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by mikb
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: How to add Pi Camera Module?
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: How to add Pi Camera Module?

Video does not work on a Pi I get you that you mean that Zoneminder does not support video directly from the hardware camera, rather than literally as written :) I don't know if this would work in practice, but, there are streamer programs which will take /dev/video0 (from the hardware camera, from...
by mikb
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: ZoneMinder makes Raspberry super slow
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: ZoneMinder makes Raspberry super slow

Task Manager don’t show any high cpu usage. and yet your Raspberry PI becomes super slow? Is there any possibility that you have managed to warm the processor up to the point where throttling occurs (the newer 3B/4 PIs run a lot hotter than the old ones, and use thermal management to save themselve...
by mikb
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Two-way audio support
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Two-way audio support

I’m not a lawyer I think that's the only accurate bit of your last sentence. It depends what country you are in, and whether "the public" could be recorded by your "bugging device", and also whether it is considered OK to record people's conversations without their consent or knowledge -- even in y...
by mikb
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Screen in monitoring not complete
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Screen in monitoring not complete

I'm glad you've got something working, but that information is so at odds with normality, that something must still be wrong :)

To have a camera sending 1920x1080 and ZM set for 640x360 capture, and the picture correctly filling the view is just weird. By a factor of three, in both directions.
by mikb
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Screen in monitoring not complete
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Screen in monitoring not complete

It does sound like your resolutions or video format are not set correctly: If the image is repeated across, the camera is sending a narrower image than ZM (or FFMPEG) is expecting. Then having run out of data due to wasting data (to make a wide image, un-necessarily), it's got nothing to fill the bo...
by mikb
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.33.x
Topic: Zoneminder and poe cctv setup
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Zoneminder and poe cctv setup

Is there a way to find my CCTV device IP address accurately if I don't have a Reolink client? Other than pro-actively poking it, as you are doing with nmap (it's not clear, did nmap actually find an extra device on 192.168.x.x??) you could :- 1) Find documentation for the camera that reveals a defa...
by mikb
Thu May 30, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Need help configuring ZM so I can save the video in the way I want
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Need help configuring ZM so I can save the video in the way I want

Storing 1 fps footage of a monitor all the time (24/7) During an alarm, saving full 30fps footage I think this will be difficult because, as I understand it, the proper way to set the frame rate is to do it in camera, not in ZM. Possibly one way round it, if your camera supports this, is to set up ...
by mikb
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Capture frames and live video - Debian stretch
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Capture frames and live video - Debian stretch

If the file exists, but parts of ZM think it doesn't exist, did you get caught out by the default storage options, which have changed over ZoneMinder versions? Have a search on the forum for the phrase "deep storage" -- it varies the way the file path is created (the old system was :- "Camera/YY/MM/...
by mikb
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: 1.32.3 - Revotech cameras rebooting every few minutes.
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: 1.32.3 - Revotech cameras rebooting every few minutes.

Thanks for posting that, it may help someone else chip in. A load of 13+ with next to nothing running looks very odd to me. If nothing is accessing the camera (as you say, ZM is shut down/stopped), why is it so busy? What is it doing to itself? It feels like there's something wrong with the camera, ...
by mikb
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: 1.32.3 - Revotech cameras rebooting every few minutes.
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: 1.32.3 - Revotech cameras rebooting every few minutes.

Managed to log on via telnet (ipc71a default password for root) and load is ~17 but I guess this might be normal for embedded linux. I don't know the specifics of your camera, but -- I assume it has a single processor core, which mean a load of 1.0 is "fully busy" and 17 is therefore "working its b...
by mikb
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: A Onvif 360 degree camera can work with ZM?
Replies: 5
Views: 3080

Re: A Onvif 360 degree camera can work with ZM?

effe wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:47 pm
ZoneMinder is unable to de-warp fisheye cameras and can just show the spherical view.
What a pity! Time to volunteer to write or sponsor someone to write a module to do this!
Fixed that for you ...
by mikb
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: A Onvif 360 degree camera can work with ZM?
Replies: 5
Views: 3080

Re: A Onvif 360 degree camera can work with ZM?

.. it's probably because the forum is for Zoneminder and support. In the past certain posters have decided to abuse the forum by complaining how bad ZM is at everything they want it to do/imagine it should do, followed by spamming their favoured competitor product ... That's what's low. I'm sure the...
by mikb
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: this just happened overnight
Replies: 13
Views: 2560

Re: this just happened overnight

the only way to get zm back is to fully reboot the server since restarting the service doesn't do it. Crashing aside, that bit disturbs me most. It normally takes a hardware-confusion to require a reboot/power cycle to fix. This is not Windows in the 1990's -- "It appears you have moved the mouse. ...
by mikb
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: this just happened overnight
Replies: 13
Views: 2560

Re: this just happened overnight

the one thing we do not ever stand for is ANY reason for something to crash. You are correct, and it's a good thing to strive for. In practice, sometimes it doesn't happen. On a positive note, I'm sure the ZM developers know this principle too, but need more "hands on deck" to find the bugs/risk po...
by mikb
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: this just happened overnight
Replies: 13
Views: 2560

Re: this just happened overnight

It doesn't matter whether it's a fresh install or not, or how much hard drive/shared memory you have -- although running out of those is bad too! What I'm saying is that if you change the resolution at the camera, or Zoneminder, while it is running, and they disagree on the size of the picture for e...