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

I published a new update for the IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro. 

New features: 

  • The preview image on the main menu refreshes now every second in Pro version and every 5 seconds in Basic

  • A trial screensaver was added to the Basic version

  • If the motion jpeg stream is not available (field is left empty), the camera will pull images from the jpeg link as fast as is possible. This is common for the screensaver and for the camera view.

  • Some visual enhancements, bug fixes and performance improvements. 
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)

Ya know, I don't have any IP cameras, but I want to give you kudos for not only the product you've published, but your responsiveness to any issues or suggestions that have been offered. Well done!  Smiley Very Happy
Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

"ioan" wrote:
I published a new update for the IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro. 

New features: 

  • The preview image on the main menu refreshes now every second in Pro version and every 5 seconds in Basic

  • A trial screensaver was added to the Basic version

  • If the motion jpeg stream is not available (field is left empty), the camera will pull images from the jpeg link as fast as is possible. This is common for the screensaver and for the camera view.

  • Some visual enhancements, bug fixes and performance improvements. 

Thanks for the update. A couple of observations:
- I lost all of my camera configurations with the update. Is this a Roku limitation - or feature Smiley Happy? It would be nice to save some kind of config file or something to keep this from happening with each update. I have 6 cameras to set up so it's kind of a pain. Along the same line, I have 3 Rokus on my account and the settings don't transfer from Roku to Roku like they do with other channels.
- The Amcrest template is missing the "<>" around the 1 in the mjpeg string - should be "[channel=<1>]"
- The video quality has deteriorated considerably. The JPEG snapshot looks good, but the MJPEG video is blocky. It wasn't like this before.

Again, thanks for your continued work on this app. I know you're not getting rich off of this and your time and trouble is appreciated.
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

hi ioan,
have purchased pro today and set up 2 cams. axis 3024 and axis 3025. i cannot seem to get the motion jpeg to stream video but only a series of images about 10-15 seconds apart. have tried numerous mjpeg stream profiles from your presets and also from the list at ispyconnect for the axis cameras. do you have any advice to set up for uninterrupted stream?
really appreciated.
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

"Dlewczyk" wrote:

Thanks for the update. A couple of observations:
- I lost all of my camera configurations with the update. Is this a Roku limitation - or feature Smiley Happy? It would be nice to save some kind of config file or something to keep this from happening with each update. I have 6 cameras to set up so it's kind of a pain. Along the same line, I have 3 Rokus on my account and the settings don't transfer from Roku to Roku like they do with other channels.
- The Amcrest template is missing the "<>" around the 1 in the mjpeg string - should be "[channel=<1>]"
- The video quality has deteriorated considerably. The JPEG snapshot looks good, but the MJPEG video is blocky. It wasn't like this before.

Again, thanks for your continued work on this app. I know you're not getting rich off of this and your time and trouble is appreciated.

I'm not sure why your cameras were lost after the update, this should not happen anymore. In previous version was my mistake, but the last few versions should have fixed this problem. One way I could see this happening is if you had the basic version of the application installed too. 
If anyone else that reads this tread had the same problem, please leave a comment.
About lost of quality, the code for mjpeg is identical, there shouldn't be any difference between the two versions. If the image showed on the screen is pixelated, that's how the image comes from the camera. The application doesn't compress of modifies in any way the jpeg images received, it just shows them. This is the same for mjpeg or jpeg.
I looked in the Amcrest cameras documentation and the [] and <> just show that that parameter is optional. Does the stream not work if you take away [] or <>? 
Thanks for the feedback and please let me know if you see any other problems.
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)

"niluser" wrote:
hi ioan,
have purchased pro today and set up 2 cams. axis 3024 and axis 3025. i cannot seem to get the motion jpeg to stream video but only a series of images about 10-15 seconds apart. have tried numerous mjpeg stream profiles from your presets and also from the list at ispyconnect for the axis cameras. do you have any advice to set up for uninterrupted stream?
really appreciated.

Hi,
I see that the m3024 and 3025 are HD cameras. It's possible that the images in the mjpeg stream are too big, so you get very poor fps. The mjpeg stream is not as easy on the network as the h264 is, mjpeg is just a bunch of jpeg images next to each other, so if the images are big, the fps is poor. First thing to try to see if this is the problem, is to add the following at the end of the mjpeg stream link and jpeg link:
&resolution=640x480&compression=60

something like this for mjpeg link:

/axis-cgi/mjpg/video.cgi?&resolution=640x480&compression=60

for jpeg link:

/axis-cgi/jpg/image.cgi?&resolution=640x480&compression=60

You can play with the resolution and compression values see what looks and works the best with your cameras. The resolution field should have the values supported by your camera. 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)

YES! thanks so much. that worked. i changed the values to 640x400 and 640x360 to maintain the original formats. works great now.
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Re: IP Camera Viewer Basic and Pro, fresh out of the oven (ONVIF, RTSP coming soon)

"niluser" wrote:
YES! thanks so much. that worked. i changed the values to 640x400 and 640x360 to maintain the original formats. works great now.


You also could try higher resolution, like 720x576, see what works better. I think in the camera settings you can see all the resolutions supported.
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)

Sumpple cameras were added to the list of Example Cameras. If you own a Sumpple camera, select Sumpple from the Example Cameras buttons and the MJPEG and JPEG link fields with autocomplete with the required values.
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)

First of all, thanks for all of your hard work on this. 

I have wirepath IP cameras which are capable of several forms of local and remote live streaming. I'm not a pro, so I might be overlooking something obvious. It looks like ONVIF and RTSP are not quite up and working yet, or I'm not using the features correctly, perhaps a camera setting. 

Here is a link to the manual for the camera in case you are not familiar
https://www.snapav.com/wcsstore/Extende ... Manual.pdf

If you have any ideas please advise. 

Thanks,
Lance
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