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by Paranoid
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.31.x
Topic: Setting up Zoneminder for the first time
Replies: 19
Views: 4197

Re: Setting up Zoneminder for the first time

The HikVision URL is usually something like this: rtsp://user:password@192.168.1.15/Streaming/Channels/101/ Use /101/ for channel 1 and /102/ for channel 2. If you want to test it then you should be able use that URL with ffplay or VLC or some other video player. I have a HikVision bullet carmera (d...
by Paranoid
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: IP Camera stops working regularly
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: IP Camera stops working regularly

If it is a WiFi camera then see this thread: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=27130
by Paranoid
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: IPCam Signal "Dies"
Replies: 8
Views: 1208

Re: IPCam Signal "Dies"

I think its a wifi issue. The camera loses its wifi connection long enough for it to close the stream to zoneminder. Because the wifi is down zoneminder is never told about this and sits there just waiting for data on what it thinks is a good connection. If you are unable to improve the wifi connect...
by Paranoid
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: IR to Normal generates an motion-event ?
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: IR to Normal generates an motion-event ?

Set a max alarmed area so it doesn't alarm if the whole area is changing.
by Paranoid
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: IPCam Signal "Dies"
Replies: 8
Views: 1208

Re: IPCam Signal "Dies"

Next time it happens run the following on the ZM server: netstat -tan and look for a line like this: tcp 0 0 192.168.31.5:56268 192.168.31.57:554 ESTABLISHED Where one of the IP addresses is the server and the other is the camera. If it exists then that tells you that there is a connection between t...
by Paranoid
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: IPCam Signal "Dies"
Replies: 8
Views: 1208

Re: IPCam Signal "Dies"

Firewalls can cause this, but there has to be no data passing between the camera and the server for a period of time. If your camera are connected vi WiFi then this could happen if they lose the WiFi connection. What you could do is shorten the "keepalive" period. That way the server will quickly de...
by Paranoid
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Buffer overrun at index ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Re: Buffer overrun at index ?

What frame rate and resolution is the camera? Have you tried decreasing the frame rate and/or the image resolution?
by Paranoid
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Buffer overrun at index ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Re: Buffer overrun at index ?

This means that you are capturing frames faster than you can analyse them. How often is often? If its every few seconds then you need to slow down your capture (frame rate) or reduce the size of the area you analyse or reduce the image resolution or change alarm check method from Blobs to FilteredPi...
by Paranoid
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Foscam FI8918w control not working
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: Foscam FI8918w control not working

Does your password contain any characters such as "&$%*"? If so try changing it to simple password and see if you get the same errors.
by Paranoid
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Foscam FI8918w control not working
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: Foscam FI8918w control not working

it produces a url that when sent in my browser does move the camera in the proper direction. But does it produce a URL that when sent via the command line moves the camera? It might be that you have logged into the camera with the browser so when you send the command that way it authenticates. Try ...
by Paranoid
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: issues getting same quality as from source
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Re: issues getting same quality as from source

I think it is because of the way zm works. It decodes the stream and save it as jpegs and then uses ffmpeg to string the jpegs together and produce a video. This will produce a lower quality stream where the motion doesn't look smooth because the time gap between each jpeg isn't uniform. It will als...
by Paranoid
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: ZM filling up root while events being stored on separate drive
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Re: ZM filling up root while events being stored on separate drive

I just had another thought which also might help.... Linux has no problem mounting a drive or share to a folder with files already in it. When that happens, the files in the original folder are no longer accessible, but of course they are still taking up space on your root volume. To fix that, stop...
by Paranoid
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: HikVision PTZ control
Replies: 31
Views: 17124

Re: HikVision PTZ control

You probably have the "Control Device" wrong. Go to the following url: http://<your camera/ISAPI/System/deviceInfo You might have to enter the username and password. This should give you an XML file. Look for the model tag. Whatever is in there should go in the "Control Device" setting. The control ...
by Paranoid
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Unable to access feeds on separate subnet
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: Unable to access feeds on separate subnet

ZM might be using UDP and VLC using TCP. The camera could be setting the TTL (time to live) with UDP to 1 which would mean UDP is only available on the same subnet.
by Paranoid
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Latest image
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Latest image

You can grab the latest image with the following command:

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zmu -m 1 -i -U username -P password
Run it every 90 seconds (or however often you want) and store the image on a web server so you can grab it whenever you want.