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by rockandroller
Wed May 04, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: Keeping timelines clear of events during business hours?
Replies: 2
Views: 3632

Re: Keeping timelines clear of events during business hours?

Thanks!! ( I don't know how I missed reading that...)
by rockandroller
Wed May 04, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: Warning on camera selection
Replies: 8
Views: 18479

Re: Warning on camera selection

I've mounted a dome camera right onto a light fixture above the door of our building, and unfortunately the light fixture does attract moths, and that always attracts spiders ( they have colonized the general vicinity of all of our external building lamp fixtures). In the early summer we also get qu...
by rockandroller
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: Keeping timelines clear of events during business hours?
Replies: 2
Views: 3632

Keeping timelines clear of events during business hours?

OK, I've been reading the (excellent) documentation, and also been searching the forums til I am blue in the eyeballs, but I still am not sure what to do here. I have 7 cams set to modect and a pretty powerful (8 cores) CentOS7 ZM machine with 18 gigs of RAM and 2TB of diskspace. So far, so good wit...
by rockandroller
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: How many ZMC instances?
Replies: 6
Views: 2087

Re: How many ZMC instances?

Thanks! Multi-threaded process totally makes sense :-)
by rockandroller
Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: How many ZMC instances?
Replies: 6
Views: 2087

How many ZMC instances?

Doing testing and configuration... for the first time left the Zm running all night. Seems to be working fine, but I notice there seem to be more processes now (or maybe I just didn't notice them earlier?) I see one ZMA process per camera, but what appears to be at least NINE zmc processes per camer...
by rockandroller
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: Console Montage - found some Chrome quirks...
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

Console Montage - found some Chrome quirks...

I have seven cameras, but only six of them show up in Montage. (Latest Google Chrome Browser on Win8 or OSX10) The seventh just has empty white space, with State: - fps written below it. ( they all say State: - fps ) ** Using "Cycle" all seven cycle through OK. The six that are there are showing liv...
by rockandroller
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: ZM1.29 on CentOS7...
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: ZM1.29 on CentOS7...

Just to answer my own question, it seems with the HIKvision DS-2CD2035-I on Centos7 - the best practice seems to be "Use FFmpeg". ( it solves all the 'decoding frame' errors I was getting) * see https://forums.zoneminder.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=24586 At any rate, all seems to be working good - 7 ca...
by rockandroller
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: [SOLVED] "Error while decoding frame" on DS-2CD2035-I
Replies: 2
Views: 2585

Re: "Error while decoding frame" on DS-2CD2035-I

Well, well, well... I decided to try ffMpeg instead of "remote" and set each of the HIKs with url like rtsp://username:password@192.168.0.3:554//Streaming/Channels/1?tcp And. Yes. The. Errors. Are.... GONE! :D :D :D So, that's 7 cameras total, all running 1920x1080 @ 4FPS.. and with all 7 on Modect,...
by rockandroller
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: [SOLVED] "Error while decoding frame" on DS-2CD2035-I
Replies: 2
Views: 2585

Re: "Error while decoding frame" on DS-2CD2035-I

and still no joy with these HIK cameras :-( tried Jpg url... Streaming/Channels/1/picture (http) this “works” but provides error... zm_remote_camera_http.cpp (line 808) No content boundary found in header ' image/jpeg; charset="UTF-8"' I can get same "looks good" rtsp stream on url h264/ch1/main/av_...
by rockandroller
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: ZM1.29 on CentOS7...
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: ZM1.29 on CentOS7...

OK, with the streams tuned down as low as they go (320x176 for the two D-links, and 1280x720 for the five HIKs - all at 4FPS) - the CPU load is much lower... now running about 0.5- 0.9 when there is some action, and "idling" at about 0.2 However, that is with all monitors set to Modect , which is wh...
by rockandroller
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: ZM1.29 on CentOS7...
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: ZM1.29 on CentOS7...

Will try that! Reading the notes on /dev/shm in another recent thread... How do I know how big "memory files" should be? /dev/shm is 8 gigs, with 2.5GB used at present. All these tempfs were created by default... I made just one single 2TB partition for the CentOS install, with the intention that ZM...
by rockandroller
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: ZM1.29 on CentOS7...
Replies: 4
Views: 901

ZM1.29 on CentOS7...

ZM1.29 on CentOS7... "oops". It's a dual-quad Xeon3Ghz with 18GB RAM Still testing, now have seven IP cams hooked up through an 8-port PoE switch. Activated all seven cams for "MoCord" and immediately caught a couple of events each - and system load went up to "overdrive". All eight cores were runni...
by rockandroller
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.29.x
Topic: [SOLVED] "Error while decoding frame" on DS-2CD2035-I
Replies: 2
Views: 2585

[SOLVED] "Error while decoding frame" on DS-2CD2035-I

So... after a long delay, I'm finally continuing with install. Today have all seven cameras hooked up (two D-link domes and five HIKvision DS-2CD2035-I bullets). Everything more or less working, but zillions of these 'decoding frame' errors in the logs. From what I can glean on the forum, they are r...
by rockandroller
Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: [SOLVED] IPCAM D-Link DCS-4602EV
Replies: 7
Views: 6013

Re: [SOLVED] IPCAM D-Link DCS-4602EV

One bit of DCS-4602EV trivia, I found with the D-link panel video MODE setting on type "H264", I was actually only getting one FPS in my stream.
When I changed mode to JPG, now I get the correct 15FPS ... (as I have it set in the "Maximum Frame Rate")
by rockandroller
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: [SOLVED] IPCAM D-Link DCS-4602EV
Replies: 7
Views: 6013

Re: [SOLVED] IPCAM D-Link DCS-4602EV

Well, I am still in early development phase ( haven't bought the other five cameras, nor installed anything permanently yet. )

But so far, no issues with the two 460EV2s