Adding a camera to NetcamViewer Monitor

The easiest way to display images via NetcamViewer Monitor is to choose the camera brand and enter the IP address, username and password.

If this does not lead to the desired result, the following step-by-step plan can be used:

 

  1. Make sure that the camera's password does not contain any special characters. Some characters may cause confusion resulting in no image being retrieved.

 

  1. Check whether you can log in directly to the camera via the web browser with the specified username and password.

 

  1. If the camera supports the Onvif protocol, see how to activate it on the camera. Sometimes a separate Onvif user has to be created. This is brand dependent. You can then select “Onvif” in the NetcamViewer Monitor under “brand”.

 

  1. It is also possible to directly enter an RTSP URL. This can be done in the advanced settings when adding a camera.
  • Find the camera's RTSP path on this site:

                https://www.ispyconnect.com/cameras

  • For RTSP path, enter the entire image path: rtsp://<username>:<password>@<ipad_camera>:<rtsp port>/<image_path_to_the_stream>

In doing so, omit the various variables and the ">".

Example: rtsp://root:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:554/video.h264

 

  • The image path can also be tested in the program VLC (https://www.videolan.org/vlc/). If the stream from the camera doesn't play in there, it won't work in NetcamViewer Monitor either.

 

  • If the camera is not in the same network, both the HTTP port (usually 80, TCP) and the RTSP port (usually 554, TCP and UDP) in the router of the Internet connection at the camera must be forwarded to the camera. More info at https://portforward.com

 

  • Some cameras support multiple channels, which must be configured in the camera. The NetcamViewer Monitor only supports H264 with a maximum resolution of FullHD (1920x1080) in single-view. For multi-view display, choose a lower resolution depending on the desired number of cameras in view (1/2 in dual and quad view and 1/3 in 6 or 9 view).

 

  • NetcamViewer Monitor only supports MJPEG and H264 streams. Check if the camera also supports this.

 

  • In order to display an image from the camera in the overview, the JPEG path can also be entered as an extra. This can be searched and constructed in the same way. The JPEG path can be tested in a web browser.
on Tuesday July 12 by Frank Kissels
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