Octoprint Webcam very slow updates unless the feed is clicked on

The webcam tile on my dashboard does not show a smooth video but rather only updates every 10 seconds or so. If I double-click on the video so that it opens up in a popup, it streams as it should.

type: grid
square: true
columns: 1

  • show_state: false
    show_name: false
    camera_view: auto
    type: picture-entity
    entity: camera.octoprint_camera
    aspect_ratio: ‘4:4’
    camera_image: camera.octoprint_camera

Any ideas on how to fix this?

I tried the MJPEG IP camera but it did the same thing

show_state: true
show_name: true
camera_view: auto
type: picture-entity
entity: camera.octoprint_webcam

No because, unless has changed recently, that’s how the system is supposed to work. Cameras just show series of snapshots unless the stream is opened.

unfortunately I can’t seem to find the documentation that says that.

It’s just that my last install had it streaming but then maybe I am forgetting.