Does the E-CON wifi ip cam work with ZoneMinder?

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Does the E-CON wifi ip cam work with ZoneMinder?

Post by tkalfaoglu » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:22 am

Hello -- I am very impressed with ZoneMinder.. I installed it yesterday, which was a breeze,
and it works amazingly well, good job, and thank you very much for providing such a great tool!

I was wondering if it supports the following camera, before I go out and buy it:
http://www.hepsiburada.com//productDeta ... Id=bd61159

Many thanks, -tk

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Post by zoneminder » Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:37 am

I don't speak Turkish so I can't be sure from that page. The main thing you need to check are that it can send an mpjpeg or jpeg stream and not just an mpeg one. If that is the case then it should be ok to work with ZM though it might take a bit of diagnosis to figure out the correct file path to use.
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Post by tkalfaoglu » Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:22 am

Thanks Phil. It talks about "real time Divx 4 encoder" and "mjpeg" encoder, motion detection and alarm. etc.. does that sound good?

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Post by zoneminder » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:52 pm

The mjpeg part sounds promising, but on it's own it's not enough to guarantee it, though it makes it 90% or so certain. I don't suppose they have a test one online somewhere we can try out?
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Post by tkalfaoglu » Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:32 am

Well I bought that camera. It's also called "Grand Wireless IP Camera". I assume it's Grandtec.
It works OK, I like the fact that the LEDs come on when its too dark.

The manual was useless - just showing you the wonderful windows gadgets they included on the CD, which I never installed. However, digging thru the HTML page that the camera generates allowed me to see that it has a "/still.jpg" path that shows the current picture. So I used that with ZM.
It also appears to support "/video.cgi" as path, for streaming video, but I never got that to work with ZM. Any ideas?

As it is, I can get 1 FPS out of the camera, anything more, and the camera's IP address turns red on the status screen, and I get a "broken" symbol instead of the snapshot when I click on the camera's name.

I'd be happy to test things out, just let me know what.
-turgut

PS: I loaded up the page that suppose to show a live video, I am enclosing its javascript code below. Interesting to see commented code in firmware :)

//if(va_width==320)
// window.resizeTo(900,620)
//else if(va_width==640)
// window.resizeTo(900,730)
if ((navigator.appName == "Microsoft Internet Explorer")&&(navigator.platform != "MacPPC")&&(navigator.platform != "Mac68k"))
{
document.write("<OBJECT ID=CamImage WIDTH=")
document.write(va_width)
document.write(" HEIGHT=")
document.write(va_height)
document.write(" CLASSID=CLSID:AA0FB75C-C50E-47B6-B7E0-3B9C3FAA8AC4 ")
document.write(" CODEBASE=\"/Comm/IPCamControl.cab#Version=1,0,0,0 \">")
document.write("<PARAM NAME=\"URL\" VALUE=\"/video.cgi\">")
document.write("<PARAM NAME=\"User\" VALUE=\"\">")
document.write("<PARAM NAME=\"Password\" VALUE=\"\">")
document.write("</OBJECT>")
}
else
{

document.write('<IMG SRC=/video.cgi WIDTH='+va_width+' HEIGHT='+va_height+'>')

}

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Post by zoneminder » Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:21 pm

What happened when you tried video.cgi? That looks like the same kind of paths as the D-Links. Have you tried toggling the 'use regexps' and 'http version' config settings?
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Post by tkalfaoglu » Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:31 am

When I try the video.cgi, the Watch window does not display an image, just that "missing image" frame icon of the browser (firefox under linux). Likewise, no events are recorded.

In syslog, I see lots of

zma_m2[5953]: WAR [Waiting for capture daemon]
last message repeated 31 times

messages. It seems to wait forever. Toggling those options did not change anything.

Btw, this is under Mandriva 2006, and I already installed libpcre0-6.3-1mdk
and its -devel version.

If I DISABLE the ZM_OPT_REMOTE_CAMERAS option in config, and restart then I get:
zmc_m2[7057]: INF [Starting Capture]
zmc_m2[7057]: ERR [Found bogus jpeg header 'b430'

In the camera's config page, I see:
Product Name: IPCam
Version:1.6EU ReleaseTime:20051107software update
MAC Address: .....
Reset Device: YesNo
Factory Defaults: YesNo
Multiport Defaults: YesNo
port number: 8888

I am not sure what I should do with port 8888 that is specified there.
I tried using that in ZM, but it did not seem to make any difference versus port 80.

Btw, on a windows machine, this camera requires an ActiveX to be loaded (camera loads it when you access its "live video" page). Without it, it won't display live video on Internet Explorer. When you access the same page from Firefox on the same windows machine, you get nothing, it just waits for more data.

-turgut

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