- by Firefox user 16834856, 2 months agoRated 1 out of 5Added this extension to my firefox and went to "manage extension" but NOWHERE did it allow ANY configuration to my IP cams. No 'Autoscan' either. As you stated: "To work you must select the camera model (or you can use 'Autoscan'),... This is a free function of the Extension." So. where do I go to configure?
- by ReRyRo, a year agoRated 1 out of 5For some reason Amcrest is in the dropdown for MPEG (but doesn't work) but it's not in the IP dropdown selection list. So this doesn't work at all for my Amcrest setup.
Edit: Responded to developer, explaining that I can't use Amcrest's web interface since it keeps asking me to install their web client, which I have done several times. This was the reason I installed this extension. Awaiting additional help from developer...
Developer responseposted a year agoTry to open web Amcrest camera web interface. Then Open 'Video' settings and select "Encode Mode"=MJPEG for "Sub Stream". Here is full instructions:
- by Firefox user 14051203, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5Kept popping up payment request when trying to review, would have been happy to pay a little for this if it wasn't so obnoxious! Also could not find any PTZ controls.
- by Ben, 4 years agoRated 2 out of 5I had a bit of a fight with this add-on. The local storage will not remember its settings across sessions if the user has Firefox set to make all cookies, session cookies (this affects local storage too) - the Privacy: Keep until I close Firefox, setting is the one.
I think you should be using: browser.storage.local instead of localStorage in an add-on. This gives the storage more 'privilege' and it's a lot less vulnerable.
Besides which, this add-on is crippleware which I think should be made clearer.Thanks for your review. I'll fix it in the next version.
why it happens:
<< Also in Firefox, you can prevent the browser from clearing local storage on uninstall by visiting "about:config" and setting the following two browser preferences to true: "keepUuidOnUninstall" and "keepStorageOnUninstall". This feature is provided to help developers test their extensions. Extensions themselves are not able to change these preferences.
Although this API is similar to Window.localStorage it is recommended that you don't use Window.localStorage in extension code. Firefox will clear data stored by extensions using the localStorage API in various scenarios where users clear their browsing history and data for privacy reasons, while data saved using the storage.local API will be correctly persisted in these scenarios. >>