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Connect 360Eye camera?

esalomo 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by J C 1 week ago 11

Hi,

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 - https://www.bonanza.com/listings/Camera-Ip-Wireless-Cctv-Security-Wifi-Home-Hd-Night-Vision-720p-Network-1080p/570635208?goog_pla=1&gpid=76984451581&keyword=&goog_pla=1&pos=1o9&ad_type=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQjwzcbWBRDmARIsAM6uChUMDE5ZmrGMhNBFZHa_cXT0x-XZ_rgAJR-Wfy7-0oNq8-uDDO6CkXgaAhqTEALw_wcB

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Live IP Camera Feed into AT using RPi3B - WORKING!!!

adamph 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Eric S. 3 weeks ago 42

Hi All,


After many attempts to try and google the right URL, encoding login/pw into the URL, using RTSP vs. HTTP etc etc... I wanted to help others out by documenting what I did to finally get live feeds from my IP cameras into Action Tiles. 


This method is NOT FREE, and will probably cost you about ~$60-$75 for all of the materials to set up.

No coding experience required. This is primarily all configuration. 


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What I tried and why it didn't work:


1) My NVR only provides RTSP feeds and therefore no http url would work for me, either to the cameras directly or to the NVR. If you're in a similar situation, I would recommend going this route.


2) RTSP feeds used as the URL in ActionTiles will also not work, especially if you're using the recommended Fully browser. You would not be able to pass your authentication credentials in the RTSP url (Fully will not allow it).


3) TinyCam Pro worked for a bit, however the webserver kept crashing. As a standalone on low bandwidth profile, compression 50 in ActionTiles, and only streaming 2 cameras, TinyCam Pro was using almost 40-50% of my Fire HD7. I believe my Fire HD7 couldn't handle the load and therefore just kept crashing, causing a blank image on my tiles. I'm glad I at least tried this route, since that's what gave me the initial idea of a webserver approach.


4) I don't subscribe to 3rd party services such as Blue Iris, but from what I know now, I'd say in the long run this method I'm about to describe can replace that service.



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Basically we'll be taking the same approach as TinyCam Pro did, except running a similar Web Service approach on a separate device instead of the same device Action Tiles is running on.


Materials needed:

1) A Raspberry Pi (I used an RPi3 model B for mine)

2) RPi3 case and power adapter

3) MicroSD card that is at least 8 GB. I grabbed a Samsung Evo+ that was 32 GB off of Amazon for around ~$30

4) Your tablet running ActionTiles (I'm using a Fire HD7)


High Level Steps:

1) Set up our RPi with motionEyeOS.

2) Add your cameras into the motionEye software.

3) Grab the http stream url.

4) Add media tile using the stream url in Action Tiles.

5) Profit.


Step By Step Instructions:

1) Visit the github to grab motionEyeOS to be installed. Make sure you grab the right one for the particular Raspberry Pi version you have to play with.

https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneyeos/wiki/Installation


2) Follow the installation instructions to flash motionEyeOS on your microSD card.


3) Put your RPi in the case, HDMI to a monitor, plug to your network via ethernet, put your microSD card in and power your RPi on. 


4) Assuming their are no errors, the bootup text will provide the IP address for your RPi (You can change this later either when you log into the RPi or through your router settings). If everything boots up fine, you can safely go place your RPi somewhere, so long as its hooked up to the internet. We'll be doing everything remotely for now on.


5) After putting your RPi somewhere and powered back on, go back to your computer and enter in the RPi's IP address in your internet browser. This should bring you to MotionEye's login screen. Use admin with no pw as your initial login.


6) Now that you're in you can tweak stuff like turning on your RPi's wifi, changing the default pw, etc.


7) Start adding your cameras in. use the site AT recommends if you don't have access to your camera or NVR's manufacturer manuals. I did not embed credentials in my URL, there should be blanks provided for you to input login details when you add your cameras. 

https://www.ispyconnect.com/


8) Assuming you added them correctly, you should now see them displayed in the GUI. I only have 2 in mine since that's all I wanted to display in AT, but I'm sure you can add many more.


9) After adding your cameras, now grab the stream URL in the camera settings. This should be just the IP address to your RPi followed by the port assigned to each camera you added.


10) Within ActionTile (you can even test in a separate browser tab if you want) this should show up instantly.




I hope this helps anyone trying to do this same thing. Good Luck!



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

Geewiz 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by James Macalolot 4 weeks ago 131

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...

