but the camera refuses to show power, the provided wall wart power supply gets REALLY hot and upon investigation is providing no voltage out, it might be handy to know that the wall wart from an old Netgear switch has the same connector, polarity and voltage and works very nicely as a replacement :-/   )


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Never mind

Never mind - I got it figured out.  It requires Windows + Quicktime + Active X  plugins + disabling some security alerts.  I feel dirty...

I'm also using the HOSAFE

I'm also using the HOSAFE camera and it was simple to set up.  Like Darryl I use VLC to view them.

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that's the problem

Sure, I can use VLC to view the cameras, or the CMS program that comes with them. What I'd really rather do is be able to view them natively from a browser. I don't want to have to setup client software on every workstation on the mesh that would need to view a camera. Talking to some other ham buddies, there are some good cameras out there that do what I want, it is just that the price is closer to $200 a camera. That makes sense as you're getting a full web server on board as well. 

I'm looking for something I can deploy across the mesh and then be able to have multiple locations access the cameras without pre-configured software. 

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Security risk with this HOSAFE cam?

Found this in Amazon reviews for this cam:

The most important thing that has caused me to write the review is because while going through my network firewall logs today (I am a Network Engineer), I discovered that this device is constantly communicating with many IP addresses on the Internet using high ports (not HTTP, HTTPS or NTP) without permission. When looking up the IPs, they are not registered in the USA (Turkey and China mostly). I consider this a huge security risk, that none of my other IP cameras have. If you own this camera, and know how to check your outgoing logs I would do so. I have unplugged mine and will be taking it down to be replaced with a camera from a more trustworthy manufacturer.

You might want to check this out.  Also note the irony in the name

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I've noticed that the ipCams

I've noticed that the ipCams with advertised access via iPhone or Andriod apps are constantly trying to reach out to the internet.    This is traffic to an internet cloud service where your cell phone app can then connect to and reach the ipCam.      

I think I'll try to start building a firewall list that blocks common access that is undesirable on the mesh for a variety of reasons including compliance to part 97, performance, security, etc.  Things like, Windows updates, OneDrive sync, dropbox sync, ipCams reaching out, and more.    Often, we are unaware our computers are automatically generating traffic and want a way to turn it all off, but we still want it to work when connecting our computers directly to the internet.

Joe AE6XE  

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Evaluating new ipCam

I have ordered the following for total cost of $210 (ipcam) + $23 (memory card).  Does anyone already have one of these?    I found this to be in theory, the best trade-off between features I wanted and cost that I could find so far.  Thanks to Trevor, K7FPV, for the reference.

1) 4x optical zoom
2) works with all the browsers for basic functions (pan-tilt-zoom-admin), chrome, mozilla, firefox, etc.
3) with IE adds DVR type functions to pause, etc.
4) The DVR functions use (only use?) a micro-SD card inside the camera.  Thus, it should be possible to record an entire event (mem available) with high quality directly on the camera with no wireless loss. 
5) Has alarm input and output pins to control other devices.
6) IE browser usage also allows connecting to many (of the same camera vendor's cams?)  and display in square grids.
7) has preset capability, with "cruise" mode for event auto scanning.
8) outdoor water rated
9) built in mic to capture audio (and connector for external speaker).

I wish it had POE, but an ~$5 splitter will work.
I need to test the pan-tilt-zoom handling and validate all the features.   The Jury is out, but eager to exonerate.  

Waiting for success!  

Waiting for success!  
 I would like to put it on a MESH node, go i-net and have images available at multiple cell phones for event officials.

Vance, kc8rgo

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ipCam Sumpple S610 Review

I spent the day building and evaluating this camera.  In short, and like many things, it is a mixed review.  But for the price and the feature set,  I have to give this camera a thumbs up!   It's on ebay for $185, or about $210 on Amazon.   You can easily pay $100s more for the same feature set. 

