Wasn't sure which board to post in so chose this one since the plugin works with 1.28.1.
This may be of interest to those using the Kodi (http://kodi.tv/) media centre (formerly known as XBMC).
Basically, this plugin allows viewing of camera feeds through Kodi via the zoneminder streamer. This is really helpful if you have a TV or display that is driven by Kodi because it allows a quick check of your camera feeds without leaving the room - especially if you have this set up in your main entertainment area as I do. I can have the gate camera feed running on the TV as guests arrive and easily open and close the gate for them remotely without having to leave the entertainment area. Also potentially useful if you're watching a movie or something and hear a noise or want to check your camera feeds for anything suspicious.
Integrated within kodi, it means you can switch to the camera feed without having to change source on the TV, change to a different remote or anything like that.
plugin was originally written by Mark Honeychurch but stopped working a while back (probably with zoneminder changes) so I've implemented a couple of hacks which seem to have it up and running again (at least for me) under Kodi version 14 and connecting to zoneminder 1.28.1 with auth.
If anyone wants to try it - grab the zip from https://github.com/jamoZA/plugin.video.zoneminder and install to kodi. Incidentally, the zip fails in Isengard (kodi 15) at the moment due to some funnies in Isengard which make the addon.xml file report incorrect structure. Will try to resolve that in due course.
At the moment all the plugin does is provide a video stream from the cameras which, of course, is not leveraging zoneminder's awesome capabilities... but kodi does not at present have any CCTV integration that I'm aware of so this is a good start. Also, you don't have to set up your cameras in Kodi - you do it in zoneminder - one place, which is cool... and the plugin just gets the info from there.
Future plans to enhance the plugin would be
- Montage view
- Pop-up windowed stream that doesn't interrupt other playing media
- Motion event review
- Notifications on motion detect - eg. pop-up text notification "motion on garage camera" and/or snapshot of frame