Media Shortcut

Media Shortcut

Media Shortcut

Media Shortcut enables you to view both previews and live video directly from the CMVR to your computer if you are on the same local network resulting in both previews and live video loading faster. Previews are shown at up to 8 frames per second giving the user a much better experience.  

Other features and metadata must still come from the cloud; this includes any analytics and history browser timeline information (notification indicators, motion regions, ETC).
Media Shortcut will work with both bridges and CMVRs, but the footage does need to be local on the device.   If the footage has already uploaded to the cloud, then this could reduce the functionality of Media Shortcut

Enabling Media Shortcut

Media shortcut must be enabled in bridge/CMVR settings on the dashboard: 

Enabling Media Shortcut on the bridge

      1.  Click the settings cogwheel   next to the bridge that you want to use with Media Shortcut.  
      2.  In the Bridge tab, click Advanced in the top right corning of the window in order to access Advanced Settings.   

      3.  Check the box next to  Media Shortcut.  

Media Shortcut Override

The "Media Shortcut Override:" section is used for networks that are more advanced or testing purposes. 

Media Shortcut Override will take 3 different inputs: "camlan" (which is just the CamLan IP), "wan" (which is just the Wan IP), or any other IP (example:


  • If your computer is on a different subnet than your bridge but your bridge/CMVR is still on the local network. 

You can then type in the IP of the bridge that connects to the subnet your computer is on (this example requires the site network to be set up correctly).

  • If you would like to see what media shortcut looks like for your system but you do not want to change your network until you know the improvements will be enough.

You could connect your laptop to the CamLan and then type "camlan" in the override field. This would allow you to see the faster video and previews through a laptop.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. 

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