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Foscam IP Camera


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Hi,

I have just purchased a foscam FI8918W. I selected the model from a thread on this forum which listed the model numbers of foscam that work with HC2.

But my camera doesnt show any picture or video. Its just a blank and black screen.

If I tick to display the camera image on the main page, then it does show a picture or a snapshot. But then it doesnt change or move.

If anyone has had similar experiences or knows how to get it working; please help.

any help or comments are much appreciated.

thank you.

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  • rantta, hi,

    I did refer to the list before buying the camera and did infact select the model number from the list itself. I thought there is much information available on Foscam cameras here on the forum so in case if something doesnt work i can get helpl...BUT the command and paths provided there do not work at all for me.

    Instead i got a reply from alandee, in other group and he gave me these commands which I think you have provided it to him...as he mentioned your name !!!

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    Right:

    decoder_control.cgi?command=6&user=user&pwd=password

    Left:

    decoder_control.cgi?command=4&user=user&pwd=password

    Up:

    decoder_control.cgi?command=2&user=user&pwd=password

    Down:

    decoder_control.cgi?command=0&user=user&pwd=password

    snapshot path : snapshot.cgi?user=user&pwd=password

    One just needs to change "user" and "password" fields.

    But as you can see, the commands for STOP and MJPG are missing...so at the moment,I can only get my camera to move left, right, up and down. Still no picture or video.

    So, if you have STOP and MJPG commands...please help us by posting them here....

    Thanks for the reply....

    CHEERS..

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    Instead i got a reply from alandee, in other group and he gave me these commands which I think you have provided it to him...as he mentioned your name !!!

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    Interesting

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    So, if you have STOP and MJPG commands...please help us by posting them here....

    Try this for stopping:

    decoder_control.cgi?command=5&user=user&pwd=password

    And for MJPG I only have (username and password are provided on their own fields):

    video.cgi

    From here you can find more about url structures with Foscam cameras:

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  • Tried these as well...still no picture or video at all....so far i can only get my camera to move around and up down from HC2.

    Also, Do you know the logic behind "Send STOP after movement command." tick box option?? Coz when i keep it ticked these commands stop working as well and the camera wouldnt move at all.

    If i keep it unticked, it works but doesnt stop until i hit the pause button.

    whereas ideally, it should move only little bit in accordance with clicks then stop.

    Cheers anyway,

    Cheers anyway..

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    Also, Do you know the logic behind "Send STOP after movement command." tick box option?? Coz when i keep it ticked these commands stop working as well and the camera wouldnt move at all.

    When ticked, HC2 should send first command for moving camera and following that command for stopping camera movement.

    Did you already check that your camera firmware is updated to newest firmware version?

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    Guest Charly

    The camera will not work without entering the following

    IPADDRESSCAM:88/cgi-bin/BGIProxy.fcgi?usr=USERNAME&pwd=PASSWORD&cmd=setSubStreamFormat&format=1

    just exchange

    IPADDRESSCAM xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

    USERNAME admin or what you use

    PASSWORD

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    ... and as told by Carmar74 on other thread, camera can be requested to move just by steps, so there is no need for independent stopping request.

    decoder_control.cgi?command=4&onestep=1

    decoder_control.cgi?command=6&onestep=1

    decoder_control.cgi?command=0&onestep=1

    decoder_control.cgi?command=2&onestep=1

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    Hi

    I have just posted something on another post that might help

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  • Things are all working for me now but only in chrome...i think my i.e. is outdated...will update it and find out...but at least for now they do work in chrome for me.

    The commands that worked for me are:

    JPG PATH: snapshot.cgi?user=*******&pwd=******

    MJPG PATH: videostream.cgi?user=******&pwd=******

    TURN LEFT : decoder_control.cgi?command=6&user=*****&pwd=*****

    TURN RIGHT: decoder_control.cgi?command=4&user=******&pwd=******

    MOVE UP :decoder_control.cgi?command=0&user=****&pwd=******

    MOVE DOWN: decoder_control.cgi?command=2&user=*****&pwd=*****

    STOP CAMERA MOVEMENT : decoder_control.cgi?command=5&user=*****&pwd=******

    Anyone wanting to use these will jus have to put their camera log in username and password in these commands.

    Thanks everyone for taking your time out and helping me.

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    [ Added: 2015-01-16, 05:18 ]

    rantta, your suggestion also worked like a treat....

    moving camera one step at a time so that no stop commands are required for individual movements performed.

    Thanks..

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    Hello!! i have same problem but my cam is Foscam FI9821W not work in all configuratios posted here! any solutions for this cam?

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    a test to see here "

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    " I had solved a model of divwerso from foscam which presented the same problem even support fibaro could acapire ...... now works perfectly

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    a test to see here "

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    " I had solved a model different from the foscam which presented the same problem even support fibaro could acapire ...... now works perfectly

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    I have a new HD Foscam IP camera FI9853EP

     

    Just ad this camera on my HC2 and get things working

     

    These steps I made with the following settings

     

    Ad device - Camera

    Select IP Cam  (no username and password)

     

    advanced settings:

     

    Ad your IP adres with port number

     

    JPEG path:

    192.168.178.20:20/cgi-bin/CGIProxy.fcgi?cmd=snapPicture2&usr=USER&pwd=PASSWORD&

     

     

    MJPG path

    192.168.178.20:88/cgi-bin/CGIStream.cgi?cmd=GetMJStream&usr=USER&pwd=PASSWORD

     

     

    select JPG

     

    and your cam is rolling.

     

    When selected MJPG it does not work, even the link is working on vlc.

    And with selecting JPG with 6 seconds interval you still see camera as roling video - no snapshots.

     

    hope it helps others...

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    n "Advanced Setting" adds the following expression in all camera commands : user = xxxx & pwd = yyyy .

    where:

    - Xxxx = user administrator camera

    - Yyyy = password of that user administrator camera

    Example : Where it says you have to put snapshot.cgi : snapshot.cgi user = xxxx & pwd = yyyy (putting obviously your username and password) ?

    4) Do the same with the other boxes / commands

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  • Does anyone know if ether HCL or HC2 support h.264 stream?

     

    I have bought a foscam FI9805E two days ago and I cant get it to work with fibaro anyhow.

    there is no picture no video or any PTZ movements.

    It just says "no video"

     

     

    If anyone has any info on this please share it....

     

    Thank you.

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  • I tried the commands and instructions shared by D-vine....

     

    Thank you for your help..

     

    I also have jpg now only on the home screen though.

     

    But same problem that u have, no MPEG or video when i click on the camera screen on HCL.

     

    If you or anyone else has further information, please share it so that everyone can benefit.

     

    thank you.

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    glad could help.

    my settings on jpg is a video. you see the time normal with seconds.

    I did a 6 seconds interval to test if it is video or picture. With the interval setting you have to see the time jump every 6 seconds. And that is not my case.

     

    when i delete only jpg, still has video. 

    Delete mjpg setting, no picture.

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