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Post Link Posted: Thu Jan 05 2012 7:03 pm
Post subject: Viewing home security IP camera videos with Android phone
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I wonder if anybody here has a home security IP camera which can stream
video to view with Android browser. I was hoping to use my old Linksys
camera that way but discovered that its MPEG-4 stream is only viewable
with Internet Explorer.





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Post Link Posted: Fri Jan 06 2012 5:21 am
Post subject: Re: Viewing home security IP camera videos with Android phone
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Quote:
I wonder if anybody here has a home security IP camera which can stream
video to view with Android browser. I was hoping to use my old Linksys
camera that way but discovered that its MPEG-4 stream is only viewable
with Internet Explorer.


Support depends on your Linksys model and your Android model, neither
of which you revealed.

IP Cam Viewer Pro supposedly supports Linksys cameras and H264
streams. If your Linksys supports the real time streaming protocol
(RTSP://), you can download an RTSP player from the Marketplace.












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Post Link Posted: Fri Jan 06 2012 10:48 am
Post subject: Re: Viewing home security IP camera videos with Android phone
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In <je7hi1> cameo <cameo> writes:


Quote:
On 1/6/2012 1:21 AM, M.L. wrote:

Support depends on your Linksys model and your Android model, neither
of which you revealed.

The camera model is WVC54G and I think it was the first such from
Linksys that was aimed for the home consumer market. Unfortunately, so
far I was only able to get the streaming video from it with MS Internet
Explorer. Any other browser I try results in this warning pop up:
"MPEG-4 Video is only available with Microsoft Internet Explorer."

Since the camera's server firmware is based on Linux, I wonder why this
insistance on IE browser, not to mention how it "knows" what browser it
is. There are other browsers that also can handle mp4 streams, such as
Opera Mini. Perhaps the cam firmware specifically checks for the IE
signature in the browser, or expects ActiveX? But then why would Linux
servers expect that?


Is there any chance that you're not going directly to the camera,
but instead via a pseudo-proxy that Linksys (or its contracter)
operates, and then bouncing over?

In any event, if you've got Firefox, you can tweak it
to "look like" it's Internet Explorer. The add on is
over at:
chrispederick........itcher/



Quote:
there that can fake their identity to be IE. That would be worth to try.


eyup. Firefox. See above


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Post Link Posted: Fri Jan 06 2012 11:05 am
Post subject: Re: Viewing home security IP camera videos with Android phone
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Per cameo:

Quote:
I wonder if anybody here has a home security IP camera which can stream
video to view with Android browser. I was hoping to use my old Linksys
camera that way but discovered that its MPEG-4 stream is only viewable
with Internet Explorer.


On my iPod, I have been using an app called "Live Cams". If it
has been ported to Android, I'd say it's worth a try.

For me, it has worked with a couple of el-cheapo LinkSys cams, a
low-end Panasonic PTZ, and a Sony fixed/IR.
--
Pete Cresswell












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Post Link Posted: Fri Jan 06 2012 11:05 am
Post subject: Re: Viewing home security IP camera videos with Android phone
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Per cameo:

Quote:
I wonder if anybody here has a home security IP camera which can stream
video to view with Android browser. I was hoping to use my old Linksys
camera that way but discovered that its MPEG-4 stream is only viewable
with Internet Explorer.


On my iPod, I have been using an app called "Live Cams". If it
has been ported to Android, I'd say it's worth a try.

For me, it has worked with a couple of el-cheapo LinkSys cams, a
low-end Panasonic PTZ, and a Sony fixed/IR.
--
Pete Cresswell












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Post Link Posted: Fri Jan 06 2012 3:21 pm
Post subject: Re: Viewing home security IP camera videos with Android phone
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On 1/6/2012 1:21 AM, M.L. wrote:

Quote:

Support depends on your Linksys model and your Android model, neither
of which you revealed.


The camera model is WVC54G and I think it was the first such from
Linksys that was aimed for the home consumer market. Unfortunately, so
far I was only able to get the streaming video from it with MS Internet
Explorer. Any other browser I try results in this warning pop up:
"MPEG-4 Video is only available with Microsoft Internet Explorer."

Since the camera's server firmware is based on Linux, I wonder why this
insistance on IE browser, not to mention how it "knows" what browser it
is. There are other browsers that also can handle mp4 streams, such as
Opera Mini. Perhaps the cam firmware specifically checks for the IE
signature in the browser, or expects ActiveX? But then why would Linux
servers expect that?


Quote:
IP Cam Viewer Pro supposedly supports Linksys cameras and H264
streams. If your Linksys supports the real time streaming protocol
(RTSP://), you can download an RTSP player from the Marketplace.


I think I've seen mentioned it in some blogs with mixed results. Some
even wrote that after trying that the cam would not work right again
with IE. In any case, I am looking for a browser because the cam video
is embedded with some Linksys HTML code that allows control of the cam.
I assume your player is designed only to stream the video directly,
without any of that HTML code. I wonder if there are some browsers out
there that can fake their identity to be IE. That would be worth to try.

Well, if all else fails, I might look into another inexpensive IP camera
as long as I know that I could really view its stream from my Amaze 4G.
Most ads only claim iPhone compatibility, not Android, unfortunately.












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Post Link Posted: Fri Jan 06 2012 10:24 pm
Post subject: Re: Viewing home security IP camera videos with Android phone
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Per cameo:

Quote:
The camera model is WVC54G


My instance of the iPhone app "Live Cams" says it supports a
"LinksysIP mode WVC54GCA.

Might be worth looking into any Android port of the app.
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