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Any info on converting IP Cam streams into Video Widget


#2

First, the camera pretty much needs to support that output… I suppose a separate VLC setup might convert and retransmit… but oh the hassle and lag :stuck_out_tongue:

Besides… ‘only RTSP’ support is sooo 2017 (as is this topic :wink: ) the Widget now supports more formats, like good old HTTP/S progressive streaming, HTTP/S live streaming

http://docs.blynk.cc/#widgets-displays-video-streaming


#3

I’ve read that doc, many times, doesnt really tell me much. I can view my cameras via HTTP in Safari on my iPhone, but I need to enter userID /PW - when I enter the same URL in Blynk widget - Error . . .

I’m still searching, experimenting - I know my stream out is good :heavy_check_mark:, I know the widget can work with stream in :heavy_check_mark:, I just need to get my :movie_camera: into Blynk.

Just thought I’d ask, you never know :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

cul
billd


#4

That is becasue the issue isn’t Blynk related… every camera has specific layouts of allowed secure direct connection (NOTE: different from browser connection)… for example one of mine needs this

http://user:pass@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:pppp/mjpeg.cgi <— this last part is also completely dependent on the cameras internal server

While another might want it something like this

http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:pppp/?user=username&pw=password

Basicly trial, google, error, repeat again, not a Blynk specific issue, so not much more the docs can help except to show that is is no longer limited to RTSP


#5

Do you enter the user and pwd as part of the url in Safari or as a separate popup request?

If former paste they url syntax that is working with Safari.

If the latter what is the make and model of IP cam you are using?


#6

Yes, I understand its not Blynk related. It’s a highly variable and customisable configuration. I was just asking the OP if he had any experience/luck with an IP Cam, given his tutorial was excellent, I thought it worth asking.

I’ll continue on my journey, thnx for the userID/PW tips.
cul
billd


#7

Well, he used an old cell phone with the IP Cam App (I also use it) and it usually requires the format I showed above… but a dedicated IP cam may be completely different, even amongst models. Googling the make/model number for URL format might help.


#8

Do you enter the user and pwd as part of the url in Safari or as a separate popup request?

Popup request.

Well, he used an old cell phone with the IP Cam App

Yes, I got that working too.

My IPCams are cheap eBay generic/unknown brand, uses generic drivers (IPCAM1, IPCAM2). I have a couple of Sricam HD cams also that I might play around with, I’m not at home at the moment so limited with changes I can make.
cul
billd


#9

Here’s about 100 url’s for you to try for the Sricam https://www.ispyconnect.com/man.aspx?n=Sricam

You need to find a make / model for the generic cams or try a few thousand url combinations.


#10

What is the actual syntax for the generic and Sricam that you are using in Safari?


#11

@Bill_Donnelly I moved all this into your own topic for better clarity… the other OP will still get your questions :slight_smile:


#12

Success, generic, unknown brand, unknown driver, unknown video format, cheap eBay IP Cam . . . now streaming to Blynk Video Widget on iPhone.

How I did it.

  1. Discussion and learning from posts in this topic.
  2. I needed to determine what how to enter UserID and PW in video widget URL box?
  3. I needed to determine what video format/syntax to enter into URL?

ISPYCONNECT have an excellent resource (https://www.ispyconnect.com/man.aspx?n=Generic ), however with that huge number of possibilities and variables it could have taken days and I may still not hit the correct combination of variables for my specific camera, so I deciced to start with what I knew.

  1. I knew the correct IP address and port because I could successfully view the camera on another iPhone APP. I could also view the camera on a PC browser (Chrome) using the URL.
  2. After inspecting html source and image in the browser I was able to determine that the URL for the Blynk Video widget is:

http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:pppp/videostream.cgi?user=admin&pwd=xxxxxx

I plugged that into the Blynk widget and voila!

I’ll post some detailed screenshots later tonight.

cul
billd


#13

Hi Bill. Glad you found my project useful.
I am not much of an expert on this subject but as I had so many problems getting the video feed to work I documented it in my project.

Looks like form the comments below there are more formats supported now and you have expert help on hand.
Brett.


#14

What is the brand and model of your ip camera?
For example one of my generic chinese no name camera has: rtsp:// yourcameraip/11 for main stream and …/22 for secondary stream.

Edit: no user/pass and still works…


#15

Thnx
read comments - solved

cul
billd


#16

Hi, just a doubt, the blynk app mobile and the camera are on same network or you have the camera on other network?


#17

Hey I know this one, now!! … meens question, not doubloon :stuck_out_tongue:


#18

:man_facepalming:


#19

External network - BUT I port-forwarded the local IP/port on my router to make it available externally, it wont happen automatically.
cul
billd


split this topic #20

A post was split to a new topic: I need to help with Video Widget


closed #21