Hi Robert! Thanks for creating the topic.
I received the user name and password from our support. Your cam have been connected to my Netcam Studio in motion detection for some days now with no problems. Since you use another template and you get a video I do not think that a new template will solve the crashing problem. I have already a new template for your cam, but I would very much like to do some other things before. Otherwise the new template will crash your system also.
Webcam 7 was created for webcams and after that IP cams were added to the program. However, many new cams with megapixel sensors use another streaming protocol and more compression to reduce networks traffic. They use a system called h.264 that use more computer power than before. So to analyze the problem and to solve it I have some questions that I hope you can help me with.
- what template do you use today?
- in the configuration of the camera video encode mode was set to h.264H which have caused some problems in some applications. I changed it to h.264B which is the basic one. Can you please restart your program Webcam 7 Pro and see if that helps.
- in the Task Manager, can you see if Webcam 7 use a lot of cpu load that can cause it to crash.
an alternative is to use the video format MJPEG instead. The quality and the image size will be the same, but the traffic on you network will increase. That is maybe not a problem?
- last is to move to Netcam Studio. This software is optimized to work with IP cams and the rtsp protocol that all the megapixel cams use. As I mentioned your cam have been running with no problems in my Netcam Studion for five days in motion detection with no problems.
- do you have many cams connected?
Thanks for your help in advance and I am looking forward to solve this .