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How to view your Y-Cam on your iPhone, BlackBerry or Mobile Phone

Y-cam showing on iPhone 3g

Viewing the video feed from your 2nd Generation Y-Cam Black, Y-Cam Knight or Y-Cam White is easier than ever, now that Y-Cam have built controls into their cameras for just this purpose. Here are the details you need:

iPhone and iPod Touch

On the iPhone or iPod Touch you can visit the camera as you would in any desktop browser and once logged in the Y-cam will auto-detect the browser type (in this case Safari) and display a motion jpeg stream. This is a live video stream directly from the camera, but not optimised for the mobile viewing platform.

Mobile phone with browser and 3gpp capability – VLC player

On your phone’s browser visit ipaddress:port/en/mblogin.asp and you will see 3 options: Live picture, 3gpp stream and mobile settings. From here you can choose whether to view a static image, a video stream optimised for mobile phones, or change the settings (which you may have to do to get the 3gpp stream working on your phone.


As above. There are VLC players compatible with the BlackBerry which can be used to view 3gpp streams from the Y-Cam.

Direct 3gpp stream

The direct url for 3gpp streams is: ipaddress:port/live_mpeg4.spd

This will work in 3gpp enabled phones, but will also work on your desktop in players like Quicktime and Real Player which support the 3gpp video stream type.

If that url does not work tyr this one: ipaddress:port/live_mjpeg.sdp

Live picture

To view a live picture from the Y-Cam on your phone go to ipaddress:port/snapshot.jpg. This will display a static image captured at the time of request. To see a new snapshot you will need to refresh the page.

Published on January 30th, 2009 by Greg

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