twcau edited this page Jun 14, 2018 · 23 revisions

Welcome to the homebridge-camera-ffmpeg wiki!

Check the pages on the right for specific topics like Raspberry Pi, Tested configurations for cameras etc.

What URL should I use for my camera?

If this information isn’t available in your cameras manual or online documentation, consult the ISpyConnect database.

Navigated by selecting the camera manufacturer, then locating your model, it provides a list supported methods (MJPEG, FFMPEG, RTSP) for each camera, and the necessary URL’s (and querystrings) for accessing video, audio, and stills.

Tips & Troubleshooting

  • If you get choppy playback for RTSP / H264 streams try adding -rtsp_transport tcp before your source URL, e.g. -rtsp_transport tcp -re -i rtsp://192.168.2.26/ipcam_h264.sdp
  • You can also try lowering the packet size when you have choppy playback, use multiples of 188
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