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[MMM-RTSPStream] - Video Streaming from Live Feeds & Security Cameras

  • Just to make it clear, I am not using any module anymore that uses omxplayer.
    For me MMM-RTSPStream stopped to work for my install and use a while ago (reason unknown) and for MMM-Dreambox I do not have place on my screen (but a nice module nevertheless).
    I have kept my MagicMirror pretty simple and static, just 5 modules and a video stream from my outdoor IP-camera.
    No fancy things with rotating, voice commands, gesture commands, etc.
    Everything that really matters in one view.

    As an alternative for MMM-RTSPStream, I just use pm2 for my video stream.
    The omxplayer is an overlay in all uses anyway, so I just ‘overlay’ it on top of the MM modules.
    I left space on the left side of the MagicMirror by only using top and bottom positions.
    pm2 controls the processes, like with MM (I enabled it using the same commands for MM, except that I used axis iso mm).

    That being said, I can try activating MMM-RTSPStream again to be able support a bit.

    pi@MagicPi:~ $ pwd
    pi@MagicPi:~ $ cat
    echo "Starting Axis stream ..."
    # No rotation
    #omxplayer --avdict rtsp_transport:tcp --live --video_queue 4 --fps 30 --win "0 625 590 957" rtsp://axisviewer:Trosknurt12@
    # Rotate to match custom.css rotation
    # 640x360 == --win 'x1 y1 x2 y2' == "600 300 960 940" == x2 - x1 & y2 - y1
    omxplayer --avdict rtsp_transport:tcp --orientation 270 --live --video_queue 4 --fps 30 --win "600 300 960 940" rtsp://user:password@
    pi@MagicPi:~ $ pm2 list
    │ App name │ id │ version │ mode │ pid   │ status │ restart │ uptime │ cpu │ mem        │ user │ watching │
    │ axis     │ 1  │ 2.5.0   │ fork │ 11127 │ online │ 1066    │ 2h     │ 0%  │ 220.0 KB   │ pi   │ disabled │
    │ mm       │ 0  │ 2.5.0   │ fork │ 4658  │ online │ 41      │ 14D    │ 0%  │ 12.0 KB    │ pi   │ disabled │

  • @evroom
    I keep pretty much all modules as default (just like yours): calendar, event, weather now, forecast, news feed, and this stream video from my camera. That’s all I need.
    My screen is a 22" Dell monitor and I do not rotate it so it’s horizontal. But because the stream video window appears in the middle of the whole thing, the layout of the modules on the screen looks so bad so I hope I could find the way to aligned it (bottom-right) with the right edge of my weather now (which is at top-right)

    My info is below

    Starting stream stream1 with args: [
    “1268, 511, 1620, 753”,
    “–video _queue”,

    My stream video window size is 640 x 360 px

  • And from your config.js the moduleWidth, moduleHeight and the width and height from the stream, please.

  • @evroom
    from the config.js file:

    moduleWidth: 640
    moduleHeight: 360

    The wdth and height from the stream is also 640 x 360 px

    Is this you are looking for?

  • @jngo said in [MMM-RTSPStream] - Video Streaming from Live Feeds & Security Cameras:

    Is this you are looking for?

    Yes, but cannot promise anything 🙂

    Cannot get the module to run on my MM.
    Most probably a new install will work miracles, but I do not want to spend too much time /effort on it.

  • @evroom
    Yeah, anything would help but i totally understand that you have your MM working now and certainly do not want to mess that up!
    If you could point me what code and where to look at, I may be able to play along… Right now, I have no idea what to adjust…
    Thank you

  • @jngo
    One more question: what is the size of your display in pixels ?

  • @evroom
    My screen size is 1920 x 1080 pixel

  • @jngo
    If I understand omxplayer correct and did the calculations right, then this is what you see.

    Basically you are seeing a streaming window of just 334x242.
    I do not know where the model window is, but I suppose it is on the same location.


  • @evroom
    You are genius… Yes, the square that you draw is what I am seeing now…
    Is there a way to move the whole thing to the right and lower a bit?
    Thank you again