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by mikb
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Capture frames and live video - Debian stretch
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Capture frames and live video - Debian stretch

If the file exists, but parts of ZM think it doesn't exist, did you get caught out by the default storage options, which have changed over ZoneMinder versions? Have a search on the forum for the phrase "deep storage" -- it varies the way the file path is created (the old system was :- "Camera/YY/MM/...
by mikb
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: 1.32.3 - Revotech cameras rebooting every few minutes.
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: 1.32.3 - Revotech cameras rebooting every few minutes.

Thanks for posting that, it may help someone else chip in. A load of 13+ with next to nothing running looks very odd to me. If nothing is accessing the camera (as you say, ZM is shut down/stopped), why is it so busy? What is it doing to itself? It feels like there's something wrong with the camera, ...
by mikb
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: 1.32.3 - Revotech cameras rebooting every few minutes.
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: 1.32.3 - Revotech cameras rebooting every few minutes.

Managed to log on via telnet (ipc71a default password for root) and load is ~17 but I guess this might be normal for embedded linux. I don't know the specifics of your camera, but -- I assume it has a single processor core, which mean a load of 1.0 is "fully busy" and 17 is therefore "working its b...
by mikb
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: A Onvif 360 degree camera can work with ZM?
Replies: 5
Views: 2568

Re: A Onvif 360 degree camera can work with ZM?

effe wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:47 pm
ZoneMinder is unable to de-warp fisheye cameras and can just show the spherical view.
What a pity! Time to volunteer to write or sponsor someone to write a module to do this!
Fixed that for you ...
by mikb
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: A Onvif 360 degree camera can work with ZM?
Replies: 5
Views: 2568

Re: A Onvif 360 degree camera can work with ZM?

.. it's probably because the forum is for Zoneminder and support. In the past certain posters have decided to abuse the forum by complaining how bad ZM is at everything they want it to do/imagine it should do, followed by spamming their favoured competitor product ... That's what's low. I'm sure the...
by mikb
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: this just happened overnight
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: this just happened overnight

the only way to get zm back is to fully reboot the server since restarting the service doesn't do it. Crashing aside, that bit disturbs me most. It normally takes a hardware-confusion to require a reboot/power cycle to fix. This is not Windows in the 1990's -- "It appears you have moved the mouse. ...
by mikb
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: this just happened overnight
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: this just happened overnight

the one thing we do not ever stand for is ANY reason for something to crash. You are correct, and it's a good thing to strive for. In practice, sometimes it doesn't happen. On a positive note, I'm sure the ZM developers know this principle too, but need more "hands on deck" to find the bugs/risk po...
by mikb
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: this just happened overnight
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: this just happened overnight

It doesn't matter whether it's a fresh install or not, or how much hard drive/shared memory you have -- although running out of those is bad too! What I'm saying is that if you change the resolution at the camera, or Zoneminder, while it is running, and they disagree on the size of the picture for e...
by mikb
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: this just happened overnight
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: this just happened overnight

I like how you broke things down and how you 'fixed' the image :). How did you do that? GIMP, De-interlace filter (although the picture isn't interlaced, it gets rid of every other line which clears up most of the mess). Then re-scale to 16:9 aspect (as everything looks thin at 4:3 -- unlike ZM I a...
by mikb
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Zoneminder keeps crashing
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: Zoneminder keeps crashing

It can help to reduce resolution, you are correct.

Very important: You need to reduce the resolution at the camera sending end, as well as the Zoneminder receiving end. And they must exactly match.

It sound like you have only changed it at Zoneminder, which is now trying to tell you to sort it out.
by mikb
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: this just happened overnight
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: this just happened overnight

Although you've changed nothing, you've not said what resolution the camera is supposed to be returning, vs the resolution you've set in Zoneminder It looks like the camera is delivering fewer pixels per line than you are telling ZM to interpret. Measuring off your PNG in GIMP, I make it about 320 p...
by mikb
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.33.x
Topic: date format problem
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: date format problem

Do not mix computer stored data and data presented to humans by computers. I'm not mixing them up. As a human, I find it utterly baffling when programs present data in formats that make it hard to understand. So the formats I mentioned such a "05 02 19", which is the 5th of February this year, 2nd ...
by mikb
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.33.x
Topic: date format problem
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: date format problem

Disclosure: I'm non-American too. Personally, if any date formats are going to be hard coded in and enforced, I would much rather see YYYYMMDD enforced absolutely everywhere, because it is unambiguous, and naturally sorts correctly. Using DDMMYYYY vs MMDDYYYY in a "who's right, America or UK?" battl...
by mikb
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: day/night IP bandwidth load
Replies: 15
Views: 5360

Re: day/night IP bandwidth load

Could the increase in data (data rate) be because the camera is trying to encode an image that is more noisy than in daytime? The penalty of trying to work in reduced light level?

If the camera is encoding at constant-quality, the data rate will go up to represent the noise.
by mikb
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: day/night IP bandwidth load
Replies: 15
Views: 5360

Re: day/night IP bandwidth load

Steve's response was in relation to an interloping posting by Spam Smith (now deleted), and my subsequent mention that the "Report Spam" button was broken. It is *that* which is fixed (by tinkering with servers). Thanks Steve.