Forum Software Reolink Client Linux client support ?

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  • #298622

    Crimp On
    Participant

    Ah, I see now. My focus was on the question by ”per”. My guess is a native Linux client is beyond the capabilities at Reolink (and, only a tiny fraction of market share so not likely to be a high priority). Maybe instead of a unified solution (one program), there might be more success in separating the ”configure” function from the ”monitoring” functions. i.e. use the web interface to set up cameras, and use something else for viewing/recording, etc. On Windows, people report using Blue Iris with Reolink cameras.

    I know it is frustrating. I simply LOVE the Reolink 5MP cameras. The price/performance ratio is superior to any other commonly available cameras.

    #305813

    Michael Buchholz
    Participant

    ... it is really, very sad, that there is no client for Linux. Especially in the age of pretty powerful and video-trimmed minicomputers like a Raspberry 3 or 4, it would be desirable not only for energy reasons, here to use an energy-saving combination of microcomputer and economical display ...

    ... but that's just my irrelevant opinion ...

    Greetings from Germany...
    Micha

    #306328

    Carl
    Keymaster

    Thank you for supporting Reolink. Sorry that Reolink Client can only work with the Windows and Mac system at present. Thank you for your eager concern about the Linux client support. We will collect and forward those suggestions to our R&D staff, we will notify you if we have the plan to publish the new Linux software.
    Sorry for the inconvenience. You may subscribe our emails to get the newest update: https://reolink.campgn4.com/Subscribe-Us. Have a wonderful day!

    #306393

    aweber
    Participant

    Maybe (for the first step) it's easier for the developers to make the Windows-client wine-compatible. As me and others wrote, you can run the Windows-client with it, but for me i can't get no video running.

    Other native Windows-software running this way, too, and it's supported by there makers, f.e. PuTTY or TeamViewer.

    #306418

    Michael Buchholz
    Participant

    @aweber: Wine may be sometimes a way if you like to run it on a PC-like (Hardware) Linux engine. But the you also can use a basic WIN7/10- System and run it native with near the same power consum.
    But Wine at i.e. RaspBerryPI or Cubieboard is not realy a good idea. I have try Wine on a overclocked PI3b with some WIN-stuff... Believe me... That's not fun...

    @carl: No problem. That was just a suggestion on how to use the ever-increasing use of these microcomputers for your own marketing and sales growth. People, especially in companies, pay more and more attention to reducing (energy) costs. There it also plays a role, whether the user there a full-blown PC (90-500Watt) must keep 24/7 running, or only a PI4 with ~ 10 watts.

    Greetings and have a nice start in the new week

    Micha

    #313722

    markummitchell
    Participant

    I suggest considering deploying a Linux snap, which works across Linux distros. And, for the price of a Raspberry you can release for ARM as well as X86. If you are using Qt, a sample build script is at https://github.com/markummitchell/engauge-digitizer/blob/master/dev/snapcraft/snapcraft.yaml.

    #315695

    James Jordan
    Participant

    I just purchased and installed a set of 4 RLC-420′s. Wine has made leaps and bounds of improvements recently so I decided to give it a shot with the Reolink Surveillance software. The software starts and runs well. It finds my cameras on the local network segment and logs into them. I can manage all aspects of the cameras through the more than adequate device settings menu. I even updated the firmware successfully on all 4 cameras. The only thing that is broken for me is the ability to see what the cameras sees. Nice work. Great software. And I would bet that if you put even a little time into it you could get your software running against wine smoothly. Or, even better, write a native GNU/linux client.

    Now I know that seems crazy and all seeing as the linux user base seems very small. But if you look at it from a purely security perspective, then running your NVR on a platform not known for network security best practices might look a little crazy too. In fact When I look at the specs of your RLN8-410, I notice that it's running on embedded Linux OS. So why no native client for the linux desktop users?

    #315746

    Carl
    Keymaster

    Thank you for supporting Reolink. At present, the Reolink Client only applies to Windows and Mac system. I will forward your suggestion to our R&D people, we will notify you via email if we have the plan to publish the new software in the future. You may subscribe our emails to get the newest update: https://reolink.campgn4.com/Subscribe-Us.

    #388182

    Seth Smith
    Participant

    Another person here who would like to see a Linux client. Have tried Motioneye and was good but nowhere close to the video quality of the Windows client.

    #388606

    Cynthia
    Keymaster

    Hi Seth, Your request has been collected. Engineering will reviewing the feasibility of implementing this idea.Thank you sincerely for sharing your thoughts.

    #424961

    Nowaker
    Participant

    I've just posted a 1 star review on Amazon:

    The UI doesn't work on Linux browsers. The page says: ”Please left-click the following icon to download and upgrade the plugin. Please restart the browser after upgrade.” and it links to download DvrWebClient.exe. That's a step back from Reolink 8CH NVR that worked on Linux browsers just fine. I'm hugely disappointed. I wouldn't have upgraded if I knew that.

    #425510

    Cynthia
    Keymaster

    Hi Nowaker, sorry for the inconvenience caused to you, could you please report this issue to the support team: support@reolink.com? Or send us a request in link here https://support.reolink.com/hc/en-us/requests/new.

    Our support team will help you solve it soon. Thanks.

    #474164

    kni1m
    Participant

    Hello.
    Unfortunately the client runs only partly under Linux with Wine.
    The settings can be accessed. The sound is transmitted. But unfortunately no picture. Did anyone get the client running on Linux? Greetings from Switzerland.

    #475607

    Cynthia
    Keymaster

    Hello.
    Unfortunately the client runs only partly under Linux with Wine.
    The settings can be accessed. The sound is transmitted. But unfortunately no picture. Did anyone get the client running on Linux? Greetings from Switzerland.

    So far, the Reolink Client can be only supported on Windows and Mac.
    There is no client for Linux.
    Thanks for your understanding.

    #526645

    register
    Participant

    I would really need a linux client, too.
    Thanks for your understanding.

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