Zavio F312A Linux How-To
Do the following to use the Zavio F312A camera in Linux:
- Plug the camera to Ethernet interface of your computer
(temporarily disabling any other Internet use, if you were
using your Ethernet). Set the IP address of your computer
on this interface to 192.168.1.1. The camera's IP address shows up in
TCPDUMP after a while should, somewhere in the range
192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.254.
- Point your browser to the camera's IP address. Enter
"admin" and "admin", and go to administrator interface.
- Configure the network settings, and
change your password. You will most likely need a static IP
for your camera.
- Download Linux VLC
software, e.g., in Ubuntu do this as root: apt-get install vlc.
- The camera is visible in your browser using the URL http://camera
or http://camera/main.htm for just the image.
- Use the command vlc rtsp://camera:554/video.mp4 to view your camera in VLC.
Unfortunately, I have been unable to access the camera over SSH; RTSP prevents simple tunneling
of TCP traffic.
- If your network has a NAT or a firewall, and you wish to be able
to connect to the camera from the outside, there are several ways to
arrange this. One is to tweak the NAT policies so that a particular
port is redirected to port 80 on the camera.
- File storage can be arranged via vlc as well.
Give the --sout option
as shown here:
$ vlc rtsp://camera/video.mp4 --sout file/ps:test.mpg
Created October 18, 2009.
Last modified October 18, 2009 by Jari Arkko