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Software for recording to h.264

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Software for recording to h.264

Postby Anton » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:36 am

Hello guys! I've got Foscam FI8918W and I'm looking for software that allows me to record the stream from the camera directly to h.264 format because Internet Explorer generates too big files. I tried WebCam XP but could not connect to the camera.
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Re: Software for recording to h.264

Postby steve mercier » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:08 am

you can try the Blue Iris professional recording software.
Blue Iris Professional is a third party Professional IP Video recording software. It allows you to record up to 64 cameras at a time using H.264 compression. The H.264 compression is significant because it allows you to greatly reduce the file size of the recorded image, without Blue Iris one days recording would take up several gigabytes, whereas with Blue Iris it would take less than a couple hundred megabytes. In addition without Blue Iris you can only do 24 Hour recording -- With Blue Iris you can do motion detection video recording as well as scheduled video recording.

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Re: Software for recording to h.264

Postby Zap » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:28 am

First your camera needs to support H.264, the F18918 does not!!

Blue Iris will not help in this case.
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