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djl7780
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-10-2008

WVC200 and cell phone question

Hello everyone, I have a WVC200 and everything is working great internal and external, although I see in the user guide it shows the option for mobile streaming. I would love to use this, although in my setup I do not see this option, anyone have any insight on this, also my firmware is 1.2. Also I do have port 554 forwarded... just don't see the "enable mobile streaming option"..

Thanks

Carrot
Posts: 3,271
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: WVC200 and cell phone question

This option is not available on WVC200. Although the user guide says so this user guide is for WVC200 as well as WVC210. So these options will be available on WVC200.

dcalcutt
Posts: 308
Registered: ‎08-28-2007

Re: WVC200 and cell phone question

Using MJPEG, I can view my WVC200 with my iPhone.
Darrin J. Calcutt, CEO, COO

Canadian Locomotive Logistics


http://atc.lovethosetrains.com

http://my.hdvideo.ca
elroy_1666
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-23-2008

Re: WVC200 and cell phone question

dcalcutt, can you explain how you are viewing the WVC200 on your iPhone? I have switched the video to MJPEG, but when browsing to the web interface of the WVC200 on my iPhone, I still can't get video - I just see the little iPhone blue cube where the video would be. Is there a special URL that takes you directly to the raw video stream?
MyHomeServer
Posts: 146
Registered: ‎04-25-2008

Re: WVC200 and cell phone question

[ Edited ]

The Mobile Video section is only found in the WVC210 and the little brother camera the WVCV54GCA, the older WVC54GC and WVC200 cameras do NOT have this option.


This mobile video option uses RTSP and the default port 554 (tcp) to stream a 120x160 mobile video to your compatible cell phone.   Some cell providers and most cell phones DO NOT have RTSP support, and the 2 popular ones now - the IPHONE and the G1 GOOGLE PHONE do NOT support RTSP at this time.

Apparently you can hack your IPHONE to support this, this is up to you.

If  you have a Verizon Voyager cell phone, this is what I use to stream mobile video from the Linksys WVC210 and WVC54GCA when Im on the road. You can see more detail about Mobile Video and how we use it by reading our Linksys Camera reviews at our website http://www.MyHomeServer.com - We explain how we use this and how to set it up.

For those of you that want to try a few other modes to see if your cell phone works with your Linksys Cam, you can try:

Snapshot mode - this should work for everyone, no matter of the cell provider:
http://YourName.MyLinksysCamera.com/img/snapshot.cgi (where the domain name is your domain or WAN IP for your camera)

Motion JPEG Video - this MAY work from your cell, :
http://YourName.MyLinksysCamera.com/img/mjpeg.htm (where the domain name is your domain or WAN IP for your camera)

More details and techniques on how to reach your camera on MyHomeServer.com under the REVIEWS section. We also have a list of some of the cell phones that work with the native RTSP protocol

 

 

Message Edited by MyHomeServer on 11-24-2008 07:18 AM
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elroy_1666
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-23-2008

Re: WVC200 and cell phone question

Thanks, MyHomeServer - good info. Unfortunately, I only have a WVC200, and if dcalcutt has found a way to view MJPEG from it on his iPhone, I would really like to know how. So dcalcutt (or anyone else how has accomplished this), if you happen to stop back by this thread, please take a second to explain. Thanks!
WaveJam
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎05-06-2008

Re: WVC200 and cell phone question

Hi Elroy. I do not think that dcalcutt has done anything special to make it work. I too have my WVC200 working on my iPhone with no special tweaks. Here are my recommendations for you:

 

1. Using *IE* from a desktop, go into the Cams images settings, change to MPEG-4, then apply. Then back to MJPEG and apply. I say this because my settings never seem to take when I use firefox (unfortunately). Just humor me and try it. :-)

 

2. When trying to view video from your iPhone and not knowing if you are using a bookmark to get to the cam, the best thing to do is start from the base URL meaning http://YourCamIP:xxxx   (your web address and port number)  with nothing else after the port number.

 

Lastly, if it still does not work, i'd be happy to try your cam from my phone. Send me a note with the URL. 

 

Cheers.

elroy_1666
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-23-2008

Re: WVC200 and cell phone question

Mystery solved! I had an older verion of firmware that apparently didn't like the iPhone. I upgraded my WVC200 to the latest from Linksys' website, and now it works. It seems later versions of firmware detect the Platform/OS and have an alternate live video viewing page for non-Windows OS's. Normally, when you browse to the camera and select View Video, you are directed to the URL:

 

http://x.x.x.x/main.cgi?next_file=main.htm

 

but when you select View Video from the iPhone (or potentially a Mac or Linux) you are instad directed to the URL:

 

http://x.x.x.x/main.cgi?next_file=main2.htm

 

and with MJPEG selected, it works on the iPhone. Thanks to all who offered help!

dcalcutt
Posts: 308
Registered: ‎08-28-2007

Re: WVC200 and cell phone question

Also, I forgot to mention, I have firmware 1.2 beta installed in my Ip camera WVC200. I allows me to view the camera with password authenication. Anyone can look at my camera withou a password. The iPhone has no way of accepting a username and password.

 

 

Darrin J. Calcutt, CEO, COO

Canadian Locomotive Logistics


http://atc.lovethosetrains.com

http://my.hdvideo.ca
TotalControl
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-12-2009

Re: WVC200 and cell phone question

To those who are looking for something more comprehensive my company is releasing video surveillance applications for various cellular interfaces which include support for linksys cameras on the compatibility list.  see www.totalcontrolapp.com for more information.  We have free demo trial versions on certain cellular interfaces.

 

Best Regards,

 

Robert Conlin

Intelligent Designs Group, LLC

www.totalcontrolapp.com