Sricam SP017 and Raspberry Pi
I installed Monocle Gateway on a Raspberry Pi Model B+ V1 2 (2014), with a Raspbian OS FULL (updated September 2019).
I have 2 Echo Show 5.
I have 3 Sricam SP017 cameras with the following Monocle Gateway camera feed configuration:
- Camera feed: rtsp://x.x.x.x:554/onvif1
- Authentication: DIGEST
- Video Resolution: 640*360 (16:9)
- Video Codec: H264
- Audio Codec: NONE
- Tags: @proxy-tcp
Cameras are connected on the wifi network.
Rasperry Pi is connected to a router port.
Everything is working correctly.
I had to select the tag @proxy-tcp instead of @proxy (as recommended) because I experienced glitches in the communication that disappeared using @proxy-tcp.
Alexa takes approx. 10 seconds to connect to the selected camera.
There is a time lag of approx. 10 seconds.
Is this behavior normal?
Or the Raspberry Pi I used (old version) is too slow?
Anybody tried a last generation Rapberry Pi with Monocle Gateway?
Is there any way to get the audio too?
I did some additional tests.
I installed the lite version of Raspbian OS on the Rasperry Pi B+ 2014 (without GUI), to optimize performances, but I didn’t get any improvement of the 10 seconds latency.
Then reading other posts I understood that 10 seconds latency is normal.
I got also the audio working setting the audio codec to AAC.
I added the @hangout tag but I didn’t see any difference.
This is the the new Monocle Gateway configuration for Sricam SP017:
Camera feed: rtsp://x.x.x.x:554/onvif1
Video Resolution: 640*360 (16:9)
Video Codec: H264
Audio Codec: AAC
Tags: @hangout, @proxy-tcp
I experienced again that @proxy-tcp is working better than @proxy.
After a certain period (1 to 3 minutes) the video on the Echo Show 5 turns blank, or the screen starts flashing.
I tested the Sricam SP017 on wifi and network cable but the problem is still there.
Is this a known problem?
Is there anything I can do to have the video lasting as long as needed?