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by mikb
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Ability to remotely reboot camera on serious signal loss
Replies: 1
Views: 1726

Ability to remotely reboot camera on serious signal loss

As hinted it in http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=21156&p=80211#p80211 Is it possible to add an option to specify a command to be run when a [IP?] camera is dropping the signal, or otherwise misbehaving? It would need to be per-camera, not global, as some cameras may not support ...
by mikb
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: mpeg vs jpeg vs ftp?
Replies: 3
Views: 2029

Re: mpeg vs jpeg vs ftp?

it's not like zm can do anything about it like send the camera a reset. True, but at least in can tell the difference and log it, turn the status RED etc. I'm sure someone somewhere has a mod that could reset the camera remotely. If not, that should be a feature request :) Actually, I use a (timed)...
by mikb
Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: mpeg vs jpeg vs ftp?
Replies: 3
Views: 2029

Re: mpeg vs jpeg vs ftp?

either via /video/mjpg.cgi or via /image/jpeg.cgi. Could someone point me towards links as to why one would chose one or the other? In my opinion: MJPEG should be more efficient. Although both streams are likely to be similar quality, on my DLink DCS900 cameras, MJPEG is kicked off with a single HT...
by mikb
Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Auto Delete?
Replies: 7
Views: 2657

Re: Auto Delete?

http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/Documentation Look at the section on filters, especially "PurgeWhenFull" filter, but adapted ... From my install notes ... Purge When Full This filter is already installed, but needs enabling "Archive Status equal to Unarchived Only" "and Disk Percent greater...
by mikb
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: One image on event playback, then black screen?
Replies: 1
Views: 1679

Re: One image on event playback, then black screen?

Is this screengrab taken from the"Event" view? The white text you call gibberish says "Time to first event = ? seconds". This makes me think that maybe you have the event view showing "Replay: [All Events]", where it pauses and shows that screen until it's "time for" the next event, i.e. real time. ...
by mikb
Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Newbie questions about disk usage and latency
Replies: 5
Views: 1553

Re: Newbie questions about disk usage and latency

I've already lowered JPEG quality to 60 when no alarm is running. I've also thought of enabling dedupe function of ZFS... but then, it's a low end atom processor, it will die trying to dedupe data. If you're thinking the de-dupe of ZFS will help compress the image data, it won't work. No two images...
by mikb
Fri May 31, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: where are the options for configure documented?
Replies: 1
Views: 734

Re: where are the options for configure documented?

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./configure --help 
Usually coughs up something relevant ... that's standard across installs that use "configure"

If not, in the zoneminder source directory try ...

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grep "\-\-" configure.ac | more
for a reminder?
by mikb
Fri May 31, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: ZM console web page -no link to monitor the cam
Replies: 1
Views: 863

Re: ZM console web page -no link to monitor the cam

According to the ZM wiki, the monitor should be a link that I can click to view the cam output. It is never a link. Does anyone have it as a link in the console? It is rendered as "not-a-link" if the camera is not functioning or not enabled. So :- Have you set the camera's parameters correctly unde...
by mikb
Sun May 19, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: [Help] zoneminder 2x recording
Replies: 5
Views: 1669

Re: [Help] zoneminder 2x recording

ooo thank you. you know this error? LOG: message:socket_sendto( /tmp/zm/zms-515252s.sock ) failed: No such file or directory file:/usr/share/zoneminder/includes/functions.php line:2322 I've seen it, but not understood or fixed it -- it's something to do with your "live view" of a camera feed breaki...
by mikb
Fri May 17, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: [Help] zoneminder 2x recording
Replies: 5
Views: 1669

Re: [Help] zoneminder 2x recording

the problem that is occupying space 2x in HD right? ex: right would store 1 gb in which case store 2gb understand? Ah -- if that's what you were worried about, then no. That's the beauty of a symbolic link. You are looking at a graphical representation that hides the underlying details, it looks li...
by mikb
Thu May 16, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Certain event directories missing
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Certain event directories missing

I forgot posting on the weekend means no one sees your post. I've seen something like this and not understood the mechanism. Sometimes, an event in the list will appear as "Event-220(r)" and will show up as having no frames. There often IS a directory with some content in from "around" that time +/...
by mikb
Thu May 16, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: [Help] zoneminder 2x recording
Replies: 5
Views: 1669

Re: [Help] zoneminder 2x recording

That looks normal, in my events directory there are actual numbered directories containing the events, and symbolic links from "fake" directories that have the name of the cameras drwxr-xr-x 2 apache apache 4096 Mar 30 00:02 10 drwxr-xr-x 3 apache apache 4096 Apr 1 15:13 4 drwxr-xr-x 3 apache apache...
by mikb
Thu May 16, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: How to export an event as video?
Replies: 5
Views: 2204

Re: How to export an event as video?

Have you created the video first? I think you can only EXPORT a video through that dialogue if one exists . You seem to have said "don't export anything, except for a video (if it exists), and it doesn't, so do nothing". :) [EDIT: I just tested this: I went to an event, hit Export with the same opti...
by mikb
Fri May 03, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Naming convention for "downloaded video" clips
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: Naming convention for "downloaded video" clips

gregom wrote:I would like to see this as well.

Free bump for you.
Thanks :)

In case you don't find it, my partial solution is posted at :- http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/viewto ... 29&t=20959

Which is working so far, you may pick some bones out of that ...
by mikb
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Alarms on cloudy days
Replies: 14
Views: 4802

Re: Alarms on cloudy days

Sun coming in and out of clouds has been annoying me a lot recently! I shall try this setting tonight Me too, however, selecting this option spams the hell out of the log, multiple times a second ... Apr 17 23:41:55 perkin zma_m7[707]: INF [In overload mode, 2 frames of 2 remaining] Apr 17 23:41:55...