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ioan
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IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:19 pm

I'm proud to announce the release of IP Camera Viewer (two versions, Basic and Pro). Get them in the channel store while they are still warm:

Basic:  https://my.roku.com/add/IPCAMVIEWBASIC

Pro:  https://my.roku.com/add/IPCAMVIEWPRO

Both versions fully support motion-jpeg stream, PTZ for selected cameras and basic authentication. The Pro version also provides a Screensaver which will show on the screen (bouncing from side to side - aka DVD logo) the stream from one camera and Split Screen View (multiple streams in the same time).

Also, for who is interested, in my tests I was able to connect to IP Cameras with ONVIF and decode RTSP stream. You will see those features in a future update of the applications.

ONVIF will allow the application to find and configure automatically all the cameras on your network.
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
 
srglassw
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:21 pm

I'm not sure what happened -- a new version released or some other glitch -- but all my cameras were gone from IP Camera Viewer Pro app this morning. Had to re set my cameras up, which is a real inconvenience. I hope this isn't going to happen again.
 
jackman
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:09 am

I gave the app a try. It didn't list my Foscam FI9826W. I tried every other Foscam and even tried editing the the URL but nothing seemed to work. Perhaps the next version will work for me. 
 
ioan
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:44 pm

I updated the application with a new feature to "easy add" camera information:

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Bad news is that I submitted the update by mistake with a different key and that will erase the camera information you already entered. 
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
 
ioan
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:09 am

jackman wrote:
I gave the app a try. It didn't list my Foscam FI9826W. I tried every other Foscam and even tried editing the the URL but nothing seemed to work. Perhaps the next version will work for me. 

Hi,
The way to see what's the link you should use in the mjpeg field, first try to see your mjpeg stream in a browser. Probably on your foscam the link will look something like:
http://192.168.1.90:8186/videostream.cgi?user=xxxxxxxx&pwd=xxxxxxxx&resolution=32&rate=0
After you find the link, in the IP field enter the IP (in the example above the IP is 192.168.1.90). Enter the port, 8186 in the example above. Leave the login/password fields blank and in the mjpeg field enter /videostream.cgi?user=xxxxxxxx&pwd=xxxxxxxx&resolution=32&rate=0, replace xxxxx with your login and password. 
Let me know if that works for you.
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
 
srglassw
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:21 pm

Could you provide a little more insight into how one would access the New Camera Information page with a web browser, please. 

Also, I have set up the Screensaver but it doesn't appear to be working. When I Preview all I see is a black screen. Any suggestions on this issue?
 
ioan
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:11 am

srglassw wrote:
Could you provide a little more insight into how one would access the New Camera Information page with a web browser, please. 

Also, I have set up the Screensaver but it doesn't appear to be working. When I Preview all I see is a black screen. Any suggestions on this issue?

Sure. First of all, the screen saver. When on the screen saver settings, make sure you check the camera you want to show as screensaver (like in the following picture) and then press "Save screensaver" button.
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For the "easy add" feature, open the "easy add" in the roku application, and while on that view, on your computer browser, open the address shown (just type it in the address bar in your browser). This will open a page with a form for camera information. Fill it up and press save and the new camera will be saved. Note, this only works if your computer and the roku are connected to the same network.

The way it works is that while on that view screen, there is a webserver running on your roku that will serve the page with the camera form in your browser. As soon as you press back on the remote and leave the view, the webserver is stopped. In future versions I'll include on the same web page a backup and restore feature.
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
 
jackman
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:27 am

ioan wrote:
jackman wrote:
I gave the app a try. It didn't list my Foscam FI9826W. I tried every other Foscam and even tried editing the the URL but nothing seemed to work. Perhaps the next version will work for me. 

Hi,
The way to see what's the link you should use in the mjpeg field, first try to see your mjpeg stream in a browser. Probably on your foscam the link will look something like:
http://192.168.1.90:8186/videostream.cgi?user=xxxxxxxx&pwd=xxxxxxxx&resolution=32&rate=0
After you find the link, in the IP field enter the IP (in the example above the IP is 192.168.1.90). Enter the port, 8186 in the example above. Leave the login/password fields blank and in the mjpeg field enter /videostream.cgi?user=xxxxxxxx&pwd=xxxxxxxx&resolution=32&rate=0, replace xxxxx with your login and password. 
Let me know if that works for you.

Nope. I even tried it with one of my TrendNet cameras and no go. Perhaps it's issues with my model Roku (2XS) or my network. To be honest, the Roku app has marginal usefulness for me. I can look at my cameras (6 of them) with an Android app or Blue Iris on Windows. I applaud and thank you for your efforts. 
 
ioan
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:07 am

jackman wrote:
I even tried it with one of my TrendNet cameras and no go. Perhaps it's issues with my model Roku (2XS) or my network.


