Geovision Enabling In-Browser/Remote Live Viewing & using Geovision DMMultiView

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Enabling In-Browser/Remote Live Viewing & using Geovision DMMultiViewOnce we have our Geovision DVR set up on our Local Area Network, with the WebCam Service enabled, we can access and view the Geovision DVR locally on our network.  If we have the ports forwarded on our router, can also access the DVR across the Internet as well.  This tutorial will walk us through live viewing from 1 camera up to 32 cameras on a separate PC.

Note: If this is NOT the first time enabling Remote View 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 DMMultiview, please continue to Step 1 below.

For In-Browser Remote Live Viewing

1. Prerequisites
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 launch Internet Explorer and try to access our DVR.  For Local Area Network Remote viewing, simply enter the 192.168.0.x address or the 10.1.10.x address in the browser.  For Remote (across the internet) viewing, we need to enter the external IP of the DVR.  For this example, we will use the DVR in our demo room: http://208.57.226.46/

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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 DMMultiview (standalone Geovision Remote Viewing Software), to view more than 1 camera.

6. If we want to see the 2 Window view, we want to expand the “Live View” option on the left.

  1. Select 2 Windows on the left
  2. Press the Play button to start the view.
  3. Select a camera from the drop down list.

The same goes for the standard video screen on the right.

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7. If we want to see the Multi Windows view (Geovision 8.33+ only), we want to expand the “Live View” option on the left.

  1. Select Multi Windows on the left
  2. Select all the cameras we want to see.
  3. The selected cameras from above will be queued at the bottom of the window.

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Steps 1-7 demonstrates how we could view all of our cameras straight in our browser.

For using standalone Geovision’s DMMultiview Remote Live Viewing Software

1.  There is also another way of viewing our cameras directly on our PC (not through the Internet Explorer) by using a Geovision remote viewing application called DMMultiview. The following Steps and accompanying flow chart will walk us through it.

  1. Select DMMultiView 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. In the InstallShield Wizard pop up, select “Next” and “Next” until the box disappears.
  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 shortly a MultiView Login screen will show.
  7. 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.

  1. These sections allow us to change the current screen’s divisions from 4 cameras to 6 cameras, etc.
  2. If we have a Microphone or Computer speaker set up locally and/or at the Remote DVR site, we can communicate with the Remote DVR or listen in on the Microphone attached from their location on our PC.
  3. This button gives us the option to record the current Live Video steam on our PC.  The default location the files are stored at are: C:Program FilesDMMultiViewAviFiles
  4. This button brings up the Tools palette, which allows us to configure the default screen resolution, screen displays, and change the default save location.
  5. The Edit Hosts button gives us to connect to more than 1 DVR (or Host).  Please see this KB for more information on adding/connecting to additional hosts.
  6. Minimize/Exit.

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3. The great part about using Geovision’s DMMultiView to view our cameras Live is that we have the convenience of double-clicking on a single application to see our live, remote videos.  After we quit the current Geovision DMMultiView that is open on our screen, we will notice a DMMultiView icon on our desktop. If we double click on it, we will be prompted with the regular login screen.  Enter in the credentials and we will be connected to the cameras again.

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