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by haus
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Possible to pass monitor name to nph-zms instead of ID?
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Possible to pass monitor name to nph-zms instead of ID?

This didn't come up in search, but I'm wondering if, when requesting a single image from nph-zms, instead of: /cgi-bin/nph-zms?mode=single&monitor=3 we could use something like /cgi-bin/nph-zms?mode=single& monitor_name=Doorway I tried a few iterations but it doesn't seem to work. I have a script th...
by haus
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: Corrupted images for only 1 camera on 3 why?!
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Re: Corrupted images for only 1 camera on 3 why?!

I had this issue on some of my Amcrest (formerly foscam?) cameras. Try lowering the bit rate and key frame interval in the camera settings. For mine I'm using 1280x720, key frame interval of 8 and 512 to 1024kbps depending on the camera (go too low and the image quality really suffers though). Zonem...
by haus
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Periodic restarts of ZM required?
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: Periodic restarts of ZM required?

My issue may be unique. I've noticed that /dev/shm is filling up and I'm not sure why. The zm.mmap files get removed and recreated when I change run states, so ZM seems to be handling them OK, but something else is going on with my system. Anyway, next time you lose a camera check your /dev/shm and ...
by haus
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Periodic restarts of ZM required?
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: Periodic restarts of ZM required?

I'm using 1280x720, 4fps (limited at the camera, with 6fps at ZM in case of network issues to prevent ZM going crazy), and bit rate 512kbps. I tried bumping that to 1024kbps to see if that would help with the cameras dropping from ZM, but it doesn't make a difference. I haven't tried 1080 because my...
by haus
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Periodic restarts of ZM required?
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: Periodic restarts of ZM required?

OP, I'm already using ffmpeg and I have the same issue. I can access the camera directly in Firefox when Zoneminder can't see it. When I try to view the stream in ZM I get: getStreamCmdResponse stream error: socket_sendto( /var/run/zm/zms-155531s.sock ) failed: No such file or directory - checkStrea...
by haus
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: Events month?
Replies: 2
Views: 877

Re: Events month?

I don't know if it's configurable (I never really paid attention to the way the columns work), but if you want "last 7 days" you can create a filter on "Date/Time" "greater than" "X days ago" or "X hours ago". It's not as convenient as clicking the column summary link, but you could save a filter to...
by haus
Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: DVR PCI card?
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Re: DVR PCI card?

Maybe not the answer you want to hear, but at this point given the dropping price of IP cameras and the massive increase in resolution and image quality, I'd go straight to an IP (and PoE) setup. It's so much easier to deal with. Back in the day, the only IP camera option was Axis and they were $100...
by haus
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: [SOLVED] Change ZM state from command line? (zmpkg vs service)
Replies: 0
Views: 1160

[SOLVED] Change ZM state from command line? (zmpkg vs service)

Hi all, SOLUTION (edit 3): I used these lines in my perl script: system("curl -d \"username=USERNAME&password=PASSWORD&action=login&view=console\" -c cookies.txt http://localhost/zm/index.php"); system("curl -b cookies.txt http://localhost/zm/api/states/change/disarm.json"); Seems to work great. Hop...
by haus
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: Unable to view Event Stills, only Streams
Replies: 11
Views: 3415

Re: Unable to view Event Stills, only Streams

Same issue here on a fresh 16.04 & 1.29 install (thanks, LVM, for ruining my weekend). When I click the gray bar at the bottom, there's a div called "eventThumbs" that gets filled in (ajax?) with the event thumbnails (eventThumb1, eventThumb2, etc.). I never had to click anything to show these befor...
by haus
Sat May 24, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Weird horizontal lines with PV-155 card.
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

Re: Weird horizontal lines with PV-155 card.

I get this when captures_per_frame and my frame rate for each cam is too high on a card with a shared chip, and it is massively exacerbated when running anything over 320x240. I recommend going to a card or cards that have one BT878 chip per camera. Those shared chip cards that advertise 30fps are s...
by haus
Sat May 03, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: [SOLVED] Problems with BTTV on 14.04
Replies: 1
Views: 1134

Re: Problems with BTTV on 14.04

Ok, replying to myself, I sort of got it working. I put "bt878" in /etc/modules and put: options bttv card=102,102,102,102,102,102,102,102 tuner=4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4 gbuffers=32 chroma_agc=1 in /etc/modprobe.d/bttv.conf and now I get some video (orange sources in console though) and this dmesg: [ 412.376...
by haus
Fri May 02, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: [SOLVED] Problems with BTTV on 14.04
Replies: 1
Views: 1134

[SOLVED] Problems with BTTV on 14.04

Hi all, My ZM box has been humming along nicely for years until a recent heat wave caused total and sudden hard drive failure. As a result, I've decided to start from scratch and rebuild on Ubuntu server 14.04. I've got ZM up and running using this guide (http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/Ubu...
by haus
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Anyone running 16 cameras on a server?
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

Re: Anyone running 16 cameras on a server?

I'm running about 12 cams. I had a custom page that displayed the cameras down one side and some server monitoring stuff in a frame on the right, but after updating Firefox last night the whole thing stopped working! So if I get it running again I'll post back, but this is insanely frustrating. The ...
by haus
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: Windows 7 Sidebar Gadget ZM Viewer
Replies: 7
Views: 5039

Re: Windows 7 Sidebar Gadget ZM Viewer

As I noted on my blog post and in post 4 here, development and support on this has ceased. It doesn't work properly due to massive mysql connections and difficulty streaming in IE. I just use FireFox now for viewing and mode=jpeg; works fine with 1.24.4 and FF6. Sorry I can't be of more help...it wa...
by haus
Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: [SOLVED] I broke my Zoneminder...mmap errors
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Re: I broke my Zoneminder...mmap errors

I fixed it! Another thread mentioned removing libavdevice, so I tried apt-get remove libavdevice52, which of course it couldn't find (since I'm poking around in the dark here), but then it helpfully said the following packages are no longer required: libopenal1 libsdl1.2debian libsdl1.2debian-alsa l...