So I have decided recently I wanted to try to do some experimenting with implementing RTSP on my Wyze cameras. I have both a v2 and v3 version.
For the Wyze Cam v3, I flashed the camera today with the RTSP firmware from Wyze, and currently my camera is reporting a firmware version of 188.8.131.52, and then of course I went in and enabled RTSP, put in the username and password, and generated the URL.
For the Wyze Cam v2, I did the exact same thing, except the firmware for that is version 184.108.40.206.
I can see the cameras show up on my firewall and the pull an IP address, and that IP address I see in my firewall matches what I see in the device info on each camera, so I know they are participating on the network, and I’m also able to view each camera from the Wyze app. The first thing of concern to me is that I am unable to ping the cameras, and so I’m not sure if I should be able to ping them or not, as I don’t know if they support ICMP, but being unable to ping them was of concern. I know my PC is on the same network subnet as the cameras, so there should not be anything in between my PC and the cameras to block access, so this is a red flag to me, but it could be perfectly normal as well, so that is just an observation I have made.
The issue I am having is that when I take the URL that is generated when setting up RTSP on each camera and then go into VLC Player, click on Media in the menu and then click on Open Network Stream and enter the URL that the Wyze app generated for me, I am unable to see the video stream from either camera.
Ultimately I want to get these working in Blue Iris, but for now I will settle with just being able to diagnostically being able to see them in something just as simple as VLC, and right now I cannot get it to show in there or in Blue Iris.
From what I have described above, does anyone have any idea if I am doing something wrong trying to get these cameras to display an rtsp video stream via VLC?