Geovision Enabling In-Browser/Remote Video Playback & using Geovision’s Remote Viewlog

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In a previous KB Article, we covered how to remotely view our cameras Live from inside the browser and through an application on our desktop known as DMMultiview.  In this KB, we will explore how to view previously recorded videos through the web browser as well as using Geovision’s Remote Viewlog utility. If we have the remote ViewLog ports forwarded as well, we may also playback previously recorded videos through the web.

Note: If this is NOT the first time enabling Remote ViewLog on this computer, please follow this KB to fully uninstall any old DMMultiview and Remote Viewlog files before continuing.  If this IS the first time enabling Remote Viewlog, please continue to Step 1 below.

For In-Browser Remote Video Playback

1. Prerequisities
For Windows 7 users, please complete this KB first, and this KB second, before continuing to Step 2.
For Windows Vista users, please complete this KB first, and this KB second, before continuing to Step 2.
For Windows XP users, only complete this KB before continuing.

2. Let’s login to our DVR using either the internal IP address (if we’re on the same Local Area Network as the DVR) or the external IP address (if we’re off site).

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3. Please make sure we have already enabled all the Active X controls for this Remote PC by following this KB, as outlined in Step 1.  Once we are sure, let’s enter in our login information of our DVR to proceed.

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4. Once all the Active X controls finish downloading in the browser, we will be brought to this screen. (Note: This may take a few moments to fully complete depending on the internet connection speed at the DVR’s source.)

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5. From here on, there are two ways, (1) In Browser and (2) through a Remote Viewlog utility (standalone Geovision Remote Playback Software), to view more than 1 camera.

6. If we want to remotely playback videos in our browser, we want to expand the “Remote Play Back” option on the left.

  1. Select Remote Play Back on the left, and wait for the Active X controls to finish installing on the right.
  2. After the Video Log database loads and we should be able to select a camera on the right.
  3. Select a desired time frame to play back the videos.
  4. The previously recorded videos will automatically start playing back.

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Steps 1-6 demonstrates how we could playback individual cameras from previously recorded videos straight in our browser.

For using standalone Geovision’s Remote ViewLog Video Playback Software

1. Similar to viewing live cameras directly through an application on our PC, we can also playback our cameras on our PCs through an application called Remote ViewLog.  The following steps and accompanying flow chart will walk us through the procedure.

  1. Select Remote ViewLog on the left.
  2. Select the Monitor Resolution of the current PC. Only select a higher resolution if your monitor supports it!
  3. Wait for the Active X to finish installing in the background.
  4. When the Remote ViewLog – InstallShield Wizard pop up, do nothing, as it will disappear automatically.
  5. Again wait for the Active X to finish installing in the background.
  6. Once the Active X finishes, the word “Execute” will appear and we will be prompted with two options.
  7. Select Remote Viewlog Service.
  8. Enter in the proper login credentials as we inputted earlier.

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2. Once we log in to the system, we will see something similar to the picture posted below.  Unlike the DMMultiView interface, the Remote ViewLog interface looks just like as if we were standing in front of our DVR watching the DVR’s ViewLog.

  1. Use this icon to change the screen division.
  2. Use this drop down menu to change cameras.
  3. This section shows the Month/Day view and lists the individual videos
  4. This button allows us to convert the selected video clip(s) to the popular .avi format.
  5. This section controls the speed of the playback, among other nifty controls.
  6. Minimize/Exit.

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3. Unlike Geovision’s DMMultiView software, the Remote ViewLog application does not automatically place a shortcut icon on our desktop.  We need to manually create it.  After we quit the current open Remote ViewLog application, let’s close all the browsers and launch the Start Menu.  Go to All Programs > Remote ViewLog and we should see Remote ViewLog application inside. Simply right click on Remote ViewLog and choose Send to and then select Desktop (create shortcut).

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4. Once complete, we will see the Remote ViewLog icon on our desktop. Next time, we want to view previously recorded videos, we can just double click on that icon on our desktop, enter in the credentials, and we will be connected to the cameras again.

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