Best OS for viewing RTSP Stream for IP Camera via Ethernet?

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JogglerTom
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Best OS for viewing RTSP Stream for IP Camera via Ethernet?

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Hi all,

I've found this forum & taken the last few hours reading through various methods of configuring the Joggler. I've had one since for a good while but never got round to playing around with it - until now!

The pure (and, hopefully simple) use I'd want for my Joggler is to view an RTSP Stream of an IP Camera, connected via Ethernet (preferably). Hik-Connect is what I use on both Android & iOS; however after trying w/ Android - I can't get the App to download; nor does it (seem?) to have an Ethernet Driver (I was using file: joggler-android-ics.img).

Pretty much open to using whatever OS etc is advisable etc. The device is VLAN'd off anyway; so running something 'old' isn't a massive biggie.

If anyone does have any opinions; if you'd be kind enough to put them in laymans terms - even better! It'd be nice to use something like Android that isn't too complicated to use. Only issue is getting Hik-Connect installed...!

Thx all.
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Welcome to the Joggler forum @JogglerTom.

I have not tried the Joggler Android build in a few years. That said using Ubuntu / Windows embedded on modded Jogglers.

Modded ==> 16Gb SSD drives for OS.

I do not utilize the Joggler's here (15 online 24/7) with RTSP streams. Years ago the Jogglers did stream fine from the Axis jpg servers.

Streaming video from Home Assistant is very slow. I do utilize the Jogglers today as touch interfaces to Homeseer and HA via Windows embedded.

You are better off purchasing an el cheapo Amazon Android tablet (or a refurbished tablet). My Android phone streams my Hikvision cams just fine via OpenVPN (PFSense).
- Pete
O2 Jogglers running EFI Ubuntu / Squeezeplayer
OpenPeak Voip Telephony / Zigbee tabletops hardware modded with Seabios / RTC / Ethernet ROM edits / SSD drives running XPe for automation screens

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Hi Pete,

Thanks for all of the information. Certainly it's a starting point in getting the Joggler to do something 'useful'. I've looked on the forums again (before replying) & it looks to be possible to install Windows 10? I keep seeing references to 'Seaboard' etc. Not quite sure what this means (and, more importantly if the information is applicable to my Joggler...!).

Given your extensive knowledge - would you be kind enough to give me any pointers on getting Windows going on the thing? I'd like Ethernet to work on it (preferably) - so don't know if that'd influence what choice(s) I have?

I don't mind having a USB stick in the side of it, either.

Thanks again, Pete!

Tom.
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Sorry - correction, Seabios!
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Seabios is a X86 replacment BIOS for the Joggler EFI BIOS.

Windows 8-11 works except that it is really slow. Embedded XP works the best.

Mine are running on a different Openpeak hardware similar to Jogglers but modded to run the OS on a SSD. You can run it on a USB stick but it is much slower.

Best to run newest Debian with stock bios and Opera as a browser for RTSP streaming or make the Joggler a LMS player.
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