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Below is a continually updated list of common webcam stream issues I see and their solutions. If you're having trouble with your webcam stream, make sure to check the following:
- Webcam stream is slow and flickers. This usually happens when the server is overloaded. Solution: Disconnect any other clients connected to the server to reduce the load. If this doesn't help, enable the 'Rate Limit' option in OctoClient to limit the app's load on the server. Please note that underpowered devices like the Raspberry Pi Zero W are generally not suitable for running an OctoPrint server with a webcam streamer due as they provide inadequate performance.
- Stream flickers between two webcams when switching printers. This has been fixed in version 2.1.7. If you're still experiencing this, email me. Solution: Update OctoClient to version 2.1.7 or newer.
- Webcam stream doesn't load. Solution: Check that the webcam stream loads from the web interface on your iOS device using the hostname you have configured. Ensure your hostname is correct, and that your webcam stream URL is reachable (accessible in the OctoPrint web interface under "Settings" > "Webcam and Timelapse" > "Stream URL")