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Answer

Demo / Tutorial Videos:


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

Part 1:

Part 2:


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Using VLC transcode Video RTSP stream to MJPEG

Brent Thomas 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Dextro 2 months ago 18

I posted this for another user but though I would create a topic on how I was able to access my Samsung SNH-v6410PN camera feed in action tiles using VLC.  There are a lot of variations when setting this up so this is not comprehensive to cover every camera type but hopefully it gets you most of the way there.s


To do this through VLC with my Samsung camera I took the following steps.  Before proceeding identify the url for you cameras RTSP stream - Great database to find this: 


1. Make sure you can access your cameras RTSP stream from a browser.   In the case of my samsung camera I accessed the RTSP stream with this path, rtsp://user:password@192.168.1.72/profile5/media.smp (Make sure to replace with the RTSP format for your camera (it will vary).   Note:  If camera is user/password protected you may not be able to pass the user:password in the URL when trying to access the feed.   This depends on the browser you are using.  Chrome and fully do not allow them to passed so simply enter the URL as shown below and then you should be prompted for the user name and password.  Firefox should work ok with the user:pass being passed within the URL as shown above.


2. Install VLC (im using version 2.2.8) and access VLC command line. To do this from windows open up Windows CMD prompt as administrator and navigate to you VLC directory path below.  Note:  Some VLC versions are buggy with trans-coding so thats why I reference the version of VLC I am using to do this successfully.

C:\>cd Program Files (x86)

C:\Program Files (x86)>cd VideoLAN

C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN>cd VLC

C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC>


3. Once there enter the command string shown below and REPLACE the part highlighted in bold with your cameras RTSP stream link.  Note: you only need to enter the user:password part of the string if you have assigned the camera a user name and password logon.  Also replace the IP address with your IP address.    After you press enter if you dont receive any errors go to step 4.


vlc.exe -R rtsp://user:password@192.168.1.72/profile5/media.smp --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}


4.  Change the IP address below to the IP of the PC running VLC that is doing the transcoding.  Try to access the stream from a web browser or action tiles (only will work on your local network).    If camera is user/password protected you may not be able to pass the user:password in the URL when trying to access the feed, this depends on the browser you are using.  Chrome and fully do not allow them to passed so simply enter the URL as shown below and then you should be prompted for the user name and password. http://192.168.1.119:8888/videostream.cgi


5.  If all is successful grab yourself a Beer and celebrate :)


Hope this helps

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Add Public Webcam Feed

Chris W 1 year ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by paulthbrit 2 months ago 3
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Ring Pro (doorbell camera)

dennybono 4 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by sjd dote 2 months ago 32

Im looking into getting a Ring Pro doorbell but would I be able to add the live feed into action tiles?


Thanks!

Denny

Answer

Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, the Ring Pro uses a closed video feed locked to their cloud, and thus it cannot be accessed by ActionTiles.


Here's a reddit that discusses the issue:

But more up to date; SmartThings Community Topic:

We recommend that customers encourage their camera providers to provide video feeds in standard LAN (local area network) accessible formats.

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Swann NVR camera feeds using VLC to transcode.

edmond 2 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by westyscott1 2 months ago 6

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://192.168.1.199:1085/Streaming/Channels/102 (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@192.168.1.199:1085/Streaming/Channels/102 --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 http://192.168.1.164:8888/videostream.cgi 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

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Please List your Camera brand here if you got it working

MrMilu 4 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Baba Frette 3 months ago 115

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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Blue Iris MJPEG Video stream stops or locks up

jwebstas 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by TheLAD 4 months ago 30

https://support.actiontiles.com/communities/12/topics/1438-video-stream-stops 

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+

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Blue Iris Cams won't show up

Phil S 5 months ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 4

I have researched this a bunch and it just seems like it maybe works for other people and not me.  I am trying to access my cameras with: 

Http://IP:PORT/mjpg/CAMERA NAME/video.mjpeg

This URL works fine in every browser I put it into but it never shows up when I add it under My Media.  I have authentication turned completely off with Blue Iris for testing and it still doesn't work.  Below is what I see when I put the URL into ActionTils.


Any ideas would be appreciated.


















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As mentioned above, this is a new limitation in some modern browsers.

Please refer to this thread for relevant discussion.

https://support.actiontiles.com/en/communities/12/topics/9592-images-on-media-tiles-are-not-loading-on-google-chrome-browser

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Simple MJPEG link not working

Alexandre Gomes 5 months ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 1

Hey guys;

I have a simple cheap ESP32-CAM with tasmota installed.

What I got from the camera is:

http://192.168.1.145:81/cam.mjpeg

I try to create a media tile with that but with no good. It simply show me a broken link. Am I doing something wrong?

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Reolink Camera?

kevinnichols 4 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Adolf 5 months ago 38

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 address....so I'm assuming the answer is yes?


https://reolink.com/faq/get-url-of-jpeg-image-captured-reolink-camera/ 


Thanks,


Kevin

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kevinnichols 3 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.


