Forum Software Reolink Client posting images or video to our website – so many options, but so many problems.

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    dale
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    Forgive me if I’m missing some obvious solution, but I’ve spent a day with nothing but frustration in trying to post images or video from our new RLC-423S camera running current firmware (as of November 2018).

    First, what works. The Reolink Client for both Mac and iOS. works great. what a clever way of streaming live video through a firewall with a dynamic ip, and giving an interface into the configuration of the camera. Using the UID method, which if I understand correctly, uses Amazon AWS as a relay to completely circumvent dynamic IP and firewall port forwarding complexity.

    But that’s only good if you want to use the Reolink Client to view video. I want the world to see, at least, a still image once every 10 minutes. at best, a live view from my camera. I want these posted to my company website.

    Using FTP, this seems possible, but it’s too complicated. if I set it to Picture Only on a 10 minute interval, I get one picture every 10 minutes FTP’ed to a folder on my web server. But each file is named with the time and date, and tucked into a subfolder based on the date. So I need a way-more-complicated-than-needed script on the server to find the most recent image and insert it into my webpage.

    If I use port forwarding and a trick to update my dynamic ip to a URL, I get a stream that is in Adobe Flash format. what good is that?

    You were so close to perfection with the UID method using Amazon AWS. If only you expanded on that to re-stream video in standard HTML5 format in various sizes, giving users a simple URL for each stream to incorporate into a company website.

    #166459

    Crimp On
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    What an interesting project. We used to put some outdoor cameras on our website so all the employees who had no windows could see what was going on outside (weather, foot traffic, etc.) Of course, our web server and the cameras were on the same internal network. My guess is that your web server is “hosted” somewhere. Reliance on Flash is one of Reolink’s major obstacles to overcome, and they don’t seem to be making any progress in that direction.

    I was wondering what the purpose of having a camera stream on a corporate website is. Don’t see many with that.

    #166463

    dale
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    It’s a ski facility. go to the website of any ski hill in the world – you’ll find a live webcam so you can check the condition of the mountain. it’s very common.

    #166704

    Crimp On
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    That is so cool. Thanks for explaining. Sorry that you bought a product that doesn’t work for this purpose. Reolink sells solid hardware at an attractive price. Software development is not their strong suit. Good luck finding what other ski sites use.

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