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Bluemetal

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Lost on which ipcam to get
« on: January 30, 2014, 06:23:13 AM »
Hi everyone,

A newbie here, loving icam so far (although not sure if it's been supported/updates, etc)
I'm currently running just one cam, using my webcam on my pc. Working well, but need a wifi cam for another room.

I've looked at the supported list, but locally it is easier for me to grab either Foscam or D-Link (Australia)
I'm not after anything too flash. Not too concerned about night vision or pan/tilt

I see (as others have said) that hopefully support for H.264 comes out soon, but I cannot wait.

The cams locally I can find are (for an example)

Cheapest models...
Foscam FI8918W
Foscam FI8910W

Or the D-Link range...
From DCS-930L upwards

Can anyone please point me in the right direction? As I'm lost!

Thanks!






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Re: Lost on which ipcam to get
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 10:46:16 PM »
We havenít tested with those particular models, but if they output MJPEG formatted data, they will probably work with iCamSource.

When you run iCamSource, youíll need to select the "Ethernet /Wi-Fi" tab because the camera is a network camera, not a USB camera. Then, enter the MJPEG or JPEG URL for your camera.

If the MJPEG or JPEG URL isnít something that can be found by searching around with Google or by contacting their support, we actually have another solution available, although it is currently in its very preliminary stages, and that is: http://skjm.com/icam/mjpeg_test.php

When you enter the cameraís IP address and port into that web page, it will attempt to connect to the camera using all of the common MJPEG and JPEG URLs that we are aware of. If any of the URLs produce an image, then that is the URL to use in iCamSource.

If your camera requires a login and password, you can enter them in that webpage right before the address: login:password@Camera_address

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Re: Lost on which ipcam to get
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 12:22:24 AM »
Thanks!

Hoping to get one this weekend so fingers crossed it works!

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Re: Lost on which ipcam to get
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 02:38:58 PM »
You are most welcome.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.