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What settings must I make to enable viewing an IP camera via the web?

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I am trying to display an image from an IP camera which is connected to the web. I have the web address of the camera and the log in details for it. However, when I log in, it only displays a black screen where there should be a live video image. I presume that I must change some settings in Firefox to enable live video streaming from the camera. Does anybody know what settings to change in Firefox?

I am trying to display an image from an IP camera which is connected to the web. I have the web address of the camera and the log in details for it. However, when I log in, it only displays a black screen where there should be a live video image. I presume that I must change some settings in Firefox to enable live video streaming from the camera. Does anybody know what settings to change in Firefox?

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Some IP cameras only work with IE because they use an ActiveX control to control them.

To make such a camera work in Firefox you need others ways to control that camera like a Java applet.

Your More system details list shows the old WMP plugin (Npdsplay dll). You can try to install the new WMP plugin to see if that works.

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Windows_Media_Player#Missing_plugin