Gigabytes NVR Supported IP Cameras

Works Works with Config Not Working

This list contains a list of IP cameras that have been tested with the Gigabytes NVR. Most cameras that support MJPEG or have a snapshot URL should work with motion-based NVR software (like Gigabytes NVR and MotionEye) but, occasionally, the camera contains some quirk that makes it incompatible or requires special / additional configuration to make it work.

Agasio M1051
URL /videostream.cgi Port  81
User admin Pass
Dlink DCS‑930L, 932L, 934L
URL /video.cgi Port 80
User admin Pass admin
Notes Will DHCP on wired connection first. Can configure wireless from there (where available).
Dlink DCS‑935L
URL  /image/jpeg.cgi Port 80
User  admin Pass
Notes This uses the still image URL.
Tenvis IP602W IP391W
URL  /vjpeg.v?user=operator&pwd=
Port 7777
User admin
Pass  admin
Notes  Gigabytes configures the port to 80
IP Webcam Android App
URL  /video Port  8080
User Pass
Notes  This is an Android app that turns a phone into a webcam.
IP Webcam | IP Webcam Pro
TP-Link TL-SC3130G
URL /jpg/image.jpg Port
User Pass
Linksys WVC54GCA, WVC80N
Sensormatic/ADT OC810
Level One FCS-0040, WCS-0020
URL /img/video.mjpeg Port
User Pass
Amcrest  IP2M-844E
URL MJPEG: /cgi-bin/video.cgi
HD: /cgi-bin/snapshot.cgi
Port 80
User  admin Pass admin
Notes 1. Set Substream to MJPEG
2. Set Main stream to 720p
Foscam FI9851P, FI9853EP, FI9804P, FI9821W
URL Snapshot (HD): /cgi-bin/CGIProxy.fcgi?cmd=snapPicture2&usr=admin&pwd=

MJPEG Init: /cgi-bin/CGIProxy.fcgi?cmd=setSubStreamFormat

MJPEG Stream: /cgi-bin/CGIStream.cgi?cmd=GetMJStream&usr=admin&pwd=

Port 88
User admin Pass
Notes See also: Foscam SetupUse Snapshot URL for HD. Init URL enables MJPEG stream but may not work on cameras with newer firmware. Pan/tilt controls (where applicable) should be operated from camera back-end. User and password must be transmitted in the stream URL (ex. &usr=admin&pwd=1234)
URL /axis-cgi/mjpg/video.cgi Port 80,37777
User  admin Pass 12345
Notes You will need to configure the sub stream for MJPEG and 640×480 before this will work. See also Amcrest IP2M-844E.
Sricam AP003
URL  /videostream.cgi?user=admin&pwd= Port 81
User admin Pass
Notes User and password must be transmitted in the stream URL.
Uniden AppCam21
URL  /videostream.cgi?stream=0 Port  80
User admin Pass 123456
Notes Motion errors: Unrecognized content type Error reading first header – re-trying Wireless SSID: Serial#  Password: 12345678
Tenvis IP391W-HD
URL Currently testing the following URLs:
Port 80
User  admin Pass admin
Notes Use firefox for video: download browser-plugin-vlc from Apper. You may need to disable the Mplayer/gecko plugin so it does not conflict. One of the above URLs is reported to work but we have not tested to verify.

Configuring Foscam Cameras in Linux

Foscam cameras come in a wide variety for sizes and styles and have a number of features, however, they are not very Linux friendly. Just to access the back end to change camera settings, a Windows executable is required. This is the case on some other cameras as well.

The good news is that the Foscam cameras can be configured to stream video to the Gigabytes NVR without having to access the back-end. Using the default username and password, you can reserve the IP address it pulls down in the router. Then, follow the instructions below. Source:

Fetching JPEG snapshots by URL (HD Video)
http://ip address:port/cgi-bin/CGIProxy.fcgi?cmd=snapPicture2&usr=admin&pwd=

Fetching MJPEG stream by URL (SD Video)
There are two steps needed to fetch the MJPEG stream.
Step 1: Set the stream to MJPEG.
http://ip address:port/cgi-bin/CGIProxy.fcgi?cmd=setSubStreamFormat&format=1&usr=admin&pwd=
Here “1” sets an MJPEG stream, if we don’t want to set the MJPEG stream, we would set the number to “0” which sets an H.264 stream.
When inputting this URL and pushing “Enter” in your browser, it will return the following result:

Step 2: After setting the MJPEG stream, it can be fetched using an HTTP URL.
http://ip address:port/cgi-bin/CGIStream.cgi?cmd=GetMJStream&usr=admin&pwd=
Simply replace the IP address, port, username, and password into the above URL to access your camera’s MJPEG stream.

Accessing Foscam Back-end Natively in Linux
If you absolutely have to access the camera back-end, it can be done with a Virtual box running Windows, however, there is a less complicated way to do this.
Using Crossover, install Firefox 20. You can use this Windows version of Firefox to download and install the web components executable. This has been tested to work, though you will not be able to view video directly from the camera. You can get around this by using the MJPEG video URL in a native browser.

Adding a Storage Drive to NVR

Using a secondary storage drive was not originally in the design for the Gigastrand NVR software however, it is a critical feature for many users to be able to separate out the video storage from their main system drive. It also solves a host of other issues with storage and even allows for an external device or a RAID to be used for storage.

