I was originally going after this using my Blue Iris install, but as
@josh kindly replied, it requires some changes to get Blue Iris using HTTPS.
Most of our phones & computers use Chrome v111+… so the work-around of allowing Mixed Secure & Insecure Content no longer works.
Coming at this from a different angle now: Trying to Access Reolink Cameras Directly from SharpTools.
I had reached out to Reolink, asking what the URL would be to access the HTTPS Stream Directly, and they
replied with a document (outlining the various URLS & Methods)
I’m not seeing any reference to HTTPS,
? but I’m wondering if anyone sees a way, using any of the various URLS in this Reolink Document, to get a Live Video Stream into SharpTools Media Tiles
Worth Noting: Reolink DOES provide the ability to capture a Still Frame:
I’ve tested this out using my credentials, and it works on both HTTP and HTTPS (
although I need to add a Certificate in the Reolink Interface).
(camera is the Reolink E1 Outdoor Cameras (
Copying my quote from the other post:
@John_Nadeau I used the MJPEG streams from my Reolink cameras in a format similar to the one mentioned in your post, but note that it’s a local HTTP address (not HTTPS). I ended up integrating the camera feeds to Blue Iris and I used that, but I also had a reverse proxy (Caddy2) running in front of it, so I wouldn’t have been impacted by the Mixed Content bug recently introduced in the Chromium project.
The same concept applies though. It seems like most people are either reverting to a version of their preferred Chromium browser from before the 111 update (until Chromium fixes the issue properly) or are installing SSL Certs or using a reverse proxy like Caddy with SSL to work around the issue.
If you’ve installed a
valid SSL certificate (or one that is otherwise trusted by your devices) and the HTTP S URL works as expected, the stream should work in SharpTools as well.
While that example
URL works, I can’t quite figure out the syntax of the Reolink Still Frame that I need to use Stream
Are you able to figure out and/or share an example of a Reolink Stream URL ?
post to the Blue Iris and Stunnel method - Step-By-Step Guide
Hey John, I posted this note in your other threads as well, but sharing it here to make sure everyone is aware.
Just a note that updates regarding the issue on the bug introduced in Chromium 111 that breaks IP Camera images over HTTP are being posted in the mixed Mixed Content thread, so you may whish to follow there too. A recent discovery is that this seems to impact images from IP addresses and there is a workaround with local domain names:
Google Chrome - Mixed Content - Media Not Showing - #9 by josh