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Add Public Webcam Feed

Chris W yesterday at 6:04 a.m. in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 9 hours ago 2

Please List your Camera brand here if you got it working

MrMilu 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Kevin Hughes 3 weeks ago 94

Since the rtsp support seems to be on hold for now I had to return the second camera I ordered on Amazon. But I managed to make one of my old camera work.

PLEASE list the exact brand for your camera here if you can confirm it works for you. This will help others with the new purchases.

Please list the http mask (URL format) you used.

Amazon purchase link also very much appreciated.

Feel free to add sreenshots to your camera tile too.

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tinyCam Pro Android App web server: Stream RTSP and Wyze Cam to ActionTiles!

Geewiz 2 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Kevin1 1 month ago 97

After attempting to stream using Blue Iris (CPU on the server went through the roof), and not having any success using some of the other methods found here on the forum, I decided to give tinyCam a try.   

There was another post that made a passing reference to the tinyCam webserver, so I installed the app on my Nexus 9, setup webserver and am now able to stream one of my outside security cams to a media tile.

Here's the media setup panel...

The problem I'm having is that I can't seem to address any of the other three cameras.  There is supposedly a parameter to select a camera, but it's not working for me.   Here's the request parameters from the Tinycam webserver API...

Perhaps there are others using tinyCam Pro Webserver that might share their experiences...


Demo / Tutorial Videos:

Our friend at TaylorTech (vlog) has added 2 YouTube tutorial/demo videos for this Topic:

Part 1:

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Connect 360Eye camera?

esalomo 2 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Duckie 1 month ago 7


I remember seen in the past some thread about the Chinese cameras connection to action tiles but I'm unable to find it in the forum any longer for some reason... I found 2 like these in my attic and thought to try connect them to action tiles.

Anyone managed to connect these cheap cameras to action tiles?

The cameras are this ones that using the V380 mobile app to access them - one model is 360 Eye but there are many like this -

Answered: Discussion Open

Anyone able to get Nest camera working?

Jeff Terrace 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Boris Tsipenyuk 2 months ago 138

I have the nest-manager device types installed for my cameras from:

This lets me see an image of my cameras in the SmartThings app, but when I look in ActionTiles, it shows only two capabilities: Switch and Image Capture. I tried importing Image Capture but the tile doesn't seem to do anything.

I've also tried using the image URL approach, but this only works for a short time until my browser logs out of Nest and the URL no longer works.

The Nest thermostat integration works really well though!

Anyone have any success with the cameras?


The integration with Nest Cam was just deployed. Please give it a try.


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Blue Iris MJPEG Video stream stops or locks up

jwebstas 2 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Shadow 2 months ago 26 

Basically its the same thing thats is occuring in the topic above

OS -  android

Browser - Firefox 52

Camera Feed - Blue iris Mjpg feed


The feed works great for 5-8 hrs then it freezes on the panel, a refresh fixes it and it works again for another 5+


RTSP to ActionTiles

NIS 2 months ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds 0

Hello - I am new to AT but I have found it to be one of the better dashboards for custom smart homing.. Anyway, one of my biggest issues right now is live video cam feeds. I've searched for days, on different dashboard apps as well and it seems RTSP is a huge issue for apps like this. Why don't any of these people support direct RTSP? whatever... the fact is, I am trying my hardest to get this to work even just for one tile and I can't. 

I've got hikvision cameras, provision-isr cameras, even a few other IP cameras however I don't have any of those cloud based garbage cameras like nest or ring because I don't believe in having my security on a cloud where anybody can hack and gain access to millions of account including mine (i wonder where I get that insecurity from.. oh wait, it actually DOES Happen) so I prefer selling my customers camera systems which I can locally grant access and secure and know that there isn't a cloud account that can be hacked thus giving my customer, as well as my own set up a bit more security - in my opinion that is. 

Anyway, I am hoping someone has figured out a solid way to do this because I have a few actiontiles I want to set up with one or two tiles displaying cameras like the front and back door, garage, etc.

I have the RTSP part of it working smoothly and across the network and internet, I just can't figure out how to turn them into HTTP streams or any other method that is supported in AT.

Here's hoping someone has an answer. Thanks in advance!


Viewing Blink Cameras On Media Tiles..

Maxim 2 months ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds 0

Like how HomeAssistant integrates the Blink cameras, is there a way to do that but as a Media Tile. 
HomeAssistant Blink:
password: YOUR_PASSWORD 

They use the Blink API and can view live footage from cameras.. 

