Ditto on appreciation for the recent efforts. It proved quite quickly to be well beyond my current pay grade considering my last venture into such analysis was nearly 30 years ago with NGCs Sniffer on a Win95 box – well before Ethereal was even introduced. Figured loading Wireshark onto my laptop, coupla filters…, just like riding a bike, right? Silly me. LOL
So it does seem like the firmware may just be using a round-robin approach to satisfy it’s NTP requirement per MikeA’s tests. Regardless of all the other observed requests, there can only be so many requirements for maintaining an online state.
As for any of the rest just being a fool’s errand, it could also certainly be viewed as a curious quest to make the Cam v3s with RTSP firmware behave like actual RTPS cameras requiring only minimal (or zero) contact with WAN resources once initially registered – which they would already be via the app anyway. Flash the RTSP firmware version and have an RTSP camera by simply activating RTSP mode, Hang it on a private network. Done. Period.
From the Wyze marketing perspective, it seems like they would sell a lot more of these little rascals if the RTSP function wasn’t dependent on all the rest of the non-essential API baggage…, much of which is presumably Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant related to their specific functions along with all the sensing, notification, and control features which don’t necessarily apply to typical RTSP use.
Hell, I’m still trying to figure out how to achieve a consistent stream of any kind, let alone anything close to real time. Nothing close to even 15fps without bouncing up and down in one second intervals. But boy does it look good trying! I’m obviously thinking clock related and thought maybe it was the timeline display, but can even see what seems like a clock pulse at the bottom of a stream without the timestamp displayed.
Anyone know if it matters what the base firmware version is before flashing the RTSP version? The cams I have were bought used and I never checked the firmware before flashing the RTSP version. There are 4 cams on their own dedicated N450 LAN segment with nothing else anywhere near their channel. I can’t imagine the performance I’m getting being accepted as the norm. My ancient 15fps 720 Swann rig looks smooth by comparison.
Still pecking at it, but the initial fun isn’t far from becoming disappointment if what I’m experiencing is actually all I should expect with these things. If it is, I certainly don’t see what all the Wyze Cam fuss is about – aside from the price.
TIA for further enlightenment. I really do want to like them more than currently is the case.