November 3, 2021

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RTMP/RTSP/HLS bridge for Wyze cams in a docker container

repo name mrlt8/docker-wyze-bridge
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created 2021-06-26

RTMP/RTSP/HLS Bridge for Wyze Cam

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Docker container to expose a local RTMP, RTSP, and HLS stream for ALL your Wyze cameras including the outdoor and doorbell cams. No third-party or special firmware required.

It just works!

Based on @noelhibbard’s script with kroo/wyzecam and aler9/rtsp-simple-server.

Please consider supporting this project if you found it useful.

Changes in v1.0.2

  • ✨ NEW: Camera specific QUALITY adjustments e.g. QUALITY_CAM_NAME=SD30 #199
  • 🔧 MQTT related fixes and improvements #194 - Thanks @TTerastar!
  • 🔧 FIX: FFMPEG related freezes #200 - Thanks @AdiAbuAli!
  • 🔧 CHANGE: c_types for tutk library
  • ⬆️ UPDATE: iOS and Wyze App version for API
  • ⬆️ UPDATE: rtsp-simple-server v0.17.7

Changes in v1.0.1

  • 🏠 Home Assistant: Potential fix for DNS issue #107 - Thanks @AlejandroRivera!
  • ➕ Added: Camera names for Pan V2 and Outdoor V2
  • 🔧 Changed: Remove all special characters from URIs #189
  • 🔧 Changed: fflags as potential fix for FFMPEG freezes #187- Thanks @AdiAbuAli

Changes in v1.0.0

⚠️ May need to use FRESH_DATA=true on first run if upgrading from an exsisting installation.

  • ✨ NEW: DTLS Firmware support - bridge should now work on cameras with the latest firmware
  • ✨ NEW: Wyze Cam Outdoor (WVOD1) support

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Supported Cameras

Wyze Cam v1 Wyze Cam V2 Wyze Cam V3 Wyze Cam Pan Wyze Cam Pan V2 Wyze Cam Doorbell Wyze Cam Outdoor

V1 is currently not supported due to lack of hardware for development.

Camera Model Supported
Wyze Cam v1 WYZEC1 ⚠️
Wyze Cam V2 WYZEC1-JZ ✅
Wyze Cam Pan WYZECP1_JEF ✅
Wyze Cam Pan v2 HL_PAN2 ✅
Wyze Cam Doorbell WYZEDB3 ✅
Wyze Cam Outdoor WVOD1 ✅

Firmware Compatibility

⚠️ May need to use FRESH_DATA=true after updating camera firmware.

The bridge should be compatible with the latest official firmware from wyze.

Installing a firmware with DTLS enabled is recommended for secuirty purposes.


Supports armv7 Architecture Supports aarch64 Architecture Supports amd64 Architecture Home Assistant Add-on Portainer stack

Should work on most x64 systems as well as on some arm-based systems like the Raspberry Pi.

The container can be run on its own, in Portainer, or as a Home Assistant Add-on.

Open your Home Assistant instance and show the add add-on repository dialog with a specific repository URL pre-filled.

Basic Usage

docker run

Use your Wyze credentials and run:

docker run -p 8888:8888 -e WYZE_EMAIL= -e WYZE_PASSWORD=  mrlt8/wyze-bridge:latest

This will start the bridge with the HLS ports open and you can view your stream by visiting: http://localhost:8888/cam-nickname where localhost is the hostname or ip of the machine running the bridge followed by the cam nickname in lowercase with - in place of spaces.

This is similar to the docker run command, but will save all your options in a yaml file.

  1. Download and rename or create a docker-compose.yml file
  2. Edit docker-compose.yml with your wyze credentials
  3. run docker-compose up

Once you’re happy with your config you can use docker-compose up -d to run it in detached mode.

🏠 Home Assistant

Visit the wiki page for additional information on Home Assistant.

Additional Info

Audio Support

Audio is not supported at this time.

