How do you set up/access a wireless ip camera with OpenCV?

asked 2015-11-01 23:46:21 -0600

FrancesHall gravatar image

updated 2015-11-02 05:44:44 -0600

pklab gravatar image

Hello all,

I am attempting to apply my code for face detection that I currently have for webcam, to a wireless IP camera. I have seen on this forum someone posted a code for what seemed to be how to access any & all ip cameras with opencv. It did not specify whether or not there were additional opencv libraries or software that one would have to download or if it was only for a specific brand/model of an ip camera in order for it to work.

My first question is are there any additional opencv libraries that I would have to download to access an ip camera with opencv?

Is the code that was posted on here for accessing ip cameras all you need?

My second question is which brand/model ip camera will this work for (i.e. can you all provide any suggestions)?


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Standard ip webcam delivers a video stream, MJPG, H264,... so you don't need of a particular opencv add ons but you have to know the IP addr of your cam a the connection string it uses. Than you can open the the video stream with videocaputure(your_webcam_connection_string). Maybe this helps: How do I access an IP Camera?

pklab gravatar imagepklab ( 2015-11-02 05:41:58 -0600 )edit