RTSP: Flashing Wyze Cam V2 with Dafang-Hacks firmware, Blue Iris

Purpose: Better RTSP on the wyze cam (confirmed after 2 months of use!) and more features. Plus, “Dafang Hacks” firmware is open source.

Follow the official docs to flash the wyze cam v2 with dafang-hacks firmware.

Couple of tips not found in the docs:

  • I used a 32GB micro-SD flash card, fat32 formatted and had no problems
  • Chrome browser would not allow me to ignore the HTTPS SSL certificate warning (no “proceed to site” option). So I used Safari browser on Mac. UPDATE: On Chrome, you can type “thisisunsafe” to bypass the cert warning page (thanks to reader PSv).
  • Default login/password is: root/ismart12

Video options: I changed port to 554, to match Blue Iris. I set low-resolution, low-bitrate, and low-fps because my 2.4GHz wifi has a lot of other traffic:

RTSP (I had to flip video 180-degrees because my wyze cam is mounted upside-down). Note the URLs, which you’ll use with Blue Iris:

Wifi/wlan signal strength (link quality) info is great for tuning/troubleshooting the wifi link:

Camera controls (MQTT!):

Blue Iris camera settings:

If video doesn’t appear in Blue Iris, test with VLC by opening a Network Stream:

Disable switching to night mode by increasing exposure threshold from 1.2M to 2.2M:


So far so good.  I’ll know more after a week or two.

UPDATE 2020/08/07: Open-source firmware is working great! Wyze cam V2 is functional and reliable. Low-bandwidth settings are appropriate for the area of the house where the wyze cam is installed.

UPDATE 2020/09/18: Dafang firmware has been rock-solid 🙂 I haven’t touched the wyzecam since the firmware change and everything is working well with Blue Iris.


2 thoughts on “RTSP: Flashing Wyze Cam V2 with Dafang-Hacks firmware, Blue Iris”

  1. This is great! Thanks so much for sharing. Helped me to see that Dafang is a great solution with Blue Iris. I have about 6 cams myself, and can only run about 2 at a time (with official RSTP firmware), before the streams start to freeze on me.

  2. Great write-up! I’m starting to get fed up with Wyze + BI since the cameras keep dropping out all the time so I’ll give the Dafang Firmware a try.

    Btw, if you encounter a Chrome SSL warning page that has no proceed button, just type “thisisunsafe” or “badidea” and it will let you through.

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