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    Can I view cameras and recordings on HSTouch?

    Hi there, one more question with this. Debating on buying HSTouch Designer but just wondering what all works with Blue Iris if anything? Is it possible to view all cameras live as well as play back recordings etc, or is it better to just use the actual Blue Iris mobile app?

    #2
    The plugin is designed to control BI and vice versa but not stream video. There are other plugins and methods of accessing live video.


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      #3
      @ryuvann

      What beerygaz said is 100% true about the plugin, but HStouch works very well with BlueIris. Someone on this forum many years ago provided me with two .htm files. I renamed to .doc, but rename to .htm when you download. Put int he root (www folder) on your BlueIris server. You need to copy the cam1 and rename cam2, cam3, etc. Edit the file and make sure cam1, cam2, etc int he HTML file match the name.

      to test you should be able to go to any browser on yoru network and go to http://(your BI IP)/cam1.htm and see each camera.

      Then go into HS3 Designer and drag a text box into your screen. Do not click ""is HTML" or "allow navigation". In the text field put http://your BI IP/cam1.htm, etc. I default to blank, and have buttons that change the text field of the text box to the various cameras. when you leave the screen make sure you change the text field back to blank. If not it keeps streaming the video back to your HStouch client.

      I know this is not the right part of the forum to post this, as this is the plug-in for BI, not how to use HStouch with BI, but I purchased HS3 because of the ability to create custom screens using my BI cameras. Hopefully this helps you with your project.

      Once you have it all running come back and buy the plugin as it will let you trigger HS3 events based on motion from the BI cameras ... turn on lights, send emails, make announcements over sound system, etc.

      Hope this helps.
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        #4
        I put this page together from other postings i found on-line. This is what I use on my HSTouch. I add the URL in a text box, and the video processing is off-loaded from the HS server to the individual client. works awesome.

        Rename the .txt file as .html and put it in the BI web server folder.
        Be sure to edit the file and change the line starting with:
        var custurl = 'http://<SERVER NAME/IP>/image/'
        to your BI's server name/IP


        the page request needs 3 parameters in this format:


        http://BIServer/single_cam.html?CAM=[camera shortname]&W=[width]&H=[height]
        such as:
        http://BIServer/single_cam.html?CAM=CAM1&W=700&H=500

        let me know if you have any questions. works well for me and it allows me to size the feed to any size I need just by altering the URL parameters.

        -Marco
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          #5
          I managed to get cowsr4eating solution working in hstouch, however the following has a better refresh rate:

          //IP:PORT/mjpg/SHORTCAMNAME/video.mjpg?h=HEIGHT?w=WIDTH


          as for Marco500 solution, I couldnt get the Html file to work; should I change

          var custurl = 'http://<SERVER NAME/IP>/image/'

          to

          var custurl = 'http://<MYSERVERNAME/192.xxx.xxx.xxx:8000>/image/'


          Or am I doing this wrong?

          Anyways, I guess it will be equivalent to the other html solution.

          Let me know if I am missing something.

          Thx


          EDIT:

          figured out the simplest and fastest way to make this work:

          New image
          set url to http://192.xxx.xxx.xxx:YOURPORTNUMER/image/SHORTCAMNAME
          set isvideo to "true"

          fast, easy to resize, stretch, etc.





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            #6
            Originally posted by 123qweasd View Post
            I managed to get cowsr4eating solution working in hstouch, however the following has a better refresh rate:

            //IP:PORT/mjpg/SHORTCAMNAME/video.mjpg?h=HEIGHT?w=WIDTH


            as for Marco500 solution, I couldnt get the Html file to work; should I change

            var custurl = 'http:///image/'

            to

            var custurl = 'http:///image/'


            Or am I doing this wrong?

            Anyways, I guess it will be equivalent to the other html solution.

            Let me know if I am missing something.

            Thx


            EDIT:

            figured out the simplest and fastest way to make this work:

            New image
            set url to http://192.xxx.xxx.xxx:YOURPORTNUMER/image/SHORTCAMNAME
            set isvideo to "true"

            fast, easy to resize, stretch, etc.




            Where / how do you insert usernames/ people into that url?
            I have hikvision, dauha (sp?), and armcrest cameras.


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              #7
              Try adding the following at the end of the url:

              ?user=xxxxxxx&pw=xxxxxxxxxx

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                #8
                Originally posted by 123qweasd View Post
                Try adding the following at the end of the url:

                ?user=xxxxxxx&pw=xxxxxxxxxx
                What kind of “object” do I put the URL (RTSP://......) in? I don’t see a video / stream object in HSDesigner.


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                  #9
                  Add an image object. Put the url in the appropriate field (top part of the config).

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                    #10
                    I tested this URL with VLC and it will stream this URL with no issue. But I can't seem to get the HS Touch Designer to make it work. It just comes up with a blank screen. Nothing.
                    Below are my settings on the image object:
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                      #11
                      Are you using BlueIris and it's webserver? this thread was originally intended for BlueIris.
                      If so, http://192.xxx.xxx.xxx:YOURPORTNUMER/image/SHORTCAMNAME should work.
                      This is a BlueIris generated HTML linked to BlueIris webserver, doesn't matter which camera you use.
                      Otherwise you'll have to open another thread for your specific setup.

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                        #12
                        123qweasd, thank you so much for your persistence with a HomeSeer Newbie! I had read so many posts that I was confusing myself with getting a stream from BI or straight from the camera. This is a case of reading TOO much. I have now used my Blue Iris SERVER IP:Port Blue Iris Short Cam Name and added my Blue Iris UID and PW and Bingo Bango Life is good!
                        Thank you again and sorry for being so hard headed!

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                          #13
                          No problem I was there before
                          Eventually someone reaches out .
                          Glad I could return the favor. Cheers.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by 123qweasd View Post
                            Try adding the following at the end of the url:

                            ?user=xxxxxxx&pw=xxxxxxxxxx
                            I'm trying to implement this solution. It is not working in HSTouch, so I tried it in an internet browser:

                            http://192.168.1.46:81/image/cam1?user=XXXX&pw=XXXX

                            This url works fine on my desktop. It accesses the BI server, and logs in. I get a nice centered picture of cam1.
                            However, when I use this url in a web browser on my machine that hosts HS3 I get to the BI login screen and it does not login.

                            Any ideas on what is wrong?

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                              #15
                              I got the url working on both my desktop and HS3 server. I had to get the auto login box checked.

                              Now I have added the image object to my HSTouch screen, but I just get a red X on a white background. A text box with the url inserted for the text field shows a small portion of the camera screen, but I can't resize it or adjust the view in any way. Here is a screen shot in HST designer showing the image object on the left and the text object on the right, as well as the element properties for the image object that is showing the red X:

                              Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

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