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connect to local IP address

Postby paulpa66 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:27 am

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Can the Roku 2 XS Media Streamer Player connect to a local IP address to view security cameras on TV.
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Re: connect to local IP address

Postby MSGreg » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:02 am

I know it can absolutely connect to local ip address to get video files (from mongoose server, for example). Assuming the XML file is written correctly with the full path/location of the video files.
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Re: connect to local IP address

Postby paulpa66 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:06 am

more a case of streaming the security cameras that are al IP cameras set to local IP addresses
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Re: connect to local IP address

Postby gonzotek » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:31 pm

paulpa66 wrote:more a case of streaming the security cameras that are al IP cameras set to local IP addresses
What video format do the security cameras use for video (and/or) image data? Roku's are rather limited in format support. They use use h.264 in an mp4 container for pre-recorded video streaming, and HLS or Microsoft Smooth Streaming for live video. There is also a channel in the channel store, Webcam One, that can recieve still images from various webcams. I've used this successfully with a D-Link DCS-930L. If you're not sure about the format, post the make and model numbers and we can see if we can find it online.
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Re: connect to local IP address

Postby paulpa66 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:36 pm

MJPEG i believe.
http://foscam.us/products/foscam-fi8905 ... ra-23.html

Or is there any other medium that could allow the TV access to my internal network and load an ip via wireless.
Would a DLNA router with the Roku do this?
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Re: connect to local IP address

Postby gonzotek » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:50 pm

paulpa66 wrote:MJPEG i believe.
http://foscam.us/products/foscam-fi8905 ... ra-23.html

Or is there any other medium that could allow the TV access to my internal network and load an ip via wireless.
Would a DNLA router with the Roku do this?
Roku's don't do DLNA. Try the webcam one channel: http://webcam.yungblood.com/wco-info.php . You'll have to find the url the camera sends the jpeg images to. On my DLink it's just http://Cameras-Local-IP/image.jpg .
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Re: connect to local IP address

Postby jdub » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:48 am

gonzotek wrote:Roku's don't do DLNA. Try the webcam one channel: http://webcam.yungblood.com/wco-info.php . You'll have to find the url the camera sends the jpeg images to. On my DLink it's just http://Cameras-Local-IP/image.jpg .


gonzotek - how did you get your DLink 930 to not ask for a login or password... i think that my problem. WebCam One says it can't handle login credentials and i don't see a way to turn it off... any help would be appreciated.
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Re: connect to local IP address

Postby gonzotek » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:35 am

I think you have to turn off "Snapshot URL Authentication". I'm running firmware verison 1.04, and it's under the "Maintenance" tab, in the Admin section, under "Server Setting". Be aware this enables anyone connected to your network to see the images the camera produces without authorization, They only need to discover your camera address (which is not hard). You would also want to consider if you've previously set up any port forwarding in the router to open up viewing the camera from outside the network, then that would also now be unauthenticated. You may not care about the security of the camera (for instance if it's a bird nest cam), but I wouldn't want someone to find this thread in the future and do this without realizing the implications.
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