Important Message from Foscam Digital Technologies Regarding US Sales & Service

Foscam.US (aka Foscam Digital Technologies and now Amcrest Technologies) is an independent United States based distributor of "Foscam" branded products. We have been offering telephone support, US local warranty and building the Foscam brand in the US for the past 7 years. Based on our experiences with Foscam and feedback from end users we have launched our own new and improved line of wireless IP cameras and security systems under the Amcrest brand. Working in partnership with the second largest security camera manufacturer in the world, Amcrest was founded with a deep commitment to end-user privacy and security, highly reliable software and hardware as well a seamless and intuitive user experience. For more information, please visit

If you are having trouble with your Foscam cameras, we sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and would love to help. For technical support, response to inquiries and for obtaining replacements for any Foscam IP Cameras or NVR products, please reach out to or call 1-844-344-1113.

If you are interested in exchanging your Foscam camera for an Amcrest camera, we can offer you a massive loyalty discount, even if you are out of warranty. Please send an email to, or call 1-888-212-7538

If you are subscribed to Foscam Cloud (, please contact for support.

If you currently use the manufacturer's cloud service ( or linked in any way to, you will need to contact them directly for support, at

How to use RTSP and HTTPS for HD cameras

Users can ask and answer questions regarding Foscam IP Cameras

Moderators: mycam, FOSCAM

How to use RTSP and HTTPS for HD cameras

Postby FOSCAM » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:30 am

1. How to use RTSP?

RTSP uses IPC’s http port, it does not need to set other special configuration port.
There are three formats of video & audio streams for current IPC RTSP.
1) videoMain-----means main streaming;
2) videoSub-----means sub streaming;
3) audio-----means audio stream, no video stream;

The URL of using RTSP is:

Here it is an example on how to use it.
Firstly, get the IPC’s basic network information, for example:
IP address:
HTTP Port: 88
User: admin

Then the url of RTSP is:



If the user/pwd is:testuser/foscam, port is default 80.

Then the url format is:
rtsp://testuser:foscam@ rtsp://testuser:foscam@ rtsp://testuser:foscam@

You can use VLC or other media player that supports RTSP to play the video stream.
For the URL, you can also use WAN IP address, but if you use DDNS instead of WAN IP address, the player you use must support parse the domain name. Otherwise, the player will not play the video stream.

2. How to use HTTPS?

The new firmware support HTTPS, it improved the security when you login your camera.
Currently our IPC adds a port for https visit. The default https port is 443. You can also set the https port yourself.

The method how to use https visit:
Type https://cameraip:https port/ in the browser directly to login the camera.
If you double click the ip address in ip camera tool, it will login the camera in default http mode, not https mode. 
If the camera ip is, https port is 443. It need not follow the default https port when login the camera.
You can type directly.
If the camera ip is, https port is 556.
You can type
If the https is not default 443, you need type the https port when login.
If you want to login the camera remotely use https, you need do another more port forwarding, forward to the https port in your router.
Posts: 766
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:11 pm

Return to Technical Support

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 13 guests