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iSpy is software that allows the user to view and control video surveillance cameras. The software began development in 2007 and now has over 2 million users around the world, according to the software's website. Read more about iSpy.

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  • Remote Access "connect" is not working.
    I can't connect my local server to or the app. Serial changed for public consumption. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Cannot connect to iSpy from outside
    No, it has mjpeg endpoints and a command interface but not a website, the website for it is on Source: about 1 year ago
  • Agent DVR Permissions Issues
    I've reproduced these steps but still can't get it to work. I just want to add that I can access it from but no other users can. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Plugin for IP camera
    Thank you everybody for your help, especially u/thisischemistry. I finally found a solution. My problem was the rtsp link that was not correct. The path depends on the brand of the camera. I went on where you can generate the correct URL base on you camera's brand. And that was it ! Magical :). Source: over 1 year ago
  • How to stop remote server/access and only have local?
    What external access are you talking about? If you mean access from then use that switch - if you mean access from the LAN you'll just need to block the 8090 port with the firewall. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Local password after connecting Agent DVR to iSpy?
    You probably mean or ? Did u use google for authentication. The app itself doesn't have any password by default. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • question about camera-ui plugin and camera set up
    - tried everything on the EZVIZ page of, and even came up with my own variations (dozens, really) --> in the best case, I could only get a still image,. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • question about camera-ui plugin and camera set up
    I recently bought an EZVIZ C3TN camera on Amazon, thinking I could use it with Homebridge. It is a very good quality camera, well built and with a good picture quality. But I am not able to configure it in the camera-ui plugin: I need a endpoint and I can not find it. I tried every combination of the endpoints on the website, but to no avail. My questions are: 1. Did any of you had any success... Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Minimum System Requirements
    Perhaps I'm missed a doc somewhere, but what are the system requirements for AgentDVR? I cannot find anything on nor anywhere else really. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Error: Unable to load DLL 'avdevice.58 under /usr/lib/aarch64-linux-gnu': The specified module could not be found.
    Install FFMPEG (v4) using the terminal. See the download page on for instructions. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Advice on setting up a motioneye system in the shop
    Take a look at the RPi Cam Web Interface project on, or on github. Great installer, very configurable, well maintained project. Runs on a ZeroW, too (mine has run continuously for months). For that recycled PC take a look at iSpy on Source: almost 3 years ago
  • HD Playback in DVR Agent
    In the latest update you can playback up to 4k in the localhost (LAN) interface (max stream size in settings) without an account. Remote web access (via is limited to 1080p resolution. Source: about 3 years ago

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