No video Streaming

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pete99
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No video Streaming

Post by pete99 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:29 pm

I installed zoneminder a couple weeks ago and everything appeared to work fine. My goal was to use zoneminder to record data and to make a connection to Home Assistant. Unfortunately the connection to Home Assistant did not work, after several days of effort I found out that the zoneminder API was not installed correctly; no API Plugin. I uninstalled zoneminder and its dependencies and reinstalled per https://wiki.zoneminder.com/Debian_9_64 ... e_Easy_Way . It now appears at least that the API is functioning; the Plugin folder is installed and I can connect from home assistance. The issue I have now is that there is no video streaming. I tried following all the suggestions in the http://zoneminder.readthedocs.io/en/lat ... window-etc these are listed below, just not sure I understand how everything is linked. Any help is appreciated.
    • The zoneminder capture is working in that events are being captured and recorded.
    • I could not find anything in /var/log/zm. Is this the correct place for the zoneminder log?
    • Apache logs
      /var/log/apache2/access.log the log is empty
      /var/log/apache2/error.log has the same information that is show in the zoneminder error log below.
System:
  • Zoneminder separate server running on Debian Stretch.
  • Zoneminder version 1.30.4
Zoneminder Errors:

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Web_js
getStreamCmdResponse stream error: Socket /var/run/zm/zms-233675s.sock does not exist. This file is created by zms, and since it does not exist, either zms did not run, or zms exited early. Please check your zms logs and ensure that CGI is enabled in apache and check that the PATH_ZMS is set correctly. Make sure that ZM is actually recording. If you are trying to view a live stream and the capture process (zmc) is not running then zms will exit.Please go to http://zoneminder.readthedocs.io/en/latest/faq.html#why-can-t-i-see-streamed-images-when-i-can-see-stills-in-the-zone-window-etc for more information. - checkStreamForErrors()
?view=watch

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Web_php
Socket /var/run/zm/zms-233675s.sock does not exist. This file is created by zms, and since it does not exist, either zms did not run, or zms exited early. Please check your zms logs and ensure that CGI is enabled in apache and check that the PATH_ZMS is set correctly. Make sure that ZM is actually recording. If you are trying to view a live stream and the capture process (zmc) is not running then zms will exit. Please go to http://zoneminder.readthedocs.io/en/latest/faq.html#why-can-t-i-see-streamed-images-when-i-can-see-stills-in-the-zone-window-etc for more information.

/usr/share/zoneminder/www/includes/functions.php

Key information:
1. From the command line validated cgi enabled

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root@Server1:/etc/apache2/conf-enabled# a2enmod cgi
Module cgi already enabled
root@Server1:/etc/apache2/conf-enabled# a2enconf serve-cgi-bin.conf
Conf serve-cgi-bin already enabled
root@Server1:/etc/apache2/conf-enabled#
2. Validated PATH_ZMS = /zm/cgi-bin/nph-zms

3. Zoneminder.conf (/etc/apache2/conf-enabled/zoneminder.conf )

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 ScriptAlias /cgi-bin "/usr/lib/zoneminder/cgi-bin"
<Directory "/usr/lib/zoneminder/cgi-bin">
    Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
    AllowOverride All
    Require all granted
</Directory>
Alias /zm /usr/share/zoneminder/www
<Directory /usr/share/zoneminder/www>
  php_flag register_globals off
  Options -Indexes +FollowSymLinks
  <IfModule mod_dir.c>
    DirectoryIndex index.php
  </IfModule>
</Directory>
<Directory /usr/share/zoneminder/www/api>
  AllowOverride All
</Directory>
4. Directory and permissions

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/usr/lib/cgi-bin/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   29 Jul 10  2017 nph-zms -> ../zoneminder/cgi-bin/nph-zms
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   29 Dec 12 10:30 php -> /etc/alternatives/php-cgi-bin
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3.9M Dec  7 04:36 php7.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   25 Jul 10  2017 zms -> ../zoneminder/cgi-bin/zms

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/usr/lib/zoneminder/cgi-bin
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    3 Jul 10  2017 nph-zms -> zms
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1.3M Jul 10  2017 zms
root@Server1:/usr/lib/zoneminder/cgi-bin#

pete99
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:07 am

Re: No video Streaming

Post by pete99 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:56 pm

Just to close this out in case someone views the post I ended up doing another clean install; removed zoneminder and it's dependencies and reinstalling using https://wiki.zoneminder.com/Debian_9_64 ... e_Easy_Way and everything is working. Out of curiosity I looked at all the directories, zoneminder.conf file and the PATH_ZMS after the re-install and everything was identical except the PATH_ZMS changed to /cgi-bin/nph-zms I guess that makes sense because that matches the scriptalias in the zoneminder.conf file. I thought I had tried using PATH_ZMS=/cgi-bin/nph-zms before I re-installed but I tried so many things who knows if that was the only issue.

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