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I am looking for A viewer that will let me view 3 camera's that are from different manufacturer's

The viewing software that came with each camera will not view the other camera's


Something that is open source and/or free is preferable


Thanks in advance


[if ya can't pick it in under 2 minutes, drill it]

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Thanks to the endeavour of Viktor Petersson, its now even easier to try out ZoneMinder. A new ZoneMinder Virtual Appliance is now available from the VMWare Virtual Appliance Marketplace. Please note that this version is most suited for use with Network Cameras as video capture card hardware is not generally supported by virtual servers..


About the Virtual Appliance


This is a turn-key virtual appliance for the amazing Open Source video surveillance solution ZoneMinder. Compatible with VMware Server 2.0 / ESX / Fusion.


[Copied from ZoneMinder.com] ZoneMinder is intended for use in single or multi-camera video security applications, including commercial or home CCTV, theft prevention and child, family member or home monitoring and other domestic care scenarios such as nanny cam installations. It supports capture, analysis, recording, and monitoring of video data coming from one or more video or network cameras attached to a Linux system. ZoneMinder also support web and semi-automatic control of Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras using a variety of protocols. It is suitable for use as a DIY home video security system and for commercial or professional video security and surveillance. It can also be integrated into a home automation system via X.10 or other protocols. If you’re looking for a low cost CCTV system or a more flexible alternative to cheap DVR systems then why not give ZoneMinder a try?

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It's hard to say what will work with your cameras, but the following are free and in the order I would try them;


1. Milestone XProtect Go - Windows - 8 camera max

2. iSpyConnect - Windows - Open source

3. Axxonsoft - Windows - 16 cameras free

4. Zoneminder - Linux - Open source


You can also play with VLC, open source and lets you view a stream from a single camera, but you can have multiple open on your desktop at a time, create your own grid of cameras that way.

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