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Ispy setup

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Ispy setup

Postby jandeman » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:21 pm


I am having troubles in setting up Ispy for my FI8918W camera.
I have entered values under MJPEG URL., such as
Username, password,
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Is this right?
IP address in my network

The response is: Could not read from stream

Has somebody managed to get it running?
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Re: Ispy setup

Postby robqld » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:05 am

Yes I have it working,
You need to put something like this "/video.cgi" or this "/videostream.cgi" after your IP and port number when adding a cam to Ispy in it's setup.
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Re: Ispy setup

Postby jandeman » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:42 pm

Thanks robqld

I also got it to work with /videostream.cgi. This allows setting alarm conditions and record the video.

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Re: Ispy setup

Postby DavidManee » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:38 am

Ispy worked well setting up my Logitech webcam.

Having problems setting up my wireless foscam F18918W.

The URI prefix is not recognized. I am soo a newby setting up this stuff.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Ispy setup

Postby Scheer » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:35 am

Click on "Help me find the right URL" link right under where you would type the URL into ISpy.

Type in your IP, select Foscam, then copy and paste.
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