ZM FrontEnd on server machine? Any news?

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craver84
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ZM FrontEnd on server machine? Any news?

Post by craver84 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:45 am

Hi guys
ZM is really great, I'm using it since 1.24 and does a really good job. Thanks.
What I think is missing, in my opinion, is a frontend.

I want to install a dedicated machine with ZM server + FrontEnd.
this pc should only record and play the cam stream on the monitor.
no one interacts with this machine...

in the past I used xlib_shm 0.7.0 (http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/Xlib_shm)
Especially the GL version was fast, lightweight and stable...
It used it showing more than 8 cams on my monitor and I worked really good:
I could set position and size of each cam...

Now, I see it's no more developed and I also have got problem compiling it (mysql-devel dependece on fedora 20),
I'm just wondering if there is an alternative and what you suggest to use.

thanks
Paolo

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Re: ZM FrontEnd on server machine? Any news?

Post by knight-of-ni » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:31 pm

Are you asking for a thick client?
There currently is nothing that zoneminder does that a web browser cannot do, so why reinvent the wheel?

You've gone on to state issues building zoneminder on Fedora 20. So if this is really about building zoneminder, I'd encourage you to use the rpms from zmrepo. Instructions are in the WiKi.
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Re: ZM FrontEnd on server machine? Any news?

Post by craver84 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:32 pm

I have no problem building zm, I installed it following the wiki

wget http://zmrepo.connortechnology.com/f/20 ... noarch.rpm
sudo yum install --nogpgcheck zmrepo-20-3.fc20.noarch.rpm
sudo yum install zoneminder
less /usr/share/doc/zoneminder/README.Fedora


and it works great.
building error is related to the viewer...


Sorry, but I disagree...
webbrowser stream is slower and less stable than xlib_shm... it is also less less configurable.

For example with xlib_shm I can do:
sudo xlib_shm-gl -s -m7:0:0:640:480 -m2:640:0:320:240 -m3:640:240:320:240 -m4:640:480:320:240 -m1:0:480:320:240 -m8:320:480:320:240`

... I can choose monitors, set position and size

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Re: ZM FrontEnd on server machine? Any news?

Post by knight-of-ni » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:05 pm

Well, maybe someone else has tried this before and can help you.
Have you tried contacting the author?
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Re: ZM FrontEnd on server machine? Any news?

Post by craver84 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:14 pm

I've done it and he will have a look at soon as he can...

with this thread I was asking if there's something new because
I think this feature is important and useful (in my opinion) and it
will complete an excellent cctv system like zm.

I'm going to ask to developer to pubblicate on this website a new
version of xlib_shm, hoping this can help other people.

if you see different and better ways to do what i'm looking for,
we can discuss about it and I will be glad to contribute to this effor.

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Re: ZM FrontEnd on server machine? Any news?

Post by knight-of-ni » Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:49 pm

Current zoneminder development is happening on github:
https://github.com/ZoneMinder/ZoneMinder

If you and the author are willing, you could open an issue and assign a bounty to it.
That would allow the author to be paid for his or her work.

Getting this add-on into the zoneminder source code would make it more liklely it would be maintained.
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Re: ZM FrontEnd on server machine? Any news?

Post by craver84 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:42 pm

ok knnniggett,
thank you!

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