Media Shortcut

Media Shortcut

Media Shortcut

Media Shortcut enables you to stream live video directly from the CMVR to your computer if you are on the same local network. Using this feature both previews and live video will load faster.

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 however viewing historical footage for Bridges is limited. Media Shortcut establishes a direct connection with the Bridge so as to display the footage directly from the Cameras.

Enabling Media Shortcut

      1.  Click the settings icon  next to the bridge that you want to use with Media Shortcut.  
      2.  In the Bridge tab, click Advanced in the top right corner 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.

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