You can choose from a variety of cameras in different price categories, starting from the simplest devices for 100 euros through to professional industrial cameras worth thousands, and offering advanced features like night vision and motion detection.

Regardless of your choice, it is essential that the device supports RTSP protocol, H.264 video encoding and AAC audio format. Our servers also support MP3 or G711 Mulaw but to enable these codecs we require additional (paid) transcoding.
If you do not require to transmitt audio than most of the cameras with h.26 should work just fine.

The easiest way to check if a camera is compatible with our servers is to play video from the camera in VLC player, which can be found at
If the video is streamed correctly, there is a 99% chance that the re-streaming via our servers will cause no issues.

To make the choice even easier, we will soon publish a list of IP cameras meeting all the requirements mentioned above and tested by our clients.
You need to know the RTSP address in order to set up the service correctly. The Camera’s URL address is a link that identifies your camera on the Internet. Upon registering a test account with IPCAMS, you will be asked to fill in a short form with your camera’s details, including the RTSP address.
An RTSP address usually looks like this:

RTSP syntax consists of:
Your IP address: The external IP address of your camera, identifying your router or modem on the Internet. Make sure you have a permanent external IP address, so that our server can connect to your camera. You can check your IP address at (the number displayed in the top right hand corner of the screen).

Port number: Usually set by default as 554. In the vast majority of cases there is no need to configure this parameter. It is possible to open multiple ports on some routers, so that several videos can be streamed via the same IP address. A different port must be set for each camera.

Stream name: The path, default for each type of camera, that leads to the video stream. The name should be provided in the device’s manual. You can also find it on websites that collect such technical data, e.g.: or
After logging in to your test account, you will see your services listed on the website. To get a player, choose a IPCAMS service, click Details, and then Get player code.

The feed from your camera will be accessible provided that the device has been configured correctly. If you experience any issues with the configuration, please contact our support by email:, providing your username(email) and the model of your camera. We advise you to check if the video is played correctly in VLC player before contacting support.

Once the connection between the camera and our servers is successfully established, your video will be displayed in the tab Player on a website.

The video should be played correctly on the majority of Android or iOS mobile devices. You can access the preview in customer portal. We offer free, configurable Video.JS Player that allow to receive on 99% devices.
For professional customers we suggest using Bitmovin Player which covers 100% OTT devices for example: TV or mobile applications. Paid player price grows with number of views monthly.

You can copy the HTML code displayed in Customer Portal and easly paste into a website of your choice.
Note for Joomla 1.7 users. Please use IFRAME to get the player working.