I’ve tried everything mentioned above. I am able to access the photos and videos taken previously (meaning that the cable is working), but am unable to get the live streaming to work. I have tried MPC Classic, and the same problem occurs. I’m thinking why is the Theta camera not communicating with my computer in Live Streaming, but is able to communicate as a data storage to transfer data to my computer.
I have the same problem with the threadstarter. But I have already tried everything as well as switch to Live streaming mode. The error still remains. I’ve tried using OBS studio, and can’t seem to see the Live streaming video.
Can anyone help?
Please confirm that you are using the newest firmware on your THETA V or THETA S.
List the versions for:
- firmware in the camera
- Windows version (build number)
- UVC Blender version (the one you downloaded from the RICOH site)
The Windows build is 17134.648. The UVC Blender Register version is v2.0.0.
As for the firmware, I’ve used the Ricoh Theta app version 3.9.1 to try to do the firmware update.it directed me to
When I used it do the firmware update, everything seems to run smoothly, but the firmware remains at 1.5. I’ve tried this many times. At first, I thought I had already updated it but when I check again to confirm, I realised that it remains at 1.5.
How do I update the firmware?
Do you have a THETA V or a THETA S?
Is the blue LIVE LED lit on your camera?
If you have a THETA S, you need to upgrade. There is an upgrade firmware item in the menu of the desktop software. This is different from upgrading the desktop app.
Judging from the URL you posted, I’m guessing you’re using a THETA S. I just tested updating the firmware on my THETA S. I ran into one or two things that hopefully might help.
I was at firmware version 1.10.
I had to charge my THETA more before I could do the upgrade.
What I noticed was these directions. When you click OK to update the firmware, you’re downloading the latest version of the firmware, in this case 1.90, but not installing it yet. Here’s the sequence:
When I disconnected it from the USB cable, the camera turned off. When I restarted it, the camera and video icons on the front were flashing blue. That lasted only about 20-30 seconds.
I connected the USB cable, and checked the firmware status. Updated successfully.
Hope this helps.
This is a great tip about the process. He needs at least firmware 1.82 on the THETA S for it to stream. Might as well upgrade to 1.90.
Sorry for not replying earlier. Thanks for all your help.
Jesse - I followed your advice, and it worked. Thanks.
Great news. I’m glad you got the firmware upgraded. Thanks for the success report. It helps the community.
Hey, that’s great. Keep us posted on your live streaming work. Would like to hear how it goes.
What are you wanting to use it for?
I’m trying to use it do a live stream for an event. Works on FB. But am trying to do it for Amazon cloud now.
As you make progress, it would be great if you could post what you learn here. I’ve run into other people who wanted to use Amazon cloud. I believe that the setup for Amazon cloud (as opposed to the THETA) requires some real effort. But I’m not sure, I’ve never committed real time trying to set it up.
Unfortunately after trying all the suggestions above - I am having the same issue.
Status:0x800705AA - appearing in OBS, Skype and Resolume when I try to select UVC.
I updated firmware to 1.90.
Windows 10 Enterprise v1607 build 14393.2906
HP Elitebook x360 1030 g2 laptop.
Q> Above it mentions using UVC Blender driver (new one released last month. Now called UVC FullHD Blender) It comes up as THETA UVC HD Blender on my screen opt.
Q> Above its mentioned by codetricity to use the THETA S driver not, not UVC Blender , how do I access THETA S driver?
Any help be much appreciated!
I believe I figured it out. I uninstalled the UVC Theta driver and camera came online. <<<<<<
When the THETA S is in Live Mode, what do you see in the OBS drop-down menu? Can you post a screenshot?
Do you see the blue LED with the word, “LIVE” on the camera?