I want to trust that Wyze will upgrade this RTSP protocall. But I dont trust they will invest time in it. I even fear they will retract and close down their platform. My investment in these cameras have gotten me a bit paranoid so Ive mirrored the firmware just in case it goes bye bye.
What is RTSP?
Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is a standard network protocol designed to establish and control media sessions between endpoints. Due to hardware limitation, RTSP could only be achieved as a separate firmware version for both Wyze Cam v2 and Wyze Cam Pan.
Support for RTSP
We don't have the resources to keep developing two branches of firmware for Wyze Cam v2 and Wyze Cam Pan. This means that the RTSP branch will be upgraded infrequently.
The currently available firmware is an updated beta version. This contains improvements over the prior version but still has the potential to include minor stability issues. Once we're in a position where we can confidently say that any present issues have been fixed, we'll push out a release version of the firmware.
How to install the RTSP Firmware
Download the Wyze Cam v2 RTSP file, or the Wyze Cam Pan RTSP file
Unzip the file.
Rename the contents to 'demo.bin',
Format a MicroSD Card into FAT32
Transfer the 'demo.bin' to a microSD card's root directory
Unplug your Wyze Cam and insert the prepared microSD card.
Hold the camera's Setup button while plugging in the USB cable and continue to hold the Setup button until the light turns solid blue.
Setup Button Location on Pan
Setup Button Location on V2
Once the light is solid blue, release the Setup button and wait for 3-4 minutes. The camera will reboot, and the status light will change during this time.
Note: The "Solid Blue" in this case is not the same as the one normally seen on the camera. Instead, both the blue and yellow LEDs will be on at once, making it appear to be a lighter blue.
Once this process is finished, you should see the Wyze Cam in your Home tab without going through the setup process as long as it was previously paired with your account.
How to start using RTSP
Navagate to your Application and select your camera to RTSP
Click on the gear icon in the top right of your screen.
Click on Advanced Settings.
Select RTSP On the bottom.
Enable the RTSP Switch
Create a Username and password for the RTSP stream. Then Generate URL
Copy and Paste your RTSP link into whatever platform you are looking to include it in.
Note that On Generation of the URL the Service turns on.
Once the RTSP is enabled. The Quality of the feed runs at 1920x1060
-This username and password is unique to just the camera you setup.
If you are having these issues.
There is a 4 seconds RTSP delay behind the Live Stream in the Wyze app
The Video is not smooth and appears to jump every few seconds.
The Video drops after a while and rebooting (or turning RTSP off and back on) is required to restore the connection.
Change to the Beta Firmware
Wyze Cam V2 - Assumed Stable Firmware - https://download.wyzecam.com/firmware/rtsp/demo_V2_RTSP_184.108.40.206.zip
Wyze Cam PAN - Assumed Stable Firmware - https://download.wyzecam.com/firmware/rtsp/demo_Pan_rtsp_220.127.116.11.zip
Wyze Cam v2 (Unstable Beta) Firmware https://download.wyzecam.com/firmware/rtsp/demo_V2_beta2.zip
Wyze Cam Pan Firmware (Unstable Beta) https://download.wyzecam.com/firmware/rtsp/demo_pan_beta2.zip
Wyze Cam V2 - Assumed Stable Firmware - http://engineerisaac.com/download/demo_V2_RTSP_18.104.22.168.zip
Wyze Cam PAN - Assumed Stable Firmware - http://engineerisaac.com/download/demo_Pan_rtsp_22.214.171.124.zip/lnk]
Wyze Cam v2 (Unstable Beta) Firmware [lnk]http://engineerisaac.com/download/demo_V2_beta2.zip
Wyze Cam Pan Firmware (Unstable Beta) http://engineerisaac.com/download/demo_pan_beta2.zip