We'll have a look around later and see if there are any new 'latest' versions at any of these locations that we are not yet pointing to.
We'll update our various 'Latest version' posts here in the forum as and where necessary.
As ever, if anybody spots a newer version than we are suggesting in our forum posts, we'd be grateful if you could point it out to us ASAP, thanks.
NB - All our "Latest version" Posts are 'sticky' within the Hikvision sub-forum - this simply means that they always stay in the top 'pinned' section regardless of daily new entries e.g. other new Threads started or updated each day.
just joined because this was the only place that seems to know about HIKS and fw... i just installed the .82 fw on one of my 2335fwd cams as a test but got no web component image ?? seemed the fw didnt like my cam, i jumped from .51 to .82 no idea if that was the cause, so downgraded back to .51 for now
just wandering if you guys have any thoughts on why the fw upgrade seemed wrong
Had another crack at it this morning and at least on my DS-2CD2335FWD-I/G the latest FW didnt want to play ball properly, as well as no web components image, in settings the top option ( Local ) was not auto filled in after upgrade reboot, if the items were filled in and save was selected, no saved message appeared, exiting Local and returning showed all sections un selected, so nothing was being saved in that section... and further still after a reset of the cam Local option was then missing, another concern was the FW Upgrade Browse option failed to bring up a browser window to select a new digicap, using a different browser luckily did show the browse window for a fw upgrade and i was able to downgrade again back to .51without issues
The cam itself is an official Uk Hik cam from another authorised reseller and has never shown any signs of issues with FW upgrades, only this version
browsers used Palemoon, Microsoft Edge 42.17134.1.0 and the latest FF
A bit frustrating as i do like to run the latest FW
i noticed that explorer works and uses stream 1 when logging in.
Chrome however also works but defaults to stream2(substream)
also i can change the screen settings(16:9) and stream 1 but i have to do this every time after logging in.
did nobody else noticed that stream2 is selected in chrome(with low res stream)
We were aware of the ability to switch to main-stream in chrome with the latest firmware, but it is still only a partial fix to the browser plugin issue because when you view through chrome on the latest firmware you lose the Playback & Picture menus at the top of the page, which means you can't actually playback footage via the Chrome browser.
It is a step in the right direction though and we hope that around the end of Q1/start of Q2 we will see an update that will allow full 'no plugin' access via all browsers.
The playback & picture menus should appear whether it is a camera or NVR (see photo below of one of our office cameras when accessed using Internet Explorer), if you are not recording directly to the camera using a MicroSD card then not having this menu isn't a big deal as you should still be able to access your recordings from the other device you are recording to. If you are recording to the camera then the only way you will be able to access your recordings is to use Internet Explorer or setup iVMS-4200 and manage your camera through that software.
The fact that the camera doesn't default to main-stream as it does in Internet Explorer is part of this partial 'no plugin' fix that Hikvision have implemented with the latest firmware, you can now stream your camera via chrome but in getting this to work Hikvision have had to compromise other features of browser access like the playback/picture menus and the ability to default to main-stream. (this is probably because their current 'no plugin solution struggles with the high resolution of the main-stream and so defaults to the sub-stream - we tested an 8MP camera here in the office using Chrome and we couldn't access it's main-stream so it would appear to only work with 5/6MP cameras and below)
thank Dan, clear now. i noticed the buttons on explorer(and the lack of it in Chrome)
by the way i loved your reviews on the hikvision camera's. I first bought the 2CD2455FWD(5MP but settings go up to 6MP) but that one was not that good.
it turned out it has a flat lense which is succeptable to reflections( i have a lot of windows)
i now have the 2CD2463GO( 6MP)which has a better lense(not flat)
amazing night view