Display Wyze Cam on Dashboard through Blue Iris

I am sure many of you have got the Wyze cam and tried the RTSP firmware. I was able to flash my Wyze cam (v2) with Wyze’s beta RTSP firmware and get the connection working in Blue Iris pretty quickly but soon ran into the connection dropping issue between Wzye cam and Blue Iris. It appeared the RTSP connection was forced closed after several hours, and I had to go back to Wyze app to regenerate the RTSP link so Blue Iris can connect again.

After some testings, I was able to get stable connection into Blue Iris and displayed in my dashboard, and hope my settings can help those who have run into the same problem.

Wyze V2 firmware version:
Blue Iris version: v4.8.4.3

Here are the steps how I setup my Wyze and Blue Iris:

  1. Flash Wyze firmware following the instructions here.

  2. Open Wyze app, select the camera, click on the settings gear icon at top and “Advances Settings”. Go to RTSP section, turn on RTSP and generate the RTSP link by providing the username and password.

  3. In Blue Iris Admin, add new camera. Open camera properties, Video tab, select “Network IP” and click on Configured.

    Change protocol to “http://” (not rtsp), input the camera’s ip address, username and password you set in Wyze app. Select Wyze in Make dropdown, and “V2 with OpenIPC firwamre RTSP” in Model dropdown. Input “/live” in the pat field, and make sure you change the RTSP port to “554”. Then “Ok”

    When I tried “rtsp://” as the protocol first, I had the connection dropping issue even though I made sure the “Send RTSP keep-alives” option was checked, and I am not sure why that didn’t work. But changing it to http with Wzye selected in Make field seems to resolve the connection dropping issue.

  4. Back to the Video tab, adjust the frame rate you need, and I pretty much left other settings as default.

  5. Grab the short name from General tab, and go back to SharpTools.io to create a media tile in Resource Management page by using the Blue Iris server’s ip and the url path we got from previous step.

  6. Now a stable Wyze live streaming video media tile can be added into the dashboard. :slight_smile:

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Nice work, James! I was really looking forward to the Wyze RTSP firmware, but saw lots of reports of people having stability issues with the RTSP streams after it was released.

Nice to hear that this approach is working well for you - I’ll be giving this a try when I have a chance!

Wyze has released an updated RTSP firmware (beta2), and from the notes it resolved the frame and connection dropping issues. Need to give it a try.

  • Delay: Video from RTSP is more than 4 seconds behind the Live Stream in the Wyze app
  • Frame skip: Video is not smooth and appears to jump every few seconds
  • Connection: Video drops after a while and rebooting (or turning RTSP off and back on) is required to restore the connection.
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