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by timcraig
Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Lines (NOT interlacing) in Images
Replies: 15
Views: 5914

I didn't see any difference in CPU usage when I changed changed to rgb555.
by timcraig
Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Lines (NOT interlacing) in Images
Replies: 15
Views: 5914

I had the same issues with my 16 port, 4 chip BTTV card as well. I was using RGB24 when I was having the problem. When I switched to RGB555, the lines went away.

Try using some other capture pallets that give a clear picture and see if you continue to have those lines.
by timcraig
Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:56 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: PIII w/512MB for zoneminder?
Replies: 8
Views: 2420

It depends on what you plan to do with zoneminder?
  • * How many cameras?
    * What type of cameras? (analog CCTV or IP cameras)
    * What capture size? (320x240, 640x480, or higher)
    * Do you plan to use Zonemindersmotion detection on some or all of the cameras?
    * What frame rates do you plan to record at?
by timcraig
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Too many open files in system
Replies: 6
Views: 2005

I increasing the file max to double the size of your current amount. So if "cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max" returns n Set the max to 2n If the /etc/sysctl.conf file doesn't exist go ahead and create one. I should have mentioned that you'll only need to run sysctl -p just to make the new settings in sysct...
by timcraig
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: wintv-pvr 150 and 250 alternative software like zoneminder
Replies: 3
Views: 2831

I know webcamXP works with Zoneminder. You can download that and see if webcamXP picks up video from your capture card like it does from a USB webcam.
by timcraig
Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Too many open files in system
Replies: 6
Views: 2005

Zoneminder uses alot of open files when it's using mapped memory. Linux has a set limit of how many files that can be opened at the same time. You can see the current limit: cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max To change the max, you can edit the /etc/sysctl.conf. So for example, your current max is at 5000 an...
by timcraig
Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: [Almost Solved] v1.24.2 on Ubuntu Server 10.10 with PV-155
Replies: 24
Views: 8586

Then it certainly sounds like an issue with Ubuntu 10.10.

Hopefully this is an Ubuntu thing and not a mainline Linux issue that will eventually creep into other distributions.
by timcraig
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: [Almost Solved] v1.24.2 on Ubuntu Server 10.10 with PV-155
Replies: 24
Views: 8586

I have a PV-155 attached to 9 cameras. With V4L_MULTI_BUFFER off and CAPTURES_PER_FRAME set to 2, I get ~2.5 fps on cameras that are sharing a capture chip with another camera and ~1.6fps on cameras sharing a capture chip with 2 other cameras. This is without the random interlacing issue. The issue ...
by timcraig
Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Suggestions please: IP PoE for outdoor, 15M range
Replies: 19
Views: 7013

You can take a look at the IP cameras in bullet form factor that Bluecherry sells:

http://store.bluecherry.net/category_s/91.htm

There should be a few on that page that support Zoneminder, PoE and are weatherproof.
by timcraig
Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Suggestions for master/slave configuration?
Replies: 7
Views: 2960

I just realized I overlooked something. The eventId will be different in the master's database and on the mounted event folders pointing to the slave's event folders. There will be need for customizing the Zoneminder master to have another database table that maps the eventid's in the database and t...
by timcraig
Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Suggestions for master/slave configuration?
Replies: 7
Views: 2960

Your idea sounds good. Keep us updated with your progress. My customized idea was very wordy in the previous post. Let me summarize here: * Slaves are normal Zoneminder installations. * Master customized to only allowed to put monitors on monitor mode. * Master adds slave monitors as remote monitors...
by timcraig
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Suggestions for master/slave configuration?
Replies: 7
Views: 2960

One zero customization way would be to: - Move all the storage to the master. - Have all the slaves only monitor and not record. - Have the master use all the monitors on the slaves as a remote monitor (a url like http://<slave>/cgi-bin/zms?mode=jpeg&monitor=<slave>) This however won't provide a per...
by timcraig
Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Jobs / For Sale / Wanted / Exchange
Topic: Looking for programmer
Replies: 5
Views: 3084

Zoneminder already lets you convert saved events into video files (with whatever format ffmpeg supports). - Click on the 'Filters' on the ZM console - For archived events, simply create a filter with "Archive Status"-"equal to"-"Archived Only" - Check the "Create video for all matches" checkbox - Pr...
by timcraig
Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: How do I add a second card?
Replies: 12
Views: 3846

To make sure your new card isn't faulty, I'd take out the old card and try to get things to work with your new card first.

Since dmesg seems to only detect one bttv card, it looks like your new card isn't working or you have an IRQ problem,
by timcraig
Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: How do I add a second card?
Replies: 12
Views: 3846

Have you tried taking out your old card and put in you new card to test the new card is working? Try the new card first without any modprobe options. It should show up under dmesg even if you don't have the options set. Once you verify the new card is working, put other other card back in and call d...