IPVMU Certified | 07/25/15 05:32am
Have you tried either:
Do you have Wireshark or tcpdump?
Edit: no harm in trying it with port 5001 as well...
I use this program sometimes: http://www.videohelp.com/software/URL-Snooper
Wireshark is great but overly complex for simple tasks.
Install that, set protocol filter to RTSP, filter IP address to the camera's IP, then start sniffing.
Then, open the camera's web interface and look at live streams. You should start seeing RTSP URLs populate in the sniffer.
I'd demonstrate this but I'm answering on my phone and don't have a computer handy.
"While the camera claims ONVIF compliance, I have not been able to add it via Onvif."
Technically, they don't claim it's compliant. They say it's 'compatible' :) It's not on the official ONVIF conformant list so that's not a good sign. Also, this is an older camera, so even if it has ONVIF code, it could be old and non-conforming to current ONVIF.
Btw, if you do connect to Milestone via RTSP, since RTSP does pass / support PTZ controls, how do you plan to control the camera?
I have forwarded this to TSP / AD to ask for comment.
Tried all of the takeaways already, that was the first stop on this train. It is not. As for PTZ control I know it is an issue, I just want the video being recorded in Milestone so I can rip out an old system that now exists for only 2 cameras. Like most customers with older systems they have too many PTZs and all of them are set on one view, rarely panned, tilted, zoomed, or cleaned.
IPVMU Certified | 07/25/15 11:17pm
Undisclosed 1, I just was able to download the AD installers toolkit from the AD site. It requires a login, but here is the link to use once logged in.
If you have not used this yet, I strongly suggest you try it before doing anything else. After it installs, one of the Icons is Illustra Connect. It also shows the individual ONVIF calls etc...
I'm thinking it will work, but who knows???
Here is the syntax for the RTSP URL. Note that the Width, Height and FPS have to align with the stream settings made on the camera. I can’t guarantee this will solve this but it is a start.
The URL should conform to the following format: rtsp://<ip>/Video?<name_value_pairs>&<name_value_pairs>&<name_value_pairs>
• Example 1 (MPEG4): Video at 720x576 using a MPEG4 codec at 30 FPS
• Example 2 (H264): Video at 720x576 using a H264 codec at 15 FPS and No Audio.
• Example 3 (MJPEG): Video at 640x480 using a MJPEG codec at 25 FPS with a Quality level of 75 and No Audio