I am looking for software, a web application, or website for viewing IP camera streams from an Android device.

Must Haves:

  • Ability to view/connect multiple streams at once
  • Ability to load sound with the stream (MJPEG+WAV, Flash, etc.)
  • Ability to record the stream locally

Nice to haves:

  • Ability to control Android device's LED

  • Ability to send audio to be played through speaker

  • Multi-platform compatible (esp. Windows 10, Android, and Linux)

  • Interface customizability

More Info:

I am using IP Cam to stream video and audio from my Android device, but am open to other app suggestions here: Question: IP Camera Application for Android

Clarification: This is a separate question from IP Camera Application for Android as this is the client side of a client server system.

  • How do you suggest the server-side to run on Windows non-stop 24 hours? Anyway, the same site from the post below offers the alternatives which you could try.
    – dma_k
    Sep 7, 2018 at 7:33

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I monitor 8 cameras with a linux daemon called motion It reads the capture card for 5, and streams data from three netcams. It also supports USB cameras, subject to bandwidth.

Then I can view an html page which contains 8 HTML links like this

<img src="http://server:9871"> <br>
<img src="http://server:9872">

and I can see all cameras in my browser.

Downsides, I have not explored audio because recording audio without consent in my country would be illegal.

Downside - you'll need a linux box, physical if you need USB or capture cards, or a virtual would be okay if you just use network cameras.

The streams are recorded in the linux server not on the viewing device, and for me 90 days of 8 cameras footage is around 800GB to 1TB.

Good side is all you need is a web browser, so this works in any modern web browser

  • Thank you for the recommendation and including all necessary information (the IRC channel is an interesting note). It's unfortunate that Motion is Linux only though, as I primarily use Windows 10 and Android. Mar 16, 2016 at 11:52

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