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iCam Support / Motion events/Push Notifications
« on: January 06, 2014, 09:18:27 AM »
It seems like this question has been answered before, but I couldn't find it...

What is the minimum amount of time between 2 push notifications for motion events on one camera? And is this time adjustable? I ask this question because I've noticed that I have a number of recorded motion events that have met the notification threshold (more than x number of frames of motion), but I am not receiving anywhere near the number of push notifications that I should be receiving. These recorded events which meet the notification threshold are often separated by 10+ minutes, so it seems like I should be receiving push notifications for them. Is there a log of push notification requests made by icamsource?

As far as I can tell, this issue seems to only occur on one of my 4 IP cameras, which is strange. The other cameras deliver notifications as expected when the threshold is met.


iCam Support / Free for the day: Actions for iPad app
« on: November 03, 2013, 01:48:54 PM »
For those of you who would like to be able to more easily control icamsource remotely, a little creativity, combined with the "Actions for iPad" app, will probably help you reach your goals. I don't have experience with it, but it looks promising. If you think you might be interested in it, download it so you'll always have access to it for free:

iCam Support / Custom PUSH Notification Sound for iCam (directions)
« on: February 26, 2013, 08:41:19 PM »
If you want a custom PUSH notification sound for iCam (or presumably other apps), follow the steps below. I am a Windows user, so I can't answer any Mac-based questions. Also, I do not work for or represent SKJM, so this is not (yet) an "official method." Your phone does NOT need to be jailbroken in order to do this, although mine is. Finally, if following these steps causes any issues with your iCam app, simply delete it from your phone and reinstall it.

1) Download/install iFunBox (free for Windows or Mac) from
2) Find or record a new sound that you would like to be your iCam PUSH notification sound. Note: The default sound is about .36 seconds long. If you pick a new sound that is much longer than .36 seconds, it will be rather annoying when the sound plays while you're on the phone. If the sound file is not already a .wav file, you will need to convert it to a .wav file with a frequency of 44100 Hz. Audacity (a free program) can be used to easily edit files (cut out unwanted parts, change the volume, change the frequency to 44100 Hz, convert/export it to a .wav file, etc). SAVE THIS NEW SOUND AS "push.wav" (without the quotes) and make a mental note of the folder that you are saving the file in.
3) Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable
4) Once i-FunBox connects to your iPhone, do the following:
   a) Click on the "iFunBox Classic" tab at the top
   b) In the LEFT column, navigate to the following folders by DOUBLE-CLICKING (not using the + sign):
       Connected Devices > iPhone > Raw File System > User > Applications > iCam > iCam (or
   c) Right-click on the file named push.wav and click Rename, and then rename the file to push_old.wav.
   d) Right-click in the blank area of the right column and click "Copy from PC..."
   e) In the window that opens, browse to the folder where you saved the new sound (from step 2 above) and double-click on the push.wav file.
   f) Verify that the file named push.wav now appears in the right column and that the name is exactly "push.wav" (without quotes).
5) Reboot your iPhone by holding down the Home and Power buttons at the same time for a few seconds.
6) Test the new sound by triggering a motion event. You might also try triggering a motion event while you're on the phone and the other party is talking, so you can get an idea of how disruptive it might be.

iCam Support / Feature requests...
« on: July 14, 2012, 06:40:53 PM »
I don't remember seeing either of these features as request before...but I think they'd be easy to implement:

1) Allow users the option of choosing how the time is displayed in the motion push notifications. Mine always shows in military time, which is somewhat annoying. I haven't seen the ability to change the time format in the I assume it's an iCam(source) thing?

2) Require a somewhat secure password in icamsource (like 8 character min, including at least 1 letter and 1 number)...that should force people into having a more secure camera system. Many people don't realize how easy some passwords are to hack. Additionally, maybe a more secure password would reduce/eliminate the need for captcha on icamweb?

iCam Support / davefewox
« on: May 14, 2012, 08:29:19 PM »

ONE post for a's common etiquette on all forums. You commented on SEVEN previous posts, asking the same question. Wow!

Anyway, to hopefully answer your question (I think there was only one), your 2 IP cameras do not have the same IP address (URL) on the same network...that would create an IP address conflict, which would cause neither to work (I'd assume). Your url has 2 parts: the camera's IP address (bolded in following example), followed by a slash and file information, such as The URLs will be the same (since you're using 2 identical cameras), with the exception of the IP address at the beginning.