The first question the Orange County Sheriff asked last year, in support of a community event, was, "can you record video"?  This camera can serve this purpose well for supporting community events.    Pictures here:
What I liked:
1) Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) with most browsers.   I tested Firefox-Fedora, Chrome-Fedora/Windows, IE
1a) FireFox uses options "VLC" plugin and "Server Push"  (instructions say install vlc with "mozilla vlc plugin".)
1b) Chrome only uses "Server Push" (but maybe you can get vlc working?)
1c) IE uses an activeX control -- gives more DVR type control 
1d) there is a quicktime browser mode -- I did not test this.
2) Android and iPhone apps have full PTZ functions while viewing camera--if Camera has access to the internet.   (I tested Android only).  This uses a 3rd party server that the Apps communicate through.
3) Focus and handling:  The camera always stays in focus, including when zooming around with the 4x optical zoom.  There are no manual focus controls--not needed. The only time it doesn't stay in focus is when there's an object ~8" or less away.  
4) image quality:   mostly depended on the monitor I was using (I have some old monitors :) ).  Controls are straight forward with 5 sliders (low to high) for; a) camera speed; b) brightness; c) contrast; d) Hue; e) saturation.   8 levels of settings for video bit rate from 128kb to 4Mb, main-stream and sub-stream settings.  720P HD resolution. I was able to do 3 browsers on 3 computers streaming simultaneously with no issues--1Mb bit stream each.
5) Physical characteristic.  The weight is about 4 lbs. Full shipping weight of everything is jut over 6 lbs.  This is not going to hoist up 20' on a painter's pole, but will not be a concern for a trailer hitch or similar type mounts.  I mounted on a 4"x4"x2" electrical box with medical clamp--see pics.  No issues noticed with standard 12v 2A power supply over a 100' cat5 cable testing on my roof.
6) DVR capability.  Separately buy the micro-SD 64Gb card and install in the camera.   The camera will record for a defined period of time if detecting motion--up to an hour.  The .avi files are saved on the SD card and looks to remove the oldest file after the card fills up. (Option is "Auto-Cover", the English translations form Chinese if I understnd it correctly).   This functionality is only with IE--query ALL saved video clips, or based on time (start - end),  then play, pause, stop, fast play.   I did not find an option to jump to the middle of the clip, but you can download the clip later to the PC and use the player/editor of your choice.
7) Event Cruising:  There's an ability to set up to 9 preset locations and define a "cruise" pattern.   Once started, it continues to cruise and will record to SD Card, even if no clients are attached.   Thus, even during a mesh outage, event video is still captured.
8) motion detect and alarm I/O pins.  There are 2 output pins and 1 input alarm pin.  I did not test the alarms, but may be useful.   I was able to configure the camera to send email.   ISPs require SSL-encryption now days to authenticate and prevent spammers.   So don't do use this feature over the mesh given part 97 requirements.   Since no RF was traversed, I now receive 6 pictures when motion is detected in front of my house.    
What you need to know going in with your eyes open on this camera:
1) Yet again, here is another camera that uses an outdated IE ActiveX plugin.   These type of IE plugins easily exploit security holes and newer releases of IE lock down ability to load and use them.  I had to turn off ActiveX security.    Windows 10 latest release of IE continues to put up a warning on each start trying to get me to turn off ability to use these risky ActiveX controls.   Caution is in order if the computer is used to browse the internet. 
2) Installing the SD Card.  The card slot is on the mother board, deep inside.   You have to pull the camera out of the housing to get to it.  This would/should void warranty for most cameras.  To take apart:  A) unscrew wifi antenna connector from housing so antenna cable can retract when pulling out camera; B) take out 4 screws and pop off the glass cover; C) take out 3 screws--down in the dark 1.5" in the crevice between housing and camera;  D) pull out camera just enough to see motherboard and snap in SD card. See pics.
3) Security.  I am waiting on tech support to tell me how to turn off the "P2P" setting and change the default access password.   In settings, I am unable to change these options and the camera is accessible on the internet for anyone looking to remotely connect to it.   There is a unique 'GUID' that one needs to know to connect from the internet.   When the ipCam is on an AREDN mesh with an internet gateway--the cam makes the outgoing connection to enable this access.    I found the cam pinged the mesh node every second and tries to connect out on 3 different IP addresses.  I added firewall rules to block for now.
4) This camera is advertised with audio capability, but it does not come with a mic or a speaker.   But it does have RCA plugs for you to connect your own into.   The audio is received in Firefox-VLC-plugin,   VLC-direct-rtsp streaming, and IE.   I did not find a way to hear audio in chrome.   Only IE had a 'talk' button to use a speaker on the camera ("put down the screwdriver, and slowly back away!").  

