Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)

Same here, way less stable. My v2 now disconnects in minutes opposed to hours. I’ve also verified with VLC player that the stream is dead. I’m using motioneye with home assistant. Video stream is still working with app. It’s a real bummer because I bought 6 of these!

@WyzeGwendolyn Is it possible to install the new RTSP firmware without using the app?

Yes, you don’t need the app to install the firmware but you need to still set the RTSP parameters using the app.

@madtaurus I appreciate the response. It’s unfortunate there isn’t a web interface to adjust those settings.

It is but we do have to understand the limited capabilities of this camera. To have a web interface (which it would have to host) along with streaming both to the app and to RTSP, would seem to be asking alot of the hardware.

With my Netcam Studio set up, I have 4 V2 cameras. The feeds work, the motion detection works, and the timelapse works.

Front 13-May-2019

(at around 1m36s you can see the northern lights)

Front 14-May-2019

(at around 1m30s the rain starts! not snow! for a change!)

I’m not saying it’s Blue Iris. Perhaps the fact that every 30 seconds I ask Netcam Studio to snap a time lapse photo keeps the connection alive. Maybe NCS polls the cameras in a different way.

That’s quite a rough picture. Wonder what the compression data rate is?

Unless YT severely compressed it, there’s a lot of smudging within the picture which looks to me like compression artefacts. Unsure how time lapse works on these. Series of stills?

I had the same type of issue with the last release. My setup is the same as yours, I am using MotionEye to connect to the V2.

Since the new firmware, my camera has not lost it’s connection and every time I look at home assistant the camera is online and working properly.

Thanks for this release! Connection to BlueIris appears to be much more stable now (with hardware acceleration disabled).

I continuously have my V2s disconnect in Blueiris. They’ll come back, most of the time. Outside of HW accleration, anything different when setting up the Camera? Are you using Wyze template within BI when setting up the camera feed?

I have mine connected with ispy and I never lose connection with v2

I have 2x Wyze V2 bought within a month of each other about a year ago. Both runs latest RTSP FW and connected to Blue Iris. The setup for both on BI is exactly the same as I clone the first to the second (only changed the IP address).
One camera had been running solid for 5 days now. The other seems to have exactly the same problem that you’re encountering (BI keeps losing connection, but the camera somehow restarts by itself and works again). The failure had been like that since the original RTSP FW (so, it’s not the updated FW that’s causing the issue).
Overall, the latest beta RTSP FW is much better than the previous one. It is now very much usable (no video stuttering and solid @ 15 fps), except for the one camera that doesn’t work.
So, I don’t think it has anything to do with BI setup or LAN bandwidth, etc. It seems to be Wyze hardware-dependent. If it works, it works good. If it doesn’t, it just sucks. And just luck that I have one works and one doesn’t. BTW, both seems to work fine using the Wyze apps. But I haven’t used it much since getting the RTSP FW to run with BI.

Will pan/tilt control for the Wyze Cam Pan be available in 3rd party apps like Blue Iris in the future? (Or is that already possible with this RTSP firmware?) @WyzeArthur @WyzeGwendolyn Thanks!

I’ve got 2 WyzeCam V2’s and 5 other cameras. All were on a Ubiquiti Unifi AP and the WyzeCams were dropping out every few minutes. I moved the WyzeCams over to an old TP-Link router by themselves and they’re much more stable, only dropping out a few times per day.

Strangely, as soon as I turned on RTSP, my WansView camera started dropping out every few minutes until I got them on separate access points.

it’s already possible according to people further up this post

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To follow up on this, I upgraded to Home Assistant 0.93 this morning and my streams have been good as gold in HA. I took a look through the changelog and see they’ve altered a timeout for ffmpeg cams. I can’t be sure this is what helped but it looks like a likely suspect as with the V2 RTSP firmware the streams worked reliably in VLC, with HA just dropping out sometimes

Thanks to kind and knowledgable folks of the community here and big thanks to the folks at Wyze, front of house and back, that go the extra mile or 10 to deliver what customers ask for. If these streams hold up to tomorrow night I’ll finally be ordering those few more cams I’ve had my eye on!

Update: Still solid. Cams ordered!

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I see where @jkronos says “It seems to work fine as well on my blue-iris setup” but it’s unclear if pan/tilt control is working in BI or just the video stream. @jkronos could you clarify?

Hello, apologies I have only tested on the regular v2 version. It`s been online for last couple weeks but I will be testing a PAN model very soon and will share the results here.

I haven’t heard of that being added in at this time. Thanks for asking!

RTSP is only a protocol for streaming audio and video from something. It doesn’t allow for any way to control the camera, which is what you need to be able to do something like control pan/tilt.

In order to allow you to pan/tilt, Wyze would have to either support a protocol like Onvif that allows for control, or put up a web interface on the camera that allows that kind of control. Either way, it would be some nontrivial extra work.

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