Rtsp on Wyse Camera v3

Why is there an RTSP download option for v3?

Does that mean rtsp is ready for V3?

I downloaded it and installed, but it doesn’t install the rtsp feature… I got so happy when I saw that, but quickly got so bummed out lol

@macster2075
RTSP is available for the v3, currently in beta, linked thread below

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oh… so it’s different link then? - I will try that one… I went on the other link I posted and clicked on the name Wyze Cam v3 RTSP file - but I guess that one doesn’t work.

oh wait… I think that’s the same file… same version like the one I already downloaded…but it doesn’t work for me… I press the reset button, leave it pressed and then plug in the usb cable… within a few moments, I hear “ready to connect”… go through the setup, but I don’t see the option for RSTP under advanced.

I’ve done rtsp installations before on the V2… is V3 any different?.. am I missing something?

According to the post on the Reddit group:

Thanks to /u/chevyman142000 for figuring renaming to demo.bin was incorrect. The firmware needs to be named demo_wcv3.bin for the V3 cam. NOT demo.bin like the support article says.

How to install the RTSP Firmware on Wyze Cam v3

  1. Download the Wyze Cam v3 RTSP file.
  2. Unzip the file (demo_wcv3.bin) and transfer it to a microSD card’s root directory.
  3. Unplug your Wyze Cam and insert the prepared microSD card.
  4. Hold the camera’s Setup button while plugging in the USB cable and continue to hold the Setup button until the light turns solid blue/purple.
  5. Once the light is solid blue, release the Setup button and wait for 3-4 minutes. The camera will reboot, and the status light will change during this time.
    Note: The “Solid Blue” in this case is not the same as the one normally seen on the camera. Instead, both the blue and yellow LEDs will be on at once, making it appear to be a lighter blue.
  6. Once this process is finished, you should see flashing red lights. Quickly tap the Setup button and go through the setup process in the app.

That link I posted earlier goes to the beta thread and the conversation there may help you get it running, that is where they are posting the troubleshooting

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I have 4 Cam V3, 3 Cam v2 and 2 Cam Pan all with their respective RSTP firmware installed and keep have constant disconnects with the Cam v3’s.

Hope they can resolve it soon.

Please try to keep anything technical limited to the official Beta testing thread at:

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Can a mod just merge these threads please.

I am having the same issue on V2 and V3. It continues to go into regular setup. I have ensured I renamed the demo file correctly for each version and have tried multiple SD cards but no difference.

Don’t rename the file… that’s the mistake I was making. Once you unzip it, use that same file as is.

I did that the first time but I will try it again without renaming it, thanks

What size are the sd cards you are using?

Original attempts were using a 64 Gig then I changed to a 32 with the same results. I was following recommendations from others before posting.

Flashing MUST be done with no larger that 32GB cards.

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You can use any size card, just format it for 32GB before transferring the .bin.

That is incorrect. larger cards will work for normal operation, but flashing requires no larger than 32GB (regardless of what format is used).

After having rtsp firmware installed on my newly purchased V3, I have connected to tinycam Pro and Blue Iris. I love the starlight sensor, but I’m seeing hundreds of reconnects a day, causing a lot of missed activity. I have two V2 cameras with rtsp installed, one of which sees about 100 reconnects a day, and the other about 20. Set next to a cheap ezviz camera which I see no reconnects a day. So it would seem that my wifi network nor my BlueIris setup is not to blame.

Any special tuning required for the rtsp software to work without all the disconnects? Or recommended other brands cameras with startlight sensors? I really like this sensor on the V3.

While I have no personal experience with them yet, you may want to look at the Reolink cameras. Many of their models have color night vision (the starlight sensor) and many support ONVIF. This one is perhaps closest in cost/design to the Wyze v3, but while it supports their NVR, it doesn’t support ONVIF (as their PoE cameras do) or RTSP:

I noticed you said you were using Tinycam Pro. That is supposed to be able to connect to Wyze cameras without using RTSP, and then serve a more “standard” video stream. Had you experimented with that?