Hikvision compatible PC client viewer alternatives?

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  1. yakky

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    Are there any alternative DVR/NVR/Camera software tools that will allow you to connect to a Hik DVR besides the official IVMS-4200? Even though I have decent hardware, the newer versions of IVMS take a minute to come up, not exactly an eternity, but I don't need a full NVR recording package to come up when I just want to take a quick look at what is going on. CMS 2.0 seems to work OK and is much faster but maybe there is something better out there?
     
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    How does IE11 work for you when accessing the NVR web GUI?
     
  3. yakky

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    I works fine, but I have to login, then load cameras and stuff, it probably takes longer just than bringing up IVMS.
     
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    Maybe Safire EasyView, but, for me, the program is so-so.
     
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    Can multiple RTSP streams be aggregated in VLC to simulate the IVMS view?
     
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    Exactly what I was looking for. I agree, the program has some limitations, but it comes up in about 5 seconds versus a minute. I'm willing to take those limitations for the performance boost. Thank you!
     
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    It can, some info on the VLC mosaic view is here: software to view all my cameras in grid

    That might work for some,but I'd prefer to keep the amount of ports open to a minimum so I don't want to have RTSP open as well.
     
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    Super!! Spot-on!!