General Compatibility Check
The easiest way to check if it works in Shinobi is to know whether or not in a similar application, like VLC.
- Can be streamed in VLC
- Can be accessed by an ONVIF Scanner
- Can be accessed by software not made by the camera vendor
- Is classified as an IP Camera (not P2P camera)
How to Test a Stream in VLC
Terminology may differ based on Operating System.
- Open VLC.
- Click File.
- Click Open Network Stream.
- Paste the Stream URL that you have acquired.
If you have not acquired a Stream URL you may scan for it upon ONVIF compliant cameras. You may also check ShinobiHub's Explore page for pre-created configurations posted by the community.
Stream works in VLC
In short : Use that Stream URL in Shinobi.
If it asked you for a username and password then you need to put that into the Stream URL manually before Saving the configuration in Shinobi.
When you started your stream in VLC it may have looked like this.
It should be modified to look like this. USERNAME being swapped with your camera's login username and PASSWORD being for the password associated.
In essence all you have added is :
Camera has ONVIF Access
If you have located your camera on the network with Shinobi's built in ONVIF Scanner then you can simply click the Copy button next to the search result.
If you have located your camera with a different ONVIF Tool then you can get the Stream URL from there. Once located you can test the Stream in VLC.