I am rather new to ha and I am trying to get the Tapo camera control integration working although each time I try to set it up with the ip address of the camera, Tapo app username (which is my email address) and the password I also use for the app, I consistently get ‘failed to connect’.
I have used VLC to verify that I can connect to the camera on the network and I have also got it into ha using the generic camera intergration.
If anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate the help, but go easy, please
I got my Tapo C310 today, I have installed the integration, added the camera and get a stream. However the state of the streams say they are in idle, so I got a statement in my stream that it is inactive, even if its fully functioning. How do I get the sensors for stream to on? Please tell me if you need more info.
Well in Dwains Dashboard, the entities get automatically added, and I do not know which card that is, probably a entity card. Going to check that out, but still the sensors for the stream says sensor inactive.
That it shows “idle” is normal, i think, but you can hide that(in the card), so how it shows in a card, and which options depends entirely on the card , and actually also the performance.
So i believe that your “inactive” is the same as “idle” (- show_state: false) will hide that, but then you might not see if it’s “Recording” etc.
I can confirm the card used is the picture entity card. So I have now edited it, and removed the name and status. It now only shows the picture. Thanks for your help boheme61. But still curious, is it normal that the sensor (stream) is idle?
I got som more questions if someone can answer or point me in the direction where to find the answer. I would love to start a recording when someone calls the door bell, is this possible? And the second one, if I store it on a SD-card, can I play the video from HA then?