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by mikb
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: New problem - camera goes red
Replies: 45
Views: 13502

Re: New problem - camera goes red

Although it's obviously causing you a lot of grief, the fact that the forum isn't overrun by people reporting this, or pitching in to say "known problem - do this" means it's something fairly rare, possibly unique to your setup. I know that's no great help to fixing it, but "This is a very serious p...
by mikb
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: Is there auto brightness feature ?
Replies: 1
Views: 958

Re: Is there auto brightness feature ?

Unless it was added in 1.26.x -- no ... This would be a useful feature request for a future version, to histogram-analyse the picture and report if it is over/under exposed, and allow a user-defined action (e.g. sending a URL to the camera to change settings for IP cameras, or working the analog cap...
by mikb
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: Mocord monitor always recording
Replies: 12
Views: 14419

Re: Mocord monitor always recording

OK let's try again, hopefully not confusing this time :) In RECORD mode, images are pulled from the camera and filed. All the time. An event is created every (e.g.) 600 seconds to stop you getting a never-ending video. In MODECT mode, images are continually pulled from the camera, analysed, and ONLY...
by mikb
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: Signal 11 - segmentation fault errors - backtrace included!
Replies: 8
Views: 2826

Re: Signal 11 - segmentation fault errors - backtrace includ

From a programming point of view, extracting -1 bytes from a buffer is probably not going to work! It looks like the "interrupted system call" is returning a result of -1 (commonly "error", rather than 0 = nothing read, but okay, or e.g. 157 = 157 bytes read). Then something else is trying to get th...
by mikb
Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: Mocord monitor always recording
Replies: 12
Views: 14419

Re: Mocord monitor always recording

Nodect – or No DEteCTtion. This is a special mode designed to be used with external triggers. In Nodect no motion detection takes place but events are recorded if external triggers require it. Nodect = No detection = how can the system understand when and what to record ??? The clue is in the line ...
by mikb
Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: monitor/analize/alarm at high fps, record at low fps?
Replies: 2
Views: 951

Re: monitor/analize/alarm at high fps, record at low fps?

Hello, I wonder if this is possible: monitor and analize at high fps, record at low fps (1fps for example) and record at high fps on alarm. I don't know if this will help your problem, but did you realise that you can have two monitors with different settings, both using the same camera? For exampl...
by mikb
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Why is this happening?
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

Re: Why is this happening?

is the "rev 11" from lspci relevant to "card=n" in the list? "11" is the hardware revision of the chip (Brooktree capture chip, there's only one on the board) -- you need to know what the model of the card is, from the box/documentation/PCB silk screening ... Linux (well, bttv driver) tries to gues...
by mikb
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Why is this happening?
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

Re: Why is this happening?

Not sure about camera models, but they are connected via BNC connectors to a BT878 card. That's the sort of card (analogue capture) I was talking about :- "03:03.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt848 Video Capture (rev 12)" supported by the bttv module, as you will have noticed...
by mikb
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Montage view has ever increasing delay Why?????
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

Re: Montage view has ever increasing delay Why?????

When live viewing from the console into montage, there is a delay that just gets longer and longer. Any ideas why this is the case as the montage is of little use with this happening Thanks Delay getting longer and longer? Are you using IP cameras, and if so, did you accidentally set the Frame Rate...
by mikb
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Remote Host Path
Replies: 5
Views: 4826

Re: Remote Host Path

I've never played with rtsp (no hardware that supports it here!), so I'll leave that for someone else to handle ...

It's a good sign that you can see it in the browser and VLC -- at least the camera's working and you have the right URL!
by mikb
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: ZMS crashing when using Modect
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

Re: ZMS crashing when using Modect

Have another red herring ... I get this all the time in my logs, and learned to stop worrying about it :) If you look at the live feed, a process is created and you get the images/video. When you click "close", the process is TERMinated, sent signal 15, sent to meet the great bitbucket in the sky. I...
by mikb
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Remote Host Path
Replies: 5
Views: 4826

Re: Remote Host Path

I don't think you can find the remote host path using Linux tools. What you do need is the manual, documentation or something concrete to Google with ... If it's an IP camera, you will need to know its IP address (or hostname, if your network is set up better), and then the URL to access the .JPG (s...
by mikb
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: Triggering alarm on relatively fast events only
Replies: 6
Views: 1991

Re: Triggering alarm on relatively fast events only

"The car is a big object that is much different from the reference image" Yes, when it first turns up it is. It will get recorded. Then, in very short order, the reference image will be updated to include the car. So now it's not an issue. If the car moves, disappears, or changes colour unexpectedly...
by mikb
Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: Why is this happening?
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

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: 4280

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...