Special Characters

If your email or password contains a % or $ character, you may need to escape them with an extra character. e.g., pa$$word should be entered as pa$$$$word

Camera Stream URIs

By default, the bridge will create three streams for each of your cameras which can be acccessed at the following URIs, where camera-nickname is the name of the camera set in the Wyze app and converted to lower case with hyphens in place of spaces. e.g. ‘Front Door’ would be /front-door

Replace localhost with the hostname or ip of the machine running the bridge:

  • RTMP:

  • RTSP:

  • HLS:

  • HLS can also be viewed in the browser using:


Multi-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication (“Two-Step Verification” in the wyze app) is supported and will automatically be detected, however additional steps are required to enter your verification code.

  • Echo the verification code directly to /tokens/mfa_token by opening a second terminal window and using:

    docker exec -it wyze-bridge sh -c 'echo "123456" > /tokens/mfa_token'
  • Mount /tokens/ locally and add your verification code to a file named mfa_token:

        - ./tokens:/tokens/
  • 🏠 Home Assistant:

    Add your code to the text file: /config/wyze-bridge/mfa_token.txt.

ARM/Raspberry Pi

The default docker-compose.yml will pull a multi-arch image that has support for both amrv7 and arm64, and no changes are required to run the container as is.

veth errors on ubuntu 21.10

If you’re having trouble starting docker on a raspberry pi running ubuntu 21.10, you may need to run:

sudo apt install linux-modules-extra-raspi


arm/arm64 users on 32-bit Debian-based distros may experience errors such as can't initialize time which can be resolved by updating libseccomp2:

apt-get -y install libseccomp2/unstable


sudo dpkg -i libseccomp2_2.5.1-1_armhf.deb

Build from source

If you would like to build the container from source, you will need to edit your docker-compose.yml to use the arm libraries by removing or commenting out the line image: mrlt8/wyze-bridge:latest and add or uncomment the following three lines:

    context: ./app
    dockerfile: Dockerfile.arm

Advanced Options

WYZE_EMAIL and WYZE_PASSWORD are the only two required environment variables. The following envs are optional.


The default option will automatically create a stream for all the cameras on your account, but you can use the following environment options in your docker-compose.yml to filter the cameras.

All options are case-insensitivE, and take single or comma separated values.


  • Whitelist by Camera Name (set in the wyze app):

        - FILTER_NAMES=Front Door, Driveway, porch cam
  • Whitelist by Camera MAC Address:

    - FILTER_MACS=00:aA:22:33:44:55, Aa22334455bB
  • Whitelist by Camera Model:

  • Whitelist by Camera Model Name:

    - FILTER_MODELS=V2, v3, Pan
  • Blacklisting:

    You can reverse any of these whitelists into blacklists by setting FILTER_BLOCK.

        - FILTER_NAMES=Bedroom
        - FILTER_BLOCK=true

Network Connection Modes

Like the wyze app, the tutk library has three different modes to connect to the camera and will attempt to stream directly from the camera when on the same LAN as the camera in “LAN mode”. If the camera is not available locally, it will either attempt to stream directly from your network using “P2P Mode” or relay the stream via the wyze servers (AWS) in “relay mode”.

LAN mode is more ideal as all streaming will be local and won’t use additional bandwidth.

LAN Mode

By default, the bridge will attempt to connect via “LAN Mode”, but will fallback to other methods if LAN mode fails. You can restrict streaming to LAN only by setting the NET_MODE=LAN environment variable:


P2P Mode

NET_MODE=P2P is ideal when running the bridge remotely on a different network or on a VPS and will allow the bridge to stream directly from the camera over the internet while blocking “Relay Mode”.

Snapshot/Still Images

  • SNAPSHOT=API Will run ONCE at startup and will grab a high-quality thumbnail from the wyze api and save it to /img/cam-name.jpg on docker installs or /config/www/cam-name.jpg in Home Assistant mode.

