When your camera and your PC are on the same LAN, you have the choice to use BlueIris to connect to your camera and watch live streams.

Prerequisite

  • The BlueIris software has been downloaded and installed on your PC.
  • You are familiar with BlueIris software.
  • Your camera has been set up successfully with a valid IP address.

Add your camera

Step 1: Start BlueIris.

Step 2: Click + on the top-right corner to add a new camera.

Step 3: In the popup New camera window name your camera. If you prefer to have audio together with the live video, have Enable Audio checked. Then click OK.

Step 4: In the popup Network IP camera configuration click the Find/inspect... button. Your camera should be automatically detected.


In some cases your Wi-Fi router may have configuration that hinders automatic detection. Should it happen type in "http://your camera IP address:5000/onvif/device_service" to manually add the camera.

To find out your camera's IP address, click How to find my camera's IP address.

Step 5: Select the corresponding camera and then click OK.

The BlueIris starts to connect to the camera for retrieving configuration parameters. You can see the progress in the Inspecting... window. The "Done" displayed in the scroll window signifies a successful retrieval. Click the Close button.  

Step 6: Now you are guided back to the Network IP camera configuration window with many parameters filled. If User and Password are filled, remove them to leave these two parameters blank. Click OK to establish the connection.



If the BuleIris doesn't find the camera automatically (this offen happens when router fails for the auto discovery procedure), you can fill the parameter manually following the diagram above. The key parameter are listed as below, 


Address:     your camera ip , e.g, 192.168.0.11

Video Path: /onvif1

Media/video/RTSP port:   554

Discovery/ONVIF port:     5000

Send RTSP keep-alives:  yes

Use RTSP/stream timecode:  optional yes


Then click OK button.


You will see the configration menu below, just click OK button.



Note: It may take some time (usually less than one minute) to build the connection. In the duration before the connection sets up, the vertical color lines are displayed. If you have waited more than one minute, stop the connection and return back to check the connection parameters in the Network IP camera configuration window.

After the connection established

Now you can follow the stream transmitted from your camera.