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Hello i have managed to connect a Dcs935L camera,. The URL is:
The gateway is needed, with @tunnel option only.
In the camera, the first stream must be set to h264, the microphone is off, i did not enable it, maybe the audio works bur i did not try.
@Ned786 do you have stream encryption turned on? If so that won’t work with this solution.
What urls were you using with your NVR feeds? To check that they were working you should be able to open them on your local machine using a video player like VLC.
For Axis cameras, past users have reported similar issues. In those cases most often it was related to an audio stream. Please take a look at the tips on this page to try and resolve the audio channel issues:
this is approximately half of log of this camera attempt, the full log of this “Attempt” for this camera was very long , if compared with the previous log of the camera that works, it was like 3-4 times longer, probably (as you said) the camera does many attempts …i will post the rest of the log, and try also to “play” with the video codecs like you suggested me!
Honestly I don’t know if this work work, but I’m doubtful. Also, in Android, I don’t think you can guarantee that a background service is always running, last time I worked in Android the OS could preempt your service and shut it down if it thought it needed to for low power conditions. Maybe this is not the case for Android TV boxes that are constantly powered … I’m not sure?
Hi Robert … mystery of the password solved.
In fact the password was blank (null).
Why onvif said it was ‘tlJwpbo6’ I have no idea or why it worked with that.
I reset password to ‘admin’ and used that and all is well (without the gateway and without the audio)
Just noticed these posts.
Here also purchased a Hikvision OEM DB2 WiFi Video Doorbell.
I can stream main and sub streams:
rxxp://192.168.1.100:554/user=admin_password=password_channel=0_stream=0.sdp ==> 1536X2048
rxxp://user:firstname.lastname@example.org:554/ch1/sub/av_stream ==> 384X512
Use ONVIF (no passwords) for main stream:
Use JPG capture for main stream.
There are a few folks now purchasing the new DB2 doorbell cameras. None are sold here in the US by Hikvision. The are sold labeless or under RCA or EZViz.
I just switched over from Ring to this one. I am very impressed with it.
Please let me know what I can do helping to get this video doorbell in the database.
LOREX 16-Channel 4K PoE 2TB NVR (NR9163)
This NVR series (NR900) has been confirmed to work with Monocle and Alexa.
Buy LOREX NR9163 on Amazon
4K Resolution (3840×2160)
16 Port 10/100 Ethernet Switch with PoE
3 TB Hard Drive (expandable up to 13TB)
30 fps recording rate @ 4K (8MP)
H.264 & H.265 Encoding Support
Camera TCP/IP address on your local network
Camera’s RTSP port (default: 554)
Camera channel (1=channel 1; 2=channel 2; 3=channel 3; …)
Camera stream (0=main-stream; 1-sub-stream)
This NVR has been confirmed to work without the Monocle Gateway service for certain Alexa devices. Please see: Supported Alexa Devices and the configuration notes below.
LHV/LNR Series NVR login password for the RTSP stream can only be six digits or characters in length.
If your password is more than 6 characters try entering the first six digits of your password when logging in or change your password to limit it to a maximum of 6 characters. (https://help.lorextechnology.com/link/portal/57356/57366/Article/1400/Error-Message-Password-Error)
Attached cameras must be configured to use the H.264 video codec. Alexa devices do not support H.265 or MJPEG and thus users must configure the stream to use H.264 to be compatible with Alexa device.
If an attached camera supports audio and the audio channel is DISABLED in the NVR camera configuration the Alexa devices will not play the stream, but rather a constant buffering message on screen.
If an attached camera supports audio and the audio channel is ENABLED in the NVR camera configuration the Alexa devices will play the stream; however certain Alexa devices such as the FireTV devices may incur some extreme latency and constant re-buffering messages on the Alexa devices. You can use the Monocle Gateway and tag your camera stream with the @noaudio tag to remove the audio channel from the stream to help improve the stream latency.
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Thanks for posting your info … I’m sure it will help somebody down the road.
Typically for Reolink cameras, you only need @tunnel and to make sure the manufacturer is configured as “Reolink” in the Monocle web portal. Behind the scene, we add the tag @ntpnow which addresses a specific compatibility issue with Reolinks.
Glad to hear you got it working. The resolution limit is true, at least the last time I tested this a few months ago. I’m not sure why Amazon limits this device to 1080P streams. None of the other Echo Shows (apart from the Echo Spot) do this.
I’d be happy to test out your streams and see if we can get a working combination going. Just PM (private chat) me the RTSP connectivity information via this forum and I should be able to take a look at it sometime next week. I should just need view only access to a stream. (public IP/hostname and port forwarded to RTSP, temporary username and password)
In that post, (from what I remember) the user got it working with a single Swan camera, not a DVR. Now, I’m not saying that I know the technical difference and that user unfortunately did not provide the details of what he did to get it working.
@Spider03 Keep in mind I’m using a SV3C camear. And the Gateway is on a Raspberry PI.
The Gateway is running. And when I try to access the camera with my Alexa device I see logging in the Gateway. It shows the camera IP, Alexa IP etc. so it is trying.
So I’m thinking it’s just not gonna work with this brand camera.
I want to connect a Wansview W2 with Alexa on Fire HD8 Tablet. Unfortunately it does not work.
I have already tried the solution for the W3 camera and disabled audio in the camera stream. Unfortunately unsuccessful.
My stream is rtsp:// ip-adress: 554/live/ch0.
It works fine in VLC.
Audio is disabled on the camera. Video codec is H264 and the resolution I have set to 1208 * 720. Camera settings:
AC frequency 60HZ
Resolution: 1280 * 720
Bit rate: 1024kps
Frame rate: 25
Stream Control: Variable Bitrate
Stream Type: without audio
Settings in Monocle:
rtsp: // IP address: 554/live/ch0
Resolution: 1280 * 720
Audio codec NONE
Many thanks for your help.