Tapo C100 IPCamera Binding Random Disconnects

Hi Everyone,

I’m completely new to OpenHab and I have so far managed to connect all my hue lights and it’s working perfectly.

I’m having a strange issue with a Tapo C100 camera though.

I’ve managed to connect it using the IPCamera Binding and have set up items using its channels, but for some reason it seems to disconnect and then reconnect in a loop - roughly every second or so.

Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this?


Read here how to get the TRACE log.

IP Camera - Bindings | openHAB

I am experiencing the same issue. I have a working Tapo C100 (it shows correctly in my Synology Surveillance system). OpenHAB discovered the camera automatically. I provided valid login credentials for the camera account. Next thing, OpenHAB got into an infinite connect-disconnect loop every second or so.

Did anyone else have the same issue with Tapo wifi cams and found a solution?

Solved the issue by installing the ffmpeg library:

  1. log in to your openhab instance via ssh
  2. run: sudo apt update && sudo apt install ffmpeg
  3. wait for the installer to complete

Shouldn’t ffmpeg be installed by default by the way? Just saying.