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I think the iPC Manager software can show the firmware version, would anyone here be able to tell me if it should work, or if it's another piece of technological junk I have acquired please? I have not yet been brave enough to tell `er indoors I am thinking of buying a new PC, so this box just might get me by to encode in H265 in the interim... Thanks.
I sometimes wonder if I am safe outside these days Thanks Mike, feel free to say when you're sick of me!
Serial No: HDMI16E202110126003
Firmware Version: V2.47.210429
Assuming it's not by the above, already a dead duck, how might I use VLC to progress to check further please? I have a SONY camcorder with clean HDMI out.
To see the output of the encoder box locally using VLC enter this url rtsp://192.168.1.120:554/live/0 into VLC. This assumes your encoder box IP address is 192.168.1.120
I open VLC on my Win 7 PC, and open a transport stream using your instructions, but entering the fixed IP address of the Chinese box. I see what the camera sees, can change resolution in the box's menu, and change from H264 to H265. Audio from the camera's microphone is also streamed to VLC and can be heard on the PC's speakers.
So I have demonstrated to myself that the camera's hdmi out can be seen by the magic box, how then, looking ahead, how might I feed a video or photos already existent on the PC to it and have it encode those MP4 videos as H265 please? I'm afraid I don't understand how I'd get existing .MP4 files into the H265 encoder box? I am envisaging everything going INTO it has to go in via the hdmi cable, and the LAN socket is stuff outbound.Possibly I'm understanding this very incorrectly?
I guess there''s a way to go yet with this! I managed tonight to put the Portsdown 4 I have been using so far aside, and in the Evariste 0303 firmware version contrioller software, (which has worked fine with the PD4), vary power output and make my Pluto on the LAN TX, but there was no video on the TX stream, although it was clearly seen tX'ing on the Goonhilly monitor.
I guess I need to fix that next, assuming this box has passed the main test? I am unsure if in the Evariste DATV Operating Mode check box stuff I should be setting it for RTMP or UDP, and what else needs setting for "stuff" playing in OBS to be streamed through it to the Pluto on my LAN? Before the wonderful Portsdown 4 held my hand here!
Thanks Mike, have I finally got some Chinese gizmo that might actually do what I hoped it would? The chap I got it from took one look at the complexity of the menus and chickened out of persevering with it.
Good grief, nearly midnight, you can get absorbed in this stuff, thanks again!
My issue may be that I don't think this elderly PC has an HDMI out port. Would some form of converter from another type of video out port work? It will be galling if after all your help I still end up needing a newer PC, but at least I am being taught a great deal along the way. Thanks again Mike.
EDIT: One DVI-d port, a DVI-i (in use to my monitor via a VGA adaptor, my monitor is old, too...) and one Display Port available, no hdmi. My debit card is trembling and suspecting it may need to be taken to some computer emporium for a day out and a good bashing But maybe some adapter gizmo would let me get the final stage of the box set up working.