I’ve done several time lapses on my Wyze cams, including the OG cams. When the time lapse is done, then I have connected to the same wifi network, then gone to the album for that camera, to the time lapse section, and tapped the grey generic time lapse thumbnail for each time lapse. This downloads the time lapse to my phone, someplace (it takes a long time). I can then play the time lapse from the wyze camera album option.
This works fine for all the camera models I have (V2, V3, Pan Cam V2, Pan Cam V3 and OG cam).
I now want to get the time lapse video off my phone onto my computer hard drives.
I am using Android, so using my USB data cable, I plug the phone into my computer USB port, and open the “phone” device.
For my V2, V3 Pan Cam V2 and Pan Cam v3, I can browse the DCIM folder structure on the phone internal storage and find the video files for the time lapse, and copy them to my computer. There is separate folder for each time lapse, buried down a few levels, eventually in a folder with a name that matches the camera mac address, then a separate folder for each time lapse from that camera, with a pic and video folder, containing a thumbnail and the time lapse video itself.
But for the OG cams, the time lapse files are not stored anywhere in the DCIM folder (I’ve searched both the built in storage, and the phone’s SD card storage).
The wyze support site says to save them once you have downloaded them. In the Wyze app, go to where you can play the time lapse, then tap the share icon, then pick “Save” (something like that), to save it to your phone. When I do that, there is no “save” item, but pretty much every other app on my phone is listed, including ones I never use that came pre-insalled (Messages, Alexa, Google Upload to Photos, Bixby Vision, AAA, Pocket, Facebook, Bluetooth, Google Drive, Email, Google Meet, …), but the File Explorer apps (My Files, ES File Explorer, …) are not listed. And them to another cloud service using something like Messages, Email, google drive, etc, is not practical for 1.5 GB files, even if I did have accounts with some of those services.
I just want to find the time lapse files on the phone now that they have been downloaded in the wyze app, and copy them off locally like I can do with the other wyze camera models.
I did a global search of the internal and phone’s SD card file structure, and one time, I found them in the “Android > data > com.hualai > Files > Movies > DCIM > wyze > gpid_<16 digits> > Timelapse > GW_GC1_” folder.
But the latest time lapse files from the last few days are not there or anywhere else, on the internal storage or the phone SD card, yet I have downloaded them to the “album” in the wyze app, and I can play them from the wyze camera album for the specific OG cameras with no problem.
So where are they, and how can I get them off the phone and onto my computer where I have TBs of storage?
My OG cams are on firmware 1.0.63 (which the release notes show as the latest version), and my Android Wyze app is 2.41.0(200), which was just released yesterday (today?). And I am on Android 10.