Problems with IP8M-2493 and Show 8
Just got my first Show ( Show 8 ) and am working through getting all of my Amcrest cameras working. So far I’ve had success with IP2M-841/842 (though they all required the use of the gateway with @tunnel - maybe a requirement with the new version of the Show?).
However, I have 2 IP8M-2493 cameras that I’m not able to get working. I see this isn’t shown specifically as compatible, though the IP2M-2496 is (which I believe is the bullet cam version of the same hardware), so I would think it should work.
Any ideas? Looking at the output from monocle-gw --tail I see successful digest authentication with a lot of client/endpoint requests and responses. Everything always culminates to an “RTSP CLIENT SOCKET CLOSED” message with no errors.
The settings are H264/None with tags “noaudio” and “tunnel.” I’ve tried a few different combinations of these with no success. I’m happy to provide debug traces (logs or packets) if it would help.
Thanks for a great product!
Quick Update: I was able to get a feed working by enabling the sub-stream (640x480) and then changing the RTSP URL in Monocle. Any chance this is a bitrate or resolution issue? It’s great to get video, but I’d prefer to get as close to the native 4K as possible.
From other posts on the forum, it seems many of the newer devices (5 and 8 require the gateway) are limited to 1080p as a maximum res.
Thanks Jouster. That’s what I’m starting to think.
Any ideas on best course of action? 640x480 is a bit too low (and letterboxing looks weird on the Show). I’m thinking I’ll script some ffmpeg commands to re-transcode to 1080p and then point Monocle to those. I’ll post back here if/when I have success.
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Let me know if you come up with a successful FFMPEG solution. The last time I tried testing this, the re-encoding created too much latency for a solution where someone wished to view a live camera stream.
For my cameras, I simply configured the primary streams to output 1080P instead of higher 2K or 4K streams.