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The Axxon Next software package enables you to work with virtual video cameras.

This requires running Axxon Next in test mode and consists of imitating a stream of video data by playing an available video clip (recording). You can play video recordings using video compression algorithms supported by Axxon Next (MJPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MxPEG, H.264, and Motion Wavelet).


Do not use video with B-frames.

To create and configure a virtual video camera, complete the following steps:

  1. Run IP Device Discovery Wizard (see Adding and removing IP devices).
  2. In the form for manually adding an IP device, select  AxxonSoft in the Vendor drop-down list (1).
  3. Select Virtual from the models list to emulate a single-stream video camera. Select Virtual several streams to emulate a video camera supporting multiple streams (2).

  4. Click the  button

  5. In the Folder field, specify the storage location of the video clip that will be used to imitate a video signal.


    The name of the video file and its file path must consist only of Latin characters

  6. Click the Apply button.

The video file in the selected folder will then be played back in a repeating cycle. If the folder contains several files, they will all be played in a random order.