IP Camera not working with ZoneMinder

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bfarra
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IP Camera not working with ZoneMinder

Post by bfarra » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:48 am

I have recently ventured into building a zoneminder server. Before I buy some cameras, I thought I'd try ones I have laying around. First I tried a wireless IP camera by Zmodo. It works fine via it's web interface, but I cannot seem to get the settings right in zoneminder. The nearest thing I can find is to enter the specs for a Foscam clone. I fear that my problem lies in the 'remote host path' setting. When I browse directly to the camera, there is nothing besides the ip address and port, so I don't have anything to put in that box. I know I need to get an outdoor camera, but before I do that, I wanted to make sure I could get this thing to work. So far, the logs have only revealed this:

2013-02-09 22:42:06.115810 zmdc 9010 ERR 'zmc -m 1' exited abnormally, exit status 255 zmdc.pl
2013-02-09 22:42:06.113188 zmc_m1 9261 ERR Failed to capture image from monitor 1 (0/1) zmc.cpp 263
2013-02-09 22:42:06.112884 zmc_m1 9261 ERR Captured image does not match expected size, check width, height and colour depth zm_monitor.cpp 2561
2013-02-09 22:42:06.078140 zmc_m1 9261 INF Starting Capture zmc.cpp 191
2013-02-09 22:42:06.056470 zmdc 9261 INF 'zmc -m 1' started at 13/02/09 22:42:06 zmdc.pl
2013-02-09 22:42:06.056110 zmdc 9010 INF 'zmc -m 1' starting at 13/02/09 22:42:06, pid = 9261 zmdc.pl
2013-02-09 22:42:06.053060 zmdc 9010 INF Starting pending process, zmc -m 1 zmdc.pl

over and over again. Plus this:

2013-02-09 22:38:57.363198 zmu 9207 WAR Shared data not initialised by capture daemon, some query functions may not be available or produce invalid results zm_monitor.cpp 439
2013-02-09 22:38:57.362527 zmu 9207 INF Authenticated user 'bfarra' zm_user.cpp 231

over and over again. I have searched for these error messages, but I have found nothing useful. Any ideas?

jmcgee
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Re: IP Camera not working with ZoneMinder

Post by jmcgee » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:39 pm

Check the third line. Make sure the resolution of the camera matches the size you put in Monitor|Source

bfarra
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Re: IP Camera not working with ZoneMinder

Post by bfarra » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:19 pm

My camera can be either 640x480 or 320x240 (or whatever the standards are). I can choose the resolution on the web interface for the camera, but it seems to default to 320x240. I have tried both in the source settings in zoneminder but neither seems to work.

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