Community help for Camera feeds that might work, but aren't?

Bob Smith 7 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by ajslentz@gmail com 7 years ago 14

Using same one. I wish the same about cameras however looks like my brands are not willing to play nice right now with AT.


Josh Fink


Have you thought about taking your camera through something like Blue Iris? This would allow you to get your feeds in easily. I had the same problem as I couldn't figure out how to get my cameras in directly.

Can someone please post a link to a Blue Iris compatible camera that I can purchase on Amazon?


I have both of these model hooked up with no problems.

HIKVISION HD Smart 4 Megapixel PoE Turret 4MM Lens

Hikvision 4MP WDR Mini Dome 4MM Lense

I've had a good experience with the Hikvision cameras. I can only speak from experience and everyone will have their own preferences on what size they need, what's important to them, etc.

Like all cameras though, you'll want to make sure you get at least an International Version of the cameras. As sometimes vendors will bring over Chinese cameras where they have hacked the firmware on there that can't be upgraded. Nice thing about Amazon is you can return them at least if you buy from Amazon or "Fulfilled from Amazon".

Not that I'm vouching for them but I've bought from two vendors and have had zero issues with them.

Hope that helps.

I just started using Blue Iris and I love it for the price. Here is link from their website.


I personally have old Foscam 8910 (wifi) models for indoor and Amcrest IP2M-842E (POE) models for outdoor.

I have this info for Hikvision, but not sure what models:


- mjpeg live stream with url = http://user:pw@

- snapshot image of stream with url = http://user:pw@

I can't follow either of those links. I am using Chrome on my Android tablet.

Those are just template examples, Den (not sure if that's clear...).

  • has to be replaced with the address of the camera on your own LAN (and, as a LAN address, even that won't be accessible from outside your home).
  • user:pw should be replaced with a user id and password you should add to your camera using its administrative page. Usually you can add a "view only" user, so that user & password can't control the camera, etc.

I have tried to use the URL for the MPEG stream (httppreview) and it works in Chrome on my windows laptop not in IE, fully kiosk or Chrome on an Android tablet. Any suggestions? Would really like to get my hikvision cameras working.

I've never been able to get the mjpeg stream working with that URL.

This will work for a snapshot, not useful for me, but not for live video.

I use the Amcrest ProHD cameras (IP3M-954E & IP3M-956E) and they work great with Blue iris and Action Tiles.

Here is a database for url's for each camera that might be helpful: https://www.ispyconnect.com/sources.aspx

Doesn't Blue Iris require a computer to be run on?