i’m trying to integrate an icatch dvr and since i couldn’t find any other topic open about it, i decided to create a new one.
my goal is to integrate the dvr with a high quality stream and not just the low quality one.
I initially tried to use others integrations already present in Home Assistant (onvif, generic cam etc.) or in HACS, but this didn’t lead me to get anything.
So I started sniffing my network traffic with Wireshark while connecting the application to the dvr, and boom! I found something:
following the TCP stream i found how much a high quality path:
The problem is that when i enter the modified url, i can’t extract any image or frame, just a permanent download status:
going back to wireshark, I think that the problem is in my request because i don’t specify the “Magic: code” (I searched everywhere, but I didn’t find anything mentioning this strange magic code, you can find it in the first photo, under Authorization).
Do you think through ffmpeg I can somehow add “Magic: Code” as header in order to be accepted? Maybe for a security reason the dvr requires this parameter as header? Also does anyone know how I can test this?
I’ve been behind this mini project for months… if anyone would like to help me I would be grateful.