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by llama
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Zoneminder unusable: intermittent zmc issue with monitors (start/terminate/restart loop)
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Re: Zoneminder unusable: intermittent zmc issue with monitors (start/terminate/restart loop)

Remove the 30 from Max FPS and Alarm Max FPS. They aren't needed anymore and I've seen some cases where zm was trying to satisfy the 30fps requirement and starving the ffmpeg libs for CPU time. Isaac Wow, yep that looks like the issue -- thank you!! Instantly sees all monitors now capturing correct...
by llama
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: no valid mp4s created
Replies: 16
Views: 2943

Re: no valid mp4s created

@abi my freebsd install is out of date. I don't really have time to figure out how to get a dev install setup. Can you give a quick howto (for an advanced user :) ). To go from base install to zm installed? Then I will get to the bottom of it. This is how I set up ZM on FreeBSD 11.2. Install ZM and...
by llama
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Zoneminder unusable: intermittent zmc issue with monitors (start/terminate/restart loop)
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Re: Zoneminder unusable: intermittent zmc issue with monitors (start/terminate/restart loop)

Have you tried using MediaInfo to inspect a stream saved using FFMpeg and -codec copy ? That might provide some clues. Thanks for the suggestion. I'd been using -c:v copy and forgetting that my streams featured audio as well so I thought I was onto something when I saw this error: [mp4 @ 0x7fb13b80...
by llama
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Zoneminder unusable: intermittent zmc issue with monitors (start/terminate/restart loop)
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Re: Zoneminder unusable: intermittent zmc issue with monitors (start/terminate/restart loop)

Also try the straight H264 encoding rather than passthrough and see if you get different results. Some of my cheap chinese hikvision cams just won't do h264 passthrough. I had tried this but the reason I couldn't use it was because of this issue where ZM produces H264 files that are empty (https://...
by llama
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: no valid mp4s created
Replies: 16
Views: 2943

Re: no valid mp4s created

X264 encode camera mode doesn't work in ZM under FreeBSD. All commands succeed, but resulting mp4 containers are empty (they have correct header, but no track). I can't solve this without ZM devs as the issue is definitely in C code. This is not a regression, X264 encode was broken from the beginni...
by llama
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Zoneminder unusable: intermittent zmc issue with monitors (start/terminate/restart loop)
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Re: Zoneminder unusable: intermittent zmc issue with monitors (start/terminate/restart loop)

I was thinking more of checking you could grab useable data from the camera in the first instance and checking the quality from a sample file. As in just record the camera over the network to a file and visually inspect the output? If so, that's what I meaning when I said I'd used ffmpeg to stream ...
by llama
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Zoneminder unusable: intermittent zmc issue with monitors (start/terminate/restart loop)
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Re: Zoneminder unusable: intermittent zmc issue with monitors (start/terminate/restart loop)

Do your cameras support any other video sources that you could try ? Thanks for the suggestions. So I just tried firing up a network stream via ffserver (to stream a MP4 file as a HTTP FLV stream) from my desktop computer and a freshly-restarted Zoneminder struggles with that as well, with the capt...
by llama
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Zoneminder unusable: intermittent zmc issue with monitors (start/terminate/restart loop)
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Re: Intermittent zmc issue with monitors (start/terminate/restart loop)

Anyone got any thoughts? With being unable to access cameras, ZM is completely dead in the water for me.
by llama
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Zoneminder unusable: intermittent zmc issue with monitors (start/terminate/restart loop)
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Zoneminder unusable: intermittent zmc issue with monitors (start/terminate/restart loop)

I've set up a new installation of Zoneminder 1.32.3 (installed via pkg within FreeBSD 11.2, 3.6GHz modern i3 processor and 32GB RAM) and am having issues getting a stable monitor feed, which means ZM is unusable. I'm using ffmpeg 4.1 and installed ZM's dependencies, MySQL etc following the FreeBSD p...