Re: About 1/3 of recordings, play about 10 seconds & video freezes but audio keeps playing
Hoping this is the fix we’ve all been waiting for!
Fingers crossed! Can you tell us the new firmware version so we can watch for it?
So far this morning - no disappearing images on my front yard camera. First time that’s been the case since this thread was started in the AM hours (for some reason it always happened more often in the AM hours of the day for me).
Hang tight, looks promising so far.
To my embarrassment, months ago I had recommend Arlo to a friend. She purchased a set of Arlo Pro 2 cameras and the VMB4000 Base Stations.
Today she was alerted by an Arlo cameras. When she viewed the recording she observed someone had walked up the the front screen door of her home, this was recorded, but after about 15 seconds the person suddenly vanished from view - all while the recording continued and she could hear him apparently opening her screen door. She was pretty concerned - I told her that was the recent norm for Arlo.
So, if Arlo is working to 'unfix' whatever they broke, Arlo Technologies has yet to have solved it for all.
I still get pixelation and low quality on my cameras, as well the recording times still fluctuate. All my cameras are set to record for 2min, as you can see they do whatever they feel like.
I spoke too soon. 😫
I watched a couple more recorded videos, and it is still doing the same crap. (pixelating, the blurry images, fuzzy faces, etc.)
I still am hoping that we will receive good news soon (that it's all been corrected to the way it used to be)
I have the 10 sec or less video then only the audio being recorded, we should tweet this to the CEO like the ultra users and the ceo acknowledge the problem and let his engineers work on the fix immediately . @mbmcrae - arlo CEO
I have tweeted the ceo a few times and just get shoved over to ask arlo community. Maybe if everyone gave it a go they may listen.
He replied to my tweet. He said hes looking into it. Hopefully it gets resolved soon. All arlo pro 2 user you should tweet your problem so that they will prioritize our problem too
The development team has a fix currently being tested that resolves this issue. I will provide another update soon once this fix is ready to be released.
We appreciate your patience while we work to release this fix.
While we await the real fix, I too have found that the suggestion (originally by @Kktracy3 , I believe) of power cycling the base every six hours via a timer has eliminated the frozen video problem. I still get random truncated videos, pixelation around 12 seconds into the recording, audio/video sync issues, but it is at least better.
I have tried that method (using a timer to reboot the base station twice a day) it does not make that much of a difference.
At first I thought it did, but as I compared recorded video clips. It's still doing the crap that it did before. (freezing, pixelating, blurry images, etc.)
I'm just waiting for a permanent fix. I think I'll give it a few more weeks. If still not corrected, I may be shopping for a different brand.
We installed the Arlo in my mother's apartment and we have it off at certain times of the day. I assumed when the alarm is off both base station and cameras are turned off. However I looked for the first time and found that the cameras stay on when base station is off and disarmed. Is this the way it's supposed to work? I know cameras are on since I can get a live view. We'd prefer everything off.
These numerous problems have been going on way too long. My sense is that Arlo Technologies, Inc. 'tech support' has been negligent for too long. They waste our time, asking us to jump through hoops and trying to get us to check this and that on our end when these problems originate at Arlo - their software people broke my systems (Geofencing, video freezing, browsers not working to access the cameras owing to Flash problems, etc.).
Another example of what (at least) several models of Arlo cameras are doing; the video linked from YouTube below is an example. A delivery van shows up resulting in the Arlo Pro 2 camera (on AC power) commencing to record. About 15 seconds into the recording the video freezes and the van appears stopped, all while the audio continues to record the sound of the van moving away.
Since they first came out I have deployed Arlo, Arlo Q, and Arlo Pro 2 cameras, and while at times service was not fully uneventful the hardware mostly worked, and worked well - at least until 2018. I cannot justify investing in any new Arlo gear as this unreliability now is beyond frustrating, while experiences with their "Customer Service" (numerous posts about that) are horrific. All this while Arlo Technologies, Inc. management gives no explanations or apologies for their software development people having broken what formerly worked over the recent many months.
However I looked for the first time and found that the cameras stay on when base station is off and disarmed. Is this the way it's supposed to work?
Yes it is. Though the cameras won't stream when motion is detected (or when you live stream), so they won't use much power.
Of course the base (and cameras) can't be completely off - otherwise you couldn't turn them back on again remotely.
Please fix this!
Weird, my friend bought a new Arlo Pro 2 system a few months ago for a remote home, some states away.
Today she observed yet another recording where someone came to the front door - and again the image video frame froze at, while audio continues to record. VERY UNSETTLING FOR WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A SECURITY SYSTEM.
Yesterday I visited COSTCO; I noted their store no longer shows any Arlo products. Best Buy's Arlo section is getting smaller, while the space dedicated to other camera systems is growing. My sense is Arlo Technologies, Inc. is destroying it's products appeal - no amount of short-sighted praise from hardware reviews can offset high return rates and customer complaints.
I hope Arlo management gets the message and turns things around as I would not want to have to replace my 20-ish cameras and several base stations - starting over with some other brand. Besides, some aspects of the Arlo are truly attractive (but only when they work, and are backed by competent Customer Service).