Web Browser Plugins

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In computing, a plug-in (or plugin, add-in, addin, add-on, addon, or extension) is a software component that adds a specific feature to an existing computer program. When a program supports plug-ins, it enables customization. The common examples are the plug-ins used in web browsers to add new features such as search-engines, virus scanners, or the ability to use a new file type such as a new video format. Well-known browser plug-ins include the Adobe Flash Player, the QuickTime Player, and the Java plug-in, which can launch a user-activated Java applet on a web page to its execution on a local Java virtual machine.

A theme or skin is a preset package containing additional or changed graphical appearance details, achieved by the use of a graphical user interface (GUI) that can be applied to specific software and websites to suit the purpose, topic, or tastes of different users to customize the look and feel of a piece of computer software or an operating system front-end GUI (and window managers).


Windows

Configuring Internet Explorer

Step 1: For users on Windows 10, it is important to make sure that Internet Explorer is being used and not Microsoft Edge. Internet explorer is the blue E with a gold halo around it.

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Step 2: In Internet Explorer, select the Settings icon and Internet Options. This is the Gear wheel in the top right corner.

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Step 3: Inside Internet Options, select the security tab, click on the green check that says trusted sites and click on the sites button. Inside sites add the full address for the recorder or IP camera to include the http:// before the ddns or ip address. Make sure the small check box labeled Require server verification (https:)... is not checked then close the pop-up and select Custom Level on the previous page.

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Step 4: Inside the security settings pop-up scroll down until you see ActiveX controls and plug-ins. Disable ActiveX filtering, set Download signed ActiveX controls to prompt and set Download unsigned ActiveX controls to prompt. Click OK to close the pop-up. Make sure to click apply and OK on the Internet options pop-up.

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Step 5: Type the full address for your IP camera or recorder e.g (http://192.168.1.108 or http://mydvr.icddns.com) in the address bar at the top of the browser. When prompted, install the plug-ins in order that they appear.

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Deleting Web Plug-ins

If you use multiple systems and require different plugins to be installed, you will need to delete your plugins eventually. This will allow for a fresh install and better performance when using the web interface. To avoid permission issues when deleting the plugins, make sure Internet Explorer is closed with no open tabs or windows.


Web plugins are located in the (C:) drive under program files and program files(x86) on 64 bit systems. Open My Computer or This PC and double click on the (C:) drive. First navigate to C:\Program Files and look for webrec or Webplugin.exe. If either folder is located here, delete it. Look for the same two folders in C:\Program Files (x86) and delete either of them if located there.

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Once the plugin are deleted, make sure that steps 1 - 4 are complete, then reinstall the plugins or install them for the first time.

Mac

Downloading The Plugins

Step 1: Inside Safari, navigate to www.icrealtime.com. Once there, select support and software downloads. https://icrealtime.com/index.php?pg=downloads Make sure to click the blue arrow under the Apple icon to download.

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Step 2: Once your download is complete, click the download icon in the top right corner of Safari and double- click the web-plugin download folder.

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Installing the Plugins

Important information: The plugins will not work on Safari 12.0.

Step 1: When your download folder opens you will see three plugin packages that need to be installed. Double click on the first one to start the installation.

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Step 2: On most macs you will get this error when installing the plugin. You will need to allow installation permissions.

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Step 3: Select the spotlight search icon (magnifying glass) in the top right corner of the desktop. When the search comes up type Security, it should show you Security and Privacy. Press Enter.

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Step 4: On the following page make sure you select the General tab. On this page, select open anyway. Either now or after the next step the Mac will ask for the administrative password. Make sure to enter and click ok.

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Step 5: Once you complete the installation click close and proceed to safari. With these new plugins Safari needs to be closed completely. Select Safari on the top left and select Quit Safari. Once the light disappears from the dock you may open safari again.

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Making Sure the Plugins are Working

Step 1: Type in the address of your IC Realtime recorder or camera. Make sure to include HTTP://, Example: http://192.168.1.108. A prompt will appear to trust the plugin. Make sure to select Trust. When the page reloads log in with the systems username and password.

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Step 2: Once the plugins are installed and trusted, you will be able to log into the web interface through Safari.

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