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by mikb
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.33.x
Topic: Understanding StartDate and EndDate Filters
Replies: 7
Views: 3027

Re: Understanding StartDate and EndDate Filters

Is there any functional difference between Start and End (date/Time)? The answer to that seems too obvious, but ... one filter option uses the START time of the event, and the other the END time of the event for filtering. As your events are probably shorter than a day each, then you'd see pretty m...
by mikb
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Is My Camera Alive
Replies: 1
Views: 646

Re: Is My Camera Alive

... individual camera's are alive ... What kind of cameras (Network/IP Cameras, or analog connected to a capture card, or USB connected to a machine ...) ? That will affect how you go about checking them. For network cameras, I have a script (which also services all other networked devices), bounci...
by mikb
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: HD Analogue camera install
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: HD Analogue camera install

... Annke specific but Windows only app. There is an allocated IP for the camera/DVR set up of the type 192.xxx.x.xx. I'm assuming the DVR is open-standards enough to *also* provide you with a video stream/picture stream :- Then you need to look at the path and hostname you are using, and make sure...
by mikb
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: HD Analogue camera install
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: HD Analogue camera install

set of four Annke 4K HD analogue CCTV cameras, Jan 02 11:42:58 mario-Satellite-L350 zmc_m1[3453]: ERR [zmc_m1] [Invalid response status 404: Not Found] Q: How are the "Annke 4k HD analogue" cameras connected to your system? (USB, network, analogue, other?) Observation: "404 Not Found" sounds like y...
by mikb
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Mocord running all the time (filling my disk)
Replies: 12
Views: 1810

Re: Mocord running all the time (filling my disk)

External HDDs are not a problem. But sometimes the choice of filesystem is. What filesystem is the external drive using? (FAT/NTFS/ext2-3-4/other?) Does it understand "permissions" at all? (This can be a problem, where your attempts to set the permissions don't actually do anything, and everything ...
by mikb
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Help: Which brand is this ip camera?
Replies: 8
Views: 4878

Re: Help: Which brand is this ip camera?

The pixellation/smearing with FFMPEG and pre-compressed stream sources is a common thread on here (Search for smearing, tearing, pixellation ...) and is usually fixable by setting Zoneminder correctly, so don't give up just yet. The fact the stream looks good in VLC means it probably *is* good, but ...
by mikb
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Help: Which brand is this ip camera?
Replies: 8
Views: 4878

Re: Help: Which brand is this ip camera?

Management UI is horrible, it can be used only by IE and to see all needed content, buttons etc. on UI you must set IE Document mode to "5" to get available options visible! :D It would be great if the management UI could be replaced by other one which could be used by modern browsers, but I'm afra...
by mikb
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Help: Which brand is this ip camera?
Replies: 8
Views: 4878

Re: Help: Which brand is this ip camera?

Do they even work ;) -- you seem to have some other connectors, are they for audio/composite video/DC power etc. ? Also they say "wifi function" -- if they are looking for you friend's WIFI network, that may be a stumbling block. They may not get IP addresses from your dhcp server, if they are confi...
by mikb
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Why ZM save data in 2 places?
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Re: Why ZM save data in 2 places?

There is only one directory, the other one is a symbolic link -- it means you can access the directory via the camera name, or the camera ID number. It's normal, and isn't taking up any extra space. e.g. drwxr-xr-x 4 apache apache 4096 Jan 1 2019 5/ lrwxrwxrwx 1 apache apache 1 Mar 25 2013 CAM01_FRO...
by mikb
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: ZM trying to write to root dir
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Re: ZM trying to write to root dir

So of course, I did close down the permissions again after a short test. I hope so :) -- my point was it's not a good test to make at all , unless you have an entirely throwaway attitude to your system and data (e.g. a scratch system of no importance, a virtual machine instance), in which case go f...
by mikb
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: ZM trying to write to root dir
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Re: ZM trying to write to root dir

It looks like ZM is trying to write to the root directory. To test this, I opened up write permissions on the root directory and the directories and files were created. Eek! Be thankful that in doing that test, zm-audit didn't notice that there was a lot of files in your drive for which there were ...
by mikb
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Monitoring Mode - Capturing?
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: Monitoring Mode - Capturing?

"Capturing" just means it's acquiring images from the camera (locally or across the network), and the FPS is to show how fast this is happening. It doesn't necessarily mean anything is being recorded, or even motion-detected/alarms generated, depending on your other settings. Just looking at the liv...
by mikb
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Website Issues
Topic: http://www.zoneminder.com/forums = 404?
Replies: 6
Views: 3511

Re: http://www.zoneminder.com/forums = 404?

kylejohnson wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:08 pm
All fixed up now.
Thanks, can confirm that fixes it!
by mikb
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Website Issues
Topic: http://www.zoneminder.com/forums = 404?
Replies: 6
Views: 3511

Re: http://www.zoneminder.com/forums = 404?

This may have happened due to a browser or other security update on your machine. A good suggestion in general terms, but I guarantee it wasn't that for me. Personal preference is that nothing has automated updates switched on, if something's getting updated it's when I want to do it and have time ...
by mikb
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Website Issues
Topic: http://www.zoneminder.com/forums = 404?
Replies: 6
Views: 3511

http://www.zoneminder.com/forums = 404?

Since yesterday ... My regular bookmark of http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/ leads to a 404 Not found page, and http://www.zoneminder.com is "Welcome to nginx! If you see this page, the nginx web server is successfully installed and working. Further configuration is required." Fortunately I realized...