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SmartTiles: Video Camera Compatibility


( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #585

Do you get this is a plain browser window, or only in an embedded Media Tile? There’s a significant difference.

In either case, though, I would not be surprised if Nest is closing this as an unintentional backdoor.


I replied to this same post you made on

Same idea as what Terry mentioned to troubleshoot.

It’s possible as he said that they are closing doors or potentially they could be rate limiting you somehow based on the frequency of refreshes across the board (not sure if they can monitor that with the “backdoor” url reference).

I haven’t experienced this yet, but will keep my eyes open for it and will let you know if I can reproduce.

Another thing you can do is go check and see if the embedded url we have all copied / pasted is the exact same from the public url again or if they changed it.


Both. Those bums.


On a related note… If I try to use dropcam video streams rather than snapshots, I only get the top half of the frame… 'Sup wit dat?


( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #589

I think they are trying to center on the “page”.

We’re working on Nest (public) stream embedding this week, actually. Already a first release to our Beta participants out last night. This contains some new Media Tile code that hopefully reduces quirks and increases reliability, but too soon to tell if it works.

(Frosty) #590

Did you work out how to get the DCS2330L to show up in Fully Kiosk browser on android tablet by any chance? I have the same issue as you works in Chrome but not on the tablet…


(Patrick Mjoen) #591

I have the same issue with the Fire Tablet with the DCS-2330L, but it works on my iPad… I also use iP Cam viewer app to display all my camera’s…

(Paul James) #592

I did it a little different. I read on one of the threads about using Tinycam. I ran Tinycam on the fire tablet and then set up the webserver and was able to play it an any others in my tile.


Hey guys…
I am having similar problems like most.

Does anyone know if I connect Amcrest cameras to Synology NAS, would that do what Blue Iris or Tinycam can do???

( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #594

I don’t know if this article is applicable or conclusive, but it does not mention the ability to transcode to, and serve, MJPEG streams.

(RobT) #595

Do you plan on having any support for onvif?

( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #596


Non-MJPEG streams are only supported if you run a transcoding server (like tinyCam, Blue Iris, etc.).

(Kevin Johnson) #597

A lot of cameras can output rtsp feeds. Motion eye free software can transcode that to http. Can be run on Most Linux distro’s and even docker as well. There is even a RASP PI OS version also.