update to this;
My explanation wasn't very good there I am trying to use each cameras individual IP address rather my point was the string they provided was the NVR address rather than the cameras individual ones, which I have from the NVR settings. i have all devices on the same network and appear to have the correct string from Uniview now, As in i can connect to the direct stream of the cameras feeds, but only when i directly wire the laptop into the NVR. If they are both to the router I have no luck pulling the direct stream, also the web browser tool for the NVR (admin login) doesn't display the live feeds either and asks me to install a plug in, the link doesn't take me anywhere and google searching it I've done every trick suggested by every youtube or forum post i can find, nothing is getting those cameras to show. My guess was its H.264 codec causing an issue, but even with the cameras set to MJPEG same issue persists. Hopefully I'm missing something obvious.
also, no OT7 installed but ipads with snaplink for viewing.