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tinyCam video stream stops

Geewiz 2 months ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 week ago 1

I have 3 cams streaming through a TinyCam web server running on a dedicated Galaxy S5.   

The tile is set up as MJPEG video stream using the URL: http://xxxxxxxx:8083/axis-cgi/mjpg/video.cgi


I have three cams running on one panel (Security), and a 4th camera running on another panel (Weather).


The tiles run fine for an hour, or two, or more, then randomly they will freeze/stop updating.   A manual refresh of the panel will get them started again.


I'm using two Android tablets.  One is a Nexus 9, and the other is Lenovo Tab 10.  I"m wondering if there is some setting on the tablet I'm missing, or something within ActionTiles?


Thanks for any help/ideas!

Android

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Hi Gee,


I'm sorry, but we have no solution for freezing streams. Many folks have streams working reliably and continuously on various tablets, though the most common tablets used for ActionTiles are Fire HD (7,8,10); and many of them with Fully browser (which runs using the Android Webview / Chrome engine).


There is a limit to the number of concurrent streams of the same camera feed from TinyCam (I think it is 4 concurrent viewers?). You can test this by opening the feed in a separate browser tab ... an error message may appear saying:

Too many instances of camera "Cam 1" running. Please retry later.


I'm afraid I can only conclude that streaming is sensitive to any number of variables: The model of tablet, OS version, browser choice (try other browsers like Firefox or Opera), stability of your network, source of the stream, host of TinyCam Pro, etc..


Please see additional discussion(s) about use of tinyCam Monitor Pro at this Topic:


  • https://support.actiontiles.com/communities/12/topics/3441-tinycam-pro-android-transcoder-webserver-issue#
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Hi Gee,


I'm sorry, but we have no solution for freezing streams. Many folks have streams working reliably and continuously on various tablets, though the most common tablets used for ActionTiles are Fire HD (7,8,10); and many of them with Fully browser (which runs using the Android Webview / Chrome engine).


There is a limit to the number of concurrent streams of the same camera feed from TinyCam (I think it is 4 concurrent viewers?). You can test this by opening the feed in a separate browser tab ... an error message may appear saying:

Too many instances of camera "Cam 1" running. Please retry later.


I'm afraid I can only conclude that streaming is sensitive to any number of variables: The model of tablet, OS version, browser choice (try other browsers like Firefox or Opera), stability of your network, source of the stream, host of TinyCam Pro, etc..


Please see additional discussion(s) about use of tinyCam Monitor Pro at this Topic:


  • https://support.actiontiles.com/communities/12/topics/3441-tinycam-pro-android-transcoder-webserver-issue#
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