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by kross
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Is ZoneMinder scalable?
Replies: 7
Views: 2381

Re: Is ZoneMinder scalable?

There's a slight problem in that the auditor and filter programs will get run on each host. I think they expect to have exclusive access to the system. So you would need to do something to ensure they are only run on a single host. Other than that, I don't see why you couldn't scale by adding more h...
by kross
Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Refresh Rate
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Re: Refresh Rate

I've had the best luck using Firefox instead of IE or Chrome. I also use the "jpeg" method, as defined under Options->Images on the Zoneminder page.

Hope this helps!
-- Kevin
by kross
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: modprobe bttv refuses to write bttv.conf file
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Re: modprobe bttv refuses to write bttv.conf file

modprobe doesn't write conf files to the /etc/modprobe.d directory. You do. It just reads them. If you don't specify any options for the bttv module, then it just uses default values and tries to autodetect the actual card type. After running modprobe bttv, run dmesg, and the end of the output from ...
by kross
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Zoneminder installed but what next?
Replies: 28
Views: 5621

Re: Zoneminder installed but what next?

You need a working zoneminder installation before you can get it working in MythTV. Does the user that's running the zoneminder services have permission to access /dev/video0? Usually this means whatever user is running zoneminder services has to be a member of the "video" group. On my system that u...
by kross
Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Big system, 24-48 IP cams, Hardware Suggestions please
Replies: 7
Views: 3060

Re: Big system, 24-48 IP cams, Hardware Suggestions please

I can't offer specific hardware advice, but what I will say, is that going from a BT878 analog capture card to IP cameras will increase the CPU required on the server(s). This is because of the extra overhead of decompressing the compressed video from the IP camera (usually either MJPEG or h.264). U...
by kross
Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: cameras change zone after reboot
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

Re: cameras change zone after reboot

Here's a decent writeup on how to configure udev rules:

http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Device_Filenames_and_udev

It's for MythTV (which I also use), but it applies to ZoneMinder, too.

Hope this helps!
-- Kevin
by kross
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Help to config ZM to upload videos to Dropbox
Replies: 3
Views: 1790

Re: Help to config ZM to upload videos to Dropbox

Well, to answer your original question, how to call php from python, php scripts can be run from the command line, like python scripts (you need the php5-cli package installed). They don't need to be hosted in a web server. So write a small php script that takes as a command line argument the filena...
by kross
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Linux desktop or server portforwarding
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

Re: Linux desktop or server portforwarding

Many ISP's will block incoming connections on port 80. Try running your Apache web server on a different port, like 8080, and then try forwarding port 8080 instead of 80.

Where does 2727 come from? Are you running your web server on port 2727 also?
by kross
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: how to limit events to a certain timeframe
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Re: how to limit events to a certain timeframe

Actually you don't need the zm daemons running to view recorded events. So using cron to stop and start zm might be the easiest.
by kross
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Help to config ZM to upload videos to Dropbox
Replies: 3
Views: 1790

Re: Help to config ZM to upload videos to Dropbox

Can't you just run a script that copies the events to your dropbox folder, and let the dropbox daemon handle uploading it?
by kross
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Camera placement and brightness...
Replies: 2
Views: 2201

Re: Camera placement and brightness...

I think the best location for the camera would be in a location where the window would be to the camera's back. Not only will this eliminate the overexposure, it will allow you to get pictures of people's faces lit better. In the current location, the backlighting will cause people's faces to be in ...