Cameras tiles can add IP camera feeds to your SplashTiles screens. Camera tiles are configurable resolution and support up to 10 fps (MJPEG) or 5 fps (JPEG) with low latency. If you need full frame rate RTSP or HTTP video please upgrade to NetPlay Home.
Camera Tiles support
MJPEG URLs without basic/digest auth
JPEG URLS with basic/digest auth (only supported in our APP, not in a web browser)
Supports PIP or transparent Overlay display with remote triggers
All SplashTiles Camera / CameraBridge tiles support
Multiple camera tiles on the same screen
PIP or transparent Overlay display with remote triggers
Flexible frame rate options and caching for improved performance
First select the appropriate tile:
If you need to view this camera outside your home network, use the CameraBridge Secure tile
Else if your camera has authentication, use the CameraBridge tile
Else use the Camera tile. You might also use this tile if you don't have a CamaraBridge server installed yet.
Lite / Free Plan
Use the Camera tile
If you need any of the CameraBridge features, please upgrade to PRO.
Add the selected tile to your SplashTiles dashboard:
Background color is normally not seen unless you are using 'contain' mode in param2. Set your background color to fully opaque if using this tile in Overlay mode (for best performance).
Param1 sets the Camera URL
If using authentication, format is 'http://username:password@originalURL'
Using a lower resolution JPEG / MJPEG URL improves performance on slow device or complex screens
Most cameras allow adding '?resolution=640x480' to the URL to control size. Google your camera for specific syntax.
Param2 sets how your camera will be displayed
default: Cover entire tile while keeping aspect ratio (will clip edges)
contain: Scale to tile while keeping aspect ratio (will not clip edges)
fill: Cover entire tile (will not clip, aspect ratio will change)
(CameraBridge) On CameraBridge tiles, Param2 also sets the IP address and optional Token of your CameraBridge server. Enter this as 'default,192.168.1.x' for regular or as 'default,yourdomain.org,yourtoken' for secure.
Param3 sets the refresh interval (fps) of JPEG URLs. 200-500 is recommended for local cameras. 1500 for external cameras. IMPORTANT, set this to -1 for MJPEG.
If you can't find your camera URL, consider using a ONVIF browsing app on your mobile device. These apps can query most cameras directly to get the snapshot or video URLs. Example
Make sure your SplashTiles app is 2.0.4 or later!
Basic/digest Auth camera feeds will always display properly in the SplashTiles app (version 2.0.4+)
Auth MJPEG feeds require the CameraBridge tile.
Basic/digest Auth camera feeds will NOT display on your web browser dashboard.
Use a CameraBridge Tile for auth feed support in browsers.
We recommend using the INTERNAL ip address URL for your cameras for best performance.
If using an EXTERNAL ip address URL, the refresh interval should be 1000 or higher.
If your camera tile shows intermittant black/error frames, this indicates your JPEG resolution is too high (takes too long to load each frame)