Display your Cameras Video inside your Browser

HTML5 Video

Starting with version 2.6 of the web interface, all Full HD camera models support HTML5 Video for plugin-free playback of the video stream. This feature is enabled by default and can be set via the Multimedia/Video Menu.

Flash Video Plugin

All INSTAR HD cameras can display their video stream inside a modern web browser (like Firefox, Chrome or Edge) without the need for a video plugin. Just activate the MJPEG mode for this - e.g. in the Multimedia/Video Menu of your 720p Camera or 1080p Camera. But you will lose the h.264 video compression and might start to suffer from bandwidth bottlenecks inside your network. We highly recommend, that you should install the Adobe Flash Video Plugin and use the h.264 video stream instead. This plugin is already installed on most systems and your camera is configured to use it by default - you should be able to see the video stream at once, after loading your cameras web user interface.

Flash Video Plugin

Other Options

If for some reason you cannot use the Flash Video Plugin, there are three more options to display the video stream inside a web browser. You can use the Quick Time Plugin, an ActiveX Plugin (only works with Internet Explorer and Firefox) that comes with a couple of perks or use the above mentioned MJPEG mode to avoid using plugins all together.

ActiveX Plugin
ActiveX Plugin

Windows video plugin (IE and FF)

QuickTime Plugin
QuickTime Plugin

Plugin for Windows and macOS

MJPEG Live-Video
MJPEG Live-Video

Use this mode in Microsoft Edge

Mike Polinowski
Alexa Camera Skill
Firmware Update
Full HD Series
INSTAR Cloud
INSTAR Deutschland GmbH
INSTAR Alexa Camera Skill

Control your camera with Alexa terminal

We offer both a INSTAR Cloud Skill and a INSTAR Camera Skill in the Alexa Skill Store. For the INSTAR Cloud Skill, all you need is an INSTAR Cloud account and an Alexa device with a display. Add the Skill on your Alexa device and use it directly.

Mike Polinowski
Apple Homekit
Firmware Update
Full HD Series
INSTAR Deutschland GmbH
Apple Homekit

Control your camera with your iPhone or iPad

The connection to the Homekit service is available from firmware version 3.2(361) (June 2021) for all Full HD models. You can upgrade the firmware of your camera directly via the Web interface.

Troubleshooting

The video plugin might be blocked by your Firewall or Virus scanner. The following articles will explain how to set up your security software to unblock it.

Avast Security
Avast Security
Kaspersky 2013
Kaspersky 2013
Kaspersky 2014
Kaspersky 2014
Kaspersky 2017
Kaspersky 2017
AVG Internet Security
AVG Internet Security
AVIRA Antivirus Pro
AVIRA Antivirus Pro
F-Secure Security
F-Secure Security
GDATA Security
GDATA Security
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