Viewing Tapo C200 through Windows 10 PC

Viewing Tapo C200 through Windows 10 PC
Viewing Tapo C200 through Windows 10 PC
2020-04-25 22:21:00 - last edited 2020-04-28 09:25:34

While I can view my Tapo C200 through the mobile app, I would also like to use a PC to view it. Is there some way I can view it using my PC?

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2020-04-27 07:56:18 - last edited 2021-06-16 08:49:48

@Ojos 

You are welcome.  

Yes, this camera support to stream the live view on iSpy, just follow the instruction I sent before. 

 

Regarding open the port 554 on the router, you'd better contact your router support to do that, each router may have a different interface. For your reference, below is the instruction to open the port on our TP-Link router.

https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/1541/

 

Have a good day.

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2020-08-06 12:09:07 - last edited 2021-06-16 09:28:28
It's on the ispyconnect website: "Our software is free to use locally. You can add as many cameras as you like. Secured web access, SMS, Twitter, email alerts, mobile device access and other services that require use of our online platform require a subscription or an annual payment." ispy is now forked to "agent dvr" which is better and also free for local use... u can make virtual server to outside on your route to reach it from outside
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Re:Viewing Tapo C200 through Windows 10 PC
2020-04-26 07:50:04

@Ojos Hi, you may refer to the instruction below to do some settings on the PC.

https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/2680/

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2020-04-26 21:17:51

@Stella.Q Thank you that was pretty helpful. I haven't used iSpy before but I assume it's the recommended PC application for IP cameras? I have used VLC before for playing videos but wasn't aware it could be used with IP camera monitoring. A couple of questions of detail. I haven't installed iSpy yet but:

1 Does it support the C200 as I find searching their database a little tricky?

2 While I have the IP addresses of my cameras, the instructions mention " open the port 554 for the camera on your host router first.". What's the procedure for "opening a port"

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Re:Viewing Tapo C200 through Windows 10 PC-Solution
2020-04-27 07:56:18 - last edited 2021-06-16 08:49:48

@Ojos 

You are welcome.  

Yes, this camera support to stream the live view on iSpy, just follow the instruction I sent before. 

 

Regarding open the port 554 on the router, you'd better contact your router support to do that, each router may have a different interface. For your reference, below is the instruction to open the port on our TP-Link router.

https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/1541/

 

Have a good day.

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2020-07-30 12:32:23

@Stella.Q Is it possible you have no app for Win?

I found iSpy for 350€... Is there some cheaper solution?

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2020-07-30 15:31:32

 

Korzar wrote

@Stella.Q Is it possible you have no app for Win?

I found iSpy for 350€... Is there some cheaper solution?

@Korzar 

I don't have a camera app for Windows 10. In the past I had older IP cameras and I could just use a web browser (no cost required) to view and manage them. When you say 350€.for iSpy is that 350 Euros and a one off cost? I was under the impression there is a free version. But if it actually costs 350 Euros that amounts to approximately the price of 10 new Tapo C200 cameras!

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2020-08-03 18:24:16
asking for a further €350 euro for software to make the thing usable is a complete piss take by TP link at the very least you should expect it to work on a PC as well as phone etc
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Re:Viewing Tapo C200 through Windows 10 PC-Solution
2020-08-06 12:09:07 - last edited 2021-06-16 09:28:28
It's on the ispyconnect website: "Our software is free to use locally. You can add as many cameras as you like. Secured web access, SMS, Twitter, email alerts, mobile device access and other services that require use of our online platform require a subscription or an annual payment." ispy is now forked to "agent dvr" which is better and also free for local use... u can make virtual server to outside on your route to reach it from outside
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2020-08-06 22:58:08

 

thomi wrote

It's on the ispyconnect website: "Our software is free to use locally. You can add as many cameras as you like. Secured web access, SMS, Twitter, email alerts, mobile device access and other services that require use of our online platform require a subscription or an annual payment." ispy is now forked to "agent dvr" which is better and also free for local use... u can make virtual server to outside on your route to reach it from outside

@thomi 

Interestingly last week Korzar said that he found iSpy software costs 350€. So which is correct, free or 350€?

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2020-10-06 16:55:00 - last edited 2021-06-16 08:49:41
iSpy is free and open source. I have used it for a long time. It has premium features that are not free, but this is not needed to view cameras. If your computer is connected to a network different than the camera and you want to use iSpy, you have to configure your router and open the port 554 for the camera
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2020-10-08 14:43:05

@Ojos While I can view my Tapo C200 through the mobile app, I would also like to use a PC to view it. Is there some way I can view it using my PC?

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