WiGo is a Windows application designed to communicate with GoPro WiFi enabled cameras that can be used to change the camera settings, preview the image, and download photos and videos directly to your PC from the SD card.
Shortly after the iPhone application was released by GoPro, a number of enterprising individuals began to catalog the WiFi commands sent from that app to the GoPro Wifi BacPac. They were generous enough to share their observations on the GoPro User Forum. In particular, dough29 contributed enormously to the task of documenting the List of GoPro Wifi BacPac Commands and has built RemoteGo, an Android app to control the camera. This software builds on their work. Thank you.
WiGo does not require any installation. Download the WiGo.exe file (which will be delivered to you via email) to the folder you wish to use and run it. Your browser and Windows will warn you that this is unsafe. They are right. It is always risky to download an executable file from an unknown source. Never install WiGo or any other program if you are unsure of the source. If you download from cam-do.com, WiGo.exe is coming directly from the author. It does not contain malware of any kind. Never download WiGo.exe from any other site.
This is beta testing software. Use at your own risk. This software may damage your camera. The responsibility is entirely with the user. The author accepts no responsibility for any damage that may be caused by using this software.
Can WiGo be set up to automatically take pictures and upload them to a web site for remote viewing?
The free version does not include those features. We are working on a WiGo Professional version that will incorporate many of the extra features that have been requested by our corporate clients. The ability to control multiple cameras with one WiFi adapter and upload the captured photos to a web site on a regular schedule is the most important feature of WiGo Pro. If this is a feature you would like to make use of, please contact us for further details or to influence our design decisions.
What versions of Windows will WiGo run on?
It has been tested on Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows XP. There is no reason it shouldn't run on almost all Windows versions released in this century. SSID display and automated camera selection are only available in Windows 7 and 8. Users report that it works with the Windows 8 Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet.
Will it work with my camera?
It works with all 3 versions of the HERO3 Cameras and the HERO2 with the WiFi BacPac accessory. There are some features that only work with particular cameras because of the features GoPro has included or the way they have configured their firmware.The recently released HERO3+ includes some new settings and status feedback that were not available in the previous cameras. WiGo works with the HERO3+, but will work better when we have had time to incorporate the new features.
What are the users saying about WiGo?
Feedback has been almost 100% positive. Quite a few users have been happy enough to donate. For example, read these unsolicited emails:
I'm just writing to thank you so so much for the WiGo... i`ve been for about a week or so trying to get the GoPro App through an android emulator for PC and was just about to loose my goddamn mind when I stumbled upon your website, and your wonderful wonderful software. Congratulations on developing this way before GoPro did, or should have done (still dont know why) but the program works amazingly. I don't know if you updated the software since the last time you posted any comments, but I have a HERO3 WHITE ED. and EVERYTHING worked perfectly !!!!! The Previews, the functions, the mode selection, the options selection....everything commanded through the software, the only issue that I believe is normal is the 2 or 3 second delay on the preview image !! but that is expected...and being what it is...even welcome...lol !!!!
- Leonardo in Sao Paulo
Your program fixed my HERO3 Silver blue light problem!!!
Ever since I did the newest firmware update on my HERO3 Silver the blue WiFi lights don't work anymore. This started to cause a problem because you would never really know when the WiFi antenna was on or off. The WiFi button is very easy to activate by accident. It would turn on with out me knowing, rendering the camera battery dead when you wanted to use it. When the camera is off the only way to know the WiFi antenna is on was the blue light blinking.
I found your program online wanting to connect my GoPro to my laptop via WiFi for streaming or just something neat to have.
First of all, on my HERO3 Silver everything works perfectly!!!
I was messing around with the settings for the LEDs in WiGo. Turned the LED setting off then on and now the blue lights work again!!!! Don't know how it fixed it, but it did and has worked ever since.
Now I know when the antenna is really on or off again.
Thank you thank you thank you for such an awesome program. Your time is much appreciated.
I will certainly mention this awesome program and website to my fellow users and also suggest a donation to your efforts.
Tips & Troubleshooting
Streaming video is delayed or cuts off after a few seconds.
The delay is normal and is part of the GoPro implementation.
Some users have reported the streaming working without problems. Others seem to have it stop intermittently. Make sure the firmware in the camera is up-to-date and installed properly. Sometimes a manual install fixes problems after GoPro's automated install has appeared to work. Make sure you are using the latest version of VLC. Restart your computer after updating VLC. WiGo does no more than pass the address of the camera's streaming feed to VLC.
One VLC setting that improves streaming is under VLC - Tools - Preferences - Input & Codecs - Default Caching Policy - select Lowest Latency. There are a lot of settings which can be optimized and perhaps a VLC guru can tell us the best combination.
I see the SD Card on the HERO3 Black but there are no image files.
The latest firmware from GoPro for the HERO3 Black disabled the image file display on the camera's web server. It is possible to run a SOBM script on your SD card which will modify the firmware in the camera to show the files.
Is it possible to capture the streaming video or forward it via the internet?
Yes, it is. It can be done using the features of VLC or with utilities such as FFmpeg and FFplay. TechAnswerGuy has blogged about the process and gmore70 has created a tutorial video showing how to stream GoPro video on YouTube and UStream.
How can I extend the range from my camera to my computer?
There are several ways to do this. One is to use a range extender, which repeats signals from the computer to the camera and vice versa.
Can I control multiple cameras with one computer?
There are several ways to do this. WiGo Pro can access multiple cameras and upload photos using FTP with a single WiFi adapter by accessing them sequentially or control multiple cameras connected to separate WiFi adapters by changing the camera IP address.
Known BugsThe video mode settings are incomplete. Some video mode settings work on some cameras, but the complete set of mode values for all of the cameras has not been implemented at this time. Some mode settings may be incorrect on some camera models and work correctly on others.
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