If you discover that the 2 cameras do, in fact, have the same IP addresses, then you need to change the IP address of one of the cameras so you can access both of them. Below are examples of 2 URLs for 2 identical foscam cameras:

Stefan was kind enough to provide the links used by Foscam to control the PTZ feature. If you are interested in a camera that looks like it might be a re-branded/knockoff Foscam camera and can find someone who owns it (or maybe the customer service department for that camera's manufacturer), they can login to the camera's page using the admin username/password, then copy and paste the following URL's into the browser to see if it controls the camera. If it does, then the camera's pan/tile feature is supported by iCam. If this works, I would assume that audio would likely be supported as well (using the latest beta version of icamsource or future versions). x.x.x.x = camera's network IP address.

UP - http://x.x.x.x/decoder_control.cgi?command=0&onestep=1
DOWN - http://x.x.x.x/decoder_control.cgi?command=2&onestep=1
LEFT - http://x.x.x.x/decoder_control.cgi?command=6&onestep=1
RIGHT - http://x.x.x.x/decoder_control.cgi?command=4&onestep=1

iCam Support / Anyone tried the Loftek CXS-2200?
« on: December 23, 2011, 01:37:33 PM »
This is a link to the camera I'm talking about:

If you use it, could you please answer the following questions:

1) Is there a way to disable the infrared lights (not the status light)?

2) Do the darks look blue only when the infrared lights are on?

3) Is the camera's built-in microphone supported by iCam? In other words, can you add the mic as a sound source in icamsource?

4) Will the new version of icamsource/iCam control the PTZ feature on this camera?

5) How do you like the camera (general quality/feel, image quality, etc)?

Thank you!

iCam Support / Windows 7 - icamsource 2.1.1 - iCam 2.0
« on: September 19, 2010, 10:16:20 PM »
I know many people mentioned the problem with icamsource being unstable/crashing...and then possibly not being able to restart icamsource. Today I upgraded to Windows 7, installed icamsource, and had this problem. I noticed that I icamsource only crashed after I attempted to connect to my video feeds from my iPhone on the 3g network (worked fine on my home network). After it crashed, I was unable to restart icamsource (although I did not attempt a reboot). First, I should mention that I did not have uPNP enabled on my router (nor do I want it enabled) and did not have auto router configuration enabled in icamsource. These steps should work for you IF you had already set up manual port forwarding for icamsource. After the crash, I did the following in order:

1) uninstall icamsource from the computer
2) download and ran:
3) reinstalled icamsource 2.1.1
4) download and ran:
5) accessed my router page and took note of the ports that were forwarded for icamsource
6) ran and set up my sources in icamsource, making sure to check the manual port forwarding box and input the appropriate ports from step 5

From my experience, icamsource (current and previous versions) can become unstable if a connection fails between icamsource and the broker server/your iPhone. If you tried auto router configuration/enabled uPNP in your router, and you are still having issues...then manual port forwarding should fix everything for you. It does take patience though. :)

iCam Support / new icamsource crash on XP machine
« on: March 23, 2010, 05:59:12 AM »
I'm running Windows XP (SP3 with all current updates installed). I installed the new icamsource, and had 2 instances with an IP mjpeg source, and one with a blank manycam source combined with a microphone source from my computer's sound card. On my phone, I accessed the motion events for the IP camera and attempted to use the delete all motion events feature. I'm not sure if that's what caused the crash or not, but the icamsource with the IP camera feed crashed pretty much immediately after attempting to delete all motion events. The other icamsource (with the audio and blank image) continued to function normally. On my phone, I obviously lost the ability to view the IP camera since the icamsource feeding it had crashed. Upon crashing, it asked to send an error report to Microsoft...I copied and pasted what I could from the error report in case it might help you:

AppName: icamsource.exe      AppVer:     AppStamp:4ba7f44d
ModName: kernel32.dll      ModVer: 5.1.2600.5781      ModStamp:49c4f482
fDebug: 0       Offset: 000024f2

It's not a huge deal for me, as I can remote into my system from anywhere with my phone and restart the icamsource...but I was thinking it would be awesome if you had a tiny extra program running in tandem with icamsource that would detect if icamsource had crashed/stopped/etc and would automatically restart it. Maybe have a simple GUI or something where we could type in the command lines for all instances of icamsource that we want running. Just thinking outloud!

iCam Support / Feature request - bypass broker server
« on: March 14, 2010, 07:05:03 AM »
It would be really nice if there were a way to bypass the broker would result in slightly quicker connection time to video feeds and reduce the chances that we would lose connectivity all together should your broker server and backup server go down at the same time. Maybe have it set up by default to go through the broker server, but provide an option to bypass it with a specific server address...for those of us with static IP's or DDNS and the technical know-how to set it up correctly. Thanks!

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