RTSP for new V3 camera

Argh, I know I posted this here before in response to the same question but after 10 minutes I still couldn’t find it. Tagging “Alexey”, “TinyCam”, “source code”, “donated”, “open source”, “reverse engineered”, “API”, “authentication”. Direct link and evidentiary screenshot from Alexey’s Reddit post below.

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My apologies, all this time I had credited Alexey directly for the reverse engineering effort. Apparently that credit goes to a team led by Nicolas Boulet-Lavoie, and Alexey simply implemented it.

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Thanks, and in Github, too. Helps a lot.

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Is there a way to use this with home assistant?

Man, I REALLY hope the new v3 cameras get RTSP firmware implemented soon. I have managed to kludge this together to get it to work in iSpy by combining a few posts from this thread. I have set up MEMU on the same computer running iSpy and bridged the network connection in MEMU. I installed TinyCam Pro, and activated the webserver and THEN set up a camera in iSpy using MJPEG with this URL - http://192.168.xx.xx:8083/axis-cgi/mjpg/video.cgi?user=&pwd=&camera=1 SHEESH, this should prove very stable… ;/ C’mon WYZE, get the RTSP firmware for v3 released… image|690x358

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Nice find, thanks for sharing!

I’ve been working on this method with no luck. I have it writing mp4 files to my NFS share and I’ve been able to get wyzecam-hls running. The problem is the HLS stream runs until it rolls from one mp4 file to the next. iOS plays the HLS stream perfectly but VLC, Chrome and Shinobi all hang when it reaches the end of the minute. Such a bummer because I got object detection and everything working. It just doesn’t last more than a minute. The author of wyzecam-hls has literally never responded to anyone on GitHub so I’m not holding my breath on getting any help from him. I’m excited at least to get WyzeHacks working on my v3 and was able to update to the latest firmware and it survived the update.

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Finally, I solved the issue with wyzecam-hls! I have stable video into Shinobi (or anything that can accept an HLS stream). The only downfall is it is ~65 secs lagged. The cloud stream is still intact so you can still use the Wyze app if you want to monitor in realtime. I’m going to put in a pullrequest to patch up wyzecam-hls so others can also use it with the V3.

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I have a pull request to fix wyzecam-hls here: fixes for v3 cam by noelhibbard · Pull Request #8 · n1ckyrush/wyzecam-hls · GitHub

I’ve got this thing working perfectly in Shinobi now. Object detection works well even at night.

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Trying to get my v3 working in BI. So you got it to work as shown in the screenshot, with no other software?
Going through the camera numbers in my browser now. I have the older version of BI.

That only works if you already have TinyCam Pro in web server mode and the V3 configured in TinyCam. The address is that of TinyCam, not the camera.

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Thank you. Purchased Tinycam Pro today and will work on config later!

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They trying to figure out how to charge us for it.

I have 8 of these units on the floor of my office new in the box waiting for the day that RTSP is allowed. I use my cams with Shinobi (currently Foscam), I cant wait to swap over. I honestly didn’t think it would be this long given the promised they would release this at time of release. The TinyCam workaround doesnt work for me, if it was a windows or Linux server I could stand up to play man in the middle I would be cool with that but having to run Tiny Cam in an Android or emulation is just too much to deal with.

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Another vote here from a rather miffed new customer to get the RTSP firmware for the v3 cam.
I use Home Assistant and after reading glowing reports of the v2 camera, I went to order from Wyze. They no longer sell the v2 so I got the v3. Now I see there is no RTSP firmware for it, still.
Please WYZE. Can we have it soon? This camera hardware is amazing but crippled if we cannot use this basic function.

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Come on, Wyze.

Been some time must be another reason for the delay

Yes, there is a reason. Its called the almighty dollar.
As long as they are selling Cam Plus subs, they aren’t interested in us ‘geeks’.

Hello All,

And by all, I mean particularly “Wyze Labs”. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but this subject hits too close to home to remain silent. I have 7 Wyze Cams, & one low light, high-res camera hardwired to a security DVR looking out of a window at my front porch & yard. I can’t tell you how much I’d like to swap that always recording camera out for an outdoor mounted V3. I fabricated a back box, so no indoor light reflections are present, but my old-fashioned window w/storm window facing west is an issue. The late afternoon ~ evening sun nearly washes out my pix completely for about 3 to 4hrs. I have a V3 mounted outside under that same window. The sill, which extends approx 4 inches, nearly completely hides it. That V3 handles the evening sun far better (negligible washout) than the one I have mounted inside. RTSP firmware for the V3 can’t come soon enough !.
Just my two cents …

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