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ONVIF is a standard that has been around for 10 or so years now.. but it seems like there are only a few client libraries for performing ONVIF discovery and control and they are all either low quality, feature-lacking, or not widely used / abandoned. I've been trying to find a library that can perform a simple scan of the network and tell me what ONVIF devices it found but I absolutely have been unable to do so.

What I've found so far

https://github.com/quatanium/python-onvif - this seems to only work at controlling an ONVIF device once it's been found on the network.

https://github.com/linkingvision/rapidonvif/issues/11 - has build issues reported, main README says that you need to email some dev for newer code?

  • Are you interested in device discovery only or a full ONVIF protocol stack? – roalz Aug 29 '18 at 7:09
  • I'm mostly looking or something to do device discovery and to enumerate the possible RTSP streams of cameras on the network. – John Allard Aug 29 '18 at 18:07
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If a professional library is an option for you, consider using the LEADTOOLS Media Streaming SDK. (Disclaimer: I am an employee of this toolkit’s vendor).

The SDK supports both transmitting and receiving ONVIF streams, and it has a free evaluation edition in case you haven't tried it already. You can find more details in the following pages:

  • the OP seems to (only?) need device discovery through ONVIF protocol, can you please clarify if such feature is in LEADTOOLS and where is it documented? – roalz Aug 29 '18 at 7:08
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    There is support in LEADTOOLS for Web Services Dynamic Discovery (WS-Discovery). It's mentioned in this help topic. The LEAD ONVIF Source User Interface contains the search button and dialog that implement the discovery. – Amin Dodin Aug 30 '18 at 16:03

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