5) Lens Cover.   This plastic lens cover does not move like some other cameras--this is good because it doesn't grind on the table and scratch at power on.  However, it is not high quality.  I am finding that there is some image distortion at level view--at highest view angle.   The lens is like a pipe straight down for ~1", then begins to curve for the dome.   Above the dome, it has some distortion.  If this camera is mounted with sufficient elevation, this would not be noticed.  
Interestingly the P2P MAY be

Interestingly the P2P MAY be the ONVIF component.

I had forgotten I had learned about ONVIF until you posted this camera and it mentioned it in the description. I only have theory knowledge and would welcome some feedback as to how real the theory is.

ONVIF is a universal protocol for security camera devices. I found a couple apps for iPhone in the App Store that speak direct to the camera. 

Looking at the protocol it supports a backchannel (not sure if this camera
does though) that can be used as part to send the audio data back to the camera (the talk button)

ONVIF actually be the key to solving the universal device support problem if it's implemented as well as the theory says.

Any testing you could do on that would be interesting.  

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Yes, this camera advertises

Yes, this camera advertises support for ONVIF.  However, they have locked down P2P settings--they can not be changed in settings.  The 'app' does have a 'talk' button and full PTZ control, and they all work.  Slide finger around to move the camera on the image.   This is all working on the LAN of a mesh node that is also connected to my home network--it is literally going out 3 NATs to the internet.

I am a bit concerned, that anyone with the UID of one of these cameras, can connect to it in their app with the default password, which can't be changed.  The UID is clear text in the packets the camera sends out...   I quote what support told me :),  "Don't worry about that,  no one will know your UID and password.  Don't worry about that. :)".


Why am I sadly not shocked to

Why am I sadly not shocked to hear that?

May not be viable because of that but to hear ONVIF works may be useful as a starting point to find other vendors (again never worked with it but recalled seeing it as Linux control would be nice)

Out of curiosity wonder if the settings can be changed by the onvif protocol (being a cheap camera it may not be implemented) I've ran across devices in the past where the gui tells you "haha no" and the backend protocol that direct software uses says "ok done"

but I might be making this too technicial for this thread.

Thabk you for the feedback Joe 

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update on Sumpple ipCam usage

Update on Sumpple ipCam after using it for events, upgrading firmware, and some mileage under the tires.  

1) Support:  very responsive and eager to resolve issues.  Give then a 9 out of 10.

2) Audio issues:   After upgrading firmware, the vendor stopped supporting audio via VLC client, saying customers weren't looking to do this (lame...).   Audio now only exists in the IE browser or the Andriod/iPhone apps.

3) SDcard:  I found there were 2 slots to plug in SDcards.   The original instructions I bumped into, spelled out to put the card in the hardest to reach slot--thanks Murphy!    Disregard the original instructions above, only take off the dome with 4 screws and look for a slot immediately available on the moving lens mother board.

4) ONVIF:   I upgraded to the ONVIF compatible firmware and tested.    I was able to access the camera and test out basic functionality with an ONVIF client, although not yet pan-tilt capability.    The advanced features are only available in IE (sound, motion detect, access to SDcard saved video, etc.).   I assume some of these features are beyond the ONVIF specifications?

5) Timeout issue:   During the last event and subsequent testing there is a timeout when watching the video via RTSP, chrome, (and probably firefox).  The video disconnects after ~5 mins or so and you have to login to regain access.   Support wanted to remote desktop to my computer to see this.  I gave them a good rating for the support effort, but I saw this on 2 unique cameras and they should readily be able to produce in the lab.  Their primary customer's access seems to be via iPad or Andriod apps and it appears they are not giving focus to supporting direct browser access.

6) IR mode:  Many ipCams have an IR mode on/off buttons in the UI.  I have to go into setup as admin to change this option.  I would have preferred a manual option to turn on/off the IR to view at night, to concern solar energy and not have an IR red beacon light visible all the time.

In summary, when I compare this ~$200 camera to the $500+ ipcams (starting to see many of these 'Megapixel' ipcams being used).  The feature set is on par and the performance and video quality of the camera is comparable, the $300+ additional cost is going towards a jump from 4x optical zoom to 20x or greater optical zoom.  (Well, the higher cost intuitively should also be getting higher end movable parts--longer life, faster PTZ speed.)

