Video Export Generation Failed! (v1.24.2)

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marcus2001
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Video Export Generation Failed! (v1.24.2)

Post by marcus2001 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:35 pm

Hi all,

As ZoneMinder seems to be a great piece of free and Open Source software, I'm very intersting for using it in order to survey my shop.

Here is my configuration:
- EEEbox + Xubuntu 9.04
- Two D-Link DCS 910 (they work with software named motion)
- ZoneMinder v1.23.3 installed thanks to Synaptic package manager

I've set up following settings in /etc/sysctl.conf file:
- kernel.shmall=134217728
- kernel.shmmax=134217728
(and reboot).

Here is the configuration of one of my webcams:

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-GENERAL
--NAME: CAM-CAISSE
-- Source Type: Remote
-- Function: Monitor
-- Enabled: checked
-- Max FPS: 15.00
-- Reference Image Blend: 7

-SOURCE
-- Remote Host Name: 192.168.1.20 (authentication is disabled)
-- Remote Host Port: 80
-- Remote Host Path: /VIDEO.CGI?
-- Remote Image Colours: 24bits
-- Capture Width: 640
-- Capture Height: 480
-- Preserver Aspect Ration: not checked
-- Orientation: Normal
All other settings are set up to default values.

Here an extract of the logs:

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Jul 26 14:29:54 cam-server zmpkg[22880]: INF [Command: start] 
Jul 26 14:29:55 cam-server zmdc[22893]: INF [Server starting at 09/07/26 14:29:55] 
Jul 26 14:29:58 cam-server zmdc[22893]: INF ['zmc -m 3' starting at 09/07/26 14:29:58, pid = 22915] 
Jul 26 14:29:58 cam-server zmdc[22915]: INF ['zmc -m 3' started at 09/07/26 14:29:58] 
Jul 26 14:29:58 cam-server zmc_m3[22915]: INF [Debug Level = 0, Debug Log = <none>]
Jul 26 14:29:58 cam-server zmc_m3[22915]: INF [Starting Capture]
Jul 26 14:29:59 cam-server zmdc[22893]: INF ['zmfilter.pl' starting at 09/07/26 14:29:59, pid = 22917] 
Jul 26 14:29:59 cam-server zmdc[22917]: INF ['zmfilter.pl' started at 09/07/26 14:29:59] 
Jul 26 14:29:59 cam-server zmdc[22893]: INF ['zmaudit.pl -c' starting at 09/07/26 14:29:59, pid = 22919] 
Jul 26 14:29:59 cam-server zmdc[22919]: INF ['zmaudit.pl -c' started at 09/07/26 14:29:59] 
Jul 26 14:30:00 cam-server zmfilter[22917]: INF [Scanning for events] 
Jul 26 14:30:00 cam-server zmdc[22893]: INF ['zmwatch.pl' starting at 09/07/26 14:30:00, pid = 22921] 
Jul 26 14:30:00 cam-server zmdc[22921]: INF ['zmwatch.pl' started at 09/07/26 14:30:00] 
Jul 26 14:30:01 cam-server zmwatch[22921]: INF [Watchdog starting] 
Jul 26 14:30:01 cam-server zmwatch[22921]: INF [Watchdog pausing for 30 seconds] 
Jul 26 14:30:01 cam-server zmdc[22893]: INF ['zmupdate.pl -c' starting at 09/07/26 14:30:01, pid = 22923] 
Jul 26 14:30:01 cam-server zmdc[22923]: INF ['zmupdate.pl -c' started at 09/07/26 14:30:01] 
Jul 26 14:30:36 cam-server zms[23115]: INF [Debug Level = 0, Debug Log = <none>]
I see no error in the log but when I try to visualize camera video output I only see a black screen!! I've tried with IE, Firefox and Opera... same problem!

Any advise would be very appreciated. Thanks :)

Marcus.

EDIT: Could a moderator move this thread in the right forum please ?
Last edited by marcus2001 on Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:42 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by marcus2001 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:29 pm

Hi again,

I've decided to try ZoneMinder version 1.24.2 from sources. I've removed ZoneMinder package thanks to Synaptic and successfully installed ZoneMinder v1.24.2 from sources.

