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How to view Dahua cameras without browser plugins

iseeker

Getting the hang of it
Question: I am now using IE 11 to login in to my Dahua IPC-HDW2231R-ZS. All good. When I try and set up IVS the camera overlays all the buttons you would use to set up the IVS. I've tried resizing (zooming in and out) and no dice. Any suggestions? This is my first camera and been doing trial and error with several browsers. Also downloaded SmartPSS yesterday night but like the IE interface the best. Thanks.
Let me know if I should post some where else? Wasn't a good one under the software category.

A bonus question: why all the different names at the top left of the dahua software?? Mine says "IP Camera". Some say "Dahua" (with the fancy d). There was another one I saw but can't remember. And I'm talking about the same software...the one you find when you login on your lan to the ip address of the camera.
 

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pcunite

Young grasshopper
The reason the image looks like is because you've inadvertently maximized it. I think you double click the center of the image to resize it back, or maybe press escape. Don't remember.
 

iseeker

Getting the hang of it
The reason the image looks like is because you've inadvertently maximized it. I think you double click the center of the image to resize it back, or maybe press escape. Don't remember.
That is a good thought but, no, I didn't maximize. It starts out that way. When I double click it goes full screen.
 

tangent

IPCT Contributor
Question: I am now using IE 11 to login in to my Dahua IPC-HDW2231R-ZS. All good. When I try and set up IVS the camera overlays all the buttons you would use to set up the IVS. I've tried resizing (zooming in and out) and no dice. Any suggestions? This is my first camera and been doing trial and error with several browsers. Also downloaded SmartPSS yesterday night but like the IE interface the best. Thanks.
Let me know if I should post some where else? Wasn't a good one under the software category.

A bonus question: why all the different names at the top left of the dahua software?? Mine says "IP Camera". Some say "Dahua" (with the fancy d). There was another one I saw but can't remember. And I'm talking about the same software...the one you find when you login on your lan to the ip address of the camera.
Try resizing the browser window. Try zooming in or out in the browser window (ctrl+scroll wheel). Try google chrome and pale moon 32 bit.

If none of those work I'd try developer tools in the browser to either resize that image or alter the z-index of the buttons you can't currently click.
 
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Question: I am now using IE 11 to login in to my Dahua IPC-HDW2231R-ZS. All good. When I try and set up IVS the camera overlays all the buttons you would use to set up the IVS. I've tried resizing (zooming in and out) and no dice. Any suggestions?
On my Windows 10 notebook, I have to set the display scaling to 100%. If set to 125% (recommended by my display) some of my Dahua screens overlay like your example.
 

iseeker

Getting the hang of it
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On my Windows 10 notebook, I have to set the display scaling to 100%. If set to 125% (recommended by my display) some of my Dahua screens overlay like your example.
YEP!!! That was it! I tried all the other stuff and nothing. Changed the scale to 100% from 125% and blamo. Now I can just zoom in with the track wheel. Thanks.

Now I need some macro or hot key to toggle that setting b/c my computer font is so small that it is not useable unless set at 125% (13" laptop). But with that setting I can then zoom in to 200% with the track on the mouse in the browser and see things fine.
 

abazuu

n3wb
Hi,

what about if we use username and password? how can i embedd it to website? I've been struggling with this for 2 weeks now, can't find right solution. MJPEG stream without any plugins work in Firefox, but that's all...
 
Hi, Me again!

So I've been using Pale Moon for just over a month now and it's all been good. But for the past week when I open it up it does not run as it should.

I have my Dahua NVR IP address as my home page as I don't use PM for anything other than the DVR but lately it is just stalling and eventually brings up the familiar "Webservice" log in window but it has not saved my username ( it usually does and I just put in the password). If I put in my username and password and click login it just sits for 5 minutes and then goes back to the same login screen without the details I have just entered.Very strange!