All the ipCam options that I've seen seem to be deficient in a good browser UI experience.  I'd speculate that all these R&D teams have been spending their time building ONVIF support and now the direct browser access is outdated and not working well with current versions of IE, chrome, and firefox.  So we, the end user, have challenges due to security, depth of features working across different browsers, etc.   Time will heal this, just wondering how long.  But look for more ONVIF clients to come on the scene supporting a fuller set of features to address all these issues in the future.


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HOSAFE - has anyone seen this?

The HOSAFE 1MB1W I purchased works fine out of the box - excellent video when streaming via RTSP.

HOWEVER - when the resolution is set to one of the lower settings and with a slow frame rate (we had set 5 fps) the video stream freezes after 2-3 minutes of viewing.    The video stream doesn't stop - it's still sending ~300kbps - but the video is no longer updated.

I'll do some more testing, but would be interested in feedback from the group.


w6bi's picture
Testing results

Myself and another VLC user verified this:  When viewing the HOSAFE low resolution video stream at very low frame rates (5 fps), it's VLC that locks up, not the camera!
By setting the frame rate to 10 fps, VLC is mostly stable - we've had a couple of lockups in multiple hours of testing streaming at that rate.


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Tuning VLC for mesh

I received this from a local mesher.  It may be useful to some:


It has been puzzling that low frame rate video did not work in vlc media
player. I changed some vlc preferences and was able to get adequate
I am running vlc media player 2.2.2 in Ubuntu 16.02. The preferences
will like look different in other OSs.
Right click in the vlc window and select Tools/Preferences
At the bottom select Show settings "All"
On the "Advanced settings" page
Check "Only show current"

Uncheck "Use a plugins cache"
Uncheck "Video/Drop Late Frames"
Uncheck "Video/Skip frames"

Click Save
I did not determine if the tool had to be restarted but I suggest it.
When these settings are vlc media player would properly display my low
res 5 FPS stream. I do not know why the settings make a difference but a
2013 dated posting pointed me toward cache issues in vlc with low frame
rate video.

Dave KM6FQ


Note - these parameters don't seem to appear in version 3.x of VLC, but it seems to work almost as well as a tuned version 2.2

kg9dw's picture
I'm headed down the

I'm headed down the or ffserver route. I'm going to send all of the rtsp streams somewhere, and then stream from there. I'm just not finding a camera that does it all like I want. 

PTZ will be the likely issue.

IP camera Viewer

I use Blue Iris software to integrate various camera types into one webserver feed.  They support most cameras and viewing their webserver feed is easy.
Of course it costs 50 bucks, but it's worth it and they are constantly sending out upgrades.

N8NQH's picture
W6BI wrote:

W6BI wrote:

Uncheck "Use a plugins cache"
Uncheck "Video/Drop Late Frames"
Uncheck "Video/Skip frames"

thanks for forwarding this, I have  seen some of these fields on various IP cams... didn't know exactly what to enable/disable.

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It has been a while since any

It has been a while since any updates here.  We are looking to buy a reasonably priced PTZ cam ($200-$300) for use for local events.  Any updates on more testing, newer models, etc?  The info here is great but may be outdated? Contrary to some thinking we actually would like to have a separate app to be installed on the PC for viewing - it is a security issue for us.
Appreciate any help,

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ipCam reference

Ron,  Don, KE6BXT, has 3 of these cameras on our mesh in SoCal.   There are various models, but the 1st has been live over 2 years and much higher cost.  The good news is the cost is down to $300.  The latest model we just put up on Elsinore PK overlooking Temecula in SoCal (still finishing cabling and testing on Sat):

This ipCam has:

1) 22x zoom optical and additional digital zoom to 36x
2) ONVIF -- I tested this and works great  has all PTZ controls, config ability. 
3) RTSP -- streaming for the typcial video player (VLC app on a cell phone on the mesh will display this, but no PTZ)
4) needs IE with activeX controls to see video and have PTZ controls if using a brower

I've posted other videos in the forum from these 22x ipCams and still amazed at their ability.

