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Using VLC transcode Video RTSP stream to MJPEG

Brent Thomas 6 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Rutherford Le Blang 2 days ago 21

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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Images on media tiles are not loading

sk108 4 years ago in Media Tiles / Images updated by adamph 4 weeks ago 41 2 duplicates

Images on media tiles are not loading on Google Chrome browser on PC, however they load on the phone browser. When I try to edit those "Media" tiles, it says "Enter valid URL". Please note that the URL is valid and that media tile is showing correctly on the Android phone browser (Google Chrome). It is happening with all media tiles on the PC browser. It used to work fine till last week on PC as well as on phone. Please help, thanks in advance.

Answer

All of the issues serving video streams and images are due to browsers and operating systems enforcing Mixed Content policies.

Mixed content refers to a situation that arises when a secure (HTTPS) webpage contains elements, such as video streams or images that are loaded using an insecure (HTTP) connection.

More and more web browsers enforce strict security policies to protect users' data and privacy. When a secure webpage includes insecure content, it poses a risk and compromises the integrity and security of the entire webpage.

To mitigate this risk, modern browsers typically block mixed content by default. They either prevent the insecure content from loading or display a warning to the user. To maintain a secure browsing experience, it's important to ensure that all elements on a secure webpage are loaded using secure (HTTPS) connections. This can be achieved by updating the resource URLs to use HTTPS or by hosting the resources on secure servers.

ActionTiles does not host or process your local video streams and images. It is impossible for ActionTiles to upgrade connections to HTTPS.

ActionTiles cannot affect the browser and operating system and relies on them to display the content. There's absolutely nothing that ActionTiles can do to make the browser display content that the browser does not allow.

The Mixed Content limitation that is now imposed by modern browsers is not an issue that's unique to ActionTiles. Every web page and Progressive Web App is affected by this.

There are two ways to resolve this issue:

  • Serve content over HTTPS.
  • Configure the browser to allow mixed content. There are several issues with this option, since some browsers do not have this configuration or ignore it.
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Media Tile Generator Issue

I noticed this morning that my weather, news and calendar tiles are all not loading. I have tried it on different platforms with the same result. Does anyone know if this is a widespread issue or what the solution could be?

Thanks

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Share your favorite Weather Media Tiles?

Den 7 years ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic updated by WillPierson 4 weeks ago 209



This national weather radar is so far my most useful Media Tile. I configured it for 3x2 tile size. Someday I intend to have a front door camera Media Tile.

Answer
  • If the image in a Post has been placed with a full URL link to the original; just right-click and choose "Copy image address."
  • There might be enough clues in the address to find the source website so you can find variations, such as local weather.
  • When posting, if you used the "<>" (HTML edit feature) to surround the URL of the image source with <pre> and </pre>, then the URL will be show in text instead of the image ... or try the "Code" Formatting option (under the paragraph symbol ¶).

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Token access to panel

CFairfield 1 month ago in Security updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 1

Hello I have a custom built facility software that I would like to display my panel in. Even at an additional charge, is there any way to tie a token into the URL so it automatically authorizes each time I'll log into my system?  

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Use Action tiles with echo show 15

esalomo 9 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 4

Hi,

Did anyone figure out a way to use the Echo show 15 with Action tiles? this would be a great thing to have as I have many tiles in my dashboards so the bigger the screen the better it would be.

I see there are all type of challenges with Amazon blocking any side loading apps on this specific device so I wounder if anyone figured this out and if there is a way to run action tiles on this device?

Fire
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Weather Tile replacement

John Fish 10 months ago updated by TommyB 3 months ago 42

My weather tile and tiles that depend on virtual sensors just stopped workiing.  Any suggestions?

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Echo hub installation?

Edison 3 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones 0

Echo hub looks interesting but seems to require more power than my existing fire tablet, which runs off wiring from my previous alarm system. As it stands, Echo requires an ugly looking power cord running to a power outlet. Anyone got a better idea?

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Please List your Camera brand here if you got it working

MrMilu 7 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Cornelius Wiebe 3 months ago 126

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.

Android
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Windows shortcut tile for Spotify and other apps

win88ice2004 5 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Windows updated by Doug Colt 3 months ago 7

Hello all!  I have tablets running Andriod and all can launch into Spotify and various other apps using the intent URL no problem.  However i also have a windows surface i am trying to get working similar.  Is there a way for me to launch Spotify, Sonos, Harmony etc, from a windows exe in action tiles?  

Windows
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Solution for wall mounted screens

SteveP 4 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Doug Colt 3 months ago 20

Hi, i have been investigating a good solution for a touchscreen mounted on the wall. First idea was a tablet with nice looking wall bracket, but i hear it isnt really safe by having the battery plugged continuously, and removing a battery and just plugging into a different power source is not easy and not always working, from what i can find. So i started looking into either tablets or screens with and android OS that dont have a battery or a touchscreen that i can control with an external source. And here 

I am getting a bit stuck, so i am wondering about the solutions you have at your homes and what kind of recommendations there are in the market. 

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Hubitat Safety Monitor Status HSM

brumster 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by N Rinzema 4 months ago 9

Hi there, 

Has anyone managed to get the HSM Status of a Hubitat hub onto a panel? If so, how? I've got WebCore if that helps?

Thanks :-)

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App crashes and will not open.

