Recording live video stream from IP camera issue

Sam Berry sambez_14 at hotmail.co.uk
Sun Feb 17 15:15:25 CET 2013


Hi Xav,

Iv been looking into OpenCV, i can easily stream my laptops webcam using this code.

import cv2

cv2.namedWindow("preview")

vc = cv2.VideoCapture(0)

if vc.isOpened(): # try to get the first frame
    rval, frame = vc.read()
else:
    rval = False

while rval:
    cv2.imshow("preview", frame)
    rval, frame = vc.read()
    key = cv2.waitKey(20)
    if key == 27: # exit on ESC
        break

However using the cv2.Videocapture(ip_address) method will not load my IP camera video feed into the new window. I can view the stream in any web browser or VLC using the IP address    http://192.168.1.72:1025/videostream.cgi?user=&pwd=&resolution=8.

Did you have this issue? Is there some lines of code i may need to add?

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks, Sam



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