It works fine on my wired Ethernet desktop, I see the webcam image just fine. But I can’t see the stream on my tablet or phone. I also can’t see it from my remote session while outside my network on another desktop computer. I can control my printer just fine, just no webcam feed.
I thought maybe the kamikaze.local part was messing it up so I tried something like this “http://127.0.0.1:8080/?action=stream” Using the IP of my Octoprint (not the example I listed). When I try it this way I lose the webcam feature all together? No errors show up, just no picture?
I know the IP is correct because I have it set as a fixed IP address and it is how I log into Octoprint.
So you need to point the webcam feed using the IP address within octoprint for it to work on machines which can’t resolve kamikaze.local. It’s basically a DNS/port forwarding issue to access it from outside your network.
I run a Fritzbox modem with a dyn-dns like service. So what I did is I setup port forwarding for port 80 for Octoprint, and for port 8080 for the mjpg-streamer video.
My entries are basically :
external-dns:80 -> beagleboneIP:80
external-dns:8080 -> beagleboneIP:8080
I use a DNS service so I should be able to do what you are suggesting.
Question, My Octoprint is set to port 5000 (internally) and I feed it out through port 80 on my router. So would I use these 2 lines instead?
external-dns:5000 -> beagleboneIP:80 (for Octoprint)
external-dns:8080 -> beagleboneIP:8080 (for webcam)
No, I’d assume it would be
external-dns:80 -> beagleboneIP:5000 if that’s what you want to do. However I think the Beaglebone redirects automatically and internally from port 80 to 5000, so try it with a redirect from 80:80. Unless you’re using port 5000 externally.
@Jon_Charnas I haven’t gotten it working yet. But its a problem with my router. Port forwarding works for Octoprint, I just have to get the web stream part working. I’ll update when I get it working in case anyone else is using a comcast internet router.
The problem is my router only lets me pick the device I want to port forward. It doesn’t let me specify the device port that I want to forward out. Meaning I can only pick my BBB to port forward. I can’t pick 10.0.X.X:5000 or 10.0.X.X:8080. There isn’t any place to type in the port to read from? I’m contacting Comcast to see what they say.
I wish I could help, but in this case, yeah, you need to talk to Comcast. I’m using a FritzBox modem myself, but I live in Switzerland. And from what I remember of my time in the US, Comcast is notorious (among others) for making their appliances basically as useless as they can.