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Old 05-08-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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Smile TrendNet TV-IP572PI camera with Zoneminder - limitations

Hi all!

I am currently searching for a good networked surveillance camera with PoE capability (to reduce the number of wires to run to the camera).

On, the TrendNet TV-IP572PI is currently $90CAD cheaper than usual which now makes this model a potential candidate to use with Zoneminder.

Basically, the Zoneminder's wiki says that the TV-IP572PI is supported but the notes are saying:

The TV-IP572PI is a wired network only indoor camera that supports night viewing mode (to 7.5 meters) with 4 IR LED's. (The IP-572P does not have the night viewing mode, but is otherwise identical). It supports RTSP but I have not yet gotten that to work. It supports 1280x800 simple HTTP image capture using:

Source Type: Remote
Remote Protocol: HTTP
Remote Method: Simple
Remote Host Name: userass@<IP Address of Camera>
Remote Host Port: 80
Remote Host Path: /image/jpeg.cgi
It supports motion jpeg MJPEG at the following URL, but my ZoneMinder wouldn't work with it (but the Firefox browser from Mozilla does)

Remote Host Path: video/mjpg.cgi
Like I said on their forums, I am not really a video guru. When it is said that:

It supports RTSP but I have not yet gotten that to work
What are the implications of that? RTSP means "Real Time Streaming Protocol" so does it mean that I will most likely not be able to view in real time what the camera sees??

If so, thats a show stopper.


It supports 1280x800 simple HTTP image capture using..
does it mean that I will only be able to store static images and not video streams??


It supports motion jpeg MJPEG at the following URL, but my ZoneMinder wouldn't work with it (but the Firefox browser from Mozilla does)
I dont understand this statement. Its said that Zoneminder doesnt work with motion JPEG but Firefox does.. If ZM does not work with MJPEG, why would the browser work with it?

Basically, I am seeking a camera capable of a decent image quality (at least 1024x768), and capable of working with capturing images, recording videos, and use most (preferably all) of ZM's functions. No need for pan & tilt, and night vision is a plus but not mandatory. PoE is also mandatory.

Has anyone tried this model of camera? I would appreciate your input to get me started..


P.S.: I also posted on Zoneminder's forums but if I rely on my past experiences, I dont expect any replies before a few weeks, which at that point the camera will no longer be on sale which will defeat the whole point of this inquiry..


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