How to use a Chinese Yoosee/2cu IP Camera with Zoneminder on Ubuntu

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This IP camera is a fairly cheap one (30-40 US$). According to the user manual it is supposed to be used with Yoosee mobile camera app to view photos remotely.But after upgrading “yoosee” the remote viewing had failed. Luckily the “2cu” app could be used to view photos remotely with out any problem  . Therefore I had to drop ” yoosee” and select  “2cu ” app for the mobile phone. As an alternative measure for  this type of unexpected problems I thought of exploring possibilities of using this camera on Zonemider .

(First I have started and connected the ip camera to the wireless router through wifi .

Then I have used “nmap -A -T4 192.168.1.*” on the terminal .
The results of nmap showed that the ip camera is connected through ip address 192.168.1.4
and the opened ports were 554  and 5000.

I tried to view the server using 192.168.1.4 :554 and 192.168.1.4:5000 but failed.)

My operating system is Ubuntu 15.10 .The Zoneminer version is v1.28.1.

First download free Xeoma app and ran to find the streaming address of the camera.

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IP camera view on Xeoma ( photo at right)

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From the above figure you can see that  the URLs  are  rtsp://192.168.1.4/onvif1 and rtsp://192.168.1.4/onvif2

I have used one of the above URLs to configure the monitor of  Zoneminder.

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monitor of  zoneminder

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I have used the Monitor Preset  of Foscam F1820 ffmpg H264 as a guidance . But used the Source path and the resolution from the Xeoma results.

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IP camera view on Zoneminder( photo at left)

You can use this cost effective night vision Chinese IP camera on Zoneminder very easily.

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31 thoughts on “How to use a Chinese Yoosee/2cu IP Camera with Zoneminder on Ubuntu

  1. Hi!

    How did you successfully configure the Yoosee cam in Xeoma? I tried but I only get a black rtsp stream. I entered user and password of the cam (“Cam1234567”) and my password that works in my iPhone App but still a black stream. Any idea?

    • Hi Marc
      You don’t need to enter the administrative password of the camera to obtain rtsp stream in Xeoma when the camera and the computer where runs Xeoma in the same local network (connected to the same router via wifi or direct). The Xeoma running on the same local network automatically detects the camera .
      B.K.Jayasundera

      • Thanks for the reply. I was trying to change the ports for the camera so I can use my camera app on the phone to see the cameras. I personally don’t really like the yoosee app. Can Zoneminder change the ports for the cameras? Thanks in advance

  2. Mark my camera was working I went out and tried to check my home and it was turned around and wouldn’t work. now all it does is BEEP! PLEASE HELP I reset the cam I unplugged but as soon as it turns around beep beep. Can u help??

  3. Camera won’t connect message says camera does not currently support 5G wifi when will this be corrected purchased holan ip new

  4. Hi Mr. Jayasundera
    thx to you I got my camera working with zoneminder.
    Only problem: it’s working at 320×180 (the camera has a 1280×720 resolution)… do you know if there’s a way to acquire the image with higher resolution?

  5. Hi

    The package of my yoosee camera says that there is support for http.

    However, I couldn’t find more information about it.

    I can successfully stream using rtsp://.

    However, I rather need an http stream.

    What is the live video feed for http?

    Kind regards,
    Roman

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