Foscam FI9805W, Dual Stream
  • I have many Foscam FI9805W cameras that I would like to use with SecuritySpy AND direct mobile access. The camera is stated to have two mobile streams; a Main Stream and a SubStream. The direct access from iOS devices is a requirement so I'm not looking for alternative solutions.

    I have set the Substream to use MJPEG using the following recommended method:

    http://[IPADDRESS]:88/cgi-bin/CGIProxy.fcgi?usr=admin&pwd=1234&cmd=setSubStreamFormat&format=1
    the the browser returns:

    CGI_Result
    result>0
    /CGI_Result

    Then I use the following to access the camera:

    http://[IPADDRESS]:88/cgi-bin/CGIStream.cgi?cmd=GetMJStream&usr=admin&pwd=1234

    So, in that regard all is well. I can stream MJPEG to my 3rd Party App and Firefox (Not Safari which doesn't seem to support MJPEG).

    My Questions:

    1. What is the proper setup for the MainStream for use with SecuritySpy 3.2.1 and later ?
    2. I'm reading conflicting information on the use of UPnP on this camera. What is best for SecuritySpy 3.2.1 and later ?
    3. Does anyone have insight into why MJPEG seems to hang with Safari Browsers?

    Thanks

    Peter






  • I answered my own question for the Main Stream for the FI9805W:

    I used:

    Foscam FI9802W, FI9821W
    HTTP Port: 88
    RTSP Port: 88
    Format: H.264 RTSP

    The solution was that I had not specified an RTSP Port in Video Device Settings for that camera.

    I don't know if this is intentional in SS or not, but the way I discovered this is that on a whim, I decided to leave the port settings in Video Device Settings "blank" and then I appended the Port number to the IP address in the address field; 192.168.1.123:88. After I clicked "OK", SS populated both the HTTP Port field and the RTSP Port field.

    Still wondering about the Safari and UPnP issues.

    Peter

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!