Notifications are not initiated by SD Card recordings. They are initiated from the server in response to uploaded Event Videos\Thumbnails that are viewed in the Events page viewer.
SD Card recordings are Videos, not Thumbnail Snapshots. The Cam records video minute by minute in one minute MP4 Video files saved to the Record folder on the SD Root directory.
If you have the cam SD Recording settings set to Motion Events, it will save only the 1 minute video MP4 files that contain motion. Each shaded band on the timeline will be a video of length in 1 minute increments.
If you have the cam SD Recording setting to continuous, it saves every MP4 file and the timeline bar should be shaded solid.
Each of the shaded areas indicating recording should play a video. When this plays, if the speed indicator in the upper left drops to 0.0, it is indicating a loss in stream connectivity between the cam and the phone viewing the video. There has been an increase in reports of this behavior since the app and firmware were updated. Sometimes, returning to the event and relaunching the SD Playback will reinitiate the SD Playback stream to play. One user indicated that changing the recording to Continuous fixes the playback issue.
Per my OP, I do not have a subscription. You do not need CamPlus for the cameras to write to the memory card. Both the app and device firmware are the latest.
The problem: last night while I was asleep, the events screen showed 4 vehicle headlight events. On playback, the card provides me with the 1 min video for only one event.
I have previously removed the card and read it elsewhere to see a small sized picture (20kb?) where a 1 min video should be. Furthermore, my arrangement has worked and sometimes still does. There is an inconsistency to explain. My guess is weak WiFi.
Sorry, I missed that. You are correct. You don’t need CP or CPL to record to the SD. However, the reason that I asked is because the reports that have been shared here in the forum are specifically because there have been issues with cams not assigned to a plan being able to play the SD recorded footage. That tells me that you are also experiencing this issue.
If you are reading the indexed folders that are in the Record folder on the card and there are no MP4 files that match up with the timestamp shading, then there is definitely an issue that needs to be looked at by Wyze.
Please share your app version and firmware versions for the affected cams. Because of how the firmware has been on slow rollout for several cams, the ‘latest version’ has some variable possibilities.
Can you toggle your SD Recording to Continuous and see if that will allow you to jump from the Event Thumbnail to Playback and play the SD video? It was reported in the thread below that what you are experiencing is not affecting Continuous SD recording:
I am having this same issue, and I do subscribe to CamPlus for all 3 of my cams (two V3 and one PanCam V3).
I get stills of Events now, and I used to get videos. Or it will record 1 sec of video and freeze. When I try to see the Playback it now skips over some, plays others, and then they all disappear from the Playback timeline after that, showing “No video at the selected time” and no green bars anymore.
Is it a bug the latest firmware? I can’t think of anything else that might have changed since it was all working fine last month.
Edit: firmware on v3 are 18.104.22.16854, PanCam v3 is at 22.214.171.12462
I am not sure that the origin of the problem has been identified yet. However there are multiple instances of users recording “Events Only” to the SD Card and not being able to access or play the video.
I have escalated the issue to Wyze thru Community Volunteer channels to ask Wyze to take a look at this to determine why this is happening. If I hear anything back, I will post a new reply.
In the interim, reports in the other threads are that recording in “Continuous” doesn’t produce this anomoly. Can you toggle over to continuous to see if that will help until the origin of the issue is discovered?
The settings you use in Event Recording only turn off Motion Detection uploads to the server. If you have Record to SD toggled on, either with Continuous or Motion Events selected, the firmware will still record and save video to the SD, it just won’t upload it to the server. The only way to turn off SD Recording is to turn off the cam or disable the SD Recording toggle.
Just want to make sure I understand, with the SD Recording set to continuous, the timeline now appears as a solid shaded bar but the video will still not play back? When you try to play video that was recorded under continuous recording, what behavior does the player exhibit? Is there any possibility you can capture a screen record and post it (it may need to be compressed as there is a 5MB limit)?
Understood. Thanks. My cams that record continuous will occasionally do that when they have a weak WiFi signal or the router is governing their bandwith due to other traffic on the network. Sometimes a router reboot will help reset the network and allow more bandwidth for the cam to stream the SD footage.
I will hold off on the factory reset for now to see if something emerges from other users.
The following may be relevant and applicable to a few of us using the same camera and firmware. About a year ago I installed the RTSP firmware on one of my cameras (I think this one.) Later, I went back to the supported firmware. There were then lingering problems with only that camera. I even opened a new account with Wyze but still the issues persisted.
So, could it be that installing RTSP changed something that firmware has no control over? In other words, Did others having this problem have RTSP installed at some time?
I have restored the camera to the Dec 22 firmware, 126.96.36.19906 and it appears to be recording motion clips to the memory card. Will post again if this is not sustained.
One observation. The camera is in my kitchen. When I turned on the light this morning it showed a green recording had been made but there was nothing to view in the playback. I note that turning on the light was not a motion event but a one instant change of pixels.
This is a gimmick we all bought into with this company!!! I have around 50 of these cameras spread over 7 properties little by little they start taking away support. SD Chips suddenly stop playback but then their “you can upgrade to Cam Plus to see your video” Such BS I wish they would do the right thing and allow people to use the cameras the way they intended when they were purchased. Very disappointed customer. I use to recommend them All the time. Can do no longer