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Embed Video Feed on Website

Description

This article will show you how to take a video feed from an IP Camera, DVR, or NVR and embed the live video on a website.

Prerequisites

  • Internet Explorer or Firefox Note: Chrome will not work.
  • IP Camera, DVR, or NVR that is connected to a network
  • Local IP address of device
  • Port 554 forwarded in the gateway of the network the IP Camera, DVR or NVR is connected
  • Website where you want to host the video

Example of RTSP URL

rtsp://admin:admin@98.189.113.44:554/cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=1

  • stream = Device Account
  • stream1 = Device Password
  • 98.189.113.44 = Public IP address
  • 554 = RTSP Port
  • channel=1 =Device Channel
  • subtype=1 =Substream 1, subtype=0 for Main Stream

Example of Code

<html> 

<body> 

<head> 
<meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> 
</head> 

<object 
 classid="clsid:9BE31822-FDAD-461B-AD51-BE1D1C159921"  
 codebase="http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/last/win32/axvlc.cab" 
 id="vlc" 
 name="vlc" 
 class="vlcPlayer" 
 events="True"> 
  <param name="Src" value="rtsp://stream:stream1@98.189.113.44:554/cam/realmonitor?channel=3&subtype=1" /> <!-- ie --> 
  <param name="ShowDisplay" value="True" /> 
  <param name="AutoLoop" value="True" /> 
  <param name="AutoPlay" value="True" /> 
  <!-- win chrome and firefox--> 
  <embed id="vlcEmb"  type="application/x-google-vlc-plugin" version="VideoLAN.VLCPlugin.2" autoplay="yes" loop="no" width="640" height="480" target="rtsp://stream:stream1@98.189.113.44:554/cam/realmonitor?channel=3&subtype=1" ></embed> 
</object> 

Example of Working RTSP Feed(Internet Explorer or Firefox Only)

Step by Step Instructions

1. From a PC on the same network as the IP Camera, DVR, or NVR; go to www.CanYouSeeMe.org and check port 554. Port 554 should be open.

  • Note: The IP address displayed on this page. We will need that later.

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2. Login to your device, and create a new User Account.

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3. Ensure this account only has the ability to, "Monitor" or "Live" is enabled for the specific channel you intend on embedding on the website.

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4. At this point we should have several pieces of information:

  • Device's LAN IP Address
  • Device's Public IP Address
  • Devices RTSP Port: Default 554
  • Dedicated Account with Limited System Access

Example Information:

Device Local IP: 192.168.1.16

Device Public IP: 98.189.113.44

RTSP Port: 554

Account User: stream

Account Pass: stream1

5. Lets take the above information, and create a RTSP URL. Then we can test it using VLC.

rtsp://<Username>:<Password>@<IP Address>:<Port>/cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=0

For this test we will use the local IP address of an IP Camera, and the default credentials.

rtsp://admin:admin@192.168.1.16:554/cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=0

This URL will do the following:

  • Login to the IP camera using admin for the username
  • Login to the IP camera using admin for the password
  • Access IP Camera from IP address of 192.168.1.16
  • Will request channel 1, since this is a camera there is only one channel.
  • Will request a primary stream from the IP Camera

6. Open VLC, and go to, "Media->Open Network Stream"

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7. Input the URL you created earlier into the box, and click, "Play"

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8. If the video feed is displaying in VLC we have confirmed that we have a working URL.

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9.Next we want to replace the, "XXX" in the below code to the RTSP URL we created earlier, using the public IP address:

Before:

<html> 

<body> 

<head> 
<meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> 
</head> 

<object 
 classid="clsid:9BE31822-FDAD-461B-AD51-BE1D1C159921"  
 codebase="http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/last/win32/axvlc.cab" 
 id="vlc" 
 name="vlc" 
 class="vlcPlayer" 
 events="True"> 
  <param name="Src" value="XXX" /> <!-- ie --> 
  <param name="ShowDisplay" value="True" /> 
  <param name="AutoLoop" value="True" /> 
  <param name="AutoPlay" value="True" /> 
  <!-- win chrome and firefox--> 
  <embed id="vlcEmb"  type="application/x-google-vlc-plugin" version="VideoLAN.VLCPlugin.2" autoplay="yes" loop="no" width="640" height="480" target="XXX" ></embed> 
</object>
</html>
</blockquote>

After:

<blockquote style="background-color: lightgrey; width:600px; border: solid thin grey;">
<html> 

<body> 

<head> 
<meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> 
</head> 

<object 
 classid="clsid:9BE31822-FDAD-461B-AD51-BE1D1C159921"  
 codebase="http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/last/win32/axvlc.cab" 
 id="vlc" 
 name="vlc" 
 class="vlcPlayer" 
 events="True"> 
  <param name="Src" value="rtsp://admin:admin@98.189.113.44:554/cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=0" /> <!-- ie --> 
  <param name="ShowDisplay" value="True" /> 
  <param name="AutoLoop" value="True" /> 
  <param name="AutoPlay" value="True" /> 
  <!-- win chrome and firefox--> 
  <embed id="vlcEmb"  type="application/x-google-vlc-plugin" version="VideoLAN.VLCPlugin.2" autoplay="yes" loop="no" width="640" height="480" target="rtsp://admin:admin@98.189.113.44:554/cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=0" ></embed> 
</object>
</html>
</blockquote>

10. Add the entire string of code to your website, and refresh the page. If everything is working, the video feed should display on your web browser.

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