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Arlo Pro2 Cameras not showing live view Media Server Error???

Anyone else got a broke system? As of Friday morning sometime, my Arlo Pro2 cameras have stopped shoeing a live view, recording movement, etc. They show as connected. - I have done NO CHANGES prior to the working Arlo system. I believe this to be a buggy server push to my base station. - Removed cameras and base station. - Added base station and cameras as new devices (twice) - rebooted/cycled modem/router and Arlo Base station for 11 minutes (3 times) - IOS devices say "Cannot connect to cameras ) they time out. PC running WINDOWS 10 error is attached as image file to this post. Basically gives me a media server error. - All Arlo firmware is up to date. I called Arlo support to file a ticket but if this is not sorted in 48 hours I'm dumping this back to Best Buy. I didn't buy a security system to have it not function!
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Community Manager

Re: Arlo Pro2 Cameras not showing live view Media Server Error???

On Friday 4/19/19 we released firmware for base station models – VMB4000, VMB3500 and VMB3000. Some customers have reported seeing error messages when live streaming and issues receiving motion recordings. Due to these reports, we are rolling back this release to the previous firmware version (1.12.0.1_27940) while we investigate these issues.

 

If you begin experiencing one or more of these symptoms, please power cycle your base station and confirm that your firmware has reverted to v1.12.0.1_27940 – found under Device settings. To power cycle, choose the ‘restart’ option under your Device settings within the Arlo app or by unplugging and re-plugging power to your base station.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please let us know if you are still experiencing these issues.

 

Thank you,

Arlo Team

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Arlo Pro Update & Getting Status Issue

Hub VMB3010r2 firmware 1.12.0.1_27940 Did the update today or so I thought because when I went back into my app it again popped up and said the base had an update available so for the second time i clicked on it. Now the hub shows up but my cameras just say getting status? How long does this take and is anyone else having issues? Seems like lately with Arlo, "if it'snot broken let's break it."

Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
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Tutor

All Arlo cameras cannot be accessed by my app. Worked fine till 4 am and 5 am EDT this morning

my arlo cameras (all 17) cannot be accessed by my app, I have 5 base stations. Everything worked until sometime betwen 4am and 5am EDT this morning. No notifications, unable to view  camera.. I called support at 830 am and eventually was told several people are having similar probelms and it must be their server. They can tell my camers and base station are online.  I have rebooted the base station several time from the app and by unplugging and replugging. Makes no difference.

I would like to know if the server software is being worked on and when this problem is likely to be fixed. I have used the cameras without incident for several years.

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Re: All Arlo cameras cannot be accessed by my app. Worked fine till 4 am and 5 am EDT this morning

My cameras stopped recording between 3:00 - 4:00am CDT. Upon opening the app this morning, it would not met me access anything before performing a firmware update. A few minutes after starting the firmware update the app said my base station was not connected to the internet. I did the things you did and have had no success. I have three green lights on my base station. Just wanted you to know you’re not alone.

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Guru

Arlo Pro Update & Getting Status Issue

Have you rebooted the base?

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Re: All Arlo cameras cannot be accessed by my app. Worked fine till 4 am and 5 am EDT this morning

I've had the same problem, so I'm glad to see it isn't just me. I've had the issue in the past where I'd have to restart the base station every couple of months so figured it was that. After trying that a few times today and still nothing, I gave up. Not sure what good a security camera system does if it randomly goes out like this. NOT VERY HELPFUL ARLO! Really disappointed in outages of what some consider a key component to their family's safety.

 

Update: 8:20pm CDT Looks like they just started working again!

Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station, VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
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Camera not recording motion

One of the cameras has stopped notifying of motion and recording in library!! Also now the mode section on the app has disappeared!
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Tutor

Re: All Arlo cameras cannot be accessed by my app. Worked fine till 4 am and 5 am EDT this morning

Hi, This is Braceman.  I have the same problem you have; no camera's, can't access my app, system says  I have more than five camera's (only have 2), this since the latest  firmware for the system (19th),  I have not had pictures in my library and no geofencing but receive alerts and video's by email since a firmware update last January 5th.

Wishing you Good Luck in getting the problem corrected.  Most times it seems no one really cares about fixing the problems caused by the updates but they keep pushing their products!

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Guide

Not Receiving Video Connections and Notifications Since Last Night - Arlo Pro 2

Since what appears to be a firmware update to the base station last night (Firmware is now 1.12.2.0_2794), I have not been able to connect to any of my cameras for video. Also I am not getting motion notifications. Using the Arlo App/Login, I can get the information/status for each camera. I can sync the camera to the base station with no issues. But I cannot get live video, nor can I get video via the Device Utilities Camera Positioning option. I know prior to this problem that all cameras were working as I have just gone (last couple of days) thru the process of recharging all the camera batteries. Also I am not experiencing any internet connection issues. I can also with no issues view my Arlo library videos...
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Apprentice

Re: Not Receiving Video Connections and Notifications Since Last Night - Arlo Pro 2

Not working for the Arlo Pro's as well...

https://community.arlo.com/t5/Arlo-Pro/Arlo-is-no-longer-recording-to-my-library-LIVE-view-failures/...

