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Use almost any IP-based web camera on OS X Network
I recently bought a wireless IP camera (EcoLine by a company called Security-Center). Of course, all the software that came with it was Windows only. Nevertheless, I connected the camera over Ethernet with my Airport Extreme base station, did an address scan, and found out the IP address of the camera. I then pasted the IP address into Safari, and the camera's browser-based configuration client opened.

For full functionality, I would have needed ActiveX. Still, I was able to configure RTSP, HTTP, and dnydns.org settings using Safari. Then I opened QuickTime and opened the URL of my webcam:

rtsp://MYHOSTNAME.dyndns.org/live.sdp

Instead of live.sdp -- which is the default on my camera -- you can choose any other name, as long as you don't forget the .sdp suffix. This might be useful, especially if you have more than one camera. As expected, the live video of my driveway opened in a seperate QuickTime window, thanks to dyndns from anywhere.

This hint might also be useful for those who want to watch live streaming only supported by ActiveX, but who don't have access to a Windows computer.
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Use almost any IP-based web camera on OS X
Authored by: rbsandkam on Mar 18, '08 10:01:59AM

Anyone looking for a decent MacOS compatible IP camera should check out the Trendnet TV-IP100 (and the wireless version TV-IP100W).
Amazon has them for just under and just over $100 respectively.
Mine worked fine out of the box.
No trouble setting up.
You can choose between ActiveX and Java.
Admin interface is web based and works fine in Safari and Firefox.



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Use almost any IP-based web camera on OS X
Authored by: strangedaze on Mar 18, '08 11:03:22AM

The TRENDnet cameras look interesting. Can you program it to record while you are gone. Or by Mac compatible do you mean that the web interface itself works fine from your browser? Thanks!



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EvoCAM software is the way to go!
Authored by: alexmathew on Mar 18, '08 05:18:59PM
http://www.evological.com/evocam.html
For $30 you get a bunch of features such as multiple camera support - over IP, USB, etc, recording, snapshots, motion sensing etc... Very nice interface with a a"LOT" of features. AND very quick support from the author! I'm using it with two Trendnet camera's and it worked very well until, my router died and I have to now reconfigure the IP's on camera's for the new router.
EvoCam (Mac only) is a MUST buy if you plan to have an IP camera along with your Mac.
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Use almost any IP-based web camera on OS X
Authored by: Boufon on Mar 20, '08 01:05:09PM

I own a TV-IP100W.This is not a good IP cam, the features are very poor compare to axis, sony, panasonic, mobotix webcams. I've installed all these différents IP cam. According to me the 'less worse' is axis (for instance the axis 207W for inside use).
The CCD quality is not good at all in the TV-IP100W, no motion detection, ...

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Use almost any IP-based web camera on OS X
Authored by: databank on Apr 21, '09 01:04:27PM
The LNE 3003 ip wireless security camera is now mac and iphone compatible. You have to purchase additional software for $30 at EvoLogical http://www.evological.com/evocam.html

I don't know how well it works with a mac and iphone, but with a PC, it is extremely easy and highly recommended. Hopefully, it will get the same reviews with the Mac crowd.

http://focusoncctv.lorextechnology.com/product.aspx?id=1965

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Use almost any IP-based web camera on OS X
Authored by: infofiend on Mar 18, '08 11:00:56AM

How do you "configure RTSP"?



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Use almost any IP-based web camera on OS X
Authored by: kegon on Mar 21, '08 04:55:46AM

Open the configuration client of your camera and look for the menu, where http ports and other stuff can be configuered - Iguess either "NETWORK" or "AUDIO and VIDEO". There you should find a checkbox, activating RTSP... All cams are different. On some cameras you can choose from two standard configurations - either mobile or stationary access. Choose "stationary" for better picture quality. Don't forget to check "multicast" in order not to reduce network-usage.




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