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Marmitek IP Robocam 21 via VLC player

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The Marmitek IP Robocam 21 ( Art No 9833 ) is a wireless, remote controletabel pan tilt, indoor camera. (link)

Watching the stream via the web is easy, just surf to the IP cam’s IP-address. Marmitek even has a complete suite (UltraView) to combine many camera’s, record the picture etc. But just looking at the video in VLC ( or any media player ) is tricky and virtually undocumented.

The IP Robocam 21 can deliver MPEG4,MPEG and 3GPP video. Here is how to get it working in VLC.

Open VLC, goto “media”, choose Open Network. Choose the RSTP protocol and copy paste this adress into the addressbar:

rtsp://admin:admin@x.x.x.x/mpeg4 ( where x.x.x.x is the IP address of the IP cam, usualy something like 192.168.0.3 and where admin is the username of the adminisrator who has “admin” as the password all which you can change in the setup of the IP cam via the web )

Mpeg4 video : rtsp://admin:admin@x.x.x.x/mpeg4
3gp video: rtsp://admin:admin@x.x.x.x/3gp
Mjpeg video: rtsp://admin:admin@x.x.x.x/mjpeg

To MOVE the camera: (port is the portnumber used to access the webcam over http like in: http://x.x.x.x:port . Usualy 80 )
down : http://x.x.x.x:port/admin/ptctl.cgi?move=down
up : http://x.x.x.x:port/admin/ptctl.cgi?move=up
left : http://x.x.x.x:port/admin/ptctl.cgi?move=left
right : http://x.x.x.x:port/admin/ptctl.cgi?move=right

I will post more tricks as I learn about them in the future.

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