[SATLUG] D-Link Netcams

Travis Runty trunty at linuxismybff.com
Sat Apr 30 21:32:06 CDT 2011


I am fairly confident zoneminder will be your new best friend. It should be able to do this for you automagically and provide a very nice interface and toolset. 

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On Apr 30, 2011, at 9:15 PM, Eric Haugen <erichaugen at gmail.com> wrote:

> We have about a dozen D-Link IP cameras at work for surveillance
> purposes.  We also have a Windows server that runs the D-Link software
> that controls and records said cameras.  The server software is a mess
> and records the video (that is, when it works) into a propitiatory
> format.  Thankfully we haven't run into a incident were we needed the
> video for evidence.
> 
> The other day I got a wild hair actually RTFM.  What I learned the
> camera is able to produce JPG stills when you go to
> http://IPAddress/cgi-bin/video.jpg and it refreshes every time you F5
> the browser.  I grabbed an extra camera and started tinkering with
> batch commands.  I managed to get it to auto-download using wget for
> windows and with another command change the file name on the video.jpg
> file.  I would like to get the file name into is ISO 8601 format (EX.
> IPAddress-YYYY-MM-DD-TIME.jpg) unfortunately %date% and %time%
> variables produce an invalid file format.
> 
> Also given this capability we can also deep-six the Windows machine
> for Linux.  I know wget pretty well but from what I heard curl, sed
> and awk might be better for this.  Unfortunately I don't have as much
> experience in those programs and how to write it into a shell script.
> I was wondering is anyone had a recommendation of what tools to use
> and resources on how to use them?
> 
> Thanks,
> Eric
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