8800/Multiple IP cameras

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nigelb
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8800/Multiple IP cameras

Post by nigelb » Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:38 am

I have a fixed IP address on which I have a Tapo camera ('Camera_1') running satisfactorily. It is set up as local port 205. Port forwarding is set as 554 - 192.168.1.205

Using VLC from outside, a stream of rtsp://'fixedIP':554/stream2 runs with no issue.

I wish to add a second camera ('Camera_2'), and that has a local IP of .206. I cannot find a way to tell VLC to read the second camera. If I change the Port Forwarding to 192.168.1.206, I get a duplicate warning.

Can I set two cameras to be seen from 'outside' on VLC? Using the Android Tapo app I can access both cameras and Camera_2 is seen correctly as 192.168.1.206.

Help appreciated!

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Re: 8800/Multiple IP cameras

Post by billion_fan » Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:04 pm

nigelb wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:38 am
I have a fixed IP address on which I have a Tapo camera ('Camera_1') running satisfactorily. It is set up as local port 205. Port forwarding is set as 554 - 192.168.1.205

Using VLC from outside, a stream of rtsp://'fixedIP':554/stream2 runs with no issue.

I wish to add a second camera ('Camera_2'), and that has a local IP of .206. I cannot find a way to tell VLC to read the second camera. If I change the Port Forwarding to 192.168.1.206, I get a duplicate warning.

Can I set two cameras to be seen from 'outside' on VLC? Using the Android Tapo app I can access both cameras and Camera_2 is seen correctly as 192.168.1.206.

Help appreciated!
Try re-directing the port as shown on the attached screen shot. 192.168.1.206 using internal port 205 is redirected to external port 555

Then use rtsp://'fixedIP':555/stream2

nigelb
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Re: 8800/Multiple IP cameras

Post by nigelb » Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:42 am

Thanks, BF, but no joy - must have done something wrong.

"Connection failed:
VLC could not connect to 'Fixed IP':555
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'rtsp://'Fixed IP':555/stream2'. Check the log for details.
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'rtsp://'fixed IP':555/stream2'.

I can still access Camera_1 with VLC using 'rtsp://'Fixed IP':554/stream2' but not C_2. Accessing C_1 produces the Tapo 'credentials' box but C_2 does not.
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Re: 8800/Multiple IP cameras

Post by billion_fan » Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:18 am

nigelb wrote:
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:42 am
Thanks, BF, but no joy - must have done something wrong.

"Connection failed:
VLC could not connect to 'Fixed IP':555
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'rtsp://'Fixed IP':555/stream2'. Check the log for details.
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'rtsp://'fixed IP':555/stream2'.

I can still access Camera_1 with VLC using 'rtsp://'Fixed IP':554/stream2' but not C_2. Accessing C_1 produces the Tapo 'credentials' box but C_2 does not.

Ports.jpg
Can you post the rule you added for camera 1 (I think I made a mistake on the screen shot, I will post another one, once I can see the rule for the cam 1)

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Re: 8800/Multiple IP cameras

Post by nigelb » Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:52 am

I am totally ignorant about port forwarding and expect you to laugh hysterically at my efforts for Camera_1/205, but it has worked................don't know where I got the 'instructions' from!
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Re: 8800/Multiple IP cameras

Post by billion_fan » Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:12 pm

nigelb wrote:
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:52 am
I am totally ignorant about port forwarding and expect you to laugh hysterically at my efforts for Camera_1/205, but it has worked................don't know where I got the 'instructions' from!

Ports2.jpg
Try the following

Then use rtsp://'fixedIP':555/stream2
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Re: 8800/Multiple IP cameras

Post by nigelb » Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:39 pm

BINGO! Genius - thanks again

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