When an IP camera allows for the streaming of sound, it usually uses G.711 audio codec (also known as A-Law or μ-Law). This whole concept has just one little downside — no mobile devices and hardly any desktop devices can play these audio codecs.
The IP camera might have been streaming sound, but you had no way to hear it.
We wanted to do something about this, so we improved the angelcam streaming platform and eliminated the problem. The sound track from your IP camera now automatically transcodes to a codec, which is compatible with all mobile and desktop devices.
Whichever camera you connect to angelcam, you’ll have no problem hearing the sound.
Thanks to your input we’re constantly improving our product. Usually it’s a bunch of minor changes each week that you probably didn’t even notice. But we’ve just released a handful of improvements which will positively affect your experience with angelcam, so please check these out.
Live View – another reason to connect all your cameras
Responsive video player
Sound on mobile devices
New player design
Read on for the full scoop!
Live View – ANother reason to connect all your cameras
With Angelcam, now you can view live streams from all cameras, no matter what brand or device. So go ahead and connect all your cameras and then choose one or more of the apps from our app-store: broadcasting, cloud storage, time-lapse and more.
We’re gradually rolling out a following updates over time to all users. If you still don’t have these features accessible and you desperately need any of these them, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll upgrade your account preferentially.
Responsive VIDEO player
For live streaming app users: Your player will never be wider than the screen, because it will change size automatically. Especially useful on mobile devices. But on the other side, it could have exactly the same width as the screen.
Sound on mobile devices
In the past, we only supported sound streaming on desktops. Now you can hear your security camera’s sound across all mobile devices.
During these days we will change the design of all streaming players. If you have any questions, please contact our support.
As always, let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you.
Since you ended up reading our blog, you likely know a thing or two about IP cameras. Way to go! However, some of you might be new to what we call “the world’s first app-store for IP cameras”. We decided to step in and try to make it as clear as possible in a few articles.
So this is the first blog post from a series where we are going to introduce our apps one by one, give you useful tips on what you can achieve with them and inspire you to explore new ways of using your IP camera.
Without further ado, let’s get into it and start with the first one, the Time-Lapse!
Time-lapse video from an IP camera? Really?
Yep. Most of you are probably used to creating time-lapse videos with a regular camera. We’re definitely not saying you should stop it right away, however…
… When we were working on our Time-Lapse app (in cooperation with our friends from 6artisans) the goal was pretty clear: come up with something that enables you to use your security camera with the same result, but with less hassle and more intuitive ways to work with the final “product”.
A bit of inspiration – this is where you find Time-Lapse useful
It’s not that we are trying to limit your fantasies, however, we found out that Time-Lapse users have several favorite “topics” that can inspire you:
Open-air festivals. A time-lapse video from a 3-day summer festival looks just great!
Construction sites. Time-lapse is a cool way to document the entire building process.
Summer resorts. It turns out that many resort owners have gotten to like time-lapse videos to show how lively their place is during peak season.
Got more tips? Leave us a comment;)
As we said at the beginning, this is the first blog post from the series that has just started. In the upcoming weeks you are going to find out how one of the most prestigious Czech universities used Time-Lapse to document an event, what you should bear in mind when setting up a new recording, and we’ll also share some time-lapse best practices with you.
Today we’re launching a big update to our system that will make your lives much easier again.
Over the past couple weeks we’ve been hard at work perfecting a new, simpler way to add IP cameras. Today this system is finally ready to be launched live for all of you.
AXIS CAMERA OWNERS
If you want to add an Axis network camera, you no longer need its RTSP address. All you need is two number you’ll find printed in your camera packaging.
See the video:
As an official AXIS partner company we were able to implement their AHVS connection system and making click2stream the simplest online implementation of the OneClick connection system ever. This also means that your camera will connect and work: – without a static IP address – without changing your firewall settings – without opening ports on your router
You’ll still need just the RTSP or MJPEG address of your camera and a few clicks to get your camera streaming. But now the whole process will be faster and stripped of a number of bottlenecks you’ve been encountering before.