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Blues

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Panasonic BL-C140 access question
« on: January 19, 2010, 03:15:16 am »
Hello forums,

I have a cheapo Panasonic BL-C140 IP camera. I cannot figure out how to access its RTSP stream or log into it to discover its directory structure. I've tried ftp, ssh and telnet. No cigar. Any hints are very welcome.  :-\

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Re: Panasonic BL-C140 access question
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 05:15:37 pm »
try 192.168.80.253

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Re: Panasonic BL-C140 access question
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 01:02:08 am »
try 192.168.80.253

Thanks for reply. Not sure how this could help, though. The camera has static address 192.168.2.200.
I asked Panasonic what's the URL for RTSP ... their response:

Quote from: Panasonic tech support
RTSP is usable with the camera, when the hardware, software, and experience allows it, however, support on the use of RTSP is not available.

I'm under impression I could play the stream with MPlayer (I've compiled it with RTSP support) if I knew the correct path. Am I wrong?

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Re: Panasonic BL-C140 access question
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010, 04:16:07 pm »
That's the ip that my BL-C11A came up as, I just figured the the C140 would be similar.

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Re: Panasonic BL-C140 access question
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2010, 07:30:26 pm »
Blues,

Can you give more detail about your network.

A std LMCE setup would generate 192.168.80.1 to 192.168.80.XXX for devices on the internal network.  If you have changed these settings let us know, otherwise it looks like the Camera is not picking up its IP address from your core.

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Re: Panasonic BL-C140 access question
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2010, 02:05:40 am »
I feel sorry for misleading you. Mods, if you find my thread inappropriate please trash it. I'm not a LinuxMCE user yet. I just got this camera and I'm trying to use it's RTSP stream - unsuccessfully. I googled and found some useful clues in your Wiki and I thought maybe this forum here can help me out.

I have a FreeBSD router-server, DHCP is for guests only (8 addresses reserved), everything else on my network has static configuration. I can log in into my camera over http and I can see the picture over http. I don't know what URL to pass to MPlayer to play the RTSP stream. I can see in setup it's present on port 554. All my attempts to log into camera to discover it's directory structure using ssh, ftp, telnet have failed.
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$ mplayer rtsp://192.168.2.200
MPlayer SVN-r29796-4.4.2 (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer Team

Playing rtsp://192.168.2.200.
Connecting to server 192.168.2.200[192.168.2.200]: 554...
librtsp: server responds: 'RTSP/1.0 404 Not Found'
rtsp_session: unsupported RTSP server. Server type is 'unknown'.
STREAM_LIVE555, URL: rtsp://192.168.2.200
Stream not seekable!
 file format detected.
Failed to get a SDP description from URL "rtsp://192.168.2.200": cannot handle DESCRIBE response: RTSP/1.0 404 Not Found


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