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Fluidd (and FluiddPI) has built in support for web cameras.

On older versions of FluiddPI (pre 1.15) you can edit the file found here; /boot/fluiddpi.txt.

Versions of FluiddPI after 1.14 allow configuring your cameras from the same place as your other configuration files, and can be found in the webcam.txt file.

In both cases, Instructions are contained within the files.

You can add up to four cameras to display on your dashboard.

Currently supported types are;

  • MJPEG Stream This is the traditional mjpegstream service. The service pushes images to fluidd at the configured resolution and FPS you have setup. This requires a lot of bandwidth, and can cause issues with unstable network connections.

  • MJPEG Adaptive This will PULL images from the mjpegstream service, using the snapshot URL. You can set a target FPS, and your browser will try to keep up with the intended target. This can be a more reliable approach for some.

  • IP Camera This is an experimental option. Effectively, it swaps out the <img> tag for a <video> tag. You should only use this if you can provide a URL that supports native HTML5 video tags.

Head on over to the UI Settings page to define your cameras.