No live video in webinterface Foscam C1 via Wine

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No live video in webinterface Foscam C1 via Wine

Post by Jan-61 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:49 am

Having bought an IP-camera, the Foscam C1 to use it as weathercam, I want it to be able to operate it from my LinuxMint PC.
And yes I do have a Windows-pc too, but I want to keep that for my graphic programs, and also the Linux-pc for internet activities.
I tried Ivideon and other things to get the Foscam at work here; no succes.
Foscam really forces the use of MS-Windows.

Installed Wine 4.0.2 -- it came as 64bit as I use LinuxMint 18.3 Cinnamon 64bit.
After that in Wine I installed Foscam's IPClient-plugin and Firefox 49.2 32bit (64bit is not supported for the IP-client webinterface as an error-message told me after having installed the 64bit version).
Now I can reach the camera on my Linux-machine and operate it...but the live-video-screen remains black :(
But when I press 'make a snapshot' it makes and shows the snapshot correctly.

On my WindowsPC the live video is shown correctly.

I guess it had to do with failing codecs, so I installed K-Lite Codec Pack 12.9.5 Standard, reboot the pc -- finally without succes.

Also set winecfg to WinXP (default it is Win7); no succes.

A lot of uncertainties are lying here:
Is the K-Lite Codec Pack version OK?
Do I have to set Wine to 32bit?
Is the Wine version OK?
Do I have to install/override dll's?
Can LAVFilters do the job?

I really want this get to work on this pc.
Can anybody help?

Jan.
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Re: No live video in webinterface Foscam C1 via Wine

Post by jkfloris » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:21 am

As far as I know, Foscam uses an ActiveX plugin to talk to the webcam.
Maybe you have more luck if you install Internet Explorer.

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Re: No live video in webinterface Foscam C1 via Wine

Post by HuwSy » Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:49 am

Hi.

Possibly a bit late but in case anyone else gets to this page looking too.

My Linux setup is Firefox + wine + wine-gecko installed via pacman (I assume the same principal would apply to other distributions).

Then installed the cameras ipc components for windows from the foscam site under wine and finally launch the page in a console as follows

wine start https://...../

Replacing the dots with the specific camera IP address.

This then launches Firefox within Linux (not windows version) but with the ipc camera components running and lets me fully use the cameras.

Hope this helps

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Re: No live video in webinterface Foscam C1 via Wine

Post by HuwSy » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:06 pm

Only point I missed off, Firefox must be open before you launch wine start for some reason.

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