Viewing Cameras from PC

Interesting stuff to consider. Thanks for sharing. Good stuff for me to know and to remember for future reference. I might give Nox a try regardless now that I’m pretty familiar with Bluestacks and see if I like it better (bluestacks sometimes has issues making some apps flip to landscape for example…granted some apps won’t ever work in landscape, even on a phone, but some will flip on my phone, but not on Bluestacks, though most will).

So I have downloaded Bluestacks, Nox, and Android Studio. I am running both at the same time, so that I can have two different cameras open on my screen at the same time. I’m also looking at my Task Manager. BS is running at 5.4% CPU while Nox is running at 8.9%, BS is using 76.6MB RAM, while Nox is 112.6 MB RAM

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It’s nearly the end of 2020 and we still need to run emulators to access these cameras direct on a desktop computer, I’m 61 and have been around this stuff while it was still an idea in peoples minds, I find it profoundly sad that were still in the 1990’s with this.

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I am experiencing a problem with BlueStacks… when I open one of my four cameras in expanded view, Frankly, it menacing because when I click through to open the camera view back up, I have to readjust the size of the view each time.

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Comparing BlueStacks to Nox… The video from BlueStacks is delayed.

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@geomiklas These are awesome comparisons between the top 3 emulators! I appreciate you sharing what you are finding as to functional differences with them all. This is really great stuff.

Also, thanks to @louis.imbrogno & @Customer for the ideas to check out the other big emulators.

Meanwhile, BlueStacks has closed up again, and Nox has stayed open the whole time.

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I just discovered that I can view my cameras through Alexa on a Fire Stick. I have a Fire Stick plugged in to a 24" monitor on my desk.
It works great so far although you can only view one camera at a time.
I thought it would time out but it ran all day.
I was using tinyCam on the Fire Stick. It works good too but now I have a choice.

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I might get a Fire Stick and try that so that I’m not using up CPU and RAM on my PC requiring CPR.

haha

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So if it works from an Amazon Fire Stick, how about a Roku?

Nope. Not Roku.
Fire Stick runs Android.
Roku runs it’s own OS.

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got it.
Thanks

Don’t count on it though. Normally the Alexa feed shuts off after about 10 minutes.

Yea, that’s what I thought.
I’ve only used it one day. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.
tinyCam works great though.

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Yes, I’m in the midst of a minor love affair with it lately:

Coolo

Check back and let us know if you find any consistency. I am really considering your cool idea of dedicating an extra monitor with a Fire stick to show me cams while I’m in my home office.

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I already have a Firestick on a TV and I tell Alexa “launch TinyCam Pro on FireTV” to change from a news station to my camera displays. For a dedicated viewer I personally prefer a smaller tablet. Also I think the Firestick might have worse performance than my Fire HD tablet. (It probably shouldn’t technically, but the feeds look rougher to me.)

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So far Alexa has been showing my Driveway cam for >2 hours this morning.

Update;
Alexa died at 3.5 hours. I can live with that.

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I may check out Nox. I am using android studio on linux host . Using pixel 4 as my virtual device and it is not bad. did not have to install an APK. Just installed the wyze app and logged in. I can do everything just like on my real pixel 4xl.

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