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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: 4287

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: 1194

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 ...
by mikb
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Foscam FI8904W frequently has all blue images captured
Replies: 9
Views: 4287

Re: Foscam FI8904W frequently has all blue images captured

Are the blue images coming from the camera, or from ZoneMinder? With my cameras (not the same brand), when there's a comms error between the capture demon of Zoneminder, and the camera (over an IP Link), the capture demon returns a placeholder "blue picture" which is analyzed and saved instead. I ca...
by mikb
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: setting post event record time
Replies: 3
Views: 1331

Re: setting post event record time

Click on the "source" for the camera you wish to tweak (3rd column of main ZoneMinder display), then "Buffers" tab and "Post Event Image Count". This is the number of frames stored AFTER the event has ended, and is in "frames", so work out how many frames-per-second your camera goes at, and pop some...
by mikb
Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: How to move events between monitors?
Replies: 5
Views: 2225

Re: How to move events between monitors?

bs27975 wrote: On the principle that lines have thickness? :)
On the principle that I found a bug, couldn't quite reproduce it, and so wanted to avoid it happening again!
by mikb
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Auto Delete?
Replies: 7
Views: 3298

Re: Auto Delete?

MKEbrew wrote:that's hilarious, but I love it!
Well it's true, isn't it? :) You can use all sorts of notations in the filters. I'm not sure if the "ago" is needed/ignored, but it makes it clearer to me.
by mikb
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: How to move events between monitors?
Replies: 5
Views: 2225

Re: How to move events between monitors?

Yep. Tried that. No joy. Oh, well the zone-define problem you had would definitely persist across waggling the camera on and off. I see :( I should never have been able to move a point out of range in the first place. ... it should have just put the point within range, Absolutely right, just clip i...
by mikb
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: How to move events between monitors?
Replies: 5
Views: 2225

Re: How to move events between monitors?

The only solution in the mean time I could see was to re-add the camera. Each time I did, it came back green. I was able to get on with my day. While you are fixing whatever your underlying problem is, don't re-add the camera, try setting it from "Modect/Record" to "None" and then back to "Modect"....
by mikb
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Auto Delete?
Replies: 7
Views: 3298

Re: Auto Delete?

Literally :-

Code: Select all

30 days ago
but I'm sure other syntaxes are available :)
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: 2020

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: 2399

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: 2399

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: 3298

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: 1980

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: 1997

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...