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

"skidank" wrote:
"ioan" wrote:
"skidank" wrote:
I was wondering if it is possible to make the IP Camera View Pro accept a URL for an HLS stream instead of only requiring the use of the Raspberry PI solution. I'm using Shinobi and it is capable of producing an HLS stream from just about any camera. Would be great if I could stream that to my Roku. 

Right now is not possible, but it's a great idea. I'll implement that option in a future (next?) version.

That would be great, thanks!

Question: do you have to login in the Shinobi HLS stream?
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

"ioan" wrote:
"skidank" wrote:
"ioan" wrote:
"skidank" wrote:
I was wondering if it is possible to make the IP Camera View Pro accept a URL for an HLS stream instead of only requiring the use of the Raspberry PI solution. I'm using Shinobi and it is capable of producing an HLS stream from just about any camera. Would be great if I could stream that to my Roku. 

Right now is not possible, but it's a great idea. I'll implement that option in a future (next?) version.

That would be great, thanks!

Question: do you have to login in the Shinobi HLS stream?

You can access the HLS stream with an API key, so you don't need to embed a username/password in the URL or otherwise log in. It will be an m3u8 URL.
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

"skidank" wrote:
"ioan" wrote:
"skidank" wrote:
"ioan" wrote:

Right now is not possible, but it's a great idea. I'll implement that option in a future (next?) version.

That would be great, thanks!

Question: do you have to login in the Shinobi HLS stream?

You can access the HLS stream with an API key, so you don't need to embed a username/password in the URL or otherwise log in. It will be an m3u8 URL.


I already implemented it, but I can't publish it yet, Roku has again problems with their channel store. As soon as it's fixed and the perv. version is published, I'll upload this version for testing.
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Fantastic job! First one that has ever worked for me with my Geovision stuff (ONVIF Compliant) even the cheapo target and usavisionsys series cameras work great. the final reason for me to have a Roku at every tv. Thank you well worth $5
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

My only suggestion is to have an option that defaults the app to a specific camera or split screen on startup rather than having to select it for those "what was that noise" moments. I know a scan feature is unlikely but that would possibly hold some value if you could make it work too.
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

Have accidentally discovered that the cam preview disables the videostream mode on some cams like Sumpple IP Cam, If you linger even for one second in any preview it will lock out the cam to a blank screen and you must reboot the camera to recover.

If you quickly bypass the preview the videostream mode displays beautifully, absolutely the best display frame rate ever I have ever seen on the Sumpple IP Cams.

Ioan said he thinks the problem has been fixed in the next version of IP Cam Viewer Pro, but the channel store has not worked due to a problem and won't accept the new update.

Please let us know here when the next update goes live !
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

"skidank" wrote:
"ioan" wrote:
"skidank" wrote:
"ioan" wrote:

Right now is not possible, but it's a great idea. I'll implement that option in a future (next?) version.

That would be great, thanks!

Question: do you have to login in the Shinobi HLS stream?

You can access the HLS stream with an API key, so you don't need to embed a username/password in the URL or otherwise log in. It will be an m3u8 URL.

I submitted the new version to be published so it can be installed from this link until Roku fixes their channel store:
https://my.roku.com/add/P9ZDPJ
Here is how the direct HLS works:
In the "Stream URL" field, start with "hls:". 

  • If the "Stream URL" looks like hls:/aaa/bbb/ccc.m3u8 then the values from the IP, Port, Login and Password will be used to create the URL.

  • If the "Stream URL" looks like hls:http://www.somesite.com/someuri.m3u8 the application will use the URL without making modifications.
Also, the "Stream URL" could look like rtsp://www.somesite.com/aaa.bbb , but this will require a Raspberry or Orange Pi and it will start the hls stream on the Pi (no camera discovery and configuration on the Pi needs to be done). I will put more details in the Help.
Let me know if this works for you.
Thanks.
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

"ioan" wrote:
"skidank" wrote:
"ioan" wrote:
"skidank" wrote:

That would be great, thanks!

Question: do you have to login in the Shinobi HLS stream?

You can access the HLS stream with an API key, so you don't need to embed a username/password in the URL or otherwise log in. It will be an m3u8 URL.

I submitted the new version to be published so it can be installed from this link until Roku fixes their channel store:
https://my.roku.com/add/P9ZDPJ
Here is how the direct HLS works:
In the "Stream URL" field, start with "hls:". 

  • If the "Stream URL" looks like hls:/aaa/bbb/ccc.m3u8 then the values from the IP, Port, Login and Password will be used to create the URL.

