Imou cameras

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Imou cameras

Post by sueky »


Thaks for this forum i think its incredible

I've bought some cameras IMOU and i want to use zoneminde on a PC like a recorder

The problems is that i can`t obtain the live image.

I can`t connect to the cameras
I`ve trie a lot of configuration thaht i found on this forum and in other places and I can't get it

I've set static IP.

I've used this config with this path:

Atached the config

Can anyone help me? What i am doing wrong?
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Re: Imou cameras

Post by burger »


It's easier to troubleshoot with ffprobe or ffmpeg.
e.g. try from the terminal:

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ffprobe rtsp://admin:SAFTEY_CODE@192.168.XX.XX:554/cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=0&unicast=true&proto=Onvif
A web search online comes up with: ... ved.60271/ ... vif.42605/

What model of imou do you have?
fastest way to test streams:
ffmpeg -i rtsp://<user>:<pass>@<ipaddress>:554/path ./output.mp4 (if terminal only)
ffplay rtsp://<user>:<pass>@<ipaddress>:554/path (gui)
find paths on ispydb or in zm hcl

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Re: Imou cameras

Post by sueky »

First of all tahnks for your fast reply

I've two models, one is a Cruiser dual and the other one it's a Cell 3

I'm completly new in this world so thanks for the info.

I'am doind some test and i'll update the post

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Re: Imou cameras

Post by sueky »

I've been doing some tests with the cruiser dual

I'cant view the image and contor it with ODM program

But i cant get it with zoneminder

The rtsp that i can view on ODM is:


But with zoneminder i cant

i've tried too on VLC and i can hear the sound but i can watch the video
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Re: Imou cameras

Post by sueky »

Good Morning

I've advanced with this config and now i have the camera on ZeoneMinder

I've used the config of Dahua (wich it looks to be the manufacturer of IMOU cameras too)

Config Tab Option Config Setting
General Source Type Ffmpeg
Source Source Path rtsp://
Remote Method UDP
Target Colorspace 32 bit colour
Capture Width (pixels) 1920
Capture Height (pixels) 1080
Preserve Aspect Ratio Unselected
Orientation Normal
Deinterlacing Disabled
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