Foscam VZ4 PTZ outdoor

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chuck8530
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Foscam VZ4 PTZ outdoor

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FOSCAM VZ4 4MP Outdoor Security WiFi Camera. On my phone the Foscam App works fine, good image. Laptop/Desktop: http://[user:pw]IP:88 displays a page with a login/pw page and instructions to download an App. When I click I get a foscam 404 page. I've also tried to add it to ZM - no joy either. And so far support @ FC is no joy.

Suggestions please.
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chuck8530
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Re: Foscam VZ4 PTZ outdoor

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I'm able to get VLC to display using
rtsp://fc1:43fce4321x@192.168.0.71:88/videoMain
but not is ZM
dougmccrary
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Re: Foscam VZ4 PTZ outdoor

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:88 is usually http, tried that instead of rtsp?
chuck8530
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Re: Foscam VZ4 PTZ outdoor

Post by chuck8530 »

I've tried with and without the "88" and http/rtsp - no joy. Could be the version of ZM, it's older on an older box (sleeping dog...).

Oh, and I did hear from Foscam - "You need to pay Bill Gates several hundred dollars in tribute to use our product".
dougmccrary
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Re: Foscam VZ4 PTZ outdoor

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:|
You have log errors from zoneminder?
Or info logs at least depending on your log settings?
chuck8530
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Re: Foscam VZ4 PTZ outdoor

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When I hit Save on the config window.

05/09/2022 10:44:37.633373 zmdc[3387].INF [Command 'zmc -m 23' removed from pending list at 22/05/09 10:44:37]
05/09/2022 10:44:37.903322 zmdc[3387].INF ['zmc -m 23' starting at 22/05/09 10:44:37, pid = 22717]
05/09/2022 10:44:38.002298 zmdc[3387].ERR ['zmc -m 23' exited abnormally, exit status 255]
05/09/2022 10:44:38.002986 zmdc[3387].INF [Starting pending process, zmc -m 23]
05/09/2022 10:44:38.005311 zmdc[3387].INF ['zmc -m 23' starting at 22/05/09 10:44:38, pid = 22721]
05/09/2022 10:44:38.093553 zmdc[3387].ERR ['zmc -m 23' exited abnormally, exit status 255]
05/09/2022 10:44:38.264569 zmdc[3387].WAR [Can't find process with command of 'zma -m 23']
05/09/2022 10:44:43.019722 zmdc[3387].INF [Starting pending process, zmc -m 23]
dougmccrary
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Re: Foscam VZ4 PTZ outdoor

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I take it that error sequence loops forever?
Could be the version of ZM, it's older on an older box
hmm what version? Does it have General -> Source Type = Ffmpeg?
chuck8530
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Re: Foscam VZ4 PTZ outdoor

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Older system v1.24.2. FFMPEG has been installed for some time and has been used before.

PATH_CAMBOZOLA Web path to (optional) cambozola java streaming client (?) vs,npxp;s/kst
RELOAD_CAMBOZOLA After how many seconds should Cambobozola be reloaded in live view (?) 0
OPT_FFMPEG Is the ffmpeg video encoder/decoder installedisr (?) ck
PATH_FFMPEG Path to (optional) ffmpeg mpeg encoder (?) /usr/bin/ffmpeg
FFMPEG_INPUT_OPTIONS Additional input options to ffmpeg (?)
FFMPEG_OUTPUT_OPTIONS Additional output options to ffmpeg (?) -r 25
FFMPEG_FORMATS Formats to allow for ffmpeg video generation (?) mpg mpeg wmv asf avi* mov swf 3gp**
OPT_NETPBM Are the (optional) Netpbm utilities installed (?) ck
PATH_NETPBM Path to (optional) Netpbm utilities (?) /usr/bin
dougmccrary
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Re: Foscam VZ4 PTZ outdoor

Post by dougmccrary »

Cambozola is unchecked, I suppose.

I can only guess maybe you have an older version of ffmpeg - I have 7 something. But if that's the case upgrading it may break everything.

Sorry, I give up.
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