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Free IP camera software that works well


 
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Pauli363
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:02 am    Post subject: Free IP camera software that works well Reply with quote

I have two Foscams. One running at home, and the other in another property I own 50 miles away.
Both operate flawlessly, but its a bit of a pain having to log in to each one independantly.
I am looking for some decent software that I can use to monitor the two camera side by side, but don't really want to pay out any money, as there are usually loads of free programmes about.

I have tried Webcam XP5 which works well, but the camera control is very slow. One or two others have been ruled out for similar reasons.

Any ideas?
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JohnnyC
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On what kind of device do you plan to view both cameras on? For an example, iPad? Smart phone? There is software out there for many platforms that allows you to view multiple cameras on the same device screen at the same time simply by configuring for each camera's IP(:port) within the software.

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buellwinkle
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Webcam XP is not free, it requires Windows which costs money. Get Zoneminder, it runs on a free operating system, both are open source.

But if you can spare some change, BlueirisSoftware for $50 works very well but also requires that you have Windows.
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nseguridad
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Free IP camera software that works well Reply with quote

Pauli363 wrote:
I have two Foscams. One running at home, and the other in another property I own 50 miles away.
Both operate flawlessly, but its a bit of a pain having to log in to each one independantly.
I am looking for some decent software that I can use to monitor the two camera side by side, but don't really want to pay out any money, as there are usually loads of free programmes about.

I have tried Webcam XP5 which works well, but the camera control is very slow. One or two others have been ruled out for similar reasons.

Any ideas?


Why don't you go with the IP Camera Tools provided by Foscam? You can download it here on the Foscam website

If you want really decent software, you can use VLC player to reproduce the videostream from your Foscam.

I think there is a lot of free software you could use I don't know of, but I found helpful list of programs you could try here.
It is a bit out of date, but I hope you will find it useful.
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Pauli363
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replys Guys.
I will be viewing on Windows from my home location, and also from a laptop when I'm away.

Web X5 isn't bad, but as I say, a bit slow with the controls.
When you say Foscams own software, I take it thats the software with the movement controls etc on it? I am using that ok, but as far as I know, the two cameras must be on the same router to allow the two video feeds to show side by side on screen? One of my cameras is at another site 50 miles away and connected via another wifi feed.
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nseguridad
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pauli363 wrote:
When you say Foscams own software, I take it thats the software with the movement controls etc on it?

No, I mean the IP Camera Tools from Foscam.
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