Accessing camera Foscam C1 for video and audio at remote location


Thank you for the help…I did manage to logon to the camera using the foscam software and enabled the ONVIF but I must admit I am not familiar with ONVIF and appreciate it if you could tell me about it and how to use it.

Many thanks



Excellent. This will be interesting.
See figure below.
0.ONVIF only works on LAN so you must have the camera on the same LAN as the computer.
1.add a new camera
2.use the tab ONVIF Source on Browse to find the source. If it is not there write the IP number in the field Unknow/Custom.
4.enter logins. on Get Profiles. Now in the field ONVIF Profiles there should be one or more choices that you can select depending on what the camera can deliver. Select one and click on 7.

If everything is fine you should see the video from the camera. ONVIF is a standard, but it is not always that the manufacturers blow that to a 100%, but for video it is usually no problems.

When this is working you can go back to this configuration, but this time go to the tab Custom URL. There you can see the exact URL that the is used for the communication. That is very interesting to have here in the forum.

Good luck and please report back how it goes,


Thank you for the help…Unfortunately the Foscam camera is at a remote location from my computer so I will have to physically move the camera to try and set it up with ONIV. WIll need some time to try that out…


Ok, but I have another solution. If you have access to a computer in the remote location do this.
-install a version of NCS on the local machine and add it using the onvif tab. and find the url in the tab for custom url.
-alternative is to download ONVIF DEVICE MANAGER.
-install and run and ODM detects the camera if it supports onvif.
-here you find the url to use



Great…will give it a try and report back


ONVIF picked up the device…so next step I guess is the find and try the URL

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When I click on image settings…this is what I get

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In your case you have it in the first picture

port is 554.
Install NCS also and make sure it works with this url locally or use the tab for ONVIF Source that should detect this. OR use this on the regular computer and change LAN to the WAN address. Make sure to port forward port 554 on the router.


How are things going?
Nice to have report back in the forum to support others.


Im still working on it…I tried what you suggested and so far no go…when I put the WAN ip in NCS with the command line…still not getting sound…will continue workiing on it… (right now a bit distracted with business matters) but will give feedback


Fine. I can connect also from here with template and custom url. I have sound also, but I have turn up the volume to max to hear something. The noise in the system will be loud. So somewhere in the camera config there is a volume control or something. I can hear the person typing on the keyboard, but he is not talking that much right now :slight_smile:


I logged on to the camera directly with Foscam software and cannot see any settings for audio…other than to enable the ONVIF which I did.


Actually, I have sound, but I have turn up the volume to max to hear anything. The noise in the system will be loud. I can hear the person typing on the keyboard, but he is not talking that much right now :slight_smile: The microphone might need some adjustments?


Sounds great…can you send me the custom url and some simple instructions let me give it a try and have some music playing here to test the sound…


You can use the template like this

or the Custom URL like this

Stream Type is rtsp_tcp


Two things are posting in the open forum! I deleted this image. do not use the correct URL. Must use /videoMain since it is case sensitive.
I send you a PM to continue is closed channel.



SUCCESS…I used the template and worked perfectly…MANY MANY thanks…


Good luck with the rest!


Regarding audio for the C1. Using
Stream Type is rtsp_tcp
gives video and audio, but the sensitivity of the microphone is very low so the volume must be set to very high. I got this info from another user which sort confirm this:

Hi Henrik,
i just connected one C1 with internet explorer and activated sound. In a
distance of 2 m to camera loudness is like the other sounds on my pc.
best regards


Thank you …I did adjust it and seems to be working fine…again thanks for your help

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