How to setup TinyCam with Wyze Cam - View in browser / TV

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#101

@Chris, and what would that be? I’m recording to Amazon Cloud. What I have set up works, but if I didn’t have to keep a tablet plugged in 24x7 with the screen on displaying the cam it would be nice.


#102

I would make sure there is a check next to “auto start background mode” and if you are using a web browser to view your feeds make sure there is a check next to “auto start web server on boot”

 


#103

Try entering http://YOURIPADDRESS:PORT

example -> http://192.168.1.1:8083

Your IP address of the server and port # are listed in Tinycam -> Select the three horizontal lines top left, Scroll down to bottom. The URL you should be entering into your browser is just below the switch to turn on the webserver.

Remember, your smart tv needs to be on that same network unless you do some routing with your routers.

 

 

 


#104

The most you are going to get is 15 fps with the Wyze Cam. These aint no casino grade high fps cameras. What you are experiencing is normal for 15/10 fps. :frowning:


#105

Anyone else have a problem with the cams always freezing and having to refresh the webpage?


#106

OK let me get this straight If I set up blue stacks on laptop ,I Install tiny Cam into bluestacks , Then I don’t need to run Tiny Cam server on a tablet, yes, no?

Can you or can you not view your cams With tiny Cam through a cell network away from home ?


#107

I found running Tinycam on a dedicated Fire 7 tablet to be more efficient than trying to get Bluestacks running (and using >2GB RAM + CPU) on a PC. But if you do want to get Bluestacks running then yes, you could run Tinycam without a tablet.

Tinycam has a built-in webserver that’s accessible over your local network, but if you want to access it remotely you have two main options:

  1. Set up port forwarding to the IP and port where Tinycam is running (I do NOT recommend this for security reasons)
  2. Set up a VPN server to access your local network remotely (this is how I connect)
Once you're connected to your local network through VPN you can also access your Wyze Cam via the Wyze app without running into any network restrictions from your cellular provider or other remote network limitations. VPN adds some overhead but the security and convenience are worth it.

#108

I set up tiny Cam On an Android tablet,it’s working, But is not working so good ,Live feed keeps going in and out Losing signal I guess .

And the web server Does not work ,It just says this site cannot be reached , I typed it in properly .

It just so happens Best Buy is having a 2 day sale on the Fire 7 tablet $29 dollars Maybe I should go that route.

Would having the wyze app And the same tablet cause problems with tiny Cam


#109

Installed the same app I bought from Amazon on to the fire TV And it works great so far I haven’t finished setting up all the cameras yet ,I haven’t tried the server on the TV


#110

Yeah I tested first on my Fire TV but it just wouldn’t be practical for me to use a Fire TV as a dedicated NVR, thus the Fire 7 tablet :). The 7th-gen Fire 7 has 5GHz WiFi, so with it sitting 5 feet from my router it seems to be performing well. YMMV of course, but I’m happy with my current setup.


#111

When I type in the web server address In the address bar in the top of Chrome And push enter Why do I get a google Search ,most of the time


#112

Chrome tends to want to Google search anything that isn’t explicitly a web address, so if you just typed the IP (i.e. “192.168.1.3”) and nothing responded (because Tinycam listens on port 8083) Chrome might try Googling the address instead.

If you type the full address and port (i.e. “http://192.168.1.3:8083”) it should either load the Tinycam webserver page or fail, there shouldn’t be any Google searching involved.


#113

My address it different but , yeah ,I type in the full address


#114

Try entering http://YOURIPADDRESS:PORT

example -> http://192.168.1.1:8083

Your IP address of the server and port # are listed in Tinycam -> Select the three horizontal lines top left, Scroll down to bottom. The URL you should be entering into your browser is just below the switch to turn on the webserver.

Remember, your viewing device needs to be on that same network unless you do some routing with your routers.

 

 

 


#115

Problem solved, I turned off Windows Defender ,( I guess it was blocking it somehow) And Box popped up so I could log in , Don’t need that because I have Norton , It’s all working good now ,Server running on the tablet, cams visible on laptop


#116

Thanks for the right up, Chris I Appreciate it ??really made it easy to set up ,I like this a lot ,having All cams my laptops Whenever I want


#117

Thanks thumbs up.


#118

Would there be a way to view more than four cameras?

 


#119
Would there be a way to view more than four cameras?
Read this thread. TinyCam (not a WYZE product) can be configured for dozens of cameras. Assign each a different channel # during set up.

#120

Yes, I use TinyCam with 8 WyzeCams. You do not need to do anything special besides assign each camera its own channel (explained in the tutorial)