Wednesday, May 22, 2013

RTSP / Streaming Video with Foscam FI9821W pan/tilt camera under Linux (or any other operating system)

I purchased Foscam's 720P pan/tilt IP camera to use as a baby monitor, but was somewhat dismayed to discover that the camera didn't work well under FreeBSD... until I found the instructions at the following post.
rtsp://username:pwd@ip:port/videoMain  -- Main streaming
rtsp://username:pwd@ip:port/videoSub -- Sub streaming
rtsp://username:pwd@ip:port/audio -- Audio streaming
The camera works beautifully with VLC (VideoLan client)!

This feature very likely requires the latest firmware.

Now, I'm very pleased with this camera.

1 comment:

Micah said...

Thank you! This works great.