Rtsp issue

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nikc
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Rtsp issue

Post by nikc » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:34 am

Hi All

First post, sorry if its a simple one, I have searched but struggle to find anything that can help !

I have just purchased a number of IP based cameras and an NVR, but i would like to replace the NVR with zoneminder if possible.

The NVR is working and i can also see my cameras via iSpy and ONVIF device manager.

From what i have discovered the cameras are available via an unathenticated RTSP stream, i can validate this by going to:

rtsp://192.168.88.220:554/av0_0 in VLC

What I am struggling to do is get ZoneMinder to work with that address, no matter what I seem to do ...

Does anyone have any ideas why this may not be working ?

Thanks

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Re: Rtsp issue

Post by bbunge » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:18 pm

What cameras? Did you try source type ffmpeg? You also have to get the resolution (Capture Width - Capture Height) spot on!

nikc
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Re: Rtsp issue

Post by nikc » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:24 pm

The cameras are so no brand chinese ones.

I tried with these settings:
2016-09-27 13_22_23-ZM - Monitor - Monitor-2.png
2016-09-27 13_22_23-ZM - Monitor - Monitor-2.png (12.58 KiB) Viewed 1580 times
2016-09-27 13_22_36-ZM - Monitor - Monitor-2.png
2016-09-27 13_22_36-ZM - Monitor - Monitor-2.png (12.91 KiB) Viewed 1580 times
But with no joy (and tried most varients of these too ...).

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Re: Rtsp issue

Post by bbunge » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:33 pm

Your resolution is likely wrong. Open the camera with VLC. Click Tools - Media Information - Codec. See the Display Resolution and use that or smaller values with the same proportions. (for example: 1280x720 or 640x360 or 320x180). Use 32 bit colour

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Re: Rtsp issue

Post by knight-of-ni » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:40 pm

What version zoneminder are you using? Your screenshot does not appear to be that of zm 1.30.

Did you have a reason to choose RTP/Multicast? Only some cameras support multicasting, and since that is an advanced feature most do not come out of the box with it enabled. Try RTP/Unicast or RTP/RTSP instead.
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Re: Rtsp issue

Post by nikc » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:15 am

Thanks Chaps - upgraded to latest and changed the resolution and I am in business !

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