Camera(s)

Since the beginning of the project, Printoid embeds a major & exclusive feature : the in-app video streaming 🎥

This feature is available for the PRO and PREMIUM users only. Here are the tutorials to understand how much this feature is powerful and how to use it.

 

CONFIGURING THE VIDEO STREAMING

If you have install a camera on your Raspberry Pi (the official Pi camera, or any compatible USB webcam) and if you’ve properly followed by the book the installation tutorial of OctoPrint on Raspbian (or simply installed OctoPi instead), then… you’ve nothing more to do.

Indeed, Printoid is already configured. The video streaming should work directly.

On the other hand, if it does not work:

  • Please ensure you’ve setup all accessible from the port 80 by installing a reverse-proxy on your Raspberry Pi: Make everything accessible from port 80
  • Also ensure you’re able to see your video from the OctoPrint web-interface
  • If you have customized the streaming & snapshot URLs in the OctoPrint settings, please also update these settings in Printoid settings
  • Try the 3 different streaming methods available in Printoid (switch between them in the settings)

If ever you don’t want to install a reverse proxy, what you can do is defining the entire streaming & snapshot URLs in the Printoid settings, instead of just defining the URLs suffixes.

Click here to see the dedicated tutorial

START CAMERA IN LOW OR HIGH QUALITY

Sometimes you need to have the best quality possible for your timelapses for example. Other times, you need a lowest quality because you have a poor WiFi connection on your phone. Here is a tutorial to understand how it is possible to switch between low and high quality profiles.

Even if the LITE users can’t see the camera from Printoid, this tutorial is still available for them if they use the camera from OctoPrint.

Click here to see the dedicated tutorial

SUPPORT 2 CAMERAS IN PRINTOID

Yes, it is possible. And Printoid natively handles up to 2 cameras feeds at once if you want! This is not an easy tweek but, if you refer properly to my instructions, you will achieve that with success!

Even if the LITE users can’t see the camera from Printoid, this tutorial is still available for them if they use the camera from OctoPrint.

Click here to see the dedicated tutorial

SEE CAMERA FEED FROM THE FLOATING ICON

Another exclusive feature of Printoid: a floating icon accompanying you everwhere on your phone, and allowing you to see your camera feed from anywhere, in any other application!

Easy to use, easy to remove, easy to reopen. Just easy.

Click here to see the dedicated tutorial

SEE CAMERA FEED USING ANDROID TILES

Last but not least, and again another exclusive feature in Printoid: the dedicated Android Tiles to see your camera from anywhere and take snapshots in a few clicks.

Again, easy to configure, easy to use. Can replace the floating icon if you think that it is annoying.

Click here to see the dedicated tutorial

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