  • SNAPSHOT=RTSP Will run every 180 seconds (configurable) and wll grab a new frame from the RTSP stream every iteration and save it to /img/cam-name.jpg on standard docker installs or /config/www/cam-name.jpg in Home Assistant mode. Can specify a custom interval with SNAPSHOT=RTSP(INT) e.g. SNAPSHOT=RTSP30 to run every 30 seconds

MQTT (beta)

Some basic MQTT support is now available in v0.7.0.

MQTT auth and discovery should be automatic in Home Assistant mode - can be disabled by setting MQTT_HOST to False.

ENV Name Description Example
MQTT_HOST IP/Hostname AND Port of the MQTT broker core-mosquitto:1883
MQTT_AUTH Username AND password; leave blank if none user:pass
MQTT_TOPIC Optional - Specify topic prefix myhome
MQTT_DTOPIC Optional - Discovery topic for home assistant homeassistant

Bitrate and Resolution

Bitrate and resolution of the stream from the wyze camera can be adjusted with:

Set quality for all cameras

    - QUALITY=HD120

Set quality for single camera

where CAM_NAME is the camera name in UPPERCASE and _ in place of spaces and hyphens:


Additional info:

  • Resolution can be set to SD (360p in the app) or HD - 640x360/1920x1080 for cams or 480x640/1296x1728 for doorbells.
  • Bitrate can be set from 30 to 255. Some bitrates may not work with certain resolutions.
  • Adjusting the bitrate and resolution in the bridge will also change the stream in the wyze app and vice versa.
  • App equivalents would be:
    • 360p - SD30
    • SD - HD60
    • HD - HD120

Custom FFmpeg Commands

You can pass a custom command to FFmpeg by using FFMPEG_CMD in your docker-compose.yml:

For all cameras

    - FFMPEG_CMD=-f h264 -i - -vcodec copy -f flv rtmp://rtsp-server:1935/

For a specific camera

where CAM_NAME is the camera name in UPPERCASE and _ in place of spaces and hyphens:

- FFMPEG_CMD_CAM_NAME=ffmpeg -f h264 -i - -vcodec copy -f flv rtmp://rtsp-server:1935/

Additional info:

  • The ffmpeg command is implied and is optional.
  • The camera name will automatically be appended to the end of the command.

Custom FFmpeg Flags

Custom ffmpeg flags can easily be tested with:

    - FFMPEG_FLAGS=-fflags +flush_packets+genpts+discardcorrupt+nobuffer

or where CAM_NAME is the camera name in UPPERCASE and _ in place of spaces and hyphens:

- FFMPEG_FLAGS_CAM_NAME=-flags low_delay


rtsp-simple-server options can be customized as an environment variable in your docker-compose.yml by prefixing RTSP_ to the UPPERCASE parameter.

e.g. use - RTSP_RTSPADDRESS=:8555 to overwrite the default rtspAddress.

or - RTSP_PATHS_ALL_READUSER=123 to customize a path specific option like paths: all: readuser:123

Debugging options

environment options:

  • URI_SEPARATOR (-|_|#) Customize the separator used to replace spaces in the URI; available values are -, _, or use # to remove spaces.

  • IGNORE_OFFLINE (string/bool) Ignore ofline cameras until container restarts

  • OFFLINE_TIME (int) Customize the sleep time when a camera is offline

  • DEBUG_FRAMES (string/bool) Show all lost/incomplete frames

  • DEBUG_LEVEL (debug|info|warning|error) Adjust the level of upstream logging

  • RTSP_LOGLEVEL (debug|info|warn) Adjust the verbosity of rtsp-simple-server; available values are “warn”, “info”, “debug”.

  • DEBUG_FFMPEG (string/bool) Enable additional logging from FFmpeg

  • FRESH_DATA (string/bool) Remove local cache and pull new data from wyze servers.

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