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ioan
Level 7

IP Camera Viewer Pro with h.264 rtsp/audio and ONVIF support - Preview

Announcement - October 16th, 2017

Along with Raspberry Pi, the software that converts h.264 rtsp streams to HLS for the IP Camera Viewer Pro also works on Orange Pi (tested on the $8 Orange Pi Zero 512MB RAM version)

To install the OS on the Orange Pi, follow this guide: http://lucsmall.com/2017/01/19/beginner ... e-pi-zero/

After installing the OS, follow my guide (skip to step 2) to install my software : https://github.com/e1ioan/rokuphp



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UPDATE EDIT  - October 1st, 2017: Here is how to install the new H.264 support feature. https://github.com/e1ioan/rokuphp
Note: This requires IP Camera Viewer Pro 2.7, which is not yet available in the store (Roku store delays publishing the new version). If you installed the software needed on your Raspberry Pi, send me a private message for the new IP Camera Viewer Pro 2.7.

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If you have some IP Cameras around the house that are ONVIF compliant or have h.264 video encoding, and if you like to get dirty in some DIY, this post is for you.

As I promised before, I will try my best to get rtsp/h.264 and onvif working in the IP Camera Viewer Pro (BTW those features are only going to be in the Pro version).
Now I have something to show, a preview of how everything is working, and what will take to setup. All the features are 99.9% already built, all the software written, now I'm just making sure everything works the way it should. Soon I'll be releasing a detailed "how to" with all the steps needed to get this working with your Roku, but until then, here are some more details.


  1. You will need a Raspberry Pi. I'm using for my tests the "Raspberry PI 3 Model B", but any Raspberry Pi with an Ethernet port or WiFi support should work.

  2. You'll need to install some software packages that I will provide 100% free on your Raspberry Pi (I'll release step by step instructions)

  3. Connect the Pi to your Router, make note of the IP, and forget about it.

  4. On the Roku, in IP Camera Viewer Pro -> Settings, enter the Rapberry Pi IP address and you are done.   





If in any browser, you open your Raspberry Pi IP address, you will be able to configure your cameras. On the Roku you don't need to do anything, the cameras will be imported automatically from the Pi.
Lets say the IP for you Raspberry Pi is 192.168.1.70. You open this address in your browser http://192.168.1.70 (on the phone or computer) and you'll get to the Login page:



After Login in, you get to the "menu" page where you can see a list of all the cameras you already added and the "services" available:



First option, will allow you to add rtsp cameras manually:





The second option will allow you to add any ONVIF compliant camera:


All the cameras added will be automatically imported on Roku.

Of course you will be able to edit/delete any of the cameras:


The last option, has nothing to do with Roku (no roku necessary), but I thought it will be nice to be there: You can broadcast live on youtube or twitch your IP camera with a click of the button:




So that's about it! 

Here is a youtube video showing the Roku playing a h.264 rtsp live stream coming from an Axis IP camera. Of course, audio is supported:
[youtube:2e190rdn]hhfv8zitAX4[/youtube:2e190rdn]

Let me know what you think.
Thank you!
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
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JayZee73
Level 7

Re: IP Camera Viewer Pro with h.264 rtsp/audio and ONVIF support - Preview

That is awsome!!!  Great Job!!!  Can't wait to get the files. My RaspPi is just sitting here chilling.  BTW have you tried using a NVR? My cameras record on one and that would be cool to just put the NVR IP instead of using a Pi, but I am content and wont complain. You know more then me.  If you have a beta roku channel and the Pi files. I don't have a problem testing with my cams. Or I can wait.
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ioan
Level 7

Re: IP Camera Viewer Pro with h.264 rtsp/audio and ONVIF support - Preview

"JayZee73" wrote:
That is awsome!!!  Great Job!!!  Can't wait to get the files. My RaspPi is just sitting here chilling.  BTW have you tried using a NVR? My cameras record on one and that would be cool to just put the NVR IP instead of using a Pi, but I am content and wont complain. You know more then me.  If you have a beta roku channel and the Pi files. I don't have a problem testing with my cams. Or I can wait.

