Obsolete PTZ cam?

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Old 01-14-21, 02:26 PM
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Obsolete PTZ cam?

Now that it's official and all browsers have block FLASH plug-in content what can I do with a perfectly good out door weather proof PTZ camera? The camera needs the Flash plug-in to operate and it needs a browser. Any ideas? I already bought new cams to replace this one. It seems like a real waste to to throw it out.
 
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Old 01-14-21, 02:37 PM
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You could use an old browser ..... like IE..... and have it set not to auto update but that would leave the computer open for hacking. Say good night to that camera.
 
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Old 01-14-21, 02:59 PM
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Good night camera!________________________________________
 
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Old 01-14-21, 03:34 PM
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I have three that are collecting dust that I still haven't been able to trash. Luckily they were cheapies otherwise I'd be really cheesed.
 
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Old 01-14-21, 04:10 PM
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Just wait a bit, you've probably heard of "DD-WRT", "jailbreaking", or "rooting"?
I suspect that somebody will write new firmware for the old camera standard that omits flash.
There are enough old flash cameras installed out there that somebody will likely write a new firmware that bypasses flash and updates them new communication standards.
 
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Old 01-14-21, 04:11 PM
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So I bought three Foscam's. Two of the HT-2 and one of the NZ4. Had great price and discount just before Christmas. Currently set up on work bench for testing. First good weather day I mount one on the front of house.
 
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Old 01-15-21, 08:29 AM
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three that are collecting dust that I still haven't been able to trash
If you are not interested in Hal's suggestion to
Just wait a bit,
you could post them on freecycle.org or donate them to a theater company as props.
 
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Old 01-15-21, 08:32 AM
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Called it.

What Should I do if Adobe Flash is no longer Supported at the end of 2020

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FollowApplies to: All Reolink cameras that support Web UI, except for the cameras with hardware version IPC_381.

New firmware for web access without using Adobe Flash Player will be released soon before the end of 2020. Our R&D engineers are working hard on it. Once it is available, we will publish on Reolink Official Website immediately. Please pay attention to the information in Download Center.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. Please stay tuned!
What Should I do if Adobe Flash is no longer Supported at the end of 2020 – Reolink Support
 
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Old 01-25-21, 10:01 AM
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When Adobe Stopped Flash Content From Running It Also Stopped A Chinese Railroad (jalopnik.com)]

The railroad’s technicians did get everything back up and running, but the way they did this is fascinating, too. They didn’t switch the rail management system to some other, more modern codebase or software installation; instead, they installed a pirated version of Flash that was still operational. The knockoff version seems to be known as “Ghost Version.”
 
 

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