Android Fire iOS Mac Windows

Still Image Media Tile from Arlo Camera?

Ken Washington 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Maxim 2 months ago 23

Is there any way known to extract a still image to use in a media tile from Arlo? For my DLink cameras I FTP them to my online web space which works great, but I can't find any similar function in the Arlo app.

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Hi. Is possible use SONOFF camera with hub SAMSUNG SMARTHINGS and action tiles? Thanks !

FABIO 2 months ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Ike O. 2 months ago 2
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Reolink Camera?

kevinnichols 2 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by martinottolangui 2 months ago 36

Is the Reolink camera supported by Action Tiles?

I can see from their support that a JPEG image from the camera does have a URL I'm assuming the answer is yes? 



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kevinnichols 2 years ago

I bought 2 Reolink cameras last week and tested one. They do work with Action Tiles and all is well.  I haven't decided whether to connect them to Smartthings, because Reolink's software is pretty good about motion detection and alerts.




GIF Stream Works 50% of the Time

Roger Lee 3 months ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated 3 months ago 1

I use iPhone X running iOS 13.2 The GIF still images stream feeds every 4 to 5 seconds from Hikvision NVR off of 6 cameras. It works 50% to 60% of the time. But the Panel often fails to display any image from any cameras. When it works, all cameras’ images would refresh every few seconds, which is what I want. But when it doesn’t work, all I see is “blanks” for all cameras. It’s either “all or none”. The frustrating part is I have tested many different ways, I could not figure out the pattern why 50% of the time would fail. I tried to swipe up and kill the browser. Still no help. But if I wait for 20minutes or an hour, it would show up. Then, It would work for few times or 10 times, and when I go back, the images would NOT show up AGAIN. Then I would try again and again, it would continue to show nothing. I would just give up and wait for 20 minutes or an hour, and it would work again!! Does it have to do with iPhone Safari browser’s caching mechanism? Is this iOS or Safari limitation? Does anyone have similar experience? Is there a way to fix it to make it 100% working and reliable?

Below are 2 screen captures: the 1st is to show the times that don’t load the images. The 2nd is the one that “works”.


Synology Surveillance Station

Justin 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Graham Foster 3 months ago 10

Hello! First off great app, it's really speedy and I love the setup capability.

Question about video feeds. I live in a world where I have two types of FOSCAM cameras for my house. A C1 for inside and a FI9803 outside. These cameras do not support http streaming via url.

Originally they were not bought for http streaming but rather a tight integration into my synology surveillance station for surveillance DVR etc...

Synology provides a few ways to access a live video feed but I will focus on two:

1. https://[external ip address]:5001/webapi/SurveillanceStation/streaming.cgi?api=SYNO.SurveillanceStation.Streaming&method=LiveStream&version=2&_sid=cVlEBPLYbJaOI1470MGN778701&cameraId=18

This is the url to view a live feed via https. Running this in a browser, however, does not seem to work. Running it in ST does.

2. You can also connect via RSTP.

My question is whether any other users attempted a connection this way as opposed to going directly into the camera?


Action Tiles not working on Google Nest wifi

Alan Raczek 3 months ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 3


Using blue iris 5 and Actiontiles with a new Google Nest mesh Wifi. Google nest creates a new subnet so all my cameras are there on the ‘86’ subnet. I also moved my blue iris server to a wired connection off the google router. Also on the ‘86’ subnet. I modified the urls in Actiontiles for the new BI server address. I am also using fully kiosk browser. The cameras will not show up in Actiontiles. Not sure if there are some ports that need forwarding or not, I would assume so.

Any ideas?

I need to know how ActionTIles is accessing my BI web server, what path does it take? The addresses used are obviously private addresses so AT just uses the local network? I also have an issue with actually seeing that the Blue IRis Server web server port '81' is actually open. Can't find it.


Ring camera (Yet another try)

I have read all the threads around Ring but it seems all of them are outdated.

In the latest ST app I can see a video of the doorbell and stickup cams from my home.

I also see that the device handlers expose the RTSP URI for the cams now.

