Cisco 2500 IP Camera; get screenshot command

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Sep 18th, 2008

Hi there,

I have been working with Axis IP Cameras, but for a new project we are going to use Cisco IP Cameras (Cisco 2500 IP Cameras).

Axis IP Cameras offer serveral HTTP commands in order to get current image (jpg) or start a live video stream. Example:

I am looking for a way to do the same with this Cisco IP Camera. So just a HTTP request to the IP Camera to get a current screenshot as response. Does anyone knows if this is possible?

Thanks in advance


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Mike-1985 Tue, 09/23/2008 - 00:35

The first links does not shows anything (page is requesting for a long time)

The second link shows a 404-error.

Is there an configuration setup/webpage for the snapshot cgi control? I am looking for a simple HTTP command/url to receive a current snapshot of the live video.

I hope you can provide me with the right info. I have been searching for a while without success.


Dirk-Jan Uitten... Fri, 04/15/2011 - 08:38

Same here... The MJPEG link works but the snapshot URL doesn't.

I was unable to find the IPC-2500 API guide. I did find the API guides for the cheaper camera's. Strange...

I'm also looking for more URLs:

- snapshot with size & quality

- mpjeg stream with different size (without changing the default settings in the camera)




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