 

I escalted this and nothing from them.. They said "engineering is reviewing"...

 

It has been 24 hours and some customer ARLO are not recording any motion! LIVE view does not work. I am about to throw these Arlo's in the trash and get a Ring or a Blink system. This is complete downtime for us having this issue...

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Apprentice

Re: All Arlo cameras cannot be accessed by my app. Worked fine till 4 am and 5 am EDT this morning

Not working for the Arlo Pro's as well...

https://community.arlo.com/t5/Arlo-Pro/Arlo-is-no-longer-recording-to-my-library-LIVE-view-failures/...

 

I escalted this and nothing from them.. They said "engineering is reviewing"...

 

It has been 24 hours and some customer ARLO are not recording any motion! LIVE view does not work. I am about to throw these Arlo's in the trash and get a Ring or a Blink system. This is complete downtime for us having this issue...

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Apprentice

Re: Camera not recording motion

Not working for the Arlo Pro's as well...

https://community.arlo.com/t5/Arlo-Pro/Arlo-is-no-longer-recording-to-my-library-LIVE-view-failures/...

 

I escalted this and nothing from them.. They said "engineering is reviewing"...

 

It has been 24 hours and some customer ARLO are not recording any motion! LIVE view does not work. I am about to throw these Arlo's in the trash and get a Ring or a Blink system. This is complete downtime for us having this issue...

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Library video is blank and cannot be played

As shown in the figure, the web version and the app are blank and cannot play the recording. The live function is normal, only the USB flash disk can be plugged into the computer to see the recording. I tried to log in again, reset the router, remove arlo and reconnect, but the problem still remains unresolved, Case #40815057, I found the customer service but I have not responded yet.

 

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Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
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Prodigy

Re: Library video is blank and cannot be played

So just to confirm that your not getting any recordings from the camera in the cloud library but they appear in the USB, correct?
What is the length of the recordings you get on the USB?
Is the camera battery only or powered?
What is the record setting in the camera rule for the mode that was used?
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Re: Library video is blank and cannot be played

1. Yes, but only in usb can see, I tried to cancel the usb local storage, only use the cloud storage, but also can not play
2. The recording length is determined by Arlo himself, and there are tens of seconds and a minute or two.
3.battery only
4. The first mode, motion and audio detection is turned on
I have been using arlo for a few months, and the fault has only appeared in the last week.

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Prodigy

Re: Library video is blank and cannot be played

Just confirm that the recording duration in the rules is set for the default of recording until motion stops.
I noticed in the Arlo Pro section of the forum that others have a similar issue an that this could be a arlo server or firewall problem.
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Re: Library video is blank and cannot be played

I tried turning off the firewall of the router, but it was still useless.

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Cannot connect to cameras

All of a sudden I am not able to connect any of my 3 cameras. When I try I get the following message after a few minutes: "there was a problem establishing a connection to the media server". Any idea what is going on? I have restarted the base, re-synched the cameras and even removed and re-added the device. Nothing seems to make a difference.
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Re: Camera not recording motion

one of my cameras arlo pro 2 stopped a motion detection. It detects only by audio.
I did not change anything in settings.
I can watch it live, take snaphot and record video manually. 
The camera works well except the detection.

any help appreciated

Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
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Prodigy

Re: Library video is blank and cannot be played

If you think that your issue is unrelated to the ones described on the other forum section.

Maybe try resetting the pinch and zoom feature in the camera video settings and staying as full screen.
Delete any activity zones if implemented.
Delete any rules that use the camera and re-add them to see if the issue gets resolved. I have no evidence that this will fix it but might be worth a try.
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Re: Library video is blank and cannot be played

still not work

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Prodigy

Re: Library video is blank and cannot be played

It does sound to me that this is an video engine disconnect issue similar to what other users are reporting, although you have had it previously for sometime already.
This is likely to be isolated to one of Arlo’s servers and why we all don’t get the issue. Not much comfort I imagine.

Can anyone else help out?
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Re: Library video is blank and cannot be played

No,the problem is still unresolved

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Guru

Re: Cannot connect to cameras

Are you using app ? If so, try on a browser at https://arlo.netgear.com

 

Also, what is your upload speed?

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Guide

Re: Cannot connect to cameras

you are not the only one that has this problem. mine started yesterday around 4 am

Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
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