How to view Dahua cameras without browser plugins

Sixto

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I'm running a Mac, and because I'll soon be on MacOS 10.15 (Catalina), and SmartPSS won't work anymore, I updated the NVR5216 to the latest plugin free v4 firmware here.

The firmware installed fine, and I now can access the NVR without plugins just fine from Safari, but when playing back any NVR recordings it's VERY slow and laggy. Is this expected behavior?

I was so happy to log into the NVR and have full access, plugin free, but playing back any recording is so slow.

Any configuration setting that might fix this? The 32-bit SmartPSS plays back perfectly on MacOS 10.14.6, but the 32-bit version won't run on 10.15 (Catalina), and the 64-bit version isn't expected until December.
 

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The firmware installed fine, and I now can access the NVR without plugins just fine from Safari, but when playing back any NVR recordings it's VERY slow and laggy. Is this expected behavior?
Could you describe what you're seeing in more detail?

Once the video is playing, does it play smoothly or does it remain laggy / drop frames?
Is the delay just when you start playback or move to a new spot on the timeline? If this is the case it may not be unusual.

Try a different browser like chrome or firefox.
 

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Could you describe what you're seeing in more detail?

Once the video is playing, does it play smoothly or does it remain laggy / drop frames?
Is the delay just when you start playback or move to a new spot on the timeline? If this is the case it may not be unusual.

Try a different browser like chrome or firefox.
MacOS 10.15.6 with Safari, but same issue with Chrome and Firefox.

On v4 of the NVR firmware, everything is perfect and responsive except when I actually play a recording. I can move around the interface just fine, and bounce from screen to screen just fine.

When I click on a recording, the playing of the recording is choppy. With SmartPSS or when accessing on a Windows machine (with the plugin), the recordings play fine. The recordings are from a 5830 or 5231, the main stream, H.265. With SmartPSS the 5830 shows 5000 kb/s 3072*1728 and the 5231 shows 2000 kb/s 1920*1080, while playing an IVS recording.

If I play the sub-stream "live", it seems to play fine, but that's not what's recorded (the IVS). Windows with the plugin runs fine, but my main machine is the Mac.

It plays somewhat decent, but not fluid. SmartPSS plays perfectly on the same Mac, but as soon as I update to 10.16, SmartPSS will cease working.
 

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I bought IPC-HDW5831R-ZE which looney tested and this camera DOES REQUIRE plugin for web-browsing. But I thought does not.

So, can anybody answer does IPC-HDW5831R-Z require plugin?
 
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What are you folks using these days for SD card playback via a web browser, I just noticed that pale moon does not work anymore.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Windows 10 and I have tried Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Pale Moon.
IPC-HDW2231R-ZS camera.
 
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