My webcams are well detected, as a prove here an extact of the TCP stream captured with Wireshark:

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GET /VIDEO.CGI? HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: ZoneMinder/1.24.2
Host: 192.168.1.20
Connection: Keep-Alive

HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Server: Camera Web Server/1.0
Auther: Steven Wu
MIME-version: 1.0
Cache-Control: no-cache
Content-Type: multipart/x-mixed-replace;boundary=--video boundary--

--video boundary--Content-length: 34804
Content-type: image/jpeg

...................................................
..W.......!1.AQa."2.q...#BRb...3r..$CS..4.........%
&'(5678DEFGHTUVWXcdefghstuvwx......................
....................................................
..............................W....!..1A."Qa.2q..#B3R

[........very long raw data]
I've set up them in Modect mode. Events are well generated and I can extract them as jpeg but all video extract fail saying Video generation failed.

How can I fiw this problem ? What should I check ? What am I doing wrong ? Thanks in avdance for you help.

Marcus.

Edit:

Extract from ffmep log:

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$ cat /var/www/zm/events/1/20/ffmpeg.log
FFmpeg version 0.5-svn17737+3:0.svn20090303-1ubuntu6, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
  configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-postproc --enable-swscale --enable-x11grab --extra-version=svn17737+3:0.svn20090303-1ubuntu6 --prefix=/usr --enable-avfilter --enable-avfilter-lavf --enable-libgsm --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-pthreads --disable-stripping --disable-vhook --enable-libdc1394 --disable-armv5te --disable-armv6 --disable-armv6t2 --disable-armvfp --disable-neon --disable-altivec --disable-vis --enable-shared --disable-static
  libavutil     49.15. 0 / 49.15. 0
  libavcodec    52.20. 0 / 52.20. 0
  libavformat   52.31. 0 / 52.31. 0
  libavdevice   52. 1. 0 / 52. 1. 0
  libavfilter    0. 4. 0 /  0. 4. 0
  libswscale     0. 7. 1 /  0. 7. 1
  libpostproc   51. 2. 0 / 51. 2. 0
  built on Apr 10 2009 23:18:41, gcc: 4.3.3

Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 4.23 (423/100) -> 16.92 (203/12)
Input #0, image2, from '%03d-capture.jpg':
  Duration: 00:00:04.96, start: 0.000000, bitrate: N/A
    Stream #0.0: Video: mjpeg, yuvj420p, 640x480 [PAR 1:1 DAR 4:3], 16.92 tbr, 4.23 tbn, 4.23 tbc
Output #0, avi, to 'Event-20-r1-s1.avi':
    Stream #0.0: Video: 0x0000, yuvj420p, 640x480 [PAR 1:1 DAR 4:3], q=2-31, 200 kb/s, 90k tbn, 25 tbc
Stream mapping:
  Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
Unsupported codec for output stream #0.0

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Post by marcus2001 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:38 pm

Hi one more time,

I've found why I could not see video camera output: that was a CGI directive missing in the virtualhost set up in Apache configuration. I discovered it by checking error.log file of Apache.

Here the configuration I use:

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ServerName cam-recoder
<VirtualHost>
   ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
   DocumentRoot /var/www/zm
   <Directory>
      Options FollowSymLinks
      AllowOverride None
   </Directory>
   <Directory>
      php_flag register_globals off
      Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
      <IfModule>
         DirectoryIndex index.php
      </IfModule>
      Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
      AllowOverride None
      Order allow,deny
      allow from all
   </Directory>
   ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /var/www/cgi-bin/
   <Directory>
      AllowOverride None
      Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
      Order allow,deny
      Allow from all
   </Directory>
   ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error.log
   # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
   # alert, emerg.
   LogLevel warn
   CustomLog /var/log/apache2/access.log combined
</VirtualHost>
Now I can see my to webcam streams :lol: Note that I use JPEG mode. For unknown reason (to me :shock:) MPEG mode doesn't work.

Last problem: video export generation.

--> Here error.log extract:

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[Sun Jul 26 19:33:17 2009] [error] [client 127.0.1.1] Video Generation Failed, referer: http://cam-server/index.php?view=video&eid=35&generated=0
[Sun Jul 26 19:33:17 2009] [error] [client 127.0.1.1] array (\n  0 => \n  array (\n    'file' => '/var/www/zm/ajax/event.php',\n    'line' => 35,\n    'function' => 'ajaxError',\n    'args' => \n    array (\n      0 => 'Video Generation Failed',\n    ),\n  ),\n  1 => \n  array (\n    'file' => '/var/www/zm/index.php',\n    'line' => 116,\n    'args' => \n    array (\n      0 => '/var/www/zm/ajax/event.php',\n    ),\n    'function' => 'require_once',\n  ),\n), referer: http://cam-server/index.php?view=video&eid=35&generated=0
--> extract of zm-video.log:

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07/26/09 19:33:17.792132 zmvideo[4915].INF [Creating video file Event-35-r1-s1.avi for event 35]
07/26/09 19:33:17.844937 zmvideo[4915].ERR [Unable to generate video, check /var/www/zm/events/3/35/ffmpeg.log for details]
--> extract of /var/www/zm/events/3/35/ffmpeg.log

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FFmpeg version 0.5-svn17737+3:0.svn20090303-1ubuntu6, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
  configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-postproc --enable-swscale --enable-x11grab --extra-version=svn17737+3:0.svn20090303-1ubuntu6 --prefix=/usr --enable-avfilter --enable-avfilter-lavf --enable-libgsm --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-pthreads --disable-stripping --disable-vhook --enable-libdc1394 --disable-armv5te --disable-armv6 --disable-armv6t2 --disable-armvfp --disable-neon --disable-altivec --disable-vis --enable-shared --disable-static
  libavutil     49.15. 0 / 49.15. 0
  libavcodec    52.20. 0 / 52.20. 0
  libavformat   52.31. 0 / 52.31. 0
  libavdevice   52. 1. 0 / 52. 1. 0
  libavfilter    0. 4. 0 /  0. 4. 0
  libswscale     0. 7. 1 /  0. 7. 1
  libpostproc   51. 2. 0 / 51. 2. 0
  built on Apr 10 2009 23:18:41, gcc: 4.3.3

Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 3.07 (307/100) -> 58.33 (175/3)
Input #0, image2, from '%03d-capture.jpg':
  Duration: 00:00:14.65, start: 0.000000, bitrate: N/A
    Stream #0.0: Video: mjpeg, yuvj420p, 640x480 [PAR 1:1 DAR 4:3], 58.33 tbr, 3.07 tbn, 3.07 tbc
Output #0, avi, to 'Event-35-r1-s1.avi':
    Stream #0.0: Video: 0x0000, yuvj420p, 640x480 [PAR 1:1 DAR 4:3], q=2-31, 200 kb/s, 90k tbn, 25 tbc
Stream mapping:
  Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
Unsupported codec for output stream #0.0
Have you an idea how I could fix this problem ? Thanks !!

Marcus.

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Post by kingofkya » Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:00 am

is ffmpeg compiled by you or is it a distro package

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Post by btrotter » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:13 pm

Was this ever fixed? I am having the same problem and was hoping you discovered the problem.

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Post by obagi » Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:38 am

marcus2001 wrote: Note that I use JPEG mode. For unknown reason (to me :shock:) MPEG mode doesn't work.
You can use mjpeg with remote host path /MJPEG.CGI, if you uncheck ZM_NETCAM_REGEXPS under Options/Network

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Post by cordel » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:40 pm

Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 3.07 (307/100) -> 58.33 (175/3)
Input #0, image2, from '%03d-capture.jpg':
Duration: 00:00:14.65, start: 0.000000, bitrate: N/A
Stream #0.0: Video: mjpeg, yuvj420p, 640x480 [PAR 1:1 DAR 4:3], 58.33 tbr, 3.07 tbn, 3.07 tbc
Output #0, avi, to 'Event-35-r1-s1.avi':
Stream #0.0: Video: 0x0000, yuvj420p, 640x480 [PAR 1:1 DAR 4:3], q=2-31, 200 kb/s, 90k tbn, 25 tbc
Stream mapping:
Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
Unsupported codec for output stream #0.0
Some where it seems that your defined output container is not properly defined. check and make sure your options in ZoneMinder are set correctly in FFMPEG_FORMATS and that you are selecting a format. Otherwise you will need to trace down why it's putting in 0x0000.

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Post by promethiusan » Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:47 am

I get this same error no matter what output format I select for video generation. I am running 1.24.2 and FFMPEG_FORMATS is set to the installation default: mpg mpeg wmv asf avi* mov swf 3gp**

I have tried ffmpeg SVN-r19480 and r20006. Am I missing something?

I posted my full ffmpeg.log file in this thread:

http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14525

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Post by insippo » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:18 pm

anybody fix this problem ?

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Post by mastertheknife » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:09 am

Hi,

All those suffering from ffmpeg failing to generate a video, please try ffmpeg 0.6 or newer, although this might be break compatibility with old versions of ZM. If that happens, use ZM from SVN.

mastertheknife.

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Post by insippo » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:15 am

i have FFmpeg version r11872+debian_0.svn20080206-18+lenny1, Copyright (c) 2000-2008 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
My mother tongue is not english.Sorry if I do not speak correctly.

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