At some point we will release a script file to do this automatically. For now, this is how you can do it manually.
NOTE: This could result in data loss if not done properly. If you are not comfortable doing this on your own, Gigabytes can help you remotely.

  1. Format and setup the drive (using Parted or Gparted)
    NOTE: If you format the drive EXT3, the rest of the instructions will work fine. Otherwise, in step 4, change ext3 to the file system that you set the drive up with.
  2. edit fstab (/etc/fstab) as root (right-click on the file>Root Actions>Open As Text)
  3. Add the line
    for Gigastrand NVR Software:
    /dev/sdb1 /etc/kmotion/images_dbase ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 2
    for Ivideon:
    /dev/sdb1 /home/user/.IvideonServer/archive ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 2

    be sure to change “sdb1” to the appropriate drive or partition.
  4. Save the file
  5. Open the drive in Dolphin or Konqueror (or click on Computer on the desktop)
  6. Change ownership to active user (right-click>Root Actions>Ownership to Active User)

If you are running Gigastrand or Next Level NVR software you may have to edit an additional file.

  1. Edit /etc/apache2/envvars as root
  2. add the following 2 lines
  3. export APACHE_RUN_USER=user
  4. export APACHE_RUN_GROUP=user
  5. restart Apache
    Open a terminal and type in sudo service apache2 restart

It wouldn’t hurt to restart the computer to make sure all the settings took hold but that is optional. Be sure to stop the NVR before you start and start the NVR (icons on the desktop) once complete.

Video Security Server Software

Linux NVR Software
NVR NVR Software (current version)
Gigastrand NVR Gigastrand NVR Software (deprecated)
MotionEye Installer
MotionEye MotionEye Installer
Zoneminder Installer
Zoneminder Zoneminder automated install file (BETA)
Other Linux Software
Reindexer Reindexes video files to repair the video database. Includes both an automatic and manual shell script.
WARNING: EXPERIMENTAL. May result in Data loss.
Wallpaper Gigabytes NVR Wallpaper
Windows Unisight DVR/HVR/NVR
Standard Standard DVR Server for older DVR systems (v1.12.0725)


Professional HVR Server Software for Hybrid and Network Video Recorders (v2.17.0711)


Professional HVR Server Software for Hybrid and Network Video Recorders (v2.15.1216)


Professional HVR Server Software for Hybrid and Network Video Recorders (v2.14.0328)


Professional HVR Server Software for Hybrid and Network Video Recorders (v2.12.0725)


  Enterprise HVR Server Software for Hybrid and Network Video Recorders (v3.15.1216)


Enterprise HVR Server Software for Hybrid and Network Video Recorders (v3.14.0328)
Enterprise Enterprise HVR Server Software for Hybrid and Network Video Recorders (v3.12.0725)
Other Software
Amcrest IP IP tool for Amcrest cameras for Windows (works in Crossover Linux)
Foscam IP IP and camera search tool for Foscam cameras for Windows (works in crossover for Linux)
Amcrest Pro Amcrest Pro View software. Client / server for Windows

How-to Security Videos

micro server 2 RAID

Instructional Videos for Unisight Video Security Systems

Creating Backups How-to video on creating Backups (Local WMV)
Client Connection How-to video on using the client software (Local WMV)
Review Player How to Use the review Player to playback backups (YouTube)
iPhone Client iPhone Client installation (YouTube)
Software Install Installing / Updating DVR software (YouTube)
DVR Registration How to register the DVR software (YouTube)
DVS Setup Adding a DVS device or IP camera (YouTube)
Client Connection Creating new client connections (YouTube)
Client Backups How To Do a client Backup (YouTube)

Video Security Manuals

Manuals for Unisight Security systems.

Most Requested

Backup Instructions

Step-by-step backup instructions

Playback Instructions

Step-by-step playback instructions
PC DVR Manuals

DVR Server Manual

Full Server Manual

DVR Client Manual

Full Client Manual

Installation Guide

Installation manual
Network Guide DVR Networking Guide
Watchdog 2.0 Manual Watchdog v2.0 manual
Matrix Setup Matrix Setup manual
Configuring Firefox How to configure Firefox to connect to the DVR web client Interface.
DVR Color Codes DVR Dongle color Codes
Reindexing Guide Guide to reindexing
Voice Chat Guide Voice Chat How To
Supported IP Cameras DVR Supported IP Cameras
IP Camera Resolutions IP Camera Resolution Guide
Mobile Clients
iPhone Client
iPhone manual and setup instructions
Android Client
Android manual and setup instructions (Coming Soon)
iVMS 4500 iPhone Manual iPhone Setup Manual written by Gigastrand
iVMS 4500 iPhone Manual HIK iPhone Setup Manual (HIK)
iVMS 4500 Android Manual Android Setup Manual (HIK)
iVMS 4500 Blackberry Manual Blackberry Setup Manual (HIK)
iVMS 4500 Windows Mobile Windows Mobile Setup Manual (HIK)
Standalone Manuals
HIK Standalone Quickstart For HIKVISION Branded Standalone Quickstart (HIK-7300HI-S)
HIK Standalone Manual For HIKVISION Branded Standalone Manual (HIK-7300HI-S)