IP Camera

volkerk's picture

Hi I got a 60$ IP camera (AJ-C0WA-C116) from eBay ( http://www.wanscam.com/products/2012-08-13-06-20-36/item/outdoor-cheap-i... ). It does MJPEG streams and I thought I might get it to work with the Network Camera plugin. But unfortunately, I do not get an image in QC. The access the video stream is through a url: which works fine in a browser.

Any ideas how to get the image into QC?

thx, volker

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cybero's picture
Re: IP Camera

Any chance of a demonstration URL that isn't on a private network address? [1925.168.x.x or 10.10.x.x] ? Can you get the camera input using the built in, stock Video Input patch? Video Tools only supports the cameras of Firewire type listed on the Video Tools product page http://kineme.net/product/VideoTools. Any new additions found by chance can be added to the list, but USB or Ethernet webcams aren't supported by the Kineme Network Camera Input patch.

volkerk's picture
Re: IP Camera

The camera is of the streaming IP camera type, no USB but Ethernet or WiFi with built in web server. With a CGI call to the camera server, one gets a video stream in the browser. I hook up the camera to the internets next week.

The standard video input patch does not recognise the camera's Mjpeg stream. It is possible to ask the camera for a jpg snapshot, if i do this every second, i get some sense of a moving image, but this is less then ideal. Ideally, I would like to get the steaming 640x480 video into qc.

I found in the docu different methods of calling the camera web server:

FFMPEG http://IPADDRESS/videostream.asf?user=[USERNAME]&pwd=[PASSWORD]&resolution=64&rate=0

JPEG http://IPADDRESS/snapshot.cgi?user=[USERNAME]&pwd=[PASSWORD]&count=0

MJPEG http://IPADDRESS/video.cgi?resolution=VGA

VLC http://IPADDRESS/videostream.asf?user=[USERNAME]&pwd=[PASSWORD]&resolution=64&rate=0

thanks for your help, v.

smokris's picture
Re: IP Camera

The Kineme Network Camera Input patch can read some types of MJPEG streams. Try using that patch, setting "Hostname" to your camera's IP address, and setting "Path" to /video.cgi?resolution=VGA.

volkerk's picture
Re: IP Camera

Thanks smokris. Works like a charm now with the Network camera plugin.

im using just the IP for host (no http) path: /videostream.cgi?user=guest&pwd=guest user name: empty password: empty timeout default: 5

martincg's picture
Re: IP Camera

Hello Volkerk, you can also try https://code.google.com/p/cogewebkit/ I tried it with Android app IP webcam and it works. Regards Martin