Gopro Hero 3 Black Edition IP Camera

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Introduction: Gopro Hero 3 Black Edition IP Camera

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This will show you how to use your Gopro Hero 3 as an IP camera WITH sound.

You will need your Gopro and a computer with wifi connectivity.

You will also need VLC Media Player.

Assuming you have updated your camera as per the instructions on the Gopro website and created your Wifi passwords while doing this, you should have all you need.

The video is 432 x 240 at 47.9 fps. There is a 3 second delay.

The audio is stereo at 48000 Hz

With that, lets begin.

Step 1: Connecting to the Camera

Switch on the Gopro and go into the settings icon, then wireless controls then select Gopro App. A wifi icon will appear for a few seconds, the wifi light will begin flashing and the camera will enter video mode.

If you are using Windows 7, Click on your wireless icon in the taskbar and select the name that is your camera. Once you select it, enter the password you created and set it as a home network.

Step 2: Getting the Stream in VLC

Open VLC Media Player, then select "media", then "Open Network Stream".
Copy in this address:

http://10.5.5.9:8080/live/amba.m3u8

Click on Play and the video will show. If the video shows for only a second, try again.

The camera actually has its own home page.

Copy this into your web browser:
http://10.5.5.9:8080/
The page has Ambarella at the top so that must be the company who manufactures the systems in the Gopro.
There is also a list of options that don't do much.

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    13 Discussions

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    mschenck
    mschenck

    5 years ago on Step 2

    When I open the stream in VLC instead of a continuous video the playlist fills up with 1 second files. I can play them on a loop but the screen flashes each time. Doesn't look like the videos I've seen of smooth continuous streaming. :/

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    AjG8
    AjG8

    Reply 4 years ago

    I'm having this exact issue.. A little late now I know but did you ever figure out the issue??

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    criggie
    criggie

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    The camera is a wifi access point. That's how the cellphone apps talk to the camera.

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    RussellM4
    RussellM4

    5 years ago on Introduction

    This worked with my Hero 3+ Black. Its flaky on staying connected. Have to restart a bunch. I would think there are settings somewhere to improve the stability. I however, have no clue what or where they may be. A fun experiment for now.

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    omtz
    omtz

    6 years ago

    great. it works for me but I lost connection after the first two seconds. any thought?

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    tamberg
    tamberg

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Great work. The port is 80 (not 8080) in my version. Also the HTTP server does not seem to return a valid response, just the headers (curl -v http://10.5.5.9/) and content length 2, but no content. Anybody solved this? Regards, Thomas

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    tbloch
    tbloch

    6 years ago

    what about USB connection for better quality?

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    crashdot
    crashdot

    7 years ago

    didn't work from my MacBook, couldn't find the IP address

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    sdobbie
    sdobbie

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Don't use Mac for anything is my advice.