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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...
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.
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+
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:
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.
As mentioned above, this is a new limitation in some modern browsers.
Please refer to this thread for relevant discussion.
I have a simple cheap ESP32-CAM with tasmota installed.
What I got from the camera is:
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?
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?
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.
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?
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..
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
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:
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:
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).
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?
To embed a YouTube video, do the following:
- Open the YouTube video you wish to embed.
- Click Share > Embed.
- Copy the `src` attribute of the presented code snippet.
- In ActionTiles, add a new Shortcut using the URL above.
- Create a new IFrame Tile using the Shortcut above.
Im looking into getting a Ring Pro doorbell but would I be able to add the live feed into action tiles?
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.
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?
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!
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.
Feature Request: Add password protected Nest Hello Media Stream.
It works well with no password, publicly shared stream. But for added security, allow for password protected stream.
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
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:email@example.com/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:firstname.lastname@example.org/profile5/media.smp --sout
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
I'm using Actiontiles with 4 different devices. Windows workstation, two phones (android and windows) and one Windows-tablet.
Two days ago camera feeds on Windows-tablet started to flash. All 4 feeds are showing but they are flashing green (background color) every 3-10 seconds. They seem to be doing it always at the same time.
Same panel works with all other devices and tested that same panel with additional two windows laptops too and they are just fine.
- reboot tablet 4 times...
- update windows
- update video card drivers
- install k-lite video codec pack
- test another AT panel with camera feeds
- test new ms edge browser
- test firefox
- test chrome (which is browser that I have been using successfully all the time)
- disable chrome extensions
- reset chrome settings
..and nothing helps. Any ideas what might be the issue? Windows tablet hasn't been updated, nothing new has been installed or changed. Problem started suddenly so it's weird and I do not know what to do next.
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