I am currently setting up companion 1.0 on a raspberry pi 3 to see if I can set up multiple video streams using two cameras. Going through the process on install/configuration page, I was able to stream one video in Qgroundcontrol. But when trying to stream second camera through vlc, I cannot get it to connect. I tried through both beta 5 (sd image I downloaded) and with newest beta 7.
This photos are what I set the cameras ip adresses to (video1 is connected to QGC, while video 2 is what I want connected to vlc player):
Tried the even port 5610, no change. Then made the SDP file with same port number but to no avail either. Even tried different port numbers like 5601/5604/5606 on SDP file. Are there any other options to test?
You can configure the video stream on QGC to use the other port to see if the stream is working.
Do you have configured your computer with the IP 192.168.2.1 ? You could try to use 0.0.0.0 on the sdp file.
Hello @patrickelectric . So an update to my situation is that I have double checked through QGC that both cameras are hooked up and streaming, both cameras work through their port when changing the port on QGC. My computer has an IP address of 192.168.2.1 and the companion has IP address of 192.168.2.2. I then without changing anything else, tried the sdp file using the IP address you recommended of 0.0.0.0. I am hoping that is what you were trying to recommend doing, if not let me know if I am not setting something up right.
@patrickelectric that worked thank you. I had newest version but deleted and reinstalled VLC like you said and it did the trick. Got both cameras to work so thank you so much. There is a significant delay on the second camera connected to VLC but I will continue to work on that now.
I believe we were planning to change to an auto-building process that creates a new image for each version when it gets released. I’m unsure whether that’s completed yet, so have asked internally, and will update the docs if it has.
In the meantime, it should still work to install 1.0.0.beta5 and just run the update process to get to 1.0.0.beta9
hello everyone, I’ve been testing the beta versions for a few weeks now and it’s impressive at the speed it’s going but, I have a problem this beta version is supposed to work on raspberry 3b+ and pi 4, but I can’t get it to work on my raspberry pi 4 b, I install everything without problems, but apparently neither the camera nor the pixhawk recognized me, I tried several versions of the beta, but it does not solve it, I am attentive to any help, thanks