Sounds good! I'll let you know when I have everything ready for you to try... probably in 2-3 days
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
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ioan
Level 7

Re: IP Camera Viewer Pro with h.264 rtsp/audio and ONVIF support - Preview

I pushed the new IP Camera Viewer Pro for publishing to Roku and as soon as the new (version 2.7) is published you will be able to use the new features.
To configure your Raspberry Pi, here are the instructions:

https://github.com/e1ioan/rokuphp

Note: just the second paragraph - three commands - has anything to do with my software, first one just explains how to install the OS on Raspberry Pi.
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
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Dlewczyk
Level 7

Re: IP Camera Viewer Pro with h.264 rtsp/audio and ONVIF support - Preview

I set up the software on a Raspberry Pi with no problems only to discover that 2.7 hasn't been published yet. Smiley Sad Had a problem with configuring a couple of my cameras. They showed up when I did the ONVIF scan, but when I tried to load the Streaming Profile I got an 'Error Loading Page'. Guess they weren't really ONVIF compliant? Hopefully I set them up correctly using the RTSP url. I tried to check out the camera function by live streaming to YouTube, but the same camera was streamed no matter which camera I selected in the drop down. Maybe I was doing something wrong? Anyways, thanks for the time and hard work. Hope Roku releases 2.7 soon.
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ioan
Level 7

Re: IP Camera Viewer Pro with h.264 rtsp/audio and ONVIF support - Preview

"Dlewczyk" wrote:
I set up the software on a Raspberry Pi with no problems only to discover that 2.7 hasn't been published yet. Smiley Sad Had a problem with configuring a couple of my cameras. They showed up when I did the ONVIF scan, but when I tried to load the Streaming Profile I got an 'Error Loading Page'. Guess they weren't really ONVIF compliant? Hopefully I set them up correctly using the RTSP url. I tried to check out the camera function by live streaming to YouTube, but the same camera was streamed no matter which camera I selected in the drop down. Maybe I was doing something wrong? Anyways, thanks for the time and hard work. Hope Roku releases 2.7 soon.

I just got email form Roku that the new version of the channel was approved, I hope it's live soon
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
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ioan
Level 7

Re: IP Camera Viewer Pro with h.264 rtsp/audio and ONVIF support - Preview

"Dlewczyk" wrote:
I set up the software on a Raspberry Pi with no problems only to discover that 2.7 hasn't been published yet. Smiley Sad Had a problem with configuring a couple of my cameras. They showed up when I did the ONVIF scan, but when I tried to load the Streaming Profile I got an 'Error Loading Page'. Guess they weren't really ONVIF compliant? Hopefully I set them up correctly using the RTSP url. I tried to check out the camera function by live streaming to YouTube, but the same camera was streamed no matter which camera I selected in the drop down. Maybe I was doing something wrong? Anyways, thanks for the time and hard work. Hope Roku releases 2.7 soon.

About the 'Error Loading Page' it would be helpful if you can tell me from apache2 error log what went wrong:

/var/log/apache2/error.log

Maybe PM or email me the log? support at rokucam com
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
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ioan
Level 7

Re: IP Camera Viewer Pro with h.264 rtsp/audio and ONVIF support - Preview

"Dlewczyk" wrote:
I tried to check out the camera function by live streaming to YouTube, but the same camera was streamed no matter which camera I selected in the drop down. Maybe I was doing something wrong? Anyways, thanks for the time and hard work. Hope Roku releases 2.7 soon.


This was a bug, is fixed now. Run the install.sh script again and you should be able to stream live any of the cameras.

The people who should publish the channel said that they have a bug on their system and that's why is not published yet. I sent you the link in a PM so you can install the new version.
https://github.com/e1ioan/
http://rokucam.com
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JayZee73
Level 7

Re: IP Camera Viewer Pro with h.264 rtsp/audio and ONVIF support - Preview

Can’t wait to try this when I get home from work
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Bob2701
Level 7

Re: IP Camera Viewer Pro with h.264 rtsp/audio and ONVIF support - Preview

When 2.7 goes live will it be an automatic update?
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