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by mikb
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Not able to view some events
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Not able to view some events

I think you're right. BTW "Key frame" is basically the same as "I" frame that I referred to (MPEG terminology). This "long GOP" situation is very good for keeping bitrates down. But it is why some videos can take a couple of seconds to get back to normal after a bit of corrupt data, or are hard to s...
by mikb
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Not able to view some events
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Not able to view some events

To completely misquote Tony Hancock ... "Six frames? That's barely a GOP!" I can well believe that some software may not cope well with such a trivial video snippet. Of course, if that's the actual length of the event (e.g 2 FPS, 3 seconds long) then you probably expect it to work. But formats like ...
by mikb
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: planning home area cover
Replies: 6
Views: 2344

Re: planning home area cover

someone could cut the power cable which provides power in the house (and in the surveillance system that I will build). Addressing this point specifically, as you are designing the system, budget for a UPS . It doesn't have to be huge. It does have to have a way of keeping your cameras, any IP-netw...
by mikb
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Duplicated files/folders
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Duplicated files/folders

It's not really in both locations -- if you look closely you should see that the numbered directories are real, and the "named" directories are symbolic links to them (for convenience/user friendly use). You may find the same if you start poking about inside the directories, a folder called ".123456...
by mikb
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Suse Leap and cifs: using a dedicated hard drive
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: Suse Leap and cifs: using a dedicated hard drive

... which means your underlying file system probably *is* something usable (ext2-3-4) and it's just that the CIFS/SMB implementation is only expecting to talk to DOS level computers.

Glad you sorted it.
by mikb
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Suse Leap and cifs: using a dedicated hard drive
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: Suse Leap and cifs: using a dedicated hard drive

What file system is your NAS using? FAT? ext2/3/4? NTFS? A lot of these cheaper/lower end NAS boxes still use FAT file systems internally that don't know a thing about permissions and ownership, and so the NAS (or linux) may have to fake up some answers for you when accessed over the network. I have...
by mikb
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: ZM 1.32.2 - Error in event after 24 hours
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: ZM 1.32.2 - Error in event after 24 hours

To the OP: Can you confirm that you actually meant "an event that is older than 24 hours?" and not "an event that is 24 hours long!" :)
by mikb
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Polygons must not intersect
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: Polygons must not intersect

My last comment was partly a joke, but the point was serious: Trying to create tiny "avoidance" areas like that seems a lot of effort, gives ZM more work to do, and seems remarkably precise as to the shape of the thing you are cutting round. Hint: Look at "exclusion" zones too, as they can be used t...
by mikb
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Polygons must not intersect
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: Polygons must not intersect

First thought: Move the points that are VERY close to the edge away from edge of frame, I've sometimes had complaints when getting right near the edge. Second thought: Take out those two funny little insertions into the polygon, it looks like you could cover this area with a 4 sided polygon and save...
by mikb
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Did Old Events Get Placed Elsewhere During Upgrade?
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: Did Old Events Get Placed Elsewhere During Upgrade?

Your observed difference between the DB paths to events, and to the file system path to events -- seems to be connected to this thread here ... https://forums.zoneminder.com/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=27664 Regarding selecting the "storage scheme". I wonder if this setting (and implications around a diffe...
by mikb
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: How to export mulitple events as video
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: How to export mulitple events as video

What bbunge said: Give them the stills (plus the video if you insist).

Otherwise you may find they will sit on the video for 2-3 weeks and then come back to you with a request for the video "in a proper format as we can't view it". Been there, done that.
by mikb
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: A lot of questions :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

Re: A lot of questions :)

bbunge wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:21 pm
Zoneminder is not designed for HD movies!
Clearly not, but it does look like ZoneMinder is trying to *watch* a DVD in those error messages :)
by mikb
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.31.x
Topic: Setting up Zoneminder for the first time
Replies: 19
Views: 5188

Re: Setting up Zoneminder for the first time

> I'm not being able to change network settins(as the ip address assigned to the camera doesn't even fall under my subnet Do you know what the IP address is? Or is it just "not discovered on my subnet, therefore must be foreign"? I recall having something like this with a newly supplied item (and ze...
by mikb
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.31.x
Topic: ATA-8 Streaming / WD Purple / Seagate SkyHawk
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: ATA-8 Streaming / WD Purple / Seagate SkyHawk

"instruct the hard drive to rather get some bytes wrong than drop a frame."

What a way to sell an unreliable hard drive as a positive. Call it a dedicated feature. I'd rather mine retained the data I gave them.

If I want an SATA-enabled chocolate teapot, I'll bear these drives in mind ;)
by mikb
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: How to create image of ZM computer?
Replies: 11
Views: 1608

Re: How to create image of ZM computer?

@bbunge I knew I could count on someone to sneer :) Note that the OP was asking to back up the whole system, OS and all, not just the ZM database. It's no good having the full ZM database and blank hard drive. There could be a lot of configuring and installing to do before you get to restore the ZM ...