Thanks,


Kevin

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Cameras not showing picture in Chrome but works well in Opera and Firefox

Str2der 5 months ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 1

I have been using Chrome on my Android Lenovo tablets at home to see my security cameras. I have opened one tab for each camera to login and then when looking at the Actiontiles tab, everything has been working well until about a month ago. First all the camera images died on one tablet. I facory reset that one and then it worked for a couple of days.

Then another one experienced the same issue and factory resets didn't help anymore.

Tried Opera today and everything works as it should.

Any idea how to get it working in Chrome?

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Netatmo Camera on media tiles???

thebossverstappen 4 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Diegocampy 6 months ago 13

Hi Guys, first post and a complete newbie, so apologies if this is a silly question....


I am trying to get my Netatmo Welcome to display on a media tile.... As I say I am a complete novice so am not entirely sure this is possible. I have followed the steps detailed in the link below assuming it will work in a similar fashion with Action Tiles, firstly my question is am I barking up the wrong tree... As I say my knowledge is limited so apologies if I am being naive..


https://www.domoticz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15124


Secondly if by some miracle I am on the right track, why would I get a blank tile with "loading" in it? I have tried both a live stream and snapshot options but both return the same.


Any help or advice would be really appreciated

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Hikvision cameras for action tiles

eriksalo 4 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Vojtech 6 months ago 37

This took me a while to figure out so I thought I would share.  I have a number of Hikvision cameras around the house, I had a hard time getting them to display on Action tiles.  All the literature said to do this:    

      http://username:password@ip/Streaming/channels/2/picture


The above did not work for me!  Pasting the above worked great in a Chrome browser but not in IE or Edge.  It didn't work at all in action tiles.  I did not get any image either in My Media or on the panel.

I finally found something that worked... I had to encode the username and password into base64 and append to the end like this:


      http://192.168.1.xx/streaming/channels/102/picture?auth=VGhpcyBpcyBqdXN0IGEgdGVzdA==


I added the part "?auth=" and then pasted in the encoded "username:password"


This worked great for pictures.  I used this site for encoding:  https://www.base64encode.org/


It works for video too but while I can see the video on the "My Media" test, I can't get it to display on the actual panel.


Any ideas?  Overall, I'm very happy with this product and bought two licenses (one for each of my hubs).


Erik

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Support embedded YouTube cam feeds?

Tasmin 4 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 months ago 14

I wanted to add a public video feed from here: http://explore.org/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls  its a youtube live stream of bears fishing in a waterfall in Alaska. this URL itself wont work in the media box. What will?

Answer

To embed a YouTube video, do the following:

  1. Open the YouTube video you wish to embed.
  2. Click Share > Embed.
  3. Copy the `src` attribute of the presented code snippet.
  4. In ActionTiles, add a new Shortcut using the URL above.
  5. Create a new IFrame Tile using the Shortcut above.

Done!

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5G DropCam Pros Missing

John Intorcio 7 months ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 7 months ago 1

Stop me if you've heard this one...

I have about a dozen DropCam Pros. About half of them or on the 2.4G band of my wireless network, the other half on 5G. All 12 appear through the nest app. All 12 USED to appear through Action Tiles. Some time ago, the ones on the 5G network stopped appearing on my Action Tiles Panel - regardless of platform and either as a tile or when clicked to full screen. They show "Live" in the corner but just a black screen. 

I thought about trying to move them all to 2.4G - but A couple of them are hard to access. 

Any other ideas?

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RTSP to ActionTiles

NIS 1 year ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by antknee33 8 months ago 1

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!

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URL login credentials for "IP Webcam" not working upon load in Media Tile

Tamathumper 4 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by The Q 8 months ago 46

Is there a bug passing credentials (username and password) to my video cameras on a panel's first load?


I use old Android phones running IP Webcam as security cameras in my camp - they're great because they have WiFi, a camera, a battery backup, and they're free.


Each one is available on the local network and also is port-forwarded through the router on a unique port. IP Webcam is configured to require a different username and password combination for each one.


If I open the URL directly in a browser (passing the credentials in the URL) it opens right up, so everything is working fine with the camera, phone and router configuration.


If I place my camera feeds on a panel as media tiles, on the first load they show as gray boxes with the "broken image" icon, until I right-click on each one and select "Open image in new tab", and then once they're authorized by the standalone tab I can click Refresh and the panel displays them correctly.


This behavior is the same as in the legacy SmartTiles dashboards.

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Ring Cameras for Media Tiles?

Daniel Kuykendall 8 months ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 8 months ago 2

Seems obvious, but probably a challenge, to support Ring cameras with the Media Tiles.