Author Topic: Edimax Ip Camera Setup Source code Available (Was: Compatible Ip Camera)  (Read 2584 times)

DragonK

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HI All,

I've got my Core/Hybrid running with 1MD. Now i wanna start playing with Ip Cameras. Im Based in South Africa and I can get Ip cameras
cheaper from a local distributor (Im employed by an IT company) than sourcing them from ebay. Now I dont wanna waste my time and money by purchasing the incorrect Ip camera that is not compatable with LinuxMCE. On the Wiki there is not a wide variety of supported ip cameras.

1. Can any ip camera be used as an "Generic Camera"?
2. From the Wiki i read that "Zoom" is not supported?
3. Pan and tilt functions -- are these only applicable when you manually pan and tilt the camera from an orbiter or can it be setup to auto pan and tilt
when one of the sensors are triggered?
4. If the camera has built-in mic can it be utilized as a sound sensor?

I can get Edimax and Vivotek ip cameras, but as per this topic http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8915.0 it seems that I wont get the Vivotek camera working?
Any suggestions?

Thanx in Advance
Karel
« Last Edit: July 24, 2010, 03:55:19 pm by DragonK »

DragonK

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Hey Guys,

I got an Edimax IC-1510 ip camera, but i cant get it to work. Followed the wiki to configure and set it up. But I might be missing something. I cant ftp to the camera to see where the *.jpg or *.mpeg files are, to point the "image" path to in the web admin. example "/img/snapshot.cgi" or /video/

I'm did a frimware upgrade on the ip cammera to. The linux source code for the camera is available from http://www.edimax.co.uk/en/liunux.php?u=../images/Image/OpenSourceCode/Wire/IC1500_RTL865X.tar.gz . In my previos post I mentioned that Vivotek cameras is an issue because of the source code not being available...... Would this be a different case for the Edimax Cameras seeing the source code is available?

Can these cameras then be "auto detected"?

If there is anything that i Can do from my side pls let me know.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2010, 03:47:13 pm by DragonK »

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LinuxMCE merely wants a jpeg or png image of some sort. The output of the Get Video Frame command expects this.

Where LinuxMCE gets this from? doesn't matter. You just have to provide it.

For the Panasonic IP Camera template, this is done by simulating HTTP requests, and grabbing the resulting JPEG image, and passing it back.

Look at the Panasonic IP Camera code for more details, by going into its device template, and selecting Ruby Codes.

As for Plug and Play, if the device is IP based, and has a certain MAC address range, you can put this in decimal form, in the Plug and Play section in the device template. Again, look at the device template for the Panasonic IP Camera template. You can use the convert_mac utility in /usr/pluto/bin to convert hexadecimal MAC addresses to decimal ones.

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Hi Thom,

Thanx for the Advice.
I'm still a newbie when it comes to device templates and ruby codes.
I got the camera working with the "Generic Ip camera" template. When accessing the camera directly from a webbrowser I changed a setting for passwordless access and was able to specify the jpeg image.

The "livestream" can be accessed via "http://<cameraip>/camera_right.asp"
The camera supports motion detection, but cant get it working under the "motion wrapper"...... this is where I'll need the Ruby codes?

Thanx in advance.

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Hi Thom,

Got it working better than before. Now I got realtime video Streaming...... No delay like before.... It helps if one does a bit more research and reads  ;D
From a pdf;

Code: [Select]
URL: HTTP://camera_ip/mjpg/video.mjpg
Return: One multipart JPEG video stream will

Now I need to test the motion sense then I'm Home free!!!!!
After I get the motion sense/detect to work How do I go about adding this camera to the wiki for others and a template?

Thanx
Karel

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Karel, I'm trying to set up some Edimax IP cameras (IC-1520) which are very similar to yours. I looked at the wiki item on IP cameras but "Generic Analog Camera" doesn't appear in my device template list (I'm running LMCE 0810 from the latest snapshot).  can you tell me how you set yours up? Did you ignore it when it was auto detected? Mine was auto detected as a D-Link DSC camera but even editing the settings to the paths I know and using the default username password (admin:1234) I still can't get anything to appear, even though I can see it by going directly to the internal address of the camera as http://192.168.80.139/snapshot.jpg

thanks,
Blaine

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Hi Blaine,

Sorry for the late reply, In Bed with flu.

My camera didnt autodetect. I manually added it. I still need to add it to the Wiki. Will do it today or tomorrow.

I followed this wiki http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/IP_Cameras at first, but instead of adding the camera as a Generic Analog camera, i chose the Generic motion Ip Camera template. If you use the path you've entered (http://192.168.80.139/snapshot.jpg) then you will get a refresh of still images about every 1sec.

Dont follow the examples of the Axis camera. I've attached a screenshot of my camera's device data section.
After you've done it. Reload the router.
I had to reboot as well.

Karel



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