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Re: The How To Install Browser Plugins ALL H.264 Cameras

Postby satnav4 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:12 pm

There is no plugin shown in the general information page when attempting to connect wirelessly. Before IE sign in, I am prompted to add a plugin. Downloading as prompted gets me a file windows can't open, and there is no suggestion where to load it. When IE is used to pull up the camera when connected by cable, the plugin shows up, and I see the video feed. I tried the page 1 solution. I renamed and saved the file. I open a browser, and I separately click the htm file. It opens a browser page with a warning about blocked ActiveX. When I click to allow blocked content, the page just lays there. I am in compatibility mode, so that isn't the fix. My cameras worked great before the latest upgrade, and I upgraded per the instructions. Are more details required? Chrome has similar issues.
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Re: The How To Install Browser Plugins ALL H.264 Cameras

Postby TheUberOverLord » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:15 pm

satnav4 wrote:There is no plugin shown in the general information page when attempting to connect wirelessly. Before IE sign in, I am prompted to add a plugin. Downloading as prompted gets me a file windows can't open, and there is no suggestion where to load it. When IE is used to pull up the camera when connected by cable, the plugin shows up, and I see the video feed. I tried the page 1 solution. I renamed and saved the file. I open a browser, and I separately click the htm file. It opens a browser page with a warning about blocked ActiveX. When I click to allow blocked content, the page just lays there. I am in compatibility mode, so that isn't the fix. My cameras worked great before the latest upgrade, and I upgraded per the instructions. Are more details required? Chrome has similar issues.

Would you mind please answering my other questions in my prior post here?

They are important to have answers to. So that you get the correct resolution to your issues.

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Re: The How To Install Browser Plugins ALL H.264 Cameras

Postby satnav4 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:19 pm

Oops. And I am running IE 11.
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Re: The How To Install Browser Plugins ALL H.264 Cameras

Postby TheUberOverLord » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:22 pm

satnav4 wrote:Oops. And I am running IE 11.

What exactly do you see happen Start/End when using IE and being prompted to install the ActiveX plugin?

What version of Chrome are you using is it the new beta version or another version of Chrome?

What happens when you follow the Chrome plugin instructions here Start/End?

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Re: The How To Install Browser Plugins ALL H.264 Cameras

Postby satnav4 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:28 pm

What exactly do you see happen Start/End when using IE and being prompted to install the ActiveX plugin? A. "Plugins are not found. Click me to download". Clicking gets a file not recognized by Windows. Tried the page 1 htm file creation method. When clicking the newly named file, it gives a pop-up at the bottom re blocked content. I click unblock, and the page stays blank, with nothing happening.

What version of Chrome are you using is it the new beta version or another versions of Chrome? A.Version 33.0.1750.154 m

What happens when you follow the Chrome plugin instructions here Start/End? A. I would prefer to fix IE first.
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Re: The How To Install Browser Plugins ALL H.264 Cameras

Postby satnav4 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:30 pm

Must cook dinner for the family. I will check back later.

Thanks again.
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Re: The How To Install Browser Plugins ALL H.264 Cameras

Postby TheUberOverLord » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:38 pm

satnav4 wrote:Must cook dinner for the family. I will check back later.

Thanks again.

ok.

Please explain when you can what happens when you use the IE instructions here. They work. One of my systems is a Win 7 64 bit based system with IE 11.

I hope you edited what those instructions say to edit as they state to do and replaced the IP Address and port for your camera and saved those changes.

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Re: The How To Install Browser Plugins ALL H.264 Cameras

Postby satnav4 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:13 pm

Don:

All healed. I read your last post, and then re-read the 1st page post. I then fixed both IE and Chrome. Perhaps I am the only dense person coming here, but if not, it might help to clarify your instructions as follow:

"In the commands you will create below, you will need to substitute the local IP address for your camera in the command line where it states "IP address", and you will need to substitute your camera port number in the command line where it states "port". For example, if your IP address is 192.168.20.10 and your port is 6200, you can expect to substitute in the below command lines, the following: "192.168.20.10:6200"."

Thanks so much for your help.

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Re: The How To Install Browser Plugins ALL H.264 Cameras

Postby TheUberOverLord » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:27 pm

satnav4 wrote:Don:

All healed. I read your last post, and then re-read the 1st page post. I then fixed both IE and Chrome. Perhaps I am the only dense person coming here, but if not, it might help to clarify your instructions as follow:

"In the commands you will create below, you will need to substitute the local IP address for your camera in the command line where it states "IP address", and you will need to substitute your camera port number in the command line where it states "port". For example, if your IP address is 192.168.20.10 and your port is 6200, you can expect to substitute in the below command lines, the following: "192.168.20.10:6200"."

Thanks so much for your help.

S.

You are very welcome.

Please re-read the post again if needed. It's very clear:

TheUberOverLord wrote:Legend

IPAddress - The Local IP Address of your camera from within your local network or your ISP IP Address or DDNS Address for your camera.

Port - The Port for your camera.

Chrome

Using the Legend above. Do this command from any browser window and save the file as a download when prompted...

FireFox

Using the Legend above. Do this command from any browser window and save the file as a download when prompted...

IE ("Internet Explorer")

IE is somewhat more complicated to force the ActiveX plugin from the camera, to install...

So you will need to create a text file. You can use Windows Notepad if needed. Then copy/paste the below and then change the values below that match the Legend above for your cameras...

Safari

This plugin will not work with Safari browsers on non-Mac computers.

Using the Legend above. Do this command from any browser window and save the file as a download, when prompted...

First Post:

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Re: The How To Install Browser Plugins ALL H.264 Cameras

Postby flm » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:56 pm

I'm on mac using Safari, and it works fine.

But I agree with SATNAV4 above, it would be great to have it more spelled out, the converted knows all about legends and ports, I don't and foscam support was of no use to me when asking them where to find or how to download the browser plug-in.

I appreciate Don's explanation in the first post and value there's help to be found, however it might help to be explained more detailed, yes for the non-techies and would have saved me a lot of pulling hairs and probably others who doesn't know what a 'Legend' is, well apart from thinking of the movie of same name.

Install the latest plug-in for Safari on Mac, in your browser, copy and paste the following:
http://IPAddress:Port/plugins.pkg
Then replace the word; IPAddress with the IPaddress of your own camera.
Replace; Port with the port number for your camera.

Mine would look like: http://192.168.20.10:6200/plugins.pkg

It should now download automatically, upon install you will probably get a warning that it will not install because it's not a trusted Apple source, but open; System Preferences > Security & Privacy and choose Open Anyway. You will probably need to either clear the cache, history, restart broswer or even restart your computer before you see the plug-in version has been updated in the IP camera client.

Why foscam doesn't include this info in the firmware installation folder in the first place, is beyond me but nothing about these cameras has never been easy and intuitive...
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