I diverge slightly...   On this particular tower mount, there is a ~200' cat5 run up the tower.  The ipCam has a 12v 4A power supply.  I installed a $20 48v -> 12v  convert in an electrical box at the tower.  My tests showed that on a 100' toughcable it worked fine.  But on a 200' toughcable it would not initialize with full range of motion--too much loss of power at 12v to get enough juice for the ipCam to fully initialize--fast power movement.   Also, this is a safety mechanism so you don't accidently put 24v directly to the ipCam and smoke it (which I'm shell shocked having done this before :) )    

However, this creates another problem of trying not to put 48v to a Uniquiti and smoking it.   In the heat of battle, we cut the cat5 at the door entrance to install the surge protectors and forgot to add the tape identifying which cable was to the ipCam.   Now shell shocked on smoking a Rocket M3 plugging it into 48v...  at least that's what we expect to find tomorrow when we return to diagnose.  What's the saying,  If you're not making mistakes, you're not learning.  That's the story I'm sticking with :) .

I hope the confession will help others to avoid our lessons learned!


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Update on IP camera with PTZ?

Hi, Joe - last year you mentioned a cam on Elsinore. Did you have a brand?  That auction is ended, of course.  I'm looking for something I can use w/o ActiveX security holes, pref with Linux vs Windose.  I like PoE, of course.
Any updates, guys?

73, Charlie KØTAN
Mesh: 928 3001

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Thanks Joe - very helpful

Thanks Joe - very helpful

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FWIW, I have a camera that I

FWIW, I have a camera that I set to motion JPEG.  Dlink DCS-1100.   Which looks to not require java or other 3rd party drivers or whatnot (worked even when java was not working on my PC).  Which I'd think would run on Linux.  It's on my AREDN node as a service.  Shows a stunning sight of the road I live on...   I do have another Dlink camera, which does require java or activeX, a DCS-930L.  So be careful if you surf ebay for a DCS-1100 as many hits will give cameras that need java or activeX (I'm probably bad at writing decent searches)...

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Well we have a sunba 601 and

Well we have a sunba 601 and can not get it to operate.  Sunba app sees the camera but I can not get it recognized on Blue Iris or the Sunba apps - any thoughts would be appreciated.  Ohter than setting a 10dot ip do we have to change port number?


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Sunba 601

I operated a Sunba 601 with Blue Iris successfully. Under Camera Properties -> Video tab, select Make = Sunba and Model = "601 and other H.264 on port 34567" No need to changes any ports - Media port should be 34567 and ONVIF port 8899

KM4DC's picture
Setup help

I have a new SV3C IP/POE camera and am trying to get it set up on a Nano M2 so people can view ivideo without having to use a login to get the image.
The SV3C camera model is SV-B12XVPOE-1080PS-A.
Currently, I can get to the camera via the AREDN mesh, but viewer needs a USERID and PW to get to the image.
My attempts to use links similar to a VLC rtsp  such as "rtsp://aredn:Password12@KM4DC-IPCAM.local.mesh/stream1" for the Nano M2 don't seem to work.
My current Advertised Service on the M2 just gets to the camera login page.
Is there a wat to get directly to the image?
Don, KM4DC


Setup help

Hi Don.

I have an older SV3C as well as a newer one and sure enough the new one requires the user/password.

I just played with VLC and got the following format to work for the new camerea and hopefully this will help you:


In this example, the account is "guest" and the password is also "guest". Of course instead of the ip you should also be able to use the device name as known on the mesh network.

By the way, I much prefer using a server such as Blue Iris ($) or the free MotionEye which also runs nicely on a Raspberry Pi.  With either of these, users can easily use any browser and not have to mess with VLC.  (RE: )

73 - Mike ab4yy

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Thanks Mike,

Thanks Mike,
I can get to my camera using a web browser on my pc using  a link similar to the one you provided which embeds the userid and pw.
i.e., "rtsp://aredn:Password12@KM4DC-IPCAM.local.mesh/stream1"
I can't figure out how to put the link info into the AREDN Setup for the M2 Advertised Service where I need the  Name, Link, URL, Port and path.
Basically, I can't get the rtsp format to work in the AREDN Setup for the Nano M2.
I can, as shown in the screen capture, get to the IPCAM login screen.
My hope is to somehow provide the login info and get directly to the video stream.
I would like to avoid running a RPi or Windows server to do this.


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IP Camera success

Updates on my IP camera.
Thanks to Mark, ab4yy, for convincing me I really needed a RasPi server with MotionEyeOS.
I also found this great video on how to create a Raspbian image with MotionEyeOS on a RasPi3.
There is another video on how to add cameras.
So, Northern Virginia AREDN users can now view/stream my camera without having to log in.
Camera has a clear view to the North-East from Reston, VA
Don, KM4DC


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