Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2012 1:42 AM (in response to pki730)
I have exactly the same problem using the same software. I bought IP Camera Viewer a few months ago, but since upgrading to Mountain Lion, this software also stalls after 5 seconds and then maybe updates a frame every minute or two afterwards. I've reported it to DComplex but other than 'we're looking into it' haven't heard anything back.
Watching the stream directly via the camera's web pages in Safari also has the same issue after several seconds. It does seem to work if you watch the stream in Chrome or Firefox though.
Unfortunately I haven't found a solution either to the timeouts.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2012 4:26 AM (in response to dholweb)
I spent an hour on the phone with Apple Tech support. They were polite as always but couldn't resolve the problem. What I found disconcerting was that at the conclusion of the conversation I suggested that they reach out to the developer of the IP camera software, put their heads together, and perhaps that would speed a resolution. The response was, "we don't reach out to developers." If Apple doesn't have a willingness to work with its app developers who know the video programming issues perhaps better than they, I don't know how they expect to resolve this issue. Very disappointing.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2012 7:16 AM (in response to pki730)
same here. i use an axis cam and it stalls after 5 seconds in safari. i was able to get it to work again by changing from motion jpeg to java, but then i can't view it on my iPhone anymore.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2012 8:05 AM (in response to dangobot)
I am glad I'm not the only one with this problem. I hope enough people bring the same problem to Apple's attention so it gets the appropriate attention on the bug fix list.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2012 5:19 PM (in response to pki730)
Same problem here with 2 Axis 207W cameras and the Axis DNS service.Cameras stop after 4 seconds.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 1:21 AM (in response to pki730)
Same problem here with an EasyN IP camera. Worked perfectly under Lion and Safari 5 but with the upgrade to Mountain Lion and Safari 6, the video feed times out after about 2-3 seconds.
I played around with the Timeline Recording feature of Safari and the issue seems to be with the way Safari now handles the cgi script that feeds the video. I can't see any error messages being thrown either -- so this is one of those silent failures that makes it difficult to diagnose ...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 10:06 AM (in response to pki730)
Same issue with Foscam 8910W, worked perfectly till 10.8. Cameras stop after few secs.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 12:58 PM (in response to pki730)
...but my Foscam does work in Chrome, so it is apparently a Safari issue, and, it seems, an IP Viewer issue.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 10:18 PM (in response to mayavirupa333)
If you have and iDevice you can still use the Foscam thru an app.
i use the CamViewer and Baby Monitor apps on the iPhone 4s.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to Mac Fanatic)
Same here, Axis camera. Hangs in Safari, but found it works on Firefox.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2012 2:06 PM (in response to pki730)
I'm having the same problem with both my Vivotek wired network camera and Panasonic wireless network cameras. At first I thought this was an issue with the video framework in Mountain Lion, but if Firefox is working (I haven't tried it yet), it sounds like it may be an objective-c video library that has been changed. It's possible Firefox is using an objective-c interface that calls an objective-c function that isn't called by Safari or IP Camera Viewer, etc., (possibly a function that is on its way to be deprecated) or Firefox could use it's own library that directly calls the video framework.
Could be the Mountain Lion objective-c framework has a buffering issue.
Since this is occuring in both 3rd party software and Apple software, it sounds like it's an Apple issue. 3rd party applications typically utilize the Apple Developer objective-c frameworks to access video frameworks/libraries (for example, MJPEG). Thus, contacting 3rd party developers may not solve the situation (unless they can figure out a temporary bandaid--possibly figuring out the video framework call that Firefox uses and patching their software to do the same (not a simple task), but could still provide more feedback to Apple via their developer status.
Has anyone attempted to record from their cameras via iMovie or Final Cut Pro X HD? I will try mine later tonight to see if it records the hanging. If it does, then it's looking more and more like Apple's the culprit.
My suggestion is for everyone to file a bug report via http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2012 5:57 PM (in response to malincal)
same here... Safari stops, but Firefox fine!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2012 2:43 AM (in response to mgb99)
"Has anyone attempted to record from their cameras via iMovie or Final Cut Pro X HD? I will try mine later tonight to see if it records the hanging."
My bad. Work was busy and boy was I not thinking since iMovie and Final Cut Pro X HD don't record network cameras. Disregard that comment, but the rest is accurate.
Also, FireFox doesn't work with my networked Panasonic BL-C230A. However, it seems to be the browser page created by the camera, not the video streaming, as it is hanging even before the page is fully loaded (no streaming data received yet).
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2012 11:24 PM (in response to mgb99)
Just tried SecuritySpy and it's buffering fine, not hanging...