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    Review - Dahua SD49225XA-HNR 2MP 25x Starlight + IR PTZ AI Camera with Deep IVS & SMD Plus

    IE needed for Dahua camera settings: A couple of weeks ago I disabled Windows updates on my Blue Iris PC (Windows Pro needed for this AFAIK). It's been noted on this forum and elsewhere that IE will be going away. Meaning Microsoft will force you to use Edge (true?) My thinking: I can keep IE...
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    Ambiguous statement in BI "Hardware accelerated decoding" section of Wiki

    Optimizing Blue Iris's CPU Usage Specifically sentence in red (below): From wiki: * Hardware accelerated decoding If your CPU supports Intel® Quick Sync Video, then you can use hardware acceleration in Blue Iris to reduce CPU and energy usage significantly with any camera streaming H.264. If...
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    Review - Dahua SD49225XA-HNR 2MP 25x Starlight + IR PTZ AI Camera with Deep IVS & SMD Plus

    So what is it about IE that works and other browsers don't. Inquiring minds want to know. :) Why can't Dahua make their cameras work with the latest browsers? IE isn't getting any younger or getting updates anymore. Saying IE is still there, is fine for now, but what about a year or more from...
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    BI will not wake up after windows 10 updates

    I'm running Windows 10 Pro on my BI PC. I allow the PC to update Windows 10. If most of you disable updates, do you then manually update? Recently, on my BI PC and other PCs, I have been getting notifications that my current WIndows 10 build will no longer be supported, an update is needed. I...
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    Signal Loss In BI - SOLVED!

    So the solution is to reformat the SD card when the camera starts rebooting? Do you have to physically remove the SD card to reformat? I don't have one of these cameras yet, but it seems like an issue Dahua should fix (good luck with that I suppose :) ). Seems like a pain to deal with. Alternate...
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    Do you remember when you were clueless about cctv and started with BI?

    @rustynut , see the wiki here on Dual NIC setup Dual NIC setup on your Blue Iris Machine Back on topic, I've had BI for probably 4-5 years. Had a Hikvision NVR before that. It lasted maybe one year before it died. Based on information on this site, I bought a used PC (per Fenderman's...
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    IPC-T5442TM-AS - what focal lenght is recommended, 2.8mm or 3.6mm?

    Holbs eluded to the answer. Get a varifocal. Not much more money than a fixed lens. You can adjust the varifocal based on the area you want to see. Then, if you need/want, you can move it to another location and be able to adjust the field of view for that location. Why not get this...
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    Anyone know why Yahoo SMTP stopped working

    I love when Yahoo does stuff like this: Change access requirements and and not tell anyone. My email stopped downloading about a week ago. I leaarned from a previous Yahoo requirement (untrusted apps or some such thing). So I was smart enough to log into Yahoo and saw app password. Had it...
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    Review: Dahua SD5A425XA-HNR 4MP 25x Starlight IR PTZ

    Looking at empiretechandy's cameras, the model numbers are slightly different than listed above. I understand Andy sells Dahua under his Loryta brand. As an example, is the Dahua IPC-HDW5542TM-ASE the same as Andy's Loryta IPC-T5442TM-AS? HDW vs T, ASE vs AS. Thanks.
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    Prowling Porch Pirate Plate Procured - Pilfering Plunderer Pinpointed

    So when I said wide view, I meant views from cameras properly set up to ID people. That's part of the setup, right? Get the faces, get the plates. Multiple cameras set up specifically for those purposes. Police aren't going to do anything about the small stuff in my city. But If I had a license...
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    Prowling Porch Pirate Plate Procured - Pilfering Plunderer Pinpointed

    Why do you need/want these extra services? Let your cameras do their thing. If you wake up the next day to find a car was broken in to, or a package taken, pull up the wide camera view. Find the incident. Then pull up the LPR camera view at the same time. BAM! Got the plate! I don't care about...
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    Blue Iris Tools - Weather Overlay, Watchdog & more!

    FYI: I'm not using the weather app and still have the problem. Does this mean it's not Wunderground?
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    Blue Iris Tools - Weather Overlay, Watchdog & more!

    I've been having the same problem for the last week or so. I finally closed BIT so it would stop popping the message up in the middle of my camera monitor. I'm not using the weather overly. I use BIT to monitor BI to make sure it restarts should it have a problem. I also use it to monitor CPU...
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    Can't find list of my watched threads

    Thank you!
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    Can't find list of my watched threads

    Maybe I'm blind. I watch threads to not only get email notification of new posts but also to find them again. I don't see the list anymore when I click on my name at the top of the screen. weren't watched threads list under the user's profile? I see one bookmarked thread. Not sure how I book...
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    What are the excluded Dahua password characters? Camera reset.

    Posting to hopefully help others, and a question. Camera: Dahua 4MP Turret IPC-T5442TM-AS from Empiretechandy. I'm setting up my first Dahua camera. I have several Hikvision cameras. It's been a bit of a struggle, but it always is with non-intuitive products. I think I messed up the...
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    Dual NIC setup on your Blue Iris Machine

    Thanks to both of you, I'll give that a try. My IP address pool is set to start at 40. I'll be assigning the BI PC PCIe NIC an address lower than 40. Is it better to use the PCIe NIC card to connect to my LAN and use the built-in NIC card car for my camera POE switch? IF it doesn't matter then...
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    Dual NIC setup on your Blue Iris Machine

    Been messing with this for hours. Perhaps a problem with the NIC card, TP-Link Gigabit PCI Express Network Adapter TG-3468. Problem, TP-Link NIC refuses to accept a static IP. Asus RT-AC88U router. I assign it by selecting the MAC address (and/or the name of my BI PC) in the LAN menu, DHCP. It...
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    Please help! Need evidence I was home during accused hit and run. BI clips much shorter than selected length.

    I searched "scam hit and run letter". There are reports of people being scammed and there are police agencies that do send out letters. Here's an example: Steps To Take Once You've Received The "Hit And Run" Letter I'll leave it to the lawyer.
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    Please help! Need evidence I was home during accused hit and run. BI clips much shorter than selected length.

    It's on "official looking" letterhead. It lists the police station phone number which is correct, and it asks that I call the investigating officer. His number is similar to the main number. Main number ends 4700, his number is 47?? (I don't recall the two digits, the letter is at home). The...
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    Please help! Need evidence I was home during accused hit and run. BI clips much shorter than selected length.

    They play OK on my other PC using ZoomPlayer. I'll make a note of your suggestion (UI3 and AVI). Thanks. Lawyer appointment made, Monday afternoon. I'll post back when I know more. Thanks everyone!
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    Please help! Need evidence I was home during accused hit and run. BI clips much shorter than selected length.

    I haven't contacted the police yet. I know nothing about the incident other than the letter claiming I was involved in a hit and run and I failed to stop and give my insurance information. I'd like to see the police report but not sure I should contact them yet. I think I'll get the advice of a...
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    Please help! Need evidence I was home during accused hit and run. BI clips much shorter than selected length.

    @YrbkMgr Thanks. I have no idea who to call, but it I need to find someone to represent me.
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    Please help! Need evidence I was home during accused hit and run. BI clips much shorter than selected length.

    Something about playing it back on my BI PC. When I move the file to my desktop PC it plays the full length..
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    Please help! Need evidence I was home during accused hit and run. BI clips much shorter than selected length.

    Thanks fenderamn, that 's a good idea. I'm going to try getting a copy of the police report.
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    Please help! Need evidence I was home during accused hit and run. BI clips much shorter than selected length.

    My concern is, if I get a lawyer, that implies guilt, at least that's how I think the cops will view it. If their time is correct, there is no doubt, based on my video evidence, that I was not there. Files copied to multiple locations.
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    Please help! Need evidence I was home during accused hit and run. BI clips much shorter than selected length.

    The entire BI clip is 2 hours and 2 minutes (3.9GB in the calendar window, about 4.1GB in the folder). This is around the time I converted from BI4 to BI5. It lost most of the clips that BI 4 had recorded. I moved the BI4 clips from www/4 to www/5 but they still had issues. I rebuilt the data...
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    Please help! Need evidence I was home during accused hit and run. BI clips much shorter than selected length.

    Today I received a letter from the Police Department claiming I was involved in a hit and run. They list the date and approximate time. With my Video Surveillance recordings, I can prove I arrived home before that time and did not leave until the next morning (if I export clips from all night...
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    I've spent days and countless hours reading through this thread. I like to be a good member and try not to repeat questions that have already asked. :) I am up to page 46 but I am concerned about one thing I see and I don't want to wait any longer. I use an Asus RT-AC88U router with OpenVPN...
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    Dual NIC setup on your Blue Iris Machine

    VPN in to Blue Iris, if you use it, or to your NVR and view the cameras through those interfaces. I have a monitor connected to my BI PC and have it switched on whenever I am in the den or in the garage (another monitor wired to the garage). I have a wireless keyboard on the BI PC. If and when I...
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