Things have been going slowly for over a week and the interface has been VERY laggy making PTZ almost impossible to judge/set and with four cams on display the times are all different by a few seconds. Cars going by or people waliking seem to jump across the viewing areas. I tried a reboot of the DVR but no joy, a remove and reinstall of PM again no joy. Can anyone suggest anything I could do to overcome this issue? TIA.
 
Hi, Me again!

So I've been using Pale Moon for just over a month now and it's all been good. But for the past week when I open it up it does not run as it should.

I have my Dahua NVR IP address as my home page as I don't use PM for anything other than the DVR but lately it is just stalling and eventually brings up the familiar "Webservice" log in window but it has not saved my username ( it usually does and I just put in the password). If I put in my username and password and click login it just sits for 5 minutes and then goes back to the same login screen without the details I have just entered.Very strange!

Things have been going slowly for over a week and the interface has been VERY laggy making PTZ almost impossible to judge/set and with four cams on display the times are all different by a few seconds. Cars going by or people waliking seem to jump across the viewing areas. I tried a reboot of the DVR but no joy, a remove and reinstall of PM again no joy. Can anyone suggest anything I could do to overcome this issue? TIA.
Sorted it.

Had a brainwave and logged on to my router to check connected devices and the NVR was not on the list. I removed and refitted the NVR/Router cable at both ends and refreshed the page to see the NVR was now on the list and connected.Login page now back to normal and images all ok too, no lag or jumping. Wish I'd thought of this earlier but hey, I got there in the end!
 

Bazzle

n3wb
I am now using Basilisk browser. Working good with my current Dahua cams.
Pale Moon gave to many issues.
 

TL1096r

IPCT Contributor
Upgrading most of the cameras to the newer firmware will remove the need for the gymnastics of plugins
all updated dahua camera and still have the issue?

Is ie11 with flash installed/enabled bad to do as security issue? I am not sure what smartpss to download - it is the only one I could find:
General_SMARTPSS-Win32_ChnEng_IS_V2.002.0000007.0.R.181023
 

mat200

IPCT Contributor
all updated dahua camera and still have the issue?

Is ie11 with flash installed/enabled bad to do as security issue? I am not sure what smartpss to download - it is the only one I could find:
General_SMARTPSS-Win32_ChnEng_IS_V2.002.0000007.0.R.181023
FYI - flash is a security issue period.
 

TL1096r

IPCT Contributor
FYI - flash is a security issue period.
Yes. So the smartpss is best option? I am unsure of what to DL as it is not same as being shared here but cannot find it - all I find:
General_SMARTPSS-Win32_ChnEng_IS_V2.002.0000007.0.R.181023

I have no other way but through BI to view the Dahua.
 

mat200

IPCT Contributor
yes - ok same thing as I posted General_SMARTPSS-Win32_ChnEng_IS_V2.002.0000007.0.R.181023

thanks
Hi @TL1096r

Hey, remember while we like to help, sometimes we just don't have the time to do all the research. Hopefully there is a Win64 version.. if not, then that's it.
 

TL1096r

IPCT Contributor
Hi @TL1096r

Hey, remember while we like to help, sometimes we just don't have the time to do all the research. Hopefully there is a Win64 version.. if not, then that's it.
Yes I just like to confirm to gain more confidence before doing. Since I did not see any win64 and just win32 I will DL/install this. I just want to try to have the safest option and IE11 with flash DL/Enabled didn't seem like the best option and why I found this thread on IPCT.

v. SmartPSS 2.02.7
 

tangent

IPCT Contributor
all updated dahua camera and still have the issue?

Is ie11 with flash installed/enabled bad to do as security issue? I am not sure what smartpss to download - it is the only one I could find:
General_SMARTPSS-Win32_ChnEng_IS_V2.002.0000007.0.R.181023
Flash is a stopgap at best. It's awful from a security standpoint and will be discontinued soon, but slightly better than the npapi plugins. Most browsers that still support flash make you enable it on each website.

That is the latest version of Smart PSS on dahua's website. It works well enough, but you may have issues if you have a high resolution monitor and use text scaling.
 
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