Disable WebUI Timeout?

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buckyswider2
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Disable WebUI Timeout?

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Hi there, is there a way to disable the WebUI timeout for "Live" view? I want to set up a few monitors- none of which are direct connected / in the vicinity of / the NVR itself. However, after login, the display times out after a bit. Which of course is no good! I want to use Raspberry Pi units and have them set up to automagically start the web session upon startup/reboot. But the timeout is no good- especially since I don't want to have a keyboard or mouse.

thanks!
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Re: Disable WebUI Timeout?

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You would need to find a Camera that has Firmware from before 2019 set.. So any camera that has the 2018 or older FW can stay on the WebUI for a few days but does at some point.. In theory the camera will always work on Monitor as long as someone don't try to access a menu or change something even after a time out..

Might want to just setup the people with their own user name and password to have them log in. This would be better practice
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Re: Disable WebUI Timeout?

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This is weird IMO. I do see that if I don't touch anything on the screen, the cameras will still all eventually time out in the WebUI.

HOWEVER- and this is what I've based my expectations of the webui in- I've been running "Tinycam Pro" on an android tablet for YEARS. And those connections just keep alive, and even recover after a camera's weekly maintenance reboot. Why can't a/the WebUI give me the same type of experience?

And as far as "people" go, that's not the use case at all- I want to set up a couple static stations around my house (one in my office, another in my barn) with the "always on, never touch" experience in a larger screen than a tablet.
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I understand what your saying and sadly I am not sure moving to the Chrome JS type of FW has caused the cameras to turn off after a set time of not active use..

to be honest I don't like it much my self.. I know that my 2020 DVR from another company that I needed to support my 5mp TVI cameras will stay logged in for about 1 and 1/2 days before it goes offline.. Had I known the 7108 was going to come out or any others I would have bought them rather then buying the other DVR seeing they support my older TVI cameras.. I mean I did buy one but I would have bought 2 and been much happier seeing the one I do own is much better then my other even though it also has the Amcrest log out after 5 min of no active use..

Maybe they will add something in so it can stay connected longer in a new FW update in the future..
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Re: Disable WebUI Timeout?

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Sigh. Thanks for the insights James. Seems so close yet so far.

Maybe I'll experiment with an Android build on a Raspberry Pi and use Tinycam Pro there...
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