Live stream your balena device's camera feed.
Running this project is as simple as deploying it to a balenaCloud application.
One-click deploy to balenaCloud:
Clone this repository to your local workspace.
Unset (delete) the environment variable
RESIN_HOST_CONFIG_gpu_memif exists, from the
Fleet Configurationapplication side tab.
Set these variables in the
Fleet Configurationapplication side tab
Set all the following
gpu_memvariables so your Pi can autoselect how much memory to allocate for hardware accelerated graphics, based on how much RAM it has available
Using Balena CLI, push the code with
balena push <application-name>.
See the magic happening, your device is getting updated 🌟Over-The-Air🌟!
In order for your device to be accessible over the internet, toggle the switch called
PUBLIC DEVICE URL.
Once your device finishes updating, you can watch the live feed by visiting your device's public URL.
Password Protect your balenaCam device
To protect your balenaCam devices using a username and a password set the following environment variables.
💡 Tips: 💡
- You can set them as fleet environment variables and every new balenaCam device you add will be password protected.
- You can set them as device environment variables and the username and password will be different on each device.
- To rotate the camera feed by 180 degrees, add a device variable:
1(More information about this on the docs).
- To suppress any warnings, add a device variable:
TURN server configuration
If you have access to a TURN server and you want your balenaCam devices to use it. You can easily configure it using the following environment variables. When you set them all the app will use that TURN server as a fallback mechanism when a direct WebRTC connection is not possible.
- This project uses WebRTC (a Real-Time Communication protocol).
- A direct WebRTC connection fails in some cases.
- This current version uses mjpeg streaming when the webRTC connection fails.
- Chrome browsers will hide the local IP address from WebRTC, making the page appear but no camera view. To resolve this try the following
- Navigate to chrome://flags/#enable-webrtc-hide-local-ips-with-mdns and set it to Disabled
- You will need to relaunch Chrome after altering the setting
- Firefox may also hide local IP address from WebRTC, confirm following in 'config:about'
- media.peerconnection.enabled: true
- media.peerconnection.ice.obfuscate_host_addresses: false
- Chrome (but see note above)
- Firefox (but see note above)
- Edge (only mjpeg stream)
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