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by Southcross
Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: PurgeWhenFull not auto purging?
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Re: PurgeWhenFull not auto purging?

AHHHHHH!!!!!! Thank you!!!
by Southcross
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: PurgeWhenFull not auto purging?
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Re: PurgeWhenFull not auto purging?

uhm?? I don't have any option like that in the Filter Window
by Southcross
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: PurgeWhenFull not auto purging?
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Re: PurgeWhenFull not auto purging?

I don't see that as an option anywhere??
by Southcross
Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: PurgeWhenFull not auto purging?
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

PurgeWhenFull not auto purging?

I came to find out that my ZM server was full, had been for like a week, and stopped recording all together. :oops: I have a slightly modified PurgeWhenFull (sp?)... it omits a camera (it is a camera that only takes a single photo ever 10 mins, i.e. timelapse) and limits matches to 50 instead of the...
by Southcross
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: [SOLVED] Fresh install / ZoneMinder won't start
Replies: 17
Views: 12512

Re: Fresh install / ZoneMinder won't start

did you install FFMPEG? it doesn't get automagically installed... no idea if that is the problem

edit... also check that MySQL is running

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sudo service mysql status
edit2... oh and the web interface is Apache, that will/should run regardless of the MySQL/Zoneminder statuses
by Southcross
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: Quality vs resolution vs size example
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Re: Quality vs resolution vs size example

Will look, but I tried yesterday setting the video (which is only h.264, no choices) to "highest" quality, and did not see any difference in the resulting images (at quality 90 from zoneminder). Nor any significant change in size (maybe 3-5%). I don't want to check my focus, as the cameras are fixe...
by Southcross
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: What hardware you running ZoneMinder on?
Replies: 13
Views: 4538

Re: What hardware you running ZoneMinder on?

I went "low power" for mine, whole system under load pulls 40 watts... AMD AM1 5350 APU, 4-cores 2ghz, 4GB RAM. 64GB SSD system drive, 320GB WD AV SataII hard drive (predecessor to the Purple drive, I will upgrade to 1TB soon). 400w 80plus power supply, way overkill... Stuffed into a 4U rackmount I ...
by Southcross
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: Quality vs resolution vs size example
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Re: Quality vs resolution vs size example

There is a double caveat to "compression" (compression, decompression, then compression again).. there is video/mjpg compression at the camera, then again at the ZM server. I lean toward very little compression coming from the camera, then a little compression at the ZM (since I am currently running...
by Southcross
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: Scrambled picture Ubuntu Desktop and 1.28 ZM
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Re: Scrambled picture Ubuntu Desktop and 1.28 ZM

PCI card? I remember back in the "olden days" some legacy PCI cards would not soft reset at reboot, required a hard power-reset to make them reset. Some BIOS vendors have had an option to send resets to the PCI bus, might be worth checking.
by Southcross
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: Scrambled picture Ubuntu Desktop and 1.28 ZM
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Re: Scrambled picture Ubuntu Desktop and 1.28 ZM

I had a similar issue when I had "Rotate 90*" selected instead of "Rotate 180*"... it striped the video in a cascade similar to that
by Southcross
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Interesting I/O idea for ZM alarms/triggers
Replies: 2
Views: 3470

Re: Interesting I/O idea for ZM alarms/triggers

The sad part of the story is that mainboards with less than 5 years (maybe more) do not have a parallel port anymore. The good thing is that the price of a parallel port board costs < $25, so it's affordable and feasible. Thanks for the information! PacoLM I still come across boards with LPT header...
by Southcross
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: getting the best quality video exports?
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

Re: getting the best quality video exports?

awe'some... thank you, huge difference in video quality
by Southcross
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: foscam fi9853ep And zoneminder
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

Re: foscam fi9853ep And zoneminder

did you follow the instructions in the manual to set it up for your network? Page #9 in their online PDF manual has the RTSP strings, as well as here for a FI98xx: http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/Foscam_FI9805W
by Southcross
Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: getting the best quality video exports?
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

getting the best quality video exports?

I have a couple of videos I need to export for our local law enforcement... I've tried tweaking a few things (Bitrate, FPS, different file types) and I still get a lot of JPEG artifacts in the export. File size/bandwidth isn't an issue
by Southcross
Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: cannot start zoneminder
Replies: 10
Views: 2821

Re: cannot start zoneminder / Video export not working

had this error once... did you recently disable the zoneminder service from starting? in any case, all I did was reboot the server