Foscam FI8921P

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Foscam FI8921P Pan/Tilt Camera (s.b. FI9821P)

The Foscam FI9821P is a H.264 Pan/Tilt camera with a default resolution of 1280x720.

Connecting to the camera is via FFMpeg in Zoneminder, using the URL rtsp://UserName:Password@IP:88/videoMain, i.e.; rtsp://UserName:Password@192.168.0.90:88/videoMain or rtsp://UserName:Password@192.168.0.90:88/videoSub for 320x240 resolution to conserve bandwidth. I changed my camera from the default http port of port 88 to the normal default of port 80, the URL must be changed accordingly.

This camera uses the same firmware as many other Foscam cameras, which means one of the PTZ control scripts already included in ZoneMinder will likely work.

It appears that when one seeks the information for the Foscam FI9821P you only get detail for the FI89XX series

For the FI9821P the following HTTP settings work in Zoneminder 1.28.1

For Source type = Remote and using Remote Protocol "HTTP", Remote Method "Simple", Remote Host Name "IP of Cam, Remote Host "Port # of Cam" Then Remote Host Path is

cgi-bin/CGIProxy.fcgi?cmd=snapPicture2&usr=username&pwd=password

Target Colorspace = 32 Bit colour

Capture Width = 1280

Capture Height = 720

Using FFMPEG appears to be alot more flexible when tweaking the camera's capture dimensions.

For the FI9821P the following FFMPEG settings work in Zoneminder 1.28.1

Source path rtsp://username:password2@IP of Cam:88/videoMain

Remote Method RTP/Unicast

Target Colorspace 32 Bit Colour

Capture Width 320 pixels

Capture Height 240 pixels


Foscam FI9821P

The following settings are from a github thread. I have tested them on my 1.29 install.

Remote Protocol = RTSP

Remote Method = RTP/RTSP

Remote Host Name = username:password@IP_ADDRESS

Remote Host Port = PORT_NUMBER (Default is 88)

Remote Host Path = /videoMain


GitHub Post


Foscam FI9821P

I have four of these cameras on ZoneMinder 1.30.2 on a Fedora 25 platform using ffmpeg. I haven't sorted out the control features yet, but getting RTSP/ffmpeg working was important. Here are the settings I used:

1. Ensure you enable the ONVIF feature on the cameras. This is imperative! If you don't, they won't spit out RTSP.

  Log into the camera, go to the "Network" tab of the setup, click on "OnVif", make sure the Enable checkmark is
  set and click "Save".

2. When setting up the monitor function:

  a. On the General tab:
     Name: (whatever you want)
     Server: None
     Source Type: Ffmpeg
     Function: Monitor (or whatever you want)
     Enabled: (checkmark)
     (you can leave the rest alone)
  b. On the "Source" tab:
     Source Path: rtsp://<username>:<password>@<IPaddressOfCamera>/videoMain
     Remote Method: TCP
     Options: (whatever you want)
     Target colorspace: 32 bit colour
     Capture Width (pixels): 1920
     Capture Height (pixels): 720
     Preserve Aspect Ratio: (unchecked)
     Orientation: Normal
     Deinterlacing: Disabled

Again, this works for me. I offer it up as help for others (that OnVIF thing on the camera was a bugger!)