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How to view Dahua cameras without browser plugins

nymphaeles

Getting the hang of it
Hi, Thanks for the prompt replies. I'm using a Panasonic TX-58AX802B which is a 58" UHD LED screen as my monitor. I have installed the IE plug in and the log in screen is there but again it's tiny. Tried to do a screen grab but it(Chrome) says it will not run an extension withing another extension I'm currently running the resolution at 3840x2160
If this is the only monitor hooked up to your Windows 10 PC, then use Pale Moon browser and that Web interface from the browser should give you all the tools you need to configure you cams. Within the browser interface, you can use Ctrl+ to increase your interface size, and that may help, too.
 
Switched to 1920x1080 and managed to log in. So far so good.Now it says @please install plugins first!" Will I not be able to access my cameras through my router and NVR? I am wanting to access the cameras to disable the IR lamps on two of them as I'm getting too much glare from white roof eaves. TIA.
 

nymphaeles

Getting the hang of it
Switched to 1920x1080 and managed to log in. So far so good.Now it says @please install plugins first!" Will I not be able to access my cameras through my router and NVR? I am wanting to access the cameras to disable the IR lamps on two of them as I'm getting too much glare from white roof eaves. TIA.
This version should work for you
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nymphaeles

Getting the hang of it
Downloaded Pale Moon and my SmartPSS screen resolution problems have been resolved. Many thanks from a very grateful Scottish forum member.

Now if anyone can point me to a solution to switching off the IR lights on individual cameras I'd be a very Happy Chappie!
IR Light controls are under Camera-->Conditions-->IR Light. You can select your option to have it on Manual, SmartIR, or Off. See the screen shot attached.
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Ahh, I see where it's going wrong. My SmartPSS view does not look anything like the one you are showing me. I can't get a screen grab to show you but it does not have the Dahua logo where yours is, my version has "Web service" at the top left corner, and on the right side there are arrows for ptz, focus and iris. Maybe this is the version that is loaded in my NVR?
 
Neither this screenshot or the one above are of SmartPSS both are of web browsers.
Ok, I was not aware of that. I have now downloaded SmartPSS_International_Win32_IS_V2.02.1.R.180619 which seems to be the latest version. After tweaking the screen resolution I got it to run ok ie it sees all eight cameras etc but I still cannot find where I can switch off the IR lamps. The options given are very similar and as limited as the NVR menus. Any idea where I go from here?
 

tangent

IPCT Contributor
Can move the camera a little to reduce reflection?

Open the NVR's IP address in your browser. Go to the page the lists the cameras and click on the little internet explorer icon by the camera. This will let you access the camera's settings directly.
 
Can move the camera a little to reduce reflection?

Open the NVR's IP address in your browser. Go to the page the lists the cameras and click on the little internet explorer icon by the camera. This will let you access the camera's settings directly.
Thanks for the info. I tried and it all went well until it asked for username and password for the individual camera. I thought it was admin+admin and tried that but it is not accepting. Just past midnight and I'm working in the morning so I'm off to bed. I'll check again tomorrow if you can suggest any way around this. Thanks for all the help so far guys, it is really appreciated.
 
The NVR's password should work.
That is what was stopping me. I entered the NVR password on the camera log in and bingo! I was in. Thanks again.
I can now access the individual cameras and play with all the setting through the camera interface (exactly like the one in nymphaeles pic) so now I have switched off the IR on two cams and adjusted the ptz range on another two. I'm very grateful for the time and the patience shown by all in helping me to resolve this. Cheers Guys.
 
Hi,me again! I am using Pale Moon to view my cameras but if I leave it for about 30-40 minutes I get the error message "connection time is out" is there any way of stopping this as I have to log on again and pick the camera views I want to see.
When I reload and log in on the top left is says preview and the circle is spinning and I can stop this with the stop command in right click but the connection continues to time out. Is there some kind of work around or setting I can change?
 

tangent

IPCT Contributor
Hi,me again! I am using Pale Moon to view my cameras but if I leave it for about 30-40 minutes I get the error message "connection time is out" is there any way of stopping this as I have to log on again and pick the camera views I want to see.
When I reload and log in on the top left is says preview and the circle is spinning and I can stop this with the stop command in right click but the connection continues to time out. Is there some kind of work around or setting I can change?
Using SmartPSS is probably the best option.
 
Thanks for the reply. I have tried SmartPSS but as I view on a 4k screen the resolution has to be reduced to see it (SmartPSS) in an acceptable size, then rejigged back to view my pc (Win 10) on the same monitor at an acceptable size. Too much hassle. That's why I use Pale Moon, it seems to rejig resolution to suit. It's just the time out thing that stops it being perfect!
 

tangent

IPCT Contributor
Thanks for the reply. I have tried SmartPSS but as I view on a 4k screen the resolution has to be reduced to see it (SmartPSS) in an acceptable size, then rejigged back to view my pc (Win 10) on the same monitor at an acceptable size. Too much hassle. That's why I use Pale Moon, it seems to rejig resolution to suit. It's just the time out thing that stops it being perfect!
The actual video will scale won't it even if the text and icons don't?
 
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