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Doesn't work with Ubuntu Bionic 18.04

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:28 am
by johnaaronrose
Camera shows image using VLC with 'Open Network Stream' of rtsp://192.168.101.51:554/onvif2. However, no Events occur in ZM Console 1.30 on Ubuntu Bionic Desktop using same source whether I use ffmpeg or libvlc as Source. I've tried purging zm (using apt) and installing using https://wiki.zoneminder.com/Ubuntu_Serv ... e_easy_way

Re: Doesn't work with Ubuntu Bionic 18.04

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:07 pm
by bbunge
Two common errors with 1.30.4
PATH_ZMS is not set to /zm/cgi-bin/nph-zms
Camera resolution in Zoneminder does not match camera output. Use VLC (Tools, Media Information, Codec) to check camera Display Resolution.

Re: Doesn't work with Ubuntu Bionic 18.04

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:58 pm
by johnaaronrose
PATH_ZMS is not set to /zm/cgi-bin/nph-zms

VLC (Tools, Codec) says that Video Camera Resolution is 320 x 192. I've already tried that in ZoneMInder without success. I've also tried 320 x 240 as that would give 4:3 Aspect Ratio.

Re: Doesn't work with Ubuntu Bionic 18.04

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:24 pm
by bbunge
johnaaronrose wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:58 pm
PATH_ZMS is not set to /zm/cgi-bin/nph-zms

VLC (Tools, Codec) says that Video Camera Resolution is 320 x 192. I've already tried that in ZoneMInder without success. I've also tried 320 x 240 as that would give 4:3 Aspect Ratio.
If you do not change the path you willnot see vidwo. Simple as that! I have a 17 camera Zoneminder 1.30.4 on Bionic that runs great!

Re: Doesn't work with Ubuntu Bionic 18.04

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:13 am
by johnaaronrose
I made a typo about the Path. It was already set correctly.

Re: Doesn't work with Ubuntu Bionic 18.04

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:40 pm
by bbunge
Use the path you used for VLC with Zm ffmpeg and the VLC reported resolution.

Re: Doesn't work with Ubuntu Bionic 18.04

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:00 pm
by johnaaronrose
I did use the path you used for VLC with Zm ffmpeg and the VLC reported resolution.

Re: Doesn't work with Ubuntu Bionic 18.04

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:49 pm
by bbunge
If your camera asked for a user/password when you used VLC you have to add that to the source string.

B.T.W. you have not mentioned the make/model of camera!

Re: Doesn't work with Ubuntu Bionic 18.04

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:31 am
by johnaaronrose
Camera did not ask for user/password when using vlc. Camera is Floureon SP012.

Re: Doesn't work with Ubuntu Bionic 18.04

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:47 am
by bbunge

Re: Doesn't work with Ubuntu Bionic 18.04

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:54 pm
by johnaaronrose
I've looked at above and used user:password in rtsp 'command' but didn't help. Perhaps this could be due to FPS problem:
'sudo service zoneminder status' gives:
Oct 26 17:42:30 Laptop zmc_m1[15138]: ERR [Can't run query: Unknown column 'AnalysisFPS' in 'field list']
I've tried 'sudo service zoneminder restart' but doesn't helpI've tried setting the Analysis FPS to 1.00 and 1 but with blank Analysis FPS & Alarm FPS, it shows the Source (i.e. ip address) in ZM Console as red. No events occur . This is with ZM 1.30 & Ubuntu Bionic.

Re: Doesn't work with Ubuntu Bionic 18.04

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:28 pm
by bbunge
Here are some settings for a public camera. Use this to prove that your Zoneminder works and that you need to figure out the settings for your cameras.
Spain Camera.jpg
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Re: Doesn't work with Ubuntu Bionic 18.04

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:10 am
by johnaaronrose
On ZM Console, Source is shown in red and Events is 0. I've attached 3 screenshots after setting up your public camera in ZM: Console, General tab & Source tab.

Re: Doesn't work with Ubuntu Bionic 18.04

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:49 pm
by bbunge
That camera does work. Capture from this morning 28OCT

Try using Firefox. Chrome/Chromium may have issues with video

Re: Doesn't work with Ubuntu Bionic 18.04

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:02 am
by johnaaronrose
Same problem with Firefox. Screenshot of ZM Console attached. I noticed that the Floureon SP012 monitor is shown as Linked Monitor (both with Chromium 70.0 & Firefox 63.0 i.e. both up to date versions provided by Ubuntu Bionic). Is that significant? I've also attached a Systems Monitor screenshot (with Chromium, Firefox & Thunderbird running). System is using Virtual Memory. Is that significant to the problem? I'd like for ZM to only process & store 1 image per second, rather than Floureon SP012 camera's spec of 60 fps. Any ideas on how to do that? ZM documentation was not helpful on that.