  • If the "Stream URL" looks like hls:http://www.somesite.com/someuri.m3u8 the application will use the URL without making modifications.
Also, the "Stream URL" could look like rtsp://www.somesite.com/aaa.bbb , but this will require a Raspberry or Orange Pi and it will start the hls stream on the Pi (no camera discovery and configuration on the Pi needs to be done). I will put more details in the Help.
Let me know if this works for you.
Thanks.

Works great, thanks! Although now that this is working, I noticed I can't get the PTZ stuff to work. Didn't try it before, but according to the docs, supposed to hit * when viewing a camera? That brings up the Roku "Options" side-menu and I get no PTZ.
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

"skidank" wrote:
"ioan" wrote:
"skidank" wrote:
"ioan" wrote:

Question: do you have to login in the Shinobi HLS stream?

You can access the HLS stream with an API key, so you don't need to embed a username/password in the URL or otherwise log in. It will be an m3u8 URL.

I submitted the new version to be published so it can be installed from this link until Roku fixes their channel store:
https://my.roku.com/add/P9ZDPJ
Here is how the direct HLS works:
In the "Stream URL" field, start with "hls:". 

  • If the "Stream URL" looks like hls:/aaa/bbb/ccc.m3u8 then the values from the IP, Port, Login and Password will be used to create the URL.

  • If the "Stream URL" looks like hls:http://www.somesite.com/someuri.m3u8 the application will use the URL without making modifications.
Also, the "Stream URL" could look like rtsp://www.somesite.com/aaa.bbb , but this will require a Raspberry or Orange Pi and it will start the hls stream on the Pi (no camera discovery and configuration on the Pi needs to be done). I will put more details in the Help.
Let me know if this works for you.
Thanks.

Works great, thanks! Although now that this is working, I noticed I can't get the PTZ stuff to work. Didn't try it before, but according to the docs, supposed to hit * when viewing a camera? That brings up the Roku "Options" side-menu and I get no PTZ.

PTZ works if the application can control the camera directly and only if the camera is ONVIF compliant. Fill in the IP, Port, login, password, click the "ONVIF Auto Config" button and after it finds all the camera features, click Cancel on the ONVIF dialog so your hls URL stays. Save the camera and now PTZ will work fine. You won't get the "help" remote over the HLS video by pressing the "*" (star) on the remote, that works only with mjpeg. 
The arrows move the camera, fast forward and fast rewind handle the zoom, play jumps from preset to preset and replay sends camera back home.
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

"ioan" wrote:
"skidank" wrote:
"ioan" wrote:
"skidank" wrote:

You can access the HLS stream with an API key, so you don't need to embed a username/password in the URL or otherwise log in. It will be an m3u8 URL.

I submitted the new version to be published so it can be installed from this link until Roku fixes their channel store:
https://my.roku.com/add/P9ZDPJ
Here is how the direct HLS works:
In the "Stream URL" field, start with "hls:". 

  • If the "Stream URL" looks like hls:/aaa/bbb/ccc.m3u8 then the values from the IP, Port, Login and Password will be used to create the URL.

  • If the "Stream URL" looks like hls:http://www.somesite.com/someuri.m3u8 the application will use the URL without making modifications.
Also, the "Stream URL" could look like rtsp://www.somesite.com/aaa.bbb , but this will require a Raspberry or Orange Pi and it will start the hls stream on the Pi (no camera discovery and configuration on the Pi needs to be done). I will put more details in the Help.
Let me know if this works for you.
Thanks.

Works great, thanks! Although now that this is working, I noticed I can't get the PTZ stuff to work. Didn't try it before, but according to the docs, supposed to hit * when viewing a camera? That brings up the Roku "Options" side-menu and I get no PTZ.

PTZ works if the application can control the camera directly and only if the camera is ONVIF compliant. Fill in the IP, Port, login, password, click the "ONVIF Auto Config" button and after it finds all the camera features, click Cancel on the ONVIF dialog so your hls URL stays. Save the camera and now PTZ will work fine. You won't get the "help" remote over the HLS video by pressing the "*" (star) on the remote, that works only with mjpeg. 
The arrows move the camera, fast forward and fast rewind handle the zoom, play jumps from preset to preset and replay sends camera back home.

Camera is ONVIF compliant (works with other ONVIF apps). It seems the only PTZ control that works is the play button to cycle through the presets. None of the other controls work. A couple of other things too. While the HLS stream shows when I view full screen for the camera, it only shows "Loading..." on the menu screen. It also doesn't seem work on the split screen view.
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