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by mikb
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Polygons must not intersect
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Polygons must not intersect

First thought: Move the points that are VERY close to the edge away from edge of frame, I've sometimes had complaints when getting right near the edge. Second thought: Take out those two funny little insertions into the polygon, it looks like you could cover this area with a 4 sided polygon and save...
by mikb
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Did Old Events Get Placed Elsewhere During Upgrade?
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Re: Did Old Events Get Placed Elsewhere During Upgrade?

Your observed difference between the DB paths to events, and to the file system path to events -- seems to be connected to this thread here ... https://forums.zoneminder.com/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=27664 Regarding selecting the "storage scheme". I wonder if this setting (and implications around a diffe...
by mikb
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: How to export mulitple events as video
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: How to export mulitple events as video

What bbunge said: Give them the stills (plus the video if you insist).

Otherwise you may find they will sit on the video for 2-3 weeks and then come back to you with a request for the video "in a proper format as we can't view it". Been there, done that.
by mikb
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: A lot of questions :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: A lot of questions :)

bbunge wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:21 pm
Zoneminder is not designed for HD movies!
Clearly not, but it does look like ZoneMinder is trying to *watch* a DVD in those error messages :)
by mikb
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.31.x
Topic: Setting up Zoneminder for the first time
Replies: 19
Views: 5948

Re: Setting up Zoneminder for the first time

> I'm not being able to change network settins(as the ip address assigned to the camera doesn't even fall under my subnet Do you know what the IP address is? Or is it just "not discovered on my subnet, therefore must be foreign"? I recall having something like this with a newly supplied item (and ze...
by mikb
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.31.x
Topic: ATA-8 Streaming / WD Purple / Seagate SkyHawk
Replies: 2
Views: 772

Re: ATA-8 Streaming / WD Purple / Seagate SkyHawk

"instruct the hard drive to rather get some bytes wrong than drop a frame."

What a way to sell an unreliable hard drive as a positive. Call it a dedicated feature. I'd rather mine retained the data I gave them.

If I want an SATA-enabled chocolate teapot, I'll bear these drives in mind ;)
by mikb
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: How to create image of ZM computer?
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: How to create image of ZM computer?

@bbunge I knew I could count on someone to sneer :) Note that the OP was asking to back up the whole system, OS and all, not just the ZM database. It's no good having the full ZM database and blank hard drive. There could be a lot of configuring and installing to do before you get to restore the ZM ...
by mikb
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: How to create image of ZM computer?
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: How to create image of ZM computer?

This is one of the better cases for using partitions. Some people will sneer that it's "old school", and everything should just go in one big partition :) My ZM-running system is split between 3 partitions. 1) Tiny non-encrypted "boot" partition, 2) encrypted system partition, 3) encrypted data part...
by mikb
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: ZoneMinder and CIFS
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: ZoneMinder and CIFS

There is no guarantee the writer of the SMB server has correctly implemented the boring bits. "It reads, it writes, something about permissions, yeah, ship it. No one uses symlinks." You can test it outside of zoneminder. Create yourself a directory on the external drive, where you have permission t...
by mikb
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Image interference causes continuous recordings
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: Image interference causes continuous recordings

Search the forum for "ffmpeg" and "streaking" and see what comes up, this happens on some systems.
by mikb
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Continuous Recording - Double recordings
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: Continuous Recording - Double recordings

It's not duplicate data, if you look closely they are symbolic links. "Patio" and "Yard" are user-friendly names (links), where 1 and 10 are the camera IDs (the real directories) Don't worry about it :) /home/zonemind/events# ls -la drwxr-xr-x 3 apache apache 4096 Jan 8 2018 4/ drwxr-xr-x 3 apache a...
by mikb
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: can't use webcam with apps while zoneminder is running
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: can't use webcam with apps while zoneminder is running

I would expect not: If ZM is holding /dev/video0 open, it is using it. How do you think your webcam would cope with being told to use one resolution/frame rate by ZM, but another by Skype etc? It wouldn't work out well. This used to be the case with /dev/audio and /dev/dsp on the old days of OSS, un...
by mikb
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.31.x
Topic: General theory of operation question
Replies: 8
Views: 1892

Re: General theory of operation question

> Ethernet sends packets to all systems on the network Only if you are using coax cable (10 base-2 thin/10 base-5 thick) and have travelled back to the 1990s (shared medium). Or you have an ethernet hub which is dumb as a box of rocks. Most modern ethernet switches are smart enough to work out which...
by mikb
Sun May 27, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Is it possible to blank a part?
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: Is it possible to blank a part?

I don't think such a facility exists in ZM -- you could write and add one, or possibly do something clever with FFMPEG Check out using FFMPEG video filters, option -vf and possibly the section in the manual on "overlay", and overlay your "black shape" from a .PNG file onto the video stream when you ...
by mikb
Tue May 22, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Duration 00:00:00
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Duration 00:00:00

Yet another one -- they are coming thick and fast lately :) "Can't symlink .... Operation not supported." The error message should have said "Your file system for events seems to suck. Please use a fully featured file system, written with real users in mind, not some poor quality Windows junk." Seri...