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by mikb
Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Why is this happening?
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Re: Why is this happening?

You might need to provide some more info :- What cameras are you using (make/model)? How are they connected (IP Cameras on network or wireless, USB Cameras, 4-port analogue capture card, other ... ?) I've seen minor confusions like this when trying to force a Hauppauge WinTV PCI to use both of its i...
by mikb
Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: Send emails if camera fails/goes offline?
Replies: 11
Views: 3904

Re: Send emails if camera fails/goes offline?

The script would ping the ip and exit if successful but loop, for reliability, after wait and ping again It is perfectly possible for an IP camera (or any other device) to respond to ping, yet be confused enough to not want to talk HTTP/FTP/Other. E.g. will ping, but drops the connection when you t...
by mikb
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Event Hung
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: Event Hung

I wondered whether it's possible to specify a USB camera on a separate computer, by specifying the IP followed by device info? Probably unlikely, but just curious if anyone's had any success with that. I think so, I don't know the gory details, but Zoneminder can use ANOTHER Zoneminder's cameras as...
by mikb
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: Send emails if camera fails/goes offline?
Replies: 11
Views: 3904

Re: Send emails if camera fails/goes offline?

I don't think there is such a feature, you're not the first to ask ...

http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/viewto ... 29&t=21552
by mikb
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Added HDD now getting directory errors
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Re: Added HDD now getting directory errors

Does the directory "/usr/share/zoneminder//home/john/newdrive/events" exist? (Ignore the double slash when checking ...) It looks bogus, like you've managed to join "/usr/share/zoneminder/" and "/home/john/newdrive/events" ... Carefully review any changes you made to paths and prefixes, just in case...
by mikb
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Email when camera stops working?
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Re: Email when camera stops working?

Hi all. Are there any funktion to get an email when a camera stops working in Zoneminder? Should be nice to know when it fails without login in and view now and then. BR Stefan This would be a handy feature. However, I think the only way to do this is to watch the system logs. Zoneminder is quite p...
by mikb
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Dlink DCS-930L and audio
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

Re: Dlink DCS-930L and audio

Does installing ffmpeg lets you record in both video and audio when switched over mpeg mode? Doesn't Zoneminder store all video as JPGs internally (even if you use ffmpeg?), and hence, there's STILL going to be no audio support? :( I like your lateral thinking, but don't fancy your chances of getti...
by mikb
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: Only need to display one IP camera at full screen on a Pi...
Replies: 11
Views: 3703

Re: Only need to display one IP camera at full screen on a P

Can the Pi hardware decode H264? Thanks. Maybe. http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/7530/how-can-i-tell-if-my-raspberry-pi-supports-h-264-hardware-acceleration That link aside, it all depends on whether the stream from the camera can be handled directly into the hardware accelerator! For...
by mikb
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: Only need to display one IP camera at full screen on a Pi...
Replies: 11
Views: 3703

Re: Only need to display one IP camera at full screen on a P

(VLC) was pegging the CPU on the Pi and freezing the video. The camera will probably be returning something like Motion JPEG (older) or RTSP (newer) and there's no hardware acceleration for that on the PI, so it would all be software based. But that would be a problem for any software, not just VLC...
by mikb
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: Only need to display one IP camera at full screen on a Pi...
Replies: 11
Views: 3703

Re: Only need to display one IP camera at full screen on a P

If it's an IP Camera, and you don't want to record the output, what about a web browser running on the PI? In fact, some media player software may handle it, I wouldn't be surprised to find VLC could do it! To monitor the output of an IP camera, that's all you need usually ... Am I underthinking this?
by mikb
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Mocord playback
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Re: Mocord playback

I cannot playback any recordings! I can play back recordings made on the RECORD setting though. I open the event, and it shows one still but it does not play when I click play. Random thought: When you see that still, are you looking at Replay: "Single Events", "All Events" or "Gapless Events", and...
by mikb
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Filter to exclude 1 monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: Filter to exclude 1 monitor

In the filters page, where you can set up the rules, you need to add an extra line to your filter -- click the "+" half of the +/- icon at the right side. Then on the new line that pops up "and" "Monitor Name" "equal to" "P1" This will give you just events from P1. You could also do it as "not equal...
by mikb
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Problem with filter
Replies: 1
Views: 828

Re: Problem with filter

Consider the "limit to first X matches" option, it looks like it's trying to delete a LOT at once. This will make things run slowwwwly until it completes, in my experience. Try setting to "limit to first 100 matches" and run it more often (e.g. every 5 mins) and see if it will slowly eat down the "o...
by mikb
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: 24x7 camera monitor screen
Replies: 9
Views: 2400

Re: 24x7 camera monitor screen

you can create your own html page that will connect to the cameras directly. You can, and I have done for a low-calorie "montage" page. But the advantage of keeping a real live monitor open is the recent events list (just below) allows a quick wind-back to see what just happened! But on general pri...
by mikb
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: I cant view the cameras.. someting wrong but i don´t
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Re: I cant view the cameras.. someting wrong but i don´t

i seen the picture where the source of ipcams is in red.. (maybe not conection) The ipcameras should not be showing up in red, this means they are not configured correctly or not operating at all! Your system load is practically zero, so it looks like ZoneMinder isn't doing anything at all -- nothi...