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by mikb
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: PurgeWhenFull nfs
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: PurgeWhenFull nfs

Thank you very much. I am able to work with "find". If I delete just the files, DB entries will remain. I have zmaudit running in the background. Is that sufficient to ensure that the database gets cleaned up in due time? Ideally, fix the problem with ZM, going on with find and nuking files is a st...
by mikb
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: PurgeWhenFull nfs
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: PurgeWhenFull nfs

There, the challange seems to be to compute the relative date from scratch every time the srcipt runs. You need "find", a bucket of popcorn, and a read of the extremely detailed manpage for it :) Something like (example only!) find /path/to/zm/events -type f -iname "*.jpg" -ctime +5 -delete Would f...
by mikb
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.33.x
Topic: only 1 camera work at time on raspbian buster
Replies: 11
Views: 3961

Re: only 1 camera work at time on raspbian buster

Am I being thick here, or is there a discrepancy between these reports :- tmpfs 2.0G *132M* 1.8G 7% /dev/shm total *270016* -rw------- 1 www-data www-data 138245744 Sep 22 17:46 zm.mmap.2 -rw------- 1 www-data www-data 138245744 Sep 22 17:48 zm.mmap.1 It seems like the df "usage" indicates one the t...
by mikb
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: possibility of making a light sensor to put in the mailbox that will make an alarm?
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: possibility of making a light sensor to put in the mailbox that will make an alarm?

how possible is it to make a light sensor ,,, it would have to be solar powered, or maybe a a rechargeable battery would last long enough.. Is there a reason why it has to be a light sensor? Surely the simplest answer to doing it this way is to fit a microswitch, or magnet and reed switch pair (thi...
by mikb
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Foscam G2 IP Cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

Re: Foscam G2 IP Cameras

Though you appear sorted, to answer your question "What is zmc?" -- it's the bit of Zoneminder that connects to a camera, and handles all the RTSP/HTTP or other (/dev/video local devices) acquisition of pictures. (c = capture). zma then analyses those pictures and decides what's worth keeping. You s...
by mikb
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Not working with new IPEYE camera
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

Re: Not working with new IPEYE camera

@bbunge -- good tips, but it worries me that the CAMERA is giving a 500 "Internal Server Error" HTML response -- this doesn't seem to stack up with the ZM system being out of memory, or set for wrong resolution. These usually result in "it doesn't work" reports, but with indigestion at the ZM system...
by mikb
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Not working with new IPEYE camera
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

Re: Not working with new IPEYE camera

> 500, text is 'Internal Server Error'] If this response is coming from the camera's web server, then it sounds like it's not configured at all, or just utterly broken. 5XX codes are "permanent errors", meaning "that didn't work, go away, don't ask again". The question is, outside of Zoneminder, doe...
by mikb
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: How to acess the audio stream of Gadspot Cams?
Replies: 1
Views: 5336

Re: How to acess the audio stream of Gadspot Cams?

I think after 12 years, if they haven't solved it by now, they'll have given up.
by mikb
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: How to add Pi Camera Module?
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Re: How to add Pi Camera Module?

Video does not work on a Pi I get you that you mean that Zoneminder does not support video directly from the hardware camera, rather than literally as written :) I don't know if this would work in practice, but, there are streamer programs which will take /dev/video0 (from the hardware camera, from...
by mikb
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: ZoneMinder makes Raspberry super slow
Replies: 5
Views: 2359

Re: ZoneMinder makes Raspberry super slow

Task Manager don’t show any high cpu usage. and yet your Raspberry PI becomes super slow? Is there any possibility that you have managed to warm the processor up to the point where throttling occurs (the newer 3B/4 PIs run a lot hotter than the old ones, and use thermal management to save themselve...
by mikb
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Two-way audio support
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Re: Two-way audio support

I’m not a lawyer I think that's the only accurate bit of your last sentence. It depends what country you are in, and whether "the public" could be recorded by your "bugging device", and also whether it is considered OK to record people's conversations without their consent or knowledge -- even in y...
by mikb
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Screen in monitoring not complete
Replies: 4
Views: 1911

Re: Screen in monitoring not complete

I'm glad you've got something working, but that information is so at odds with normality, that something must still be wrong :)

To have a camera sending 1920x1080 and ZM set for 640x360 capture, and the picture correctly filling the view is just weird. By a factor of three, in both directions.
by mikb
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Screen in monitoring not complete
Replies: 4
Views: 1911

Re: Screen in monitoring not complete

It does sound like your resolutions or video format are not set correctly: If the image is repeated across, the camera is sending a narrower image than ZM (or FFMPEG) is expecting. Then having run out of data due to wasting data (to make a wide image, un-necessarily), it's got nothing to fill the bo...
by mikb
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.33.x
Topic: Zoneminder and poe cctv setup
Replies: 7
Views: 2988

Re: Zoneminder and poe cctv setup

Is there a way to find my CCTV device IP address accurately if I don't have a Reolink client? Other than pro-actively poking it, as you are doing with nmap (it's not clear, did nmap actually find an extra device on 192.168.x.x??) you could :- 1) Find documentation for the camera that reveals a defa...
by mikb
Thu May 30, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Need help configuring ZM so I can save the video in the way I want
Replies: 5
Views: 1252

Re: Need help configuring ZM so I can save the video in the way I want

Storing 1 fps footage of a monitor all the time (24/7) During an alarm, saving full 30fps footage I think this will be difficult because, as I understand it, the proper way to set the frame rate is to do it in camera, not in ZM. Possibly one way round it, if your camera supports this, is to set up ...