Recommended Methods for Accessing your Device (Mac/PC)

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Recommended Methods for Accessing your Device (Mac/PC)

Postby James.S » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:06 pm

As of late Plugins such as NPAPI have lost support from many browsers. While a few browsers still support our NPAPI Plugin, we are currently creating a new platform for our devices. This platform should bring a great deal of compatibility with many browsers.

While we are creating and testing this new platform we do have other options and guides that will be quite helpful in getting you back up and running.



- Amcrest Cloud
The Cloud is a great place to view your IP camera's as It is accessible anywhere in the world! Amcrest Cloud also does not require the use of any plugins to function as well.
Along with other features, You will also be able to set up Motion Recordings within the Cloud, by doing so your camera will record any motion in its view. All this information will be stored and accessible within the cloud.

Start Here to Setup your Cloud> https://amcrest.com/cloud



- Surveillance Pro
Surveillance Pro is a Desktop Software available for Mac and Windows that will allow you to view the live feed and playback recordings within your device, as well as change settings in many of your devices all in one place without the need for plugins.
Below are links you can use to download the Software.

Windows> https://s3.amazonaws.com/amcrest-files/ ... 161018.exe

Mac> https://s3.amazonaws.com/amcrest-files/ ... 21.pkg.zip

The video guide below will help you set up remote viewing so you can view your camera from your computer anywhere in the world> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v5K3Me8bhY



- Blue Iris (Windows Only)
Blue Iris like Survalience Pro is a Desktop Software where you will be able to view and edit many settings within your devices. As well as access the live feed of your devices and see the recorded videos within your devices HDD or SD card.

Link to Full Version> https://amcrest.com/blue-iris.html

Download> https://s3.amazonaws.com/amcrest-files/ ... e+Iris.exe

Here is a helpful video on how to add a camera to Blue Iris> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqcfLHANCd8



- Browser WebUI
Other than using Internet Explorer and Safari 11, secondary browsers will also be functional for the web user interface such as Seamonkey, or Pale Moon 32-bit (you need 32-bit because the plugins are 32-bit) web browsers. Conversely, these browsers will require the use of a plugin similar to Internet Explorer or Safari.

(Please note Palemoon is currently only usable in 32Bit with our plugins. Palemoon is also only currently available for Windows and Linux)

Here are links to find out more about these other Browsers

Seamonkey Home Page> http://www.seamonkey-project.org/
Seamonkey Downloads> http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/

Palemood Home Page> https://www.palemoon.org/
Palemoon Downloads(windows/Linux)> https://www.palemoon.org/download.shtml


For Mozilla Firefox Users

The latest update of Mozilla Firefox will be discontinuing the use of plugins which may cause issues with accessing the web user interface for your device while using Firefox. The plugin will affect the ability to view and playback, however, setting changes will still be available using this method on most devices. We are currently working on a more permanent solution to the issue but currently, we can offer these alternatives.

Reverting back to an older version of Mozilla Firefox (49.0.2) will resolve this issue and allow you to regain access to your devices WebUI.

Mozilla Firefox (49.0.2) Download> https://s3.amazonaws.com/amcrest-files/ ... 49.0.2.exe



For Google Chrome Users

Google Chrome users can also use the Google Chrome extension if they wish to access their device's web user interface. For more information on how to use the Chrome extension, I will provide a very informative article as well as an Instructional Video below.

Google Chrome Extension Artical> https://support.amcrest.com/hc/en-us/ar ... gle-Chrome


Google Chrome Install Video> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEZVB7exfHk
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If you have any more questions or concerns about this product or other Amcrest products, please reach out to us at [email protected].

- James.S

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Re: Recommended Methods for Accessing your Device (Mac/PC)

Postby Ynot » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:37 pm

What about Linux, please, re: IP4MP-1053EW. Accessing the camera with Google Chrome offers an app for which I'm grateful, but its usage initially results in "Resources are limited, failed to play video stream". After 10 seconds or so the video is viewable with excessive cpu usage on Debian9:

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  PID USER  PR  NI    VIRT    RES    SHR S  %CPU %MEM     TIME+ COMMAND                                                 
16012 me    20   0 84.049g 281100  31704 S 247.8  3.5 740:02.68 nacl_helper                                             

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Re: Recommended Methods for Accessing your Device (Mac/PC)

Postby petersmith69 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:53 pm

This is very informative.Thank you for providing your valuable time to this community.
Hope to see such info on regular basis.
Regards.

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Re: Recommended Methods for Accessing your Device (Mac/PC)

Postby TincanJoey » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:30 pm

I have yet to get Surveillance Pro to function on any of my MACs and certainly it doesn't look or function anything like that youtube video. Mac support has been pitiful for a while and doesn't seem to be getting any better.

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Re: Recommended Methods for Accessing your Device (Mac/PC)

Postby James.S » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:34 am

petersmith69 wrote:This is very informative.Thank you for providing your valuable time to this community.
Hope to see such info on regular basis.
Regards.



Thank you, I look forward to helping the community!


TincanJoey wrote:I have yet to get Surveillance Pro to function on any of my MACs and certainly it doesn't look or function anything like that youtube video. Mac support has been pitiful for a while and doesn't seem to be getting any better.




Please reach out to us at ([email protected]) so we can work with you directly to collect some information and troubleshoot why you are having these issues.
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