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by mikb
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Connecting zoneminder to Swann DVR8-3425 Media Port
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Connecting zoneminder to Swann DVR8-3425 Media Port

I assume you mean "1" was the output from zmodopipe. That's not so useful then, I was hoping for more :) The ffserver log shows ffserver didn't start. I'm guessing that use of ffserver in this endeavour is NOT optional, which is why it's there. /etc/ffserver2.conf:1: Port option is deprecated. Use H...
by mikb
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Connecting zoneminder to Swann DVR8-3425 Media Port
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Connecting zoneminder to Swann DVR8-3425 Media Port

You may well have some error messages that you can't see. I don't know anything about zmodopipe, but :- ./zmodopipe -s 192.168.86.4 -p 18004 -c 1 -u TESTER-a 1234-m 1 > /dev/null 2>&1 & ffserver -f /etc/ffserver2.conf > /tmp/ffserver.log 2>&1 & The first command may well spit out some errors, but al...
by mikb
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Connecting zoneminder to Swann DVR8-3425 Media Port
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Connecting zoneminder to Swann DVR8-3425 Media Port

#!/bin/bash CODEC_OPTS='' ./zmodopipe -s 192.168.86.4 -p 18004 -c 1 -u TESTER-a 1234-m 1 > /dev/null 2>&1 & ffserver -f /etc/ffserver2.conf > /tmp/ffserver.log 2>&1 & ffmpeg -i /tmp/zmodo0 $CODEC_OPTS http://localhost:8090/feed1.ffm > /tmp/zmodoffmpeg1 2>&1 & Further, you have to be REALLY careful ...
by mikb
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Connecting zoneminder to Swann DVR8-3425 Media Port
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Connecting zoneminder to Swann DVR8-3425 Media Port

spark@ManCave:~$ cat ./dvr_connect #!/bin/bash I'm hoping this is not appearing as a daft answer, but can I just check that it's not something so obvious that I didn't ask ;) You have a file you have created, called "dvr_connect", which you have made executable (it is a script, so "chmod 700 dvr_co...
by mikb
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Connecting zoneminder to Swann DVR8-3425 Media Port
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Connecting zoneminder to Swann DVR8-3425 Media Port

> Running "echo $SHELL" results is /bin/bash So you clearly *have* bash in the place your script indicates. Which makes me think that the script is lying about the error in line 1 -- this can happen sometimes, and it's not helpful when debugging. :) ffmpeg and ffserver returning lots of stuff -- goo...
by mikb
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Connecting zoneminder to Swann DVR8-3425 Media Port
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Connecting zoneminder to Swann DVR8-3425 Media Port

When I try to run "./dvr_connect" I get "./dvr_connect.sh: line 1: spark@ManCave:~$: command not found" Line 1 is "#!/bin/bash" Do you *have* bash installed at /bin/bash ? (If not, that would explain a lot!) What does "echo $SHELL" tell you about your current shell? Do you have "ffserver, ffmpeg" i...
by mikb
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: Event Pictures stored doubble
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Re: Event Pictures stored doubble

It is not double -- if you look closely you will see that one of the directories is real, and the other one is an illusion ... (Actually, a symbolic link) It is normal, it doesn't take up twice the space, it is for convenience -- one directory name is the "camera id" (1,2,3,4 ....) and the other is ...
by mikb
Tue May 04, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.35.x Development Branch
Topic: Filters loop recording
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Re: Filters loop recording

Start Date Less than or equal to -30 day Make sure that's MINUS 30 days, not just "30". The minus means "30 days ago", the "less than or equal to" means older than that time. You only need one filter to deal with "Purge When Old" -- you way want a second filter for "Purge When Full" to stop your di...
by mikb
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: Install ZoneMinder on Rasp. Zero W
Replies: 3
Views: 1805

Re: Install ZoneMinder on Rasp. Zero W

Can you clarify if you mean the raspberry pi's own, flex-connected, camera? If so, it doesn't have an ip address/password. It's a physically attached camera (like a USB camera) to your computer (Pi Zero) and so will be treated as such -- maybe /dev/video (followed by 0,1,10) and only visible *on* th...
by mikb
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.34.x
Topic: intermittent blurring / streaking
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: intermittent blurring / streaking

I have Hivision camera and having same smearing image issue. By setting the Alarm Frame Count to 3 under the Buffer tab in Monitor had help but does not totally eliminate the false alarm. "Alarm Frame Count to 3" means it will ignore short term "massive change" situations (e.g. a frame or two of ju...
by mikb
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.34.x
Topic: intermittent blurring / streaking
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: intermittent blurring / streaking

Many references to this on the forum under blurring, streaking, smearing, pixellating and all other possible synonyms -- you are getting a bit of corrupted data and the rest of the video streeeeeeeeeeee ... :) ... until the next block/group of pictures starts afresh and everything gets back in sync.
by mikb
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.34.x
Topic: Timestamp in events are not there when using passthrough
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Timestamp in events are not there when using passthrough

Yes, normal. Pass through shovels data from the camera into a file. Fast and dirty. The re-encode option takes the data from the camera, decompresses it, overlays time/date etc. and re-compresses it back to disk, which takes more work. You could get the camera to add timestamps, it it supports that ...
by mikb
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Axis 207 and On-Camera motion detection solved
Replies: 29
Views: 41492

Re: Axis Send Notifications Continously While Event is Active

ChrisWalker wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:30 pm
basically your camera will bombard the server with triggers and your server will, in turn, bombard the camera with TCP acknowledgments) and delays (Google buffer bloat).
It does sound like "I Denial-Of-Service'd-Myself-In-The-Foot" in the making.
by mikb
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.34.x
Topic: I can't hear you
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: I can't hear you

If VLC plays no audio, the audio is either not there (my VLC warns when there is no audio stream) or is not understood, or is a silent stream. If you have FFMPEG installed, try running "ffprobe /path/to/a/video.mp4" and see what it says, it will tell you what's inside the container, e.g :- Duration:...
by mikb
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Re-using cameras on existing NVR setup
Replies: 3
Views: 1815

Re: Re-using cameras on existing NVR setup

I cant imagine its a truly fixed address, cause then you couldn't have more than 1 camera on a given subnet, they would fight over that one address and nothing would work. Partly true. Many cameras on one IP address -- not going to work. However. There is precedent for devices "new out of the box" ...