Homebridge Config

  "name": "Outdoor Camera",
  "manufacturer": "Amcrest",
  "model": "IP2M-842E",
  "serialNumber": "XXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
  "firmwareRevision": "2.520.0000.0.R",
  "videoConfig": {
    "source": "-rtsp_transport tcp -re -i rtsp://username:password@ipaddress:554/cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=0",
    "stillImageSource": "-i http://username:password@ipaddress/cgi-bin/snapshot.cgi?chn=1",
    "maxStreams": 2,
    "maxWidth": 1920,
    "maxHeight": 1080,
    "maxFPS": 30,
    "maxBitrate": 2048,
    "vcodec": "libx264 -preset ultrafast",
    "audio": false

Additional Information

  • Based on the Amcrest IP4M-1026 configuration, slightly modified for this specific camera.

  • The streaming appears to be working on iOS 14.1 and tvOS 14.3.

  • Works on a headless Ubuntu server with those specs, but may want to dial the values down to make it work on a Raspberry Pi e.g.:

"maxWidth": 1280,
"maxHeight": 720,
"maxFPS": 15,
"maxBitrate": 1024,