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Viewing Different Cams | Troubleshooting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWO CAMS ARE FOCUSED ON THE NEST

The AEF has placed 2 HD video cams on the nest tree in order to provide different perspectives of the nesting season of Lady Independence and Sir Hatcher II.

CHANGE VIEWS USING THUMBNAILS

Our new streaming partner, HDOnTap, provides thumbnails for “Other Views” — so, if you mouse over the cam, you will see two views at the bottom of the screen. By default, Cam 1, or the first thumbnail, is streaming. If you want to see Cam 2, click on the 2nd thumbnail.

In the images below, note the “Other Views” at the lower right. You will see that if you mouse over the video screen. When you click “Other Views,” 2 thumbnails appear and you can select the one you want to see! To close the thumbnail view, click the “x” above the thumbnail strip.

TROUBLESHOOTING VIEWING ISSUES

Our streaming partner, HDOnTap, has some troubleshooting solutions that may be helpful if you ever encounter any of the following issues.

OVERVIEW

Buffering can occur for a number of reasons when viewing a live stream. While it is possible that buffering can occur due to the network at the camera site or the streaming provider’s network, the majority of buffering cases are the result of the viewer’s network, connectivity, or device.

HOW TO FIX THE ISSUE

INITIAL TROUBLESHOOTING

OTHER CAUSES OF BUFFERING

  • Heavy Usage on Your Device
    Many of our viewers like to keep tabs on multiple cams, however attempting to stream multiple cameras at once (or engage in other bandwidth-heavy activity like YouTube, Netflix, music streaing or downloading) may result in buffering.
  • Network Strain
    If there are multiple people or devices using your network (IE: connected to your home or office WiFI), the collective usage will impact the bandwidth available. Check to see if others are engaging in bandwidth-heavy activity like streaming or dowloading.
  • TV Usage
    In some cases, TV usage may impact your available bandwidth. For example, AT&T Uverse television may share available bandwidth with Uverse internet, meaning that watching TV (especially in high definition) may cause buffering. Contact your TV/ISP if you believe this may be occurring.

IF YOU BELIEVE THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE CAMERA OR NETWORK

  • HDOnTap strives to quickly re-establish access and live streaming any time an issue arises, and may already be actively working to fix a stream issue. Force-refresh  your browser periodically to see if the live stream is back online
    TIP: Force refresh by pressing Ctrl + Shift + R (PC) or Command + Shift + R (Mac).
  • Occasionally, viewers notice and report issues before our team does. We appreciate these “heads up” notices. If you believe we may not be aware of a live stream issue, please feel free to contact us at support@hdontap.com.