Help getting connected to Alexa



  • I found your skill when trying to find a way to view my IP cameras on Alexa. Based on dates of posts, perhaps this is nolonger a solution.
    I have 3 cameras; tested with VLC, added and configured gateway using @proxy-tcp (also tried @tunnel).
    Alexa finds the cameras but when I ask to watch one of them on an Echo Show, Alexa tries but comes back in 30sec that camer is not responding. In the gateway window, I can see the attempted connection.
    What else can i try?



  • @ijourneaux

    Which Alexa devices are you testing with/using and what IP camera makes/models?

    Thanks, Robert



  • I was testing with an Echo. I have 3 cameras. Foscam and 2 generic chin cameras. I did test the vlc could dispaly all of the feeds



  • @ijourneaux

    Do you know which Echo model? For example

    • Echo Show (Gen1)
    • Echo Show (Gen2)
    • Echo Show 5
    • Echo Show 8
    • Echo Spot

    Let’s start by focusing on the Foscam camera. You mentioned using Monocle Gateway and the @tunnel tag and @proxy-tcp tag. Can you post a log from Monocle Gateway from the point where you start the service up to and including a single request to Alexa for the foscam camera stream?

    Thanks, Robert



  • @Monocle The Echo Show is a Gen 1. I also have a Echo Spot if that helps. WIll try to get the log files in the next couple of days.



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    MONOCLE RUNTIME ENVIRONMENT

    VERSION = 0.0.4
    OS/ARCH = win32\x64
    PROCESS = monocle-gateway (PID=10408)
    TIMESTAMP = 2019-12-23T00:07:46.159Z


    MONOCLE GATEWAY SERVICE (Version: 0.0.4)

    [Monocle Starting]
    [Monocle Connecting]
    [Monocle Started]
    [RTSP Server Starting]
    [RTSP Server Listening] 0.0.0.0:8555 (RTSP)
    [RTSP Server Listening] 0.0.0.0:443 (RTSP-TLS)
    [RTSP Proxy Started] (PID=10092)
    [RTSP Server Listening] 0.0.0.0:8554 (PROXY)
    [RTSP Server Started]
    [Monocle Connected]
    [RTSP Server Registered]


    MONOCLE RTSP SERVICE - INITIALIZED

    FQDN = 462b9051-c4b6-449c-91a3-97f3dd47dc44.mproxy.io
    HOST = 10.8.2.24
    PORT = 443


    INITIALIZE RTSP STREAM: Backyard

    • NAME : Backyard
    • LABEL : PRIMARY
    • URL : rtsp://192.168.1.32:88/videoMain
    • UUID : STREAM:9b691104-7a44-4bc4-8fbb-f5135e69db7a
    • SESS : d03168da-f2dd-4ca6-8e6a-ced46d2a3afa
    • MODIF : Sun Dec 22 2019 19:06:55 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
    • TAGS : @tunnel


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