Is there a reason why this cannot be done in ActionTiles as well?

iOS Windows
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Swann NVR camera feeds using VLC to transcode.

edmond 10 months ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated 3 months ago 5

i have a swann nvr8000 with 4 4k cameras and 2 4mp ptz's running on onvif on the nvr, 6 channels in all. im using vlc to transcode the 6 rstp channels from the nvr into an http mjpeg feed, ive added the transcoded feeds to my media in actiontiles, but im only able to see the feeds in windows running firefox, no other browser and os seems to pull up the feeds on the tiles, which is a real bummer because i had a fire hd10 ready to wall mount, now it looks like i need to go with a windows based wall tablet. ive read through a bunch of posts regarding the user:pass part of the rstp url causing problems with various browsers, but does that still apply if im letting vlc handle the rstp url and im using the http that vlc spits out. if anyone has any suggestions or troubleshooting ideas, id love to sort it out.

here are some technical details for anyone interested in the nvr configuration

swann nvr8000 rstp format is rtsp:// (change ip and port to match yours.102 is channel 1 (02) substream 101 for channel 1 (01) mainstream. 201, 202 and so forth.

the code to transcode in vlc commad promp is below (replace bold sections with your details)

vlc.exe -R rtsp://user:pass@ --sout "#transcode{vcodec=mjpg,vb=2500,scale=1.0,fps=10,acodec=none}:standard{access=http{mime=multipart/x-mixed-replace; boundary=7b3cc56e5f51db803f790dad720ed50a},mux=mpjpeg,dst=:8888/videostream.cgi}

the resulting http that vlc generates is http:// ip adress of device running vlc:8888/videostream.cgi

so mine was this is the url i input in my media for the tile

bonus points if you forward port 8888 and then use your ddns service if you want to use out of local network, i use dyndns and works great


Which IP Cameras Are Working on Android Tablets

Den 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Claudia Smith 3 months ago 34

I just want to use a camera that I can display streaming video within a Media Tile on an ActionTiles panel on my Android Nexus 9 tablet. It can be an indoor camera that costs as much as $1000. Also, I am willing to change my browser fro Chrome to something else. So far, I can do everything that I want to do except monitor my front door.


I'll have to start with our far too slim KB answer. The reality is that there are thousands of camera models and we haven't figured out a "really good way" to rate them for use with ActionTiles (not to mention cross referenced by browser and browsing device OS, and dozens of ways to "work around" may camera limitations...).

One thing I can suggest ad hoc here: Take a look at this "camera connection database" created by a video surveillance software vendor. Dig into the details for some cameras. If the camera provides an MJPEG stream direct from an "http" URL (with login credentials in the URL), then that's is a good start.

As for the canned answer: How do I use Media Tiles to view my Video Cameras?

Thanks for keeping the discussion going... Other members of the ActionTiles Community are quite likely to have a favorite camera model that they are finding works pretty well at the current time...

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Media tiles working in some browsers but not all?

Meghna Lamore 2 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by fredfontaine 4 months ago 10

I'm rather a newbie with ActionTiles, and am using a trial, so forgive me if I'm wondering about something obvious.

I have two cameras currently, a Dahua (of the type without a reset button) and a Foscam (one of the problematic ones, apparently). I have long lost the ability to tweak with the Dahua settings, and so far, only the IP Cam Viewer Android app has ever been able to pull a feed from it with just (apparently) the IP address. 

I'm using ActionTiles on Safari on both my MacBook and my iPad Mini (first generation, iOS version 9.3.5). I can see the Foscam feed just fine on the iPad Mini, but not the Dahua. Much to my surprise, I can see BOTH feeds on the MacBook (I've no idea how it's pulling the Dahua stream, but it is)! But Chrome doesn't show the Dahua on the MacBook, and neither streams show up on Silk or Chrome on my Fire tablet (10" 2017 model).

I'm trying to get both feeds to show up on any browser on one of the mobile devices, so either the Fire tablet or the iPad Mini. 

Any ideas?

Thanks so much!


Need recommendation for a 4K PTZ Cam that works with AT and Blue Iris

Monu 5 months ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated 5 months ago 2

Anyone in here uses a PTZ cam that is 4K in resolution and works with AT and Blue Iris?

Currently I have a wyze cam, but I think I need something better.

So I also have this issue where the camera feeds freeze.. will reducing the frame rate in BI help?

Whats the ideal frame rate for the feeds not to freeze. I am using the latest gen FireTAB's 10".

Does it also mean, if i reduce the frame rate, it will depricate the frame rates while recording the video to the DVR? is there a way to just decrease the frame rate for streaming, but True frame rate while storing the feeds?