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iCamSource 2.4.5 BETA - Foscam Audio Support
« on: February 06, 2012, 01:32:33 PM »
A new BETA version of the iCamSource (2.4.5) is now available and includes audio support for Foscam network IP cameras. We have tested this version with our Foscam FI8908W and FI8918W test cameras using the http://x.x.x.x/video.cgi MJPEG URL.

The new version can be downloaded below:

Mac - http://skjm.com/icam/iCamSource2.4.5.dmg
Windows - http://skjm.com/icam/iCamSetup2.4.5.exe

Please let us know how things go or if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks! :)

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Re: iCamSource 2.4.5 BETA - Foscam Audio Support
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 01:47:02 PM »
The audio is pretty noisy, any suggestions on how to reduce the noise? ???

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Re: iCamSource 2.4.5 BETA - Foscam Audio Support
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 07:10:54 PM »
Looking forward to audio support for Cisco-Linksys WVC80N and PTZ support for the Asktak MOLE. :)

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Re: iCamSource 2.4.5 BETA - Foscam Audio Support
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 10:22:17 AM »
The audio is pretty noisy, any suggestions on how to reduce the noise? ???

Unfortunately the audio sent by the camera is 4-bit ADPCM, which is extremely compressed and noisy. It should sound the same if you listen to it with your web browser.

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Re: iCamSource 2.4.5 BETA - Foscam Audio Support
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 05:40:16 PM »
After installing this beta I am getting nothing but source connection errors over both wifi and 3g.  I am using 2 Foscam fi8918w cams on a mac.  It worked fine before.

Update: it seems to be working now. The audio is beyond horrible.  However I havent been able to listen through the browser.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2012, 07:18:35 PM by aen333 »

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Re: iCamSource 2.4.5 BETA - Foscam Audio Support
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2012, 12:30:18 PM »
I just installed 2.4.5 and bought a new foscam 8910w and it works great, i wish that the app on the iphone could send audio back to the camera.  I can hear whats going on just fine just cant talk from the iphone to the camera will that be supported?

Great app thanks

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Re: iCamSource 2.4.5 BETA - Foscam Audio Support
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2012, 09:37:58 AM »
The ability to talk back through iCam has been requested in the past and is currently on our list of potential features to implement in the future.

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Re: iCamSource 2.4.5 BETA - Foscam Audio Support
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2012, 01:16:22 PM »
Hi,
just tried the BETA width Foscam FI8918W, but there is no sound...

Normally I have about 10 Cams running, for testing the BETA, I cleaned the registry first, installed the BETA and put in just one camera ( Foscam FI8918W ).

This camera runs as it should; only without sound.

I used: http://192.168.xxx.xxx/videostream.cgi and MJPEG.

If I use IE browser on my Windows XP computer, pan/tilt and sound work fine.

If I use  http://192.168.xxx.xxx/videostream.asf?user=xxx&pwd=xxx on my iPhone in the App xyplayer2 I also get sound on my iPhone (without video).

What next?

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Re: iCamSource 2.4.5 BETA - Foscam Audio Support
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2012, 01:18:05 PM »

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Re: iCamSource 2.4.5 BETA - Foscam Audio Support
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2012, 04:23:58 PM »
Thank you aen,
that was the issue: videostream.cgi does not work if you want to have sound...
It just should be: video.cgi.

Now it works; I reloaded all the cameras, everything is working fine accept for the one Axis cam I use.
The Axis Cam stays silent.
It only gives sound if I use IE browser, ore use the stream:
rtsp://Login:Password@192.168.xxx.xxx/mpeg4/media.amp in VLC Player.
In iCam I use: http://192.168.xxx.xxx/axis-cgi/mjpg/video.cgi?fps=3 it will show the video stream without sound.

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Re: iCamSource 2.4.5 BETA - Foscam Audio Support
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2012, 07:19:25 PM »
I would assume audio is not yet supported for axis cams.

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Re: iCamSource 2.4.5 BETA - Foscam Audio Support
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2012, 09:13:28 PM »
I would assume audio is not yet supported for axis cams.

That is correct. (Unfortunately the various IP camera manufactures do not generally follow the same standards.)

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Re: iCamSource 2.4.5 BETA - Foscam Audio Support
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2012, 04:58:01 PM »
Hi,
back again, just with a note for anyone who uses several different Foscam cameras which support and doesn't support sound.
Those cameras who do support sound (like FI8918W) use: http://192.168.xxx.xxx/video.cgi and MJPEG.

Foscam cameras without sound (like FI8905W) , you better use: http://192.168.xxx.xxx/videostream.cgi and MJPEG.

This way, you avoid the annoying background noise which occur by opening a camera which does not support sound.

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Re: iCamSource 2.4.5 BETA - Foscam Audio Support
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2012, 05:38:19 PM »
That is odd that a camera that doesn't support sound would send out noise instead of silence.

If you connect to the camera using your web browser I am assuming there is no audio link, is that correct? If you open the http://x.x.x.x/videostream.asf URL using the VLC player (http://videolan.org) do you hear the same noisy audio?

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Re: iCamSource 2.4.5 BETA - Foscam Audio Support
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2012, 06:52:04 PM »
Hi Steffan,
I don't think the camera produces this background sound...
In IE Browser surface or VLC Player the Foscam FI8905W stays silent.

I assume it's a kind of 'sound leak' in the app if there are cameras installed who does and doesn't have sound...
Would that be possible?