Did you try to select "TrendNet" from Example cameras? I have a TrendNet camera for testing and it works 100% fine:

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https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
 
jackman
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:02 pm

ioan wrote:
jackman wrote:
I even tried it with one of my TrendNet cameras and no go. Perhaps it's issues with my model Roku (2XS) or my network.


Did you try to select "TrendNet" from Example cameras? I have a TrendNet camera for testing and it works 100% fine:

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Yes, of course. I did get the app to work with one of my cameras a Foscam FI8608W,
 
srglassw
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:03 pm

For the "easy add" feature, open the "easy add" in the roku application, and while on that view, on your computer browser, open the address shown (just type it in the address bar in your browser). This will open a page with a form for camera information.

The screenshot in your example of the "easy add" feature shows an IP address in yellow text "http://192.168.1.243:12345". However, when I go into the "easy add" application in the ROKU app, in that spot the following yellow text displays, "Add cameras using your Web Browser". There is no IP address shown for me to type into my web browser.

Regarding the screen saver, I have selected a camera and pressed the "Save Screensaver" button. The screensaver saved, press exit to go back message is displayed. The screen saver does not display my selected camera but displays just a black screen.
 
ioan
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:23 am

srglassw wrote:
For the "easy add" feature, open the "easy add" in the roku application, and while on that view, on your computer browser, open the address shown (just type it in the address bar in your browser). This will open a page with a form for camera information.

The screenshot in your example of the "easy add" feature shows an IP address in yellow text "http://192.168.1.243:12345". However, when I go into the "easy add" application in the ROKU app, in that spot the following yellow text displays, "Add cameras using your Web Browser". There is no IP address shown for me to type into my web browser.

Regarding the screen saver, I have selected a camera and pressed the "Save Screensaver" button. The screensaver saved, press exit to go back message is displayed. The screen saver does not display my selected camera but displays just a black screen.

First of all, thank you for reporting the problems you found. It is really helpful to have feedback and know what needs to be fixed.
For the IP, I know what the problem is, my test/development Roku devices are all connected with Ethernet cable and probably I get the IP and show it just for the Ethernet and not for Wifi. I will test, fix it and push an update. While waiting for the bugfix, you still can use the "easy add",  just get your roku IP from the network settings and use that IP, http://ip_from_roku:12345/
For the screensaver I have a couple of questions:
  • What camera brand are you using?
  • Does the video works while you are in the application and not the screensaver?
  • When you added the camera, what did you put in the MJPEG Link field?
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
 
srglassw
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:22 pm

While waiting for the bugfix, you still can use the "easy add",  just get your roku IP from the network settings and use that IP, http://ip_from_roku:12345/

I know the IP address of my Roku but am unsure about the port as it does not show in the Roku network settings. Are you saying to literally use port number 12345 to access the "easy add" form? If so, that does not work. Anyway, I have manually set up my cameras so this is a moot point for now.

For the screensaver I have a couple of questions:
  • What camera brand are you using?
  • [i]Does the video works while you are in the application and not the screensaver?[/i]
  • When you added the camera, what did you put in the MJPEG Link field?
Camera Brand is Foscam, model FI8906W
Yes, the video works while in the application, just not the screensaver
The MJPEG Link field contains "/videostream.cgi?user={0}&pwd={1}&reolution=32&rate=0"
 
ioan
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:45 am

srglassw wrote:
While waiting for the bugfix, you still can use the "easy add",  just get your roku IP from the network settings and use that IP, http://ip_from_roku:12345/

I know the IP address of my Roku but am unsure about the port as it does not show in the Roku network settings. Are you saying to literally use port number 12345 to access the "easy add" form? If so, that does not work. Anyway, I have manually set up my cameras so this is a moot point for now.

For the screensaver I have a couple of questions:
  • What camera brand are you using?
  • [i]Does the video works while you are in the application and not the screensaver?[/i]
  • When you added the camera, what did you put in the MJPEG Link field?
Camera Brand is Foscam, model FI8906W
Yes, the video works while in the application, just not the screensaver
The MJPEG Link field contains "/videostream.cgi?user={0}&pwd={1}&reolution=32&rate=0"

Both problems, "easy add" not showing the IP/port and the screensaver not showing the video are fixed now in my code. I will push later today an update. Probably by next week Roku will clear the update for the channel store.
Thank you for reporting those bugs. Let me know if you find any other problems.
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
 
srglassw
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:21 pm

ioan wrote:
Both problems, "easy add" not showing the IP/port and the screensaver not showing the video are fixed now in my code. I will push later today an update. Probably by next week Roku will clear the update for the channel store.
Thank you for reporting those bugs. Let me know if you find any other problems.

Got the update pushed to my Roku today and all issues are resolved... Thanks.
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