V1 Camera and TinyCam Pro (Mac OS)

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I have implemented the NoxPlayer on my iMac in order to run TinyCam Pro. Not quite the standalone app everyone wants to see, but it works for me.

One Note: you do need to keep ahead of the game and make sure you have the most recent VirtualBox app also to work with the NoxPlayer for Mac OS Mojave; I have had to “update VB twice.” The VB version that NoxPlayer pulls in when it installs won’t work with Mojave.

I have 5 cameras (1V1, 2V2 and 2 Pan). Up until the recent WYZE firmware upgrades I had no problems with any of the cameras and TinyCam Pro. I updated the V1 camera to 3.9.3.72 and immediately started to have problems with that Camera and TimyCam Pro. I kept getting the TinyCam error: P2P Camera Offline. All the other cameras functioned and displayed just fine with TinyCam. (NOTE: ALL cameras work with the WYZE app without any problems.)

It has taken a bit to go through things piecewise to eliminate other possible sources of the problem. I have done all that and have finally come down to the fact that the problem started just after the firmware upgrade. I have the capability of flashing the rom in the camera but, am embarrassed to say I don’t remember (forgot to write down) the previous version of the firmware; a little help would be appreciated. Once I go back in firmware and if the problem goes away … so on and so forth.

Unless, of course, this is an already know problem with the latest V1 firmware and TinyCam Pro.

Thanks for any help. Jet


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Just search for “firmware” in the Support link at the top of this page and you’ll find the firmware flash instructions which contains a link to download any of the previous firmwares.


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Anybody who may have read this before - I have discovered something else that may be causing the reported Tiny Cam P2P Camera Offline error with V1 cameras. As soon as I get some definitive data, I’ll report back.

 


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I am getting the same error. Has anyone figured this out yet? I can view three cameras in the Wyze app but I can only view two cameras in the Tinycam Pro app.


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Sorry for not posting sooner.

To recap: iMac 27in 4k, I finally got the updated BlueStacks Android emulator up and running and found it to be orders of magnitude more reliable than the Nox App, With the emulator on soldi footing I played with TinyCam Pro and found it to be a bit “fragile” in working reliably. I do have it operating fairly well with 5 Wyze Cams (1v1, 2v2, and 2 pan) all updated to the current firmware.

I set TinyCam up to show 4 cams on one page and the second page also with four slots but only one active to be best for me. A quirk to get all things working with TinyCam appears to the be Channel assignment under Advanced, I dutifully assigned my cams 1 through 5 and had issues. For some reason, if I don’t use channel 1 and instead assign the cams to 2 through 6 all works well; I have no idea why.

The Setup for each cam under TinyCam is tedious and you must be careful to get it all correct. One thing the “Camera Name” - if you type it in at the start and. go on to fill in the rest and then exit (save) the setup for the cam - the camera name will have been changed to a default “Camera X” - So, I setup everything and then at the end go back to the top and put it the camera name I used for the Wyze App and all seems to work. As I said TinyCam is quirky - but it is working on my iMac with the BlueStacks emulator with 5 Wyze cams.