Skeptical that you forgot to mention it affected cloud clips as well. Because it’s not like you.
I’m skeptical by nature. It’s not always justified. I try to rein it in and I do a creditable job. Usually.
I thought, hmmm, Newshound knows a boatload more than I do about this stuff,* he says only SD card footage is affected by the Record Sound toggle, how can I square that with my loose experience that cloud clip Events created by a cam with Record Sound toggled off don’t play sound when opened in the Wyze or tinyCam apps?
Sound is always present in cloud clip Events - along with a “sound off/on” flag per the customer’s preference.
On Event playback in the app, the program reads the “sound off/on” flag and the player performs appropriately.
Event clips used to be cached by the app on the device in a standard video format. You could play them in a generic video player. They’re no longer in a standard video format (file extension .exo, which probably are encrypted ‘chunks’ app-specific for replay.) So I can’t check the presence of sound in a clip independent of Wyze and tinyCam apps (that I know of.)
* Plus three more people I respect ‘hearted’ the post without comment
Any updates in including this option to disable microphone for live stream play back in a future app update. Dunno anything about development but seems like it wouldnt take much and seems to be something quite a few of your customers are concerned about privacy wise.
IT IS A PRIVACY ISSUE. Purebred Samoyeds. I have the customers looking at my puppies. They can hear everything in my house during live feed. The puppies are in the puppy box for the first 2 weeks in my bedroom. Privacy issue. Then in a small playpen during the day in the kitchen area, then back in the puppy box at NIGHT. THEN our the balance of the time in the play area in the patio and the larger section of the dining room for the balance, except when training the puppies outside, which is video as well but I expect that they would want to he as r the training.
When watching the puppies even in the patio outside behind closed doors, with Alexa playing sounds the people still can hear my conversations with anyone in the house.
THE MICROPHONES ARE GREAT AND I LOVE THEM FOR SECURITY PURPOSES. BUT I NEED THEM TO BE KILL ABLE DURING TIMES OF MY CUSTOMERS Watching the puppies live.
Please accept the customers are paying 4k for a puppy they are wanting to watch how I raise and train them. For 11 weeks a year I need to kill the mics. Just put in an option in the firmware to kill the microphone FOR MY PRIVACY! I have discussed this with your staff for years. With no action since my v1 cams . Thanks for someone finally listening.
I share the live feed with paid customers they want to watch the puppy grow and development .
Sharing the live feed is not the issue them hearing everything in my house is the issue.
I want both a & b of my choices. It is simple a PRIVACY issue.
I wonder if it has something to do with triggering event recording with sound?
If we turn the mic off for the live stream then the Sound Event recording wouldn’t work and Sound Detection Sensitivity wouldn’t work.
Normally it would be a simple If / Then routine to deactivate these settings if the mic was turned off. Wyze claims it’s very difficult to implement Dark Mode because of the initial software code. Maybe this is a limitation too?
They do seem to have the ability to stick Cam Plus buttons and ads everywhere though.