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by snake
Sun May 12, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Limiting the FPS of an RTSP stream using H264 passthrough
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: Limiting the FPS of an RTSP stream using H264 passthrough

FPS limiting from ZM side seems to be frowned upon for H264 streams. FPS limiting should never be done from ZM side (with one exception - local cameras)*. It doesn't matter if it's an H264 stream. This seems to be a consistent mistake from people on these forums. I don't understand why. Back to the...
by snake
Sun May 12, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Can not view RTSP camera stream
Replies: 12
Views: 904

Re: Can not view RTSP camera stream

It's possible to get 1.30.4 in ZM RPI if you use the official Debian (arm) apt repository. Raspbian only has 1.30.0 in their repos. If you have to ask how this is done, you probably shouldn't bother (there are potential issues with mixing repos). Just use 1.30.0 Try LibVLC? Although I'm not sure if ...
by snake
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: [BUG] Runstate Changes in 1.32+
Replies: 0
Views: 182

[BUG] Runstate Changes in 1.32+

In 1.30.4, with the Filter on Runstate patch applied, if you are to 1) add a Run State to a filter, save and go back to console 2) then edit that Runstate (say you change a camera from modect to nodect, or add a camera, or whatever), and save it, you will have the corresponding filter with the run s...
by snake
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: ZM dropping cameras
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: ZM dropping cameras

In my experience, cameras dropping out appear to be brand dependent.

What brand of cameras do you have?
by snake
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: [Solved] Another "Error while decoding frame 0"
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Another "Error while decoding frame 0"

Here's a few things to try: Change from Remote to FFMPEG Change from Remote to LibVLC. If you don't have LibVLC search around for instructions. This might help: https://wiki.zoneminder.com/Welcome?title=Special%3ASearch&search=libvlc&go=Go See if mplayer can view the video. ($ mplayer rtsp://<ip>:55...
by snake
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: ZM Video Sluggish
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: ZM Video Sluggish

To be clear, it was the faulty HDD not the VM that was causing the failure of H264 passthrough. It worked in the VM before the HDD failed, though the virtualization (and doing other things on the server at the same time) might've caused the HDD to fail faster.
by snake
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Sports recording setup (3 cameras)
Replies: 4
Views: 2202

Re: Sports recording setup (3 cameras)

Perhaps my initial explanation was a bit confusing here - by 50-80m distance I thought the distance from the cams to the central point (router/PC). That distance is only limited by whichever POE spec your equipment is rated for. I would recommend you use the real POE - the 802.3af - not the passive...
by snake
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: ZM Video Sluggish
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: ZM Video Sluggish

There are a few things to consider. in my experience. What type of camera are you using? One: Try h264 passthrough. As an example, I have an Amovision camera. On 1.30.4, with RTSP, it gets about 5 FPS. With 1.32 and h264 passthrough I can get 25FPS. Although after a HDD error, and running it through...
by snake
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Email fails to send 'Must issue a STARTTLS command first'
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: Email fails to send 'Must issue a STARTTLS command first'

If it is working from the command line then it should work in ZM, just a configuration error somewhere. In my experience, when this occurs, its because either the checkbox in zm options for new mail module isn't checked, or /etc/ssmtp/revaliases isn't filled out correctly. it tries to send as the wr...
by snake
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Sports recording setup (3 cameras)
Replies: 4
Views: 2202

Re: Sports recording setup (3 cameras)

As our sports hall is not the smallest one and the distances from cameras to the recording PC will be around 50-80 meters I'm considering using IP cams with PoE. Make sure to get the correct zoom for the 50-80 meters distance. Either Variable zoom, 2.8mm or 4mm would be a place to start. The only t...
by snake
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Email fails to send 'Must issue a STARTTLS command first'
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: Email fails to send 'Must issue a STARTTLS command first'

See more configuration tips in
https://wiki.zoneminder.com/SMS_Notifications

You need to configure ssmtp for your email server first. Not an issue with ZM.
by snake
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Solution for multi analog via USB?
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Re: Solution for multi analog via USB?

No need for USB, you can have an IP video encoder on the same network.

https://wiki.zoneminder.com/Hardware_Co ... eo_Encoder
by snake
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: What is the likely cause of pixellation?
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: What is the likely cause of pixellation?

What model of camera are you using? Has this always been an issue? The libraries vary between ZM releases, it's possible that 1.32+ will have different performance. I wouldn't jump to updating yet though. 1.30.4 is stable. What method are you using, Remote, FFMPEG? You can try LibVLC or something di...
by snake
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Distributions
Topic: Raspbian Install + Benchmark
Replies: 2
Views: 2637

Re: Raspbian Install + Benchmark

I did some more testing, updated the Repo. I received better results with a different camera, and 1.32.3.
Here is a quick summary:
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Edit: 1280x960 should be 10 FPS
by snake
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: password reset
Replies: 2
Views: 6000

Re: password reset

As a reference here's the entries for command line mysql/mariadb mysql -u root -p use zm; show tables; select * from Users\G update Users set Password = "" where Password = "OLDHASHEDPASSWORD"; (or if you just have admin user only) update Users set Password = ""; The idea is, blank the password out,...