Eric Schlueter 11 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by Paul M 4 months ago 19

The update on July 15th is causing the app to crash when opening. Version of the app is 6.2a-fire.

Fire
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How to dismiss smartthing notification for intrusion?

Reha Gomuc 5 months ago updated by Littelbittel 5 months ago 3

Smartthing Home Security workaround 2013 works fine for me [https://support.actiontiles.com/knowledge-bases/8/articles/13332-smartthings-home-monitor-workaround-2023]. 

But I have a related issue that I couldn't find a solution. When you disarm the Home Security through AT (or through ST itself), after opening a door for example, one needs not only disarm the system, but also dismiss the ST notification saying that there is an intrusion. Otherwise the siren goes off...Is there a workaround for this? Otherwise disarming via AT tile on the tablet becomes useless since I have to pull my phone and dismiss the ST notification for infaction as well

Thanks

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Fire HD 8 - cameras not working with recent OS/App update

gpaitai 12 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by Lisa 6 months ago 23

Yesterday I arrived home after work to find my tablet with a black screen. My assumption is an auto-update had turned it off after updating. I do have it sitting in the powered stand so it was fully charged.

Anyways, I have four cameras via TinyCam Pro web server that I can view within ActionTiles but only show two on my main view. These have worked perfectly for years until yesterday. I can view my cameras ok via Safari on my Mac & iPhone but not the Fire HD 8 tablet. Note the TinyCam web server is using http not https so I'm wondering if Amazon have decided to force this security in their update.

Has anyone else had encountered the same? Any suggestions or ideas welcome.

Fire
Answer

All of the issues serving video streams and images are due to browsers and operating systems enforcing Mixed Content policies.

Mixed content refers to a situation that arises when a secure (HTTPS) webpage contains elements, such as video streams or images that are loaded using an insecure (HTTP) connection.

More and more web browsers enforce strict security policies to protect users' data and privacy. When a secure webpage includes insecure content, it poses a risk and compromises the integrity and security of the entire webpage.

To mitigate this risk, modern browsers typically block mixed content by default. They either prevent the insecure content from loading or display a warning to the user. To maintain a secure browsing experience, it's important to ensure that all elements on a secure webpage are loaded using secure (HTTPS) connections. This can be achieved by updating the resource URLs to use HTTPS or by hosting the resources on secure servers.

ActionTiles does not host or process your local video streams and images. It is impossible for ActionTiles to upgrade connections to HTTPS.

ActionTiles cannot affect the browser and operating system and relies on them to display the content. There's absolutely nothing that ActionTiles can do to make the browser display content that the browser does not allow.

The Mixed Content limitation that is now imposed by modern browsers is not an issue that's unique to ActionTiles. Every web page and Progressive Web App is affected by this.

There are two ways to resolve this issue:

  • Serve content over HTTPS.
  • Configure the browser to allow mixed content. There are several issues with this option, since some browsers do not have this configuration or ignore it.
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SmartThing Lighting groups tile

MikeJT 6 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 months ago 2
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Broken image media tiles in Android

Jean 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by John Johnston 6 months ago 13

Referring to following topic though my post is only applicable to Android Chrome and Fully Kiosk browsers (both using android system webview version 111.0.5563.58) https://support.actiontiles.com/communities/12/topics/9592-images-on-media-tiles-are-not-loading-on-google-chrome-browser

It seems this problem started happening after the last android update (Samsung Tab A).


It seems http media tiles are no longer accepted in actiontiles. The (local network) http URLs display correctly if requested directly from the browsers, but seems to fail (broken link) when using actiontiles.

Is there a workaround for this? My ipcams unfortunately don't provide https interface :(. 

The "Mixed Content Mode" switch in Fully Kiosk doesn't seem to help (this was also the recommendation from the Fully Support.

Any ideas welcome, I'd prefer to avoid having to set up an https reverse proxy.

Android
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Current outside temperature or sensor that works with smartthings

Clint 7 months ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic updated by Steve Campbell 6 months ago 1

I am looking for a tile for just the current outside temperature. I do not want a multiday tile, just a super basic current outside temperature. I am also fine with buying a sensor that I can mount outside that will work with smartthings

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A Panel width Setting to help layout consistency for Panels viewed on different screen sizes

Brent Adam 7 years ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by tinhwee 7 months ago 32 4 duplicates

I've been using smarttiles/actiontiles for years now and there's a specific functionality that seems super simple to implement, but remains missing...  I'd like to be able to set a maximum panel width, so I can achieve the same flow of tiles on multiple similar sized devices...  it could simply center the tiles on screens with larger resolutions, or could scale tiles +/- ~20% to fit the available resolution of the screen...  for smaller screens, it would still wrap the tiles of one row into 2 or more, but it's just too much to maintain unique panels for each unique display type...  so, for starters, could we at least be able to specify max tile spaces wide for a panel?

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iPad Kiosk app? Wake on front camera motion?

BigSlade 6 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Apple updated by alexanderroseen 8 months ago 16

I tried to search the forum for this answer, but could not find anything.  I was looking to create another smart panel for my house and have an iPad Gen 2 laying around and figured I would try to repurpose this.  Unfortunately I can't seem to find anything like Fully Kiosk that will wake up the screen on motion.  From the show me your tiles post I know there are a lot of people using iPads, so what are you using?  Or is the display just always on?  Thanks in advance.

iOS