Fast forward on playback

The SD card recording is a totally separate feature comparing to your cloud alert upload. Even if you turn off motion/sound alert in the ‘Alert Settings’ page, you can still record on SD card by turning on ‘Local recording on SD card’.

Yes, we know there is a need for fast forward. The feature is planned in our future releases. Thanks!

In addition to adding a Fast Forward button (and Rewind and Pause I assume), I’d like to see a button that immediately advances to the next alert event in the timeline, assuming of course you have “Record alerts only” selected and there are gaps in the timeline to skip over.


We have pause already in V1.2. We will have fast forward but rewind is a TBD. Our current design may not allow us to do rewind easily. I don’t want to over-promise-but-not-deliver. I depends on our resource and other priorities. Thanks!

Thanks for the reply. What about my idea of a button that would advance (skip over non-recorded space) to the next alert event in the timeline?


We will consider that. Thanks!

How is there no fast forward already? That’s really frustrating.

I have an alert video of a USPS package being delivered to my house. When I got home the package wasn’t there. None of the alert videos captured throughout the day show what happened to it. Is there really no way for me to find out what happened without sitting there and watching the whole day from the time it was delivered till the time i got home in real time???

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What you can do is remove the card and ussing a card reader review the videos on a computer using any programme.

a bit cumbersome but it works

I recently had a porch pirate steal, ironically, my second Wyze camera from a box on my porch. My other Wyze camera is point to the walkway, but there is no way to quickly scan to see all the motion events. The Nestcam puts indicators on the timeline so you know when motion events occurred. Both fast forward and motion annotations would be helpful to find useful events. This is impossible to navigate when I’m recording everything to the SD card.

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You can remove the Sim card and play it on another computer with video software and then use the fast forward function. You need to have a SIM card reader. It’s a bit cumbersome but it works

Yea, I know that the post I’m replying to is several weeks old…

Assuming that you can see the package on your existing camera, repeatedly scroll forward a bit (let’s say a half hour) and see if it’s still there. When you get to it not being there, split the difference. Repeat until you watch the porch pirate. That will take no more than a couple minutes to go through the entire day. If you can’t see the package, that obviously does not work.

BTW, that’s the reason that I have EVERYTHING shipped to work - nothing gets left on the porch at home…


It was kind of a pain, but I ended up removing the SD card and exporting the files to my computer. I put each hour into a playlist in VLC (How to Play Multiple Videos in VLC | Small Business - and then watched it at 5.0x speed. I ended up finding the thief of my Wyze cam by using my Wyze cam – very meta. The porch pirate video is attached. Anyone know this jerk?

Hi, any progress on this?

Doesn’t look like it, kind of a show stopper for me. Not sure why they can’t launch an external player to view long video and choose playback speed. I don’t have 90 minutes to watch for something that wasn’t detected via motion.


You should hop over to the post below and vote for it. Be sure to click the VOTE button at the top:

We currently use a card reader and swap µSD cards while we view them on the Mac or PC. We use VLC a free video player and set the video playback in VLC to high speed to sift through the entire day’s or night’s video timeline. Until they add this feature to the WyzeCam and the App this may help. You can go through a whole day in a very short time with this method and multiple camera recordings. If you see something fly by that is of interest, simply pause the video and slow down the video playback speed, then resume high speed again. We prefer to view any incidents on the big wide screens on the Mac anyway so we can save it to HDD if necessary. Plus it makes it much easier to control the video and view it this way.

Hope this helps,




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That would be a big help when trying to review alerts

You can skip to the next event on the SD card by tapping on the right arrow at the end of the timeline , the left arrow at the other end , left, will take you to the previous event


Thanks for the tip

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So last night some one opened the canopy to my truck, no damage there isn’t any thing in there. But I’m curious who and when it happened, it was between 12ish pm and 10am. So I have ten hours of recording to watch? Without fast forward how am I going to see who it was, watch 10 hours of video? The viewer really needs a fast forward button .

I would recommend checking out this topic. :slight_smile:

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