stream component provides a way to proxy live streams through Home Assistant. The component currently only supports proxying H.264 source streams to the HLS format and requires at least FFmpeg >= 3.2.
To enable this component, add the following lines to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry stream:
Once loaded, the
stream platform will expose services that can be called to perform various actions.
.mp4 recording from a provided stream. While this service can be called directly, it is used internally by the
lookback options are suggestions, but should be consistent per stream. The actual length of the recording may vary. It is suggested that you tweak these settings to fit your needs.
|Service data attribute||Optional||Description|
||no||The input source for the stream, e.g.,
||no||The file name string. Variable is
||yes||Target recording length (in seconds). Default: 30|
||yes||Target lookback period (in seconds) to include in addition to duration. Only available if there is currently an active HLS stream for
The path part of
filename must be an entry in the
whitelist_external_dirs in your
homeassistant: section of your
For example, the following action in an automation would take a recording from
rtsp://my.stream.feed:554 and save it to
action: service: camera.record data: stream_source: rtsp://my.stream.feed:554 filename: '/tmp/my_stream.mp4'
Some users on manual installs may see the following error in their logs after restarting:
2019-03-12 08:49:59 ERROR (SyncWorker_5) [homeassistant.util.package] Unable to install package av==6.1.2: Command "/home/pi/home-assistant/bin/python3 -u -c "import setuptools, tokenize;__file__='/tmp/pip-install-udfl2b3t/av/setup.py';f=getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(__file__);code=f.read().replace('\r\n', '\n');f.close();exec(compile(code, __file__, 'exec'))" install --record /tmp/pip-record-ftn5zmh2/install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile --install-headers /home/pi/home-assistant/include/site/python3.6/av" failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip-install-udfl2b3t/av/ 2019-03-12 08:49:59 ERROR (MainThread) [homeassistant.requirements] Not initializing stream because could not install requirement av==6.1.2 2019-03-12 08:49:59 ERROR (MainThread) [homeassistant.setup] Setup failed for stream: Could not install all requirements.
If you see this error you can solve it by running the following commands and restarting Home Assistant (commands do not need to be ran as the
sudo apt-get install -y python-dev pkg-config libavformat-dev libavcodec-dev libavdevice-dev libavutil-dev libswscale-dev libavresample-dev libavfilter-dev