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Ip Cam Connection And Integration To Ez- Builder

I am new to EZB but I read much about it and I think we can benefit a lot out the HW and SW tools available.

I would like to have access to wifi ip cams single and multiple if possible , integrate it to the EZB software and use cam functionalities with ezb.
I already ordered the wifi module to be able to connect using wifi at home.
Your help is appreciated.



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I did and not working
If I use the browser . Snapshot is for jpeg.
Videostream.cgi .... It does download a stream but does not show it as a video.
Meaning it keeps downloading a file with no size limit.
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Same as videostream.cgi?

1) Prepare your URL in NOTEPAD. You can load NOTEPAD from the Start Menu, or press Windows-Key R, and type NOTEPAD and press ENTER.

2) Your URL will be one of the options from the webpage that I listed in my previous post. Swap out the PORT and IP ADDRESS with the camera's port and ip address. Also swap out the Username and Password with yours. For reference, webpage is here: http://www.ispyconnect.com/man.aspx?n=foscam

3) Select the URL line of text with your mouse. When selected (highlighted), select Edit and choose Copy. Or, you can press CTRL C. Ctrl C is windows shortcut command for COPY SELECTED TEXT.

4) At this point, we assume your URL is in the Windows Clipboard. The clipboard is a place that windows stores text that has been Copied or Cut.

Load ARC and press ADD CONTROL
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Select CAMERA Category and add CAMERA DEVICE
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Click the little DOWN ARROW next to VIDEO DEVICE
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A Drop down opens. And there will be a flashing cursor in the TEXT AREA
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1) Press CTRL-V To paste in your clipboard text. CTRL-V is windows shortcut for paste.
2) Press ENTER
*Note: You must press CTRL-V, and then ENTER. The text must be visible that you had entered it. Once it's visible, press ENTER will submit the text.
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Your video will begin playing if the JPEG stream is valid. Otherwise, you will see an error message.
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@DJ i tried but does not work on my end,and when i try ezb locks up and won't let me exit or do anything have to use task manager to exit on both computers does it. EZB says i have the newest version
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Yes, same problem.
I tried video.cgi,videostream.cgi,videostream.asf.....does not show anything and does you need to call task manager to exit EZ-b
howver, snapshot.cgi does work and it shows the jpeg image which is a picture and not a video stream.
Again, ASF is not JPEG.

Feeding ASF file to ARC will lock it up because its a never ending file download. Only streaming JPEG is supported. Please Reread my precious post and follow the link to obtain jpeg links for your model.
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@dj: thank you for the detailed procedure. I did follow and tried all options.
As i said, It did work For me on snapshot and not mpeg stream.
Since it did not work also in IE web browser .
I tried chrome ...it works.
I tried from my other Mac machine the video streaming was also fine in safari.
probably I need to install directshow ,filter or I have to fix something with my window 7 machine before configuring ez-b as it should be straight forward step.
I will fix it up for sure ....i will have to work on the window machine later this week
Thx for your support and follow up.
To clarify: JPEG stream is a stream of jpegs. ASF is a video stream.

If you're viewing a stream of video in your web browser, then it is not a JPEG. A JPEG stream is a stream of JPEGs. For example, in a JPEG Stream each frame is a separate JPEG. If the URL Link displays a single image in your web browser, then it is a JPEG. If the URL Link displays a moving video, then it is video.

A Jpeg is a single frame. A JPEG stream is a stream of jpegs.

Please follow the procedure that I posted earlier. Use the link that I had provided to get the URL for a JPEG for your camera. The URL must be a JPEG, and not an ASF. JPEG's are single frames, or single pictures. A JPEG Stream is a stream of jpegs.

Verify the URL you create displays a single JPEG in your web browser. If it displays a single JPEG, then it is a JPEG and can be added as a JPEG Stream. A JPEG stream is a stream of JPEGS.

You do not want to add a video link to the ARC Camera Control. If you add a video link, ARC will lock up.
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@DJ : As I said ealier , It is working using format http://IP:port/snapshot.cgi?user=XXX&pwd=YYYY to show a Jpeg picture.

I just noticed that the picture is updating but very slowly almost 1 f/s using the processed Video TAB, Realtime Video TAB gives black screen.
I can see that there is adrawback, pictures update are very slow and not as accessing Bluetooth Camera or direct video streaming.

Thanks again for your support.
Real time video will only work for real time devices connected directly to your PC via USB

If the frame is updating only 1 per second, then decrease the resolution in the camera administration interface (not in ARC). What you are experiencing is a delay in network speed due to image size and processing CPU usage if the image is large.

Glad to hear you figured it out:)
@DJ thanks for taking the time to explain it better, now I understand
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Thank you all for your support.
Really great and even using controllers and wii to control the it with the httpget command...looking forard to get my second kit.
still showing "processing order".

I found an important file (link below) that can be useful for others who are interested in Foscam IPCAM SDK and Control.

Thx again.

Foscam File
Hi hi am out , did you ever get ARC to view the cam? I'm reading specs and it says that it is mpeg video format. I have this foscam on the way as well as a few other ip cameras to try out with ARC.
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Foscam cameras work, my TLCs are foscam clones and they work fine in ARC
Ah ok , good to know , I figured any ip cams would work as long as they didn't use compression that had to be decoded like the parrot drone cam feed.