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Make sure you have the latest version of VLC: 1.1.9 [now 1.1.12].
1.) Open up VLC player, from the menu bar on the top of the screen click on "FILE" ---> "Open Network"
2.) Type in http://ipcam_url/videostream.asf?user=u ... d=password in the URL field.
3.) Type YOUR foscams ip address and don't forget the :8080 <-- at the end to designate port number
3.) Type in YOUR username after user= and type in YOUR password after pwd=
4.) click Open and you should be good to go. If you wish to save your stream to file, check the "Streaming/Saving" box and select where you wish to save the file to, and check in the box "Display Stream Locally" if you wish to watch the stream as it records.
Summary: So if I had my foscam set at port 1080 and username is admin and password is mac, this is what I would input to VLC:
http://192.168.1.5:1080/videostream.asf ... in&pwd=mac
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For some reason, the forum software automatically parses the urls that you posted, so here are the unparsed URLs.
Using your Example:
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1st time: camera tool error: still "a plugin is needed to display this content. Install plugin..." message
2nd time: VLC error: Your input can't be opened
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'thunderhorse425
but, let's imagine it worked. Do you have to open VLC player and open network every time you want to have sound?
does anyone knows if the old plugin is online somewhere?
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Also, it would be great to have more than one window as I have two FI8918Ws. Does VLC support multiple windows? My preferred program is EvoCam (4.0.4) which displays multiple windows in a single frame (awesome, BTW), but I get no audio whatsoever from this program which is a deal breaker. I have a PC which employs all the options necessary to utilize all the features of Foscam cameras, but I really need to access these cameras on the Mac platform only.
In an additional observation, VLC offers greater volume control which is sorely lacking in the Windows I.E. interface. On the Windows machine, the volume is way too low to use effectively.
For those who wish Safari, etc., to control Foscam cameras on a Mac with 3rd party plug-ins; I've given up trying to make them work. The only answer is a stand alone app for total control... and even that, I'm sad to say, is a challenge.
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You can then save this as a Playlist for future use. However, you need to set up the recording settings (2nd pane above) in VLC each time (they aren't saved in the playlist).
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