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ioan
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IP Camera Viewer with Motion-JPEG and PTZ Support!

Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:39 pm

I'm proud to announce my shinny brand new, fresh in BETA: 

IP Camera Viewer   https://my.roku.com/account/add?channel=62KQTNT

It fully supports Motion-JPEG, PTZ for major brand cameras, Split Screen for 2, 3 and 4 cameras. Also supports Basic Authentication.
https://my.roku.com/account/add?channel=62KQTNT

After the BETA, the final version will include a screen saver that will show the stream from one camera.
Please send all the bugs you may find or any suggestions you may have to: developer@rokucam.com

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For PTZ (press * while viewing a camera):
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https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
 
srglassw
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Re: IP Camera Viewer with Motion-JPEG and PTZ Support!

Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:54 pm

I gave this app a try since none of the other IP camera apps I found on Roku were all that good. I found this one to work very well and to be pretty easy to set up. I had one issue and got immediate response and assistance from the developer.
 
ioan
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Re: IP Camera Viewer with Motion-JPEG and PTZ Support!

Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:41 am

srglassw wrote:
I gave this app a try since none of the other IP camera apps I found on Roku were all that good. I found this one to work very well and to be pretty easy to set up. I had one issue and got immediate response and assistance from the developer.

Thank you! I will try to put in the release version the option so if the tags {%login%} and {%password%} are found in the get mjpeg/image/ptz command, to replace them with the login and password and to not use basic authentication, because it seems like some of the cameras do not support it. I'll have to get my hands on a Foscam camera (or at least to get access to one online) to try and figure out how those cameras work. At home, for test, I have only Axis M, Axis P, Axis Q versions, a Panasonic PTZ and a Trendnet camera. I'll have to keep an eye on craigslist and collect all the cheap IP cameras people try get rid of. I hope my house won't convert into a house full with IP cameras, just like Gepetto from Pinocchio had cuckoo clocks.
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
 
Dlewczyk
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Re: IP Camera Viewer with Motion-JPEG and PTZ Support!

Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:11 am

I tried it with my Amcrest cameras and could not get a picture. I thought they were similar to Foscams, but apparently not enough. They're 1080p. I tried all the camera types but no luck. This would be neat if it would work.
 
ioan
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Re: IP Camera Viewer with Motion-JPEG and PTZ Support!

Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:32 am

Dlewczyk wrote:
I tried it with my Amcrest cameras and could not get a picture. I thought they were similar to Foscams, but apparently not enough. They're 1080p. I tried all the camera types but no luck. This would be neat if it would work.

If your camera can stream in mjpeg, it will work. Find the mjpeg stream link that works in your browser, for example if the link that works in the browser is:
http://your_camera_ip/cgi-bin/mjpg/video.cgi?channel=1&subtype=1
then take everything that's after the IP and put it in "MJPEG Link" when you add a camera:
MJPEG Link: /cgi-bin/mjpg/video.cgi?channel=1&subtype=1
For some cameras the login and password should be in the link, for example for some Foscam, you don't enter anything in the Login / Password fields and the mjpeg link looks like:
/videostream.cgi?user=your_user_login&pwd=your_password&resolution=32&rate=0
Most of the "Example Cameras" are just examples on how the links should look like, you still have to find your camera settings and enter them manually. Best way it's to get it working in the browser and then copy what you found to the IP Camera Viewer.
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
 
srglassw
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Re: IP Camera Viewer with Motion-JPEG and PTZ Support!

Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:01 pm

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srglassw
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Re: IP Camera Viewer with Motion-JPEG and PTZ Support!

Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:30 pm

I had high expectations for this app but it seems to have fallen off the radar. The beta BASIC version worked quite well and the developer responded quickly to issues. Now it seems that the BASIC version has been taken out of beta and it now only allows a single camera to be viewed and is rendered pretty well useless for practical use. The PRO version with multiple camera support was to be released when the BASIC version beta was finished but there is no sign of it that I can find. I'm a bit annoyed at having spent time setting up my cameras in the beta version, working out some glitches in the beta version, and then losing all my camera configuration when the beta finished with no option to upgrade to the PRO version.
 
srglassw
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Re: IP Camera Viewer with Motion-JPEG and PTZ Support!

Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:49 pm

UPDATE: I found the Pro version of the app available on Roku now... bought it, set up my camera, and all is working well. Set up was very easy as my cameras work with one of the preconfigured camera settings. I like that this app does not only support the preconfigured cameras but allows you to specify your own settings to access camera streams.
 
Coskypilot
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Re: IP Camera Viewer with Motion-JPEG and PTZ Support!

Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:46 am

Has anyone tried to view an MJPEG  output from Blue Iris working as a media server?  It works to a web browser, but I can't seem to make it work.  Probably just me, but has anyone any suggestions?  I setup the MJPEG Link and port info exactly like what works to the browser, but no joy..
 
Erkme73
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Re: IP Camera Viewer with Motion-JPEG and PTZ Support!

Wed May 17, 2017 9:01 pm

Coskypilot wrote:
Has anyone tried to view an MJPEG  output from Blue Iris working as a media server?  It works to a web browser, but I can't seem to make it work.  Probably just me, but has anyone any suggestions?  I setup the MJPEG Link and port info exactly like what works to the browser, but no joy..


This works... Sort of. To get the correct string for a given camera or group of cameras, bring up the web page in chrome, and select the jpg pull option. Now select the camera or group you want, and then right-click on the image being displayed. Choose copy image address. Paste that entire string (delete the time=xxxxx portion) in both the mjpg and jpg fields on the Roku app.

I say it sort of works because when on the main screen on the app (where you can choose different cameras), the image refreshes ever second or so. Bit when you select it and go full screen, it is a frozen frame based on when you selected full screen.
 
Erkme73
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Re: IP Camera Viewer with Motion-JPEG and PTZ Support!

Thu May 18, 2017 6:15 am

OK, problem figured out thanks to dev.  

The string used for the mjpg is:   /mjpg/XXXXX?   where XXXX is either the group name (if you want an indexed view), or the individual camera name as named in BI.
The string used for the jpg is:  /image/XXXXX?  where XXXX is either the group name (if you want an indexed view), or the individual camera name as named in BI.

Works like a champ.  BI serves out the group/indexed views (multiple cameras as one camera) at a frame rate of no higher than 4FPS, so when you have that set as a camera you won't see terribly high frame rates.   Individual cameras stream faster.
 
t84a
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Re: IP Camera Viewer with Motion-JPEG and PTZ Support!

Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:49 pm

ioan wrote:
Dlewczyk wrote:
I tried it with my Amcrest cameras and could not get a picture. I thought they were similar to Foscams, but apparently not enough. They're 1080p. I tried all the camera types but no luck. This would be neat if it would work.

If your camera can stream in mjpeg, it will work. Find the mjpeg stream link that works in your browser, for example if the link that works in the browser is:
http://your_camera_ip/cgi-bin/mjpg/video.cgi?channel=1&subtype=1
then take everything that's after the IP and put it in "MJPEG Link" when you add a camera:
MJPEG Link: /cgi-bin/mjpg/video.cgi?channel=1&subtype=1
For some cameras the login and password should be in the link, for example for some Foscam, you don't enter anything in the Login / Password fields and the mjpeg link looks like:
/videostream.cgi?user=your_user_login&pwd=your_password&resolution=32&rate=0
Most of the "Example Cameras" are just examples on how the links should look like, you still have to find your camera settings and enter them manually. Best way it's to get it working in the browser and then copy what you found to the IP Camera Viewer.

Tried this and it doesn't work. Amcrest camera. Works in a browser but not in Roku app. ioan, my browser/network won't let me connect to your site for security reasons. 
 
ioan
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Re: IP Camera Viewer with Motion-JPEG and PTZ Support!

Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:55 pm

t84a wrote:
Tried this and it doesn't work. Amcrest camera. Works in a browser but not in Roku app. ioan, my browser/network won't let me connect to your site for security reasons. 

Please try going to this address, it should work fine:
https://sites.google.com/view/rokuipcam
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
 
t84a
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Re: IP Camera Viewer with Motion-JPEG and PTZ Support!

Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:56 am

Still blocked. 
 
ioan
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Re: IP Camera Viewer with Motion-JPEG and PTZ Support!

Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:56 am

t84a wrote:
Still blocked. 


I'm not sure why you are having troubles.. Maybe try using another browser. The website shouldn't be blocked and it's 100% secure, it's using Google's own certificates
https://github.com/e1ioan/
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