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Solved: Reolink RLC-420 smearing with ffmpeg

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:22 pm
by zooder
For some reason, I've been getting terrible smearing and artefacts trying to use the RTSP streams with FFMPEG from the Reolink RLC-420 cameras.

It seemed to work ok if I used the older 'Remote' zoneminder monitor mode, but this method doesn't allow mp4 pass through with audio.

So after much trial and error, I've managed to get FFMPEG mp4 pass through with audio working glitch free with this camera by using the RTMP stream that these cameras have. It's not well documented, but the Clear/Balanced & Fluent (high med low quality) streams are all available.

https://reolink.com/wp-content/uploads/ ... -v1.61.pdf

Preview URL:
rtmp://192.168.2.119/bcs/channel0_main.bcs?channel=0&stream=0&user=admin&password=123456
rtmp://192.168.2.119/bcs/channel0_ext.bcs?channel=0&stream=2&user=admin&password=123456
rtmp://192.168.2.119/bcs/channel0_sub.bcs?channel=0&stream=1&user=admin&password=123456

hopefully this might be useful for anyone trying to set these cameras up.

Re: Solved: Reolink RLC-420 smearing with ffmpeg

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 5:18 am
by endtyranny
i remember seeing this solution in some blog. i think the shinobee blog

Re: Solved: Reolink RLC-420 smearing with ffmpeg

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:06 am
by dmac
Can you please post your configuration? I am not able to get RTMP working with zone minder.

The URL works with VLC but fails in zone minder... Using a packet sniffer and it seems it is trying to use the RTSP port, even with the RTMP url (even manually adding the correct port number to the URL does not work).

Thanks!

Re: Solved: Reolink RLC-420 smearing with ffmpeg

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:11 am
by endtyranny
As mentioned in the shinobee blog. remember to put the token query key. make the value anything you want

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rtmp://USERNAME:PASSWORD@CAMERA_IP/bcs/channel0_main.bcs?token=sdasdasd&channel=0&stream=0&user=USERNAME&password=PASSWORD

Re: Solved: Reolink RLC-420 smearing with ffmpeg

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:45 pm
by rayrayray
You are my hero! Thank you! I want to include that this RTMP method also worked for C1-Pro and C2-Pro.

My side yard is no longer melting!! :lol: