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    Help setting up triggers for first time

    Just downloaded BI and set up my first camera. I'm experimenting with motion detection and would like your guidance. I really love the software but it's a bit overwhelming at first. I'm sure I'll get more comfortable as time goes on. Are there some recommend settings for object size, contrast...
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    Video URLs

    Are there any URLs that would play a video alert. I was thinking of including the URL in an email alert so I can just click on it and it would take me straight the video.
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    Email HTML Formating

    I'm creating some notification emails. Can HTML code be used in the email feature? I'm trying to format the font size but am having trouble.
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    How to get the recorded clip url from BlueIris when motion alert is fired?

    Did you figure this out. Sounds like something very useful.
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    Hardware and software recommendations

    Downloaded BI last night and am running with the demo for a few days before pulling the trigger. I have to say at first glance its an amazing piece of software. Overwhelmed at the moment with all the options but enjoying the experience.
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    Hardware and software recommendations

    So I've been taking everyone's advice and I've now assembled my hardware. Got an Optiplex 9020 i7, installed and SSD as the OS drive, got a WD Purple 6TB surveillance drive and an 8 port PoE switch. Plus my first Dahua starlight Cam. Next step install and configure BlueIris. Will do that...
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    PC drives

    Just installed a WD Blue SSD as my Win10 OS drive. Original boot time with an HDD spinner 1min 25sec. New boot time with WD Blue SSD 13sec. Amazing. I'm so pleased . The PC is really responsive now.
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    PC drives

    I didn't know that. Thank you. For the serviellance drives is WD still a choice or does the same apply.
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    PC drives

    I was thinking of a WD Blue SSD for my OS and Blue Iris drive. What do people think of this drive?
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    PC drives

    Mines a 9020. I've been able to find out if I have an mvne slot and if it can be booted from.
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    PC drives

    Thanks for that. Mine is a small form factor. It has a 3.5inch drive and a optical dvd drive.
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    PC drives

    Many thanks... I don't know much about PC's. I thought a 2.5inch WD Purple would be good as I could get that a s another 2.5 inch SSD to run the OS in the same caddy. I think my existing drive is a 3.5inch. would that caddy also take a 5.25inch I've got alot to learn.
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    PC drives

    My Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF i7 arrived today. Seems to be a fast little machine. It came with a 500gb hard drive. I want to get rid of that and have two drives. A 240gb SSD for the OS and then a much large drive for the video files. I've got limited space in a SFF machine but was wondering if...
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    PC drives

    I've not heard if that. Does it have any downsides
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    PC drives

    I seem to remember somewhere I saw a caddy that can replace the main drive and you can insert two 2.5 inch drives. If that's a thing that might be the way to go
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    PC drives

    Brilliant. The one I've ordered is small form factor. Is yours the same form form factor? If so that's great as it means I can cram some more in ;)
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    PC drives

    I think the dell Optiplex has a hard drive and optical drive . I guess I could remove the optical drive and add a second drive? I'm still waiting for delivery of the PC so I haven't opened it to check
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    PC drives

    Many thanks this is really helpful. Would an external drive connect via use perform ok for writing the video files and use the internal SSD for the OS and BI?
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    PC drives

    Thanks guys that's what I suspected. Really appreciate it. I just got myself a second hand Dell Optiplex i7 4790. It's god a 500gb hard drive, but think I'll get an SSD for the OS and BI as you recommend. Then a purple or a knighthawk. How big an SSD do I need. Not too much I guess.
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    PC drives

    I've just ordered a PC that I'm going to use to run CCTV SW. Maybe blue iris. I was wondering people's advice on the best drive for constant writing the video files. I also wondered if it would have a benefit to have 2 drives. One for the CCTV software and the other dedicated for the recorded...
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    Hardware and software recommendations

    Thanks Tony. I have just got myself an 8 port PoE by Netgear. need a PC next. Was hoping for something that runs quietly as I can't hide it away anywhere. I'll check those links. Thanks again.
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    Hardware and software recommendations

    Just bought my first Cam. Got a 4mp Dahua turret powered over ethernet. Now I need to decide on a software and a hardware platform to run it on. What do you guys recommend. I'd quite like a PC platform that is silent as it will be in my office next me. I will have a total of 6 cams of the...
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    Which Dahua and Where to buy

    I used the format you recommended in VLC player to test and that works. Thank you. Could you tell me what each of those options in the string means. Thank you.
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    Which Dahua and Where to buy

    Cheers. Will give that a go. Probably download onvif manager as it sounds like a useful tool.
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    Which Dahua and Where to buy

    Thank you. One of the issues for me was that my router was set to 192.168.50.xxx. I changed to 192.168.1.xxx which seemed to help. With that done my router could see the cam. Thanks for the link. It's bookmarked and ready for a study. Is there an easy way of finding the rtsp for my cam. There...
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    Which Dahua and Where to buy

    Thanks Guys. Managed to do it. I used your advice and set the IP address through the web GUI and on my router using MAC address. Thanks again. There are loads of settings for the camera in the web GUI. This is my first cam so it seems daunting. Do you recommend I leave the settings as they...
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    Which Dahua and Where to buy

    Trying to change the IP address from the default. In the config tool I have set it to DCHP. Then in my router I have set my DCHP server to the address I want it to be but it stubbornly remains at .108. I have rebooted the router and power cycles the camera but it remains at .108. How do I get...
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    Which Dahua and Where to buy

    Thanks guys. All done. Connected. Just viewing in a web browser for now. Lots of things to okay with now
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    Which Dahua and Where to buy

    Ah OK. Is that an Android app or PC. Where do I download from. Been searching but can't find.
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    Which Dahua and Where to buy

    How do I do that. I can't see a connected IP address to navigate to do do the initialisation. Can I initialise via a web interface on the LAN. It's says there is a web option for initialisation but I can't find the IP address.
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