Zoneminder and external dvr recorder

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Igorbashka
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Zoneminder and external dvr recorder

Post by Igorbashka » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:24 am

Hello. I've got a question. I have 2 external CCTV DVR recorder KPD679B 16CH H.264 DVR and I want to link them to my linux computer. Both of the recorders have network interfaces, I can access them by the software provided by recorder manufactorer. This software works only for Windows, but I want to use Ubuntu linux and Zoneminder instead. Is it possible ? I tried to search in documentation, but I found no information about it. Does Zoneminder support control of external DVR recorders ?

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Re: Zoneminder and external dvr recorder

Post by jameswilson » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:28 pm

depends if you can get jpegs or rtsp feeds from it.
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Re: Zoneminder and external dvr recorder

Post by Igorbashka » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:39 am

Ok... It means this might work. Thanks for the answer :)

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Re: Zoneminder and external dvr recorder

Post by AllenTuttle » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:10 pm

You might try zmodopipe.
Try: http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/viewto ... =zmodopipe

Looks like some ZoneMinder users have had success with it.
It is a simple compile.
When you start it you give it the IP of your DVR and arguments that should let it access the DVR video stream(s).
Those streams end up as a FIFO pipe on your system that you can configure as a camera.

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