Post by onnidextrous on Oct 15, 2012 19:08:50 GMT 7
I'm not sure, because I'm not using this module, but I don't believe it is meant to be used for a USB webcam. I think this module will let you use the NAS as a storage device for IP based camera's.
IP camera's are camera's not directly connected to your computer (or NAS) but connected to your network either wirelessly or by cable. These camera's send out video images as a network stream, which differs a bit from regular network data which has a fixed number of packages to transmit a certain (known) amount of data.
Because streaming data is a bit different from regular fixed data, it also needs a slightly different way of handling and you cannot just store streaming data using FTP or any other standard protocol for storing data over a network.
I believe this is just what this module does, accepting the streaming data to be stored on the NAS.
The fact that the light on the USB webcam lights up is probably just because the NAS detects a USB device and probably tries to read is as a USB disk or thumbdrive (and thus provides power over USB to the device). Once it finds that it cannot be used as such, it stops accessing the device and the light goes off again. (Again, this is what I THINK happens).
This is purely based on my experience with another NAS and a bunch of AXIS IP camera's. I've never heard of a NAS that can directly take input from a webcam using the USB connectors. As far as I know USB connectors on NAS devices are only used to connect USB storage devices (harddisks, thumbdrives, etc) or printers if the NAS has printer-server capabilities and in some very rare occasions to connect the NAS directly to your computer to access it directly as a USB drive or for some brands to update the firmware.