ZM Video Sluggish

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McTechSolutions
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ZM Video Sluggish

Post by McTechSolutions » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:29 pm

Guys any ideas here?

On my camera i have them set to 15fps. However in ZM my camer only seems to be showing the footage at 5fps at best. When viewing the footage over the zmninja app its terrible.

In ZM if i look at the camera properties its set to 30fps. but its shocking. I have the same camera also connected to Blue Iris and its fine

Thanks in advance

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Re: ZM Video Sluggish

Post by snake » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:27 pm

There are a few things to consider. in my experience. What type of camera are you using?

One: Try h264 passthrough. As an example, I have an Amovision camera. On 1.30.4, with RTSP, it gets about 5 FPS. With 1.32 and h264 passthrough I can get 25FPS. Although after a HDD error, and running it through a VM, it was unable to use passthrough at all, but that's another story, and due to a faulty HDD.

Two: Some cameras simply offer slow streams. The Foscam 9805 has an MJPEG stream that is 3-5FPS. when you access it from the screenshot URL. With older firmware it's even slower.

Three: Certain cameras are better performing with ZM. Axis and Hikvision are two where I can get 30FPS without problem, as long as the CPU can keep up (i.e. large resolutions can reach the resource ceiling).

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Re: ZM Video Sluggish

Post by iconnor » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:06 pm

You can also clear that 30fps setting, it was needed with 1.30, not needed with 1.32. Can cause problems.

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Re: ZM Video Sluggish

Post by McTechSolutions » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:06 pm

Thanks mate. I am running the ZM in VMware. I was doing this to kind of trial it. Maybe i will stick on a dedicated machine and see if its any better.

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Re: ZM Video Sluggish

Post by snake » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:35 pm

To be clear, it was the faulty HDD not the VM that was causing the failure of H264 passthrough. It worked in the VM before the HDD failed, though the virtualization (and doing other things on the server at the same time) might've caused the HDD to fail faster.

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