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mydlink Baby Camera App - Feature Wishlist
« on: February 19, 2014, 04:41:52 AM »

This wishlist contains suggestions provided by the forum community and may not reflect actual changes to current or future D-Link software releases. Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest release, please post and I'll update!

Feature Wishlist

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Re: mydlink Baby Camera App - Feature Wishlist
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 10:07:12 PM »

A good number of App improvements can also be found in the DCS-825L - Firmware Wishlist.

My particular concern is that the mydlink Baby Camera App is not available for download ("not compatible") from the Google Play Store on my generic chinese Android 4.03 wi-fi tablet.
This is especially a problem since the alternative mydlink Lite App, which does run on this device, says the DCS-825L is not supported, so I can currently only use unsupported 3rd party apps to access my camera stream on this device.

This tablet meets the minimum Android OS spec (4.01) for the Baby App, so I would imagine this is due to some hardware requirements imposed (like GPS), which are not necessary for the App to function well enough.

Please modify App Manifest to make these features android:required="false":
  • android.hardware.telephony/MODIFY_PHONE_STATE
  • android.hardware.location.gps/ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
  • android.hardware.location
  • android.hardware.location.network
  • android.hardware.touchscreen (complex multi-touch)
  • android.hardware.microphone/RECORD_AUDIO

And add:
        android:smallScreens="true" />

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Re: mydlink Baby Camera App - Feature Wishlist
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2016, 08:16:16 AM »


I would like to have Chromecast support so i can view my camera stream on a dump TV with just the chromecast.




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Re: mydlink Baby Camera App - Feature Wishlist
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2016, 07:45:04 PM »

I would like to have Chromecast support

I don't have one, but it seems that Chromecast needs HTTP Live Streaming (HLS).
We'll see if D-Link will invest in HLS support in future, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

D-Link Baby cam uses FFMPEG to produce an RTSP feed (H.264/MPEG4 encoding).
 E.g. rtsp://admin:passwd@ipaddr:554/play1.sdp

Or you can access the MJPEG feed (but I think this is only 10 FPS or less):
 E.g. http://admin:passwd@ipaddr/video/mjpg.cgi

If you're so inclined, you could perhaps try to fold HLS support into FFMPEG yourself? This guy Walter seems to have done it:
As a starting point, for Telnet access and other Advanced config hacks on your Baby Cam, see some of my other posts like: http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=57687.msg229916#msg229916

Or there are other workarounds using a casting gateway (your PC or your Android phone):
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chromecast/SWLDk3NghYs  (Google Cast Help Forum - Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) Support?)
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