View Tapo cameras on PC/NVR/NAS

View Tapo cameras on PC/NVR/NAS

View Tapo cameras on PC/NVR/NAS
View Tapo cameras on PC/NVR/NAS
2024-03-28 07:54:15 - last edited 2024-05-23 09:37:49


What are ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) and RTSP (Real-Time Streaming Protocol)?


ONVIF is an open standard organization that promotes interoperability among network video devices. It aims to facilitate seamless communication and compatibility between devices from different manufacturers, offering users more flexible and scalable video surveillance solutions.

Devices that support the ONVIF standard can be discovered over the network and can communicate with ONVIF-compliant video management software, network video recorders (NVRs), and other devices.

RTSP is a network protocol designed for controlling the delivery of real-time media data, such as audio and video, over IP networks. It is commonly used for streaming live video and audio from an IP camera to a client device, such as a computer, smartphone, etc.

Most of the Tapo cameras support the ONVIF protocol (Profile S) as well as the RTSP protocol, which means that you can stream the camera on a PC/NVR/NAS device via the RTSP/ONVIF protocol. 
However, it's important to note that currently, the battery-powered Tapo cameras and Kasa cameras do not support the ONVIF & RTSP protocols.

Typical Network Diagram:

Note: If you want to view the camera from a remote network, it’s required to open port 556 or 2020 on the router/modem with a public IP address for the camera.



View camera via RTSP/ONVIF protocol Related Threads/Guides


Supported Products Configuration Guide Troubleshooting
Most of the Tapo cameras View Tapo camera on PC/NAS/NVR
Connect Tapo camera to a NAS or NVR

Video Instructions: Setup Tapo Wireless Camera with VIGI NVR
Fail to stream the Tapo camera via the RTSP/ONVIF



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Re:View Tapo cameras on PC/NVR/NAS
a week ago



TP Link Cameras real time transmission to a PC devide, requires a Public IP that means to have a CONTRACT for a PUBLIC IP in my country... This is not a Solution for PC monitoring...


Real time by a mobile device is another thing, since the APP uses the mobile connected to internet, and I can see cameras using my mobile when I'm out from home, but if I don't have my mobile with me for any reason, I can't monitor my Camera because no PUBLIC IP I'm using... which means I need to spent money by aquiring a public Ip account with my internet carrier.!!!


PC Monitoring solution you are providing sucks... 




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