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by mikb
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: 24x7 camera monitor screen
Replies: 9
Views: 2412

Re: 24x7 camera monitor screen

I don't know the solution, but do know that a single monitor left open will run happily for ages, until the desktop it's on gets a little bit busy, then it freezes. If the computer is busy for too long (10 seconds is enough), it stays frozen, otherwise it splutters back into life :) An F5 refreshes ...
by mikb
Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: How to record last 24h?
Replies: 2
Views: 1819

Re: How to record last 24h?

I would like to add a continuous recording of the last 24 hours, which automatically discards older footage. Is that possibile? Yes. Set up a second "camera" entry, accessing the same physical camera. Configure it for "Function" as "Record" (not Modetect or Mocord) and set an appropriate frame rate...
by mikb
Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Broken image when trying to view
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

Re: Broken image when trying to view

ELF.... /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.2GNUGNU .... I can confirm that's NOT an image or a video, you are looking at a linux binary executable. Why you are being served that is someone else's guess :( If you are on a linux system, and can SAVE-AS that junk somewhere, call it "fred.dat", then you might get ...
by mikb
Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Foscam FI8903W IR camera: can't stop recording
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

Re: Foscam FI8903W IR camera: can't stop recording

even disabled encryption on the Access point. Oh yes, wireless ... I hate to say this, but Hi-Def wireless IP cameras suck up bandwidth quite horridly. If you've got a busy wireless notwork, and a few IP cameras about, and neighbours with wifi gear, you might find reliability and speed are poor. Wi...
by mikb
Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Foscam FI8903W IR camera: can't stop recording
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

Re: Foscam FI8903W IR camera: can't stop recording

But never by itself.. No events are recorded. This camera's image is larger: 1280x720.. I can only get it to do 0.75 fps unfortunately. Sounds rather low rate: You may find that the default settings for modetect are hopelessly wrong in this situation. I'm sure they are more for 20-30fps operation. ...
by mikb
Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: zoneminder loses contact with the camera
Replies: 3
Views: 1782

Re: zoneminder loses contact with the camera

Maybe you could post the Source configuration for the camera and mention which camera it is. Does this camera have night vision/LEDs that kick in at 20:00-ish and off at 7:00-ish? Just wondering. Marginal power supply overloaded by big infra red leds? Wild thought ... but maybe? Ping is not a great...
by mikb
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: adjust remote camera ip brightness?
Replies: 5
Views: 2260

Re: adjust remote camera ip brightness?

I have a related question - mine is an IP camera. During daytime the exposure is great, but when it's IR-illuminated, the picture is much darker. Any way to convince the camera or ZM to up the brightness at night? Thanks! -t What model camera? Maybe someone has already solved this? In general terms...
by mikb
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: motion sensor lights turning off and generating event
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Re: motion sensor lights turning off and generating event

Hmmm.... the size of the "event" of the light turning on, which you say you want, is the same as the disturbance of the light turning off. Pretty much a whole-picture-change. I can't see how you would distinguish one from the other. That is, if you say "ignore big changes", it will also ignore the l...
by mikb
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Foscam FI8903W IR camera: can't stop recording
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

Re: Foscam FI8903W IR camera: can't stop recording

tkalfaoglu wrote:ARGHH!
It's only obvious if you've already been down that alley, and then read the documentation again, and again ... ZoneMinder has some twisty bits in it that can trip you up, it might not be 100% intuitive, but it's pretty darn powerful!
by mikb
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Foscam FI8903W IR camera: can't stop recording
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

Re: Foscam FI8903W IR camera: can't stop recording

still records all the time.. Its set for morecord btw. I think you've got what you asked for! But not what you wanted? Record: Just records all the time. Split up into chunks if they get too big. Modetect: Only records when there is movement. Morecord: Does both. Records ALL THE TIME, but splits of...
by mikb
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Events in the cloud
Replies: 3
Views: 2387

Re: Events in the cloud

So what I try to do is to upload events to a "secure" zone in the cloud souch as mega.co.nz (50 GB for free!!!) http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/Documentation Skip to "Filtering events" "If you do this then the subsequent dialog will also allow you specify whether you want this filter autom...
by mikb
Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Foscam FI8904W frequently has all blue images captured
Replies: 9
Views: 3677

Re: Foscam FI8904W frequently has all blue images captured

My Foscam I8905 keeps locking up, and needs rebooting. I wish I could cron a daily reboot. I weekly give all mine (not the same brand) a dose of salts with :- wget --http-user=root --http-password=$PASS -O /dev/null --post-data="Reset= Yes " http://cam01/DoReset.HTM or wget --http-user=root --http-...
by mikb
Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Foscam FI8904W frequently has all blue images captured
Replies: 9
Views: 3677

Re: Foscam FI8904W frequently has all blue images captured

Thanks for the info. Actually, my first distro was slackware, so I get it. :) So was mine, in '93/94, when it first came on 20-30 floppy disks. Continuity, that's the thing ;) As far as that 'blue screen' thing, I just realized it shows up when the Event "Cause" is "Signal". Oh, well that's a givea...
by mikb
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Foscam FI8904W frequently has all blue images captured
Replies: 9
Views: 3677

Re: Foscam FI8904W frequently has all blue images captured

mikb: I don't have any log file in: /var/log/zm It's an empty directory. Where is this defined? On the 'logging' tab, I have an entry: LOG_DEBUG_FILE Where extra debug is output to (?) [ /tmp/zm/zm_debug.log+ ] I have that too, no idea what that's for :( "Options" "Paths" : "PATH_LOGS Path to the v...
by mikb
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Can't open /tmp/zm/zmswap-m3/... No Such file or directory
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Re: Can't open /tmp/zm/zmswap-m3/... No Such file or directo

Daft question, but do you have a /tmp/zm/zmswap-m3 .... directory, or have you accidentally/deliberateely purged /tmp while ZM was running?

What happens if you restart zoneminder, does it go away? "zmpkg.pl restart" from the command line ...