MJPEG over TCP for IP Camera component

I’m trying to show a video stream on the IP Camera component.

I’m able to use VLC to connect to the camera using the URL tcp://IpAddress:5001. The vendor says it’s MJPEG, and from what I see, it’s indeed a stream of JPEG images separated by a boundary and meta data. So AFAIK, it’s valid MJPEG, but served over TCP.

---boundarystring
Content-Type: image/jpeg
Content-Length: 200126
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Data here
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---boundarystring
...

However, when I enter that URL into the URL field of the IP Camera component, it does a number of connection retries, and then fails with the message ClientProtocolException: null.

I have a feeling that the IP Camera component not only requires MJPEG, but also requires it to be streamed over HTTP. Is that correct?

Yes, that’s correct.