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by evolotion
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: How to custom settings in IP cams without Windows ?
Replies: 9
Views: 7320

Re: How to custom settings in IP cams without Windows ?

Even XP in a VM baulks for me and some of my camera setup plugins in IE so I have to use an actual wndows laptop, if you find a solution to this please do update the thead,
by evolotion
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: have a remote camera on unknown IP dial home and connect to server
Replies: 1
Views: 2308

have a remote camera on unknown IP dial home and connect to server

Anyone think of a way to achieve this? have thought could subscribe camera to ddns service and set ZM to connect to it letting it just fault when camera cant be found. however feel there must be a more elegant solution. ZM server has a good fast connection, static IP, and domain name registered to i...
by evolotion
Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Trying to monitor 2 Geovision servers running on my network.
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

Re: Trying to monitor 2 Geovision servers running on my network.

have a read at this, particularly the last post. I ave no first hand experience but it turned up pretty quick when googling "vlc stream geovision"

https://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?t=100687
by evolotion
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: resize image before processing
Replies: 15
Views: 5522

Re: resize image before processing

No worries, again appreciate the input, I could get ffmpeg to work glitch free but it did seem awefully fernickity a change in the bitrate, or framerate up or down could make it mess up and there seemed to be no rhyme or reason, to that end im not particularly comfortable relying on it.. Ill have an...
by evolotion
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: resize image before processing
Replies: 15
Views: 5522

Re: resize image before processing

EDIT -- scratch that my zoneminder installation has now became really unstable. will have to sort first (loads of socks errors) before continuing.
by evolotion
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: resize image before processing
Replies: 15
Views: 5522

Re: resize image before processing

Another followup. woke up to a bazillion false events where the bottom half of the screen goes blurry which usually happens if ffmpeg isnt happy with some settings I have chosen, framerate. bitrate etc. and when sunlight came up and I wandered around the unit the load average jumped above 4 (on a 4 ...
by evolotion
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: resize image before processing
Replies: 15
Views: 5522

Re: resize image before processing

Just to update incase anyone else is looking to do the same (search turned up a few folk asking in the past) It turns out this is insanely simple to achieve. Libvlc seemed a little too buggy and laggy for me (may try again another day) but ffmpeg also has options for scaling on the fly, to that end:...
by evolotion
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: resize image before processing
Replies: 15
Views: 5522

Re: resize image before processing

your sig piqued my interest, have used esp8266 for a few little things but when it comes to security/stability K.I.S.S is the way forward for me so a hard wired PIR would be good. the unit has PIR, shutter sensors and so on but the alarm is a closed box and I dont think the landlord would appreciate...
by evolotion
Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: resize image before processing
Replies: 15
Views: 5522

Re: resize image before processing

Appreciate your time, am fairly new to zoneminder and cctv in general. Washout on the door is an issue as pointed out, however at night anyone entering is nice and clear, and when the shutters are open (when a junkie is most likely to be an oportunist and grab something) the camera adjusts and the v...
by evolotion
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: resize image before processing
Replies: 15
Views: 5522

Re: resize image before processing

Apologies photobucket scales the picture but take my word for it its 2592x1920 :)
by evolotion
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: resize image before processing
Replies: 15
Views: 5522

Re: resize image before processing

Images captured are 2592x1920. The cameras do support multiple streams except when running in 5mp mode. then there is only one stream. This image is a direct capture, please forgive the mess of my little workshop. http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/evolotion/00036-capture.jpg Camera settings: ...
by evolotion
Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: dedicated hard drive
Replies: 3
Views: 1567

Re: dedicated hard drive

did you mount -a to apply your changes to fstab?

did you try mounting the zmdata folder without the umask/uid/gid?

Just went thro this myself a few minutes ago and worked fine :/
by evolotion
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: Generic Camera
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

Re: Generic Camera

if you cant get it working in vlc your chances of getting it working in ZM are almost nill (IMHO). as VLC is usually more friendly I would concentrate your efforts there, once working you can port settings over to ZM. did the windows machine use a specific driver or a generic usb video class driver....
by evolotion
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: resize image before processing
Replies: 15
Views: 5522

Re: resize image before processing

white box unbranded cheapest of the cheap. Closest to branding it has is subscription to a "seetong" cloud service which is disabled and blocked by me. camera is based around the TI DM368 dsp and i opened them to confirm they are also 5mp sensors. I am aware many cameras are based on this DSP so may...
by evolotion
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: Generic Camera
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

Re: Generic Camera

get the camera working in VLC then use it to tell you framerate, resolution, codec and so on , then use these settings to play with zoneminder. Sadly zoneminder is very unforgiving when setting up cameras, its either right or it wont work lol vlc will generally get most things working with minimal f...