@vmsman our the man. i can’t say for sure 100% but i think i have it going. for some reason it did not like the ports i was using so i just guessed and used ports around the area the nvr was set at and now i see both camera at home and away. hip hip hurray! your help was good. i did not use most of it but not to worry any ideas people offer prompts more thought and ideas. and that is what it did for me. thanks much for all the suggestions given they gave me ideas. if for some reason it stops i will visit this again and see if anyone has more ideas. again thanks much.
I also compiled my own live555proxyserver from latest source code. The one I compiled had issues with OutPacketBuffer::maxSize being exceeded, so I guess that’s why monoclecam team compiled their own version?
Using a univision DVR here and the way I found is the internal POE switch will only act as it’s own seperate private network. the NVR however provides a URL for RTSP streaming with channel and stream parameters… so you can use the http://192.168.x.x:554/chX/sX format (that’s an example…but your NVR should provide the format) to add the streams for each camera to monocle
I’ve never tested a LG TV with Alexa before, only the Toshiba FireTV Edition.
However, based on the log it appears that the TV is never attempting to establish a TCP/RTSP connection with the monocle gateway server. The gateway is receiving the camera request from the Monocle servers and thus from the Alexa Cloud and the gateway is setting up the RTSP proxy for the stream, but the Alexa enabled TV should then attempt to make a TCP connection to the local gateway service and this appears to be missing. So the first question is … is the Alexa TV connected to the same WiFi network and not a Guest network or some other VLAN? You may also need to try restarting the TV, unplug and reboot – to flush any old DNS cached entries just in case. Beyond this, I’m not sure what the issue would be. The TV needs to make a local connection to the gateway just like your other FireTV (4K Stick). So its most likely a networking issue … that or the TV may not support Alexa smart home cameras? You may check with LG or Amazon to make sure this TV model is supported.
Just to add to this topic, you can also just use the following in your DNSMasq options to include all potential subdomains from the primary/base domain we use for the gateway.
The explicit FQDN (fully-qualified) domain is perhaps a bit more “secure”, but in the event you replace your Monocle API token used with Monocle Gateway, you will also need to remember to update your DNSMasq options.
@Monocle That didn’t seem to help. Is there a contact email I can send connection details too, Don’t really wanna post it here. I have about a dozen customers that would have Geovision Equipment, so they would love to have this feature, if its a easy fix.
Danny, You don’t have enough information about what you have tried. It isn’t specifically mentioned on Monocle that that camera is supported. That doesn’t matter as much as you have to have the gateway for access from the show 5. Have you installed the Gateway? Can you get RSTP feeds? I have looked at the iegeek website and this is from their VLC manual. d72698a7-24bd-44cc-97ca-ad81c3d043a6-image.png