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    BI New camera limit

    BI5 broke Nvidia hardware acceleration. I've seen the same behavior on multiple systems and NVidia GPUs. Systems that could do a couple dozen cameras on v4 would behave like you're describing on v5 with a half dozen. Ken (the Blue Iris developer) said that he switched to newer codecs and it was...
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    What do you use to remotely connect to your Blue Iris PC?

    https://www.splashtop.com/personal Handles video pretty well, and isn't overly expensive.
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    BlueIris: Record to NAS issues

    Correct, it isn't a Blue Iris problem. You can go back as far as you can Google, 20, 30 years ago, and you'll find people having this same issue. Not just with NAS boxes, but with Windows computers and servers too. It's also not a Windows problem. Like many Windows "problems" this is a working...
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    BlueIris: Record to NAS issues

    The username and password need to be an exact match. They cannot be different.
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    BlueIris: Record to NAS issues

    The key to the problem you ran into there was "mapped drive". Don't map a drive. Just put in the UNC path. "\\SERVER\Blue Iris 1" for example. You can browse to the share in Explorer and then just copy and paste it if it's easier that way. As long as the Blue Iris service is set to log on using...
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    Hardware acceleration cuts out intermittently

    How does clip playback compare? I threw a 4K camera on there, and it wasn't so good for the live view. Low frame rates, etc. When I played a 4k clip back from the same camera it was fine. (Well, still not so great, but it's a cheapie camera lol) If Blue Iris is streaming live view but...
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    Providing BI videos to law enforcement - need advice!

    Let the officer copy the entire original BVR file off your hard drive onto a flash drive. The original, unmodified, unexported, file with all it's metadata (time stamps, etc.) intact. They can then download Blue Iris and install the demo to do what they wish with the file. If the demo expires...
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    Hardware acceleration cuts out intermittently

    Are you using an external address instead of an internal one? Some routers don't handle things well when you access something inside the firewall using an outside the firewall address. Try using the servers internal IP address as the Primary URL. When you upped everything did you do it by...
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    Hardware acceleration cuts out intermittently

    You can test it with the demo. Download and install BI on the remote machine. Pick Demo when it asks for a license. You have 15 days to test. If you need more time, uninstall deleting settings, reinstall, and 15 more days. Demo also works if you want to provide the raw unconverted footage to...
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    Disabling Windows Updates: All or just video drivers?

    I wouldn't be comfortable disabling Windows updates on any system connected to the internet. Most are security related. Blue Iris and video card drivers are a finicky mix. I erase and install Windows from scratch, update BIOS, etc., than manually update drivers as needed after that. I do not...
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    Hardware acceleration cuts out intermittently

    Semi-related, but BI 5 has a "remote admin console". In the help file (now a PDF) look for the "Remote Management" section. It might work better for you than RDP for day to day monitoring and adjusting BI config. You'll still need RDP for other stuff. I would expect it to largely offload the...
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    Multiple Computer via Web Interface?

    You are not mistaken. It also has significant stability and design issues. The biggest being that you cannot have simultaneous local and remote consoles and it doesn't allow for a unified multi-location view. Once stable, it'll be handy for admin, but won't do what you want. You can however...
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    Clearing the Export queue

    The BIv5 manual says to switch to the Export Queue View and delete things there to remove them from the queue. Doing so gives me warnings that things will be permanently deleted. (BIv5) Telling it to go ahead (hoping it just removes from the queue and doesn't actually delete) gets a Protected...
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    Windows 10 G.711.ulaw codec for audio playback?

    I've only used Foscam/Amcrest/Hikvision/Dahua cameras. Are there some cameras that require installing a codec pack? Just wondering since I've had no issues with vanilla Win10+BI and to date have never needed to install one. There was a Time-Before-Vudu when I installed codec packs to watch...
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    BI5: Nvidia Decode Limited to 4 Cameras

    You're correct. I also took steps to keep supposedly memory leak free drivers protected from updates, etc. I still sometimes had issues, mostly on larger setups. For me, stability matters more than trimming someone else's power bill and I got tired of dealing with Intel issues. Now that Nvidia...
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    The large orange clock icon that appears and disappears?

    It never occurred to me that it was a clickable icon. I can't be the only idget in the world. (Hope not!) Maybe make it obvious? Like have a pointer icon click it or something? I'm looking forward to clicking it next time I see it, just to see what it's diagnosis is :) Everyone I've shown UI3...
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    BI5: Nvidia Decode Limited to 4 Cameras

    Ran into the same problem, but with a larger camera allowance probably because it was a higher end card. Instead of Nvidia decoding just getting slower, it just "stops". I had to switch a bunch of cameras to CPU only (since Intel is such a nightmare) to free up not just enough headroom for the...
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    Windows 10 G.711.ulaw codec for audio playback?

    Sounds to me like you're troubleshooting the wrong thing. I assume there could be exceptions if you're using some oddball camera or another, but I've yet to need to install a codec, VLC, or QuickTime and I have quite a few systems. Can you watch a YouTube video with audio? Start with making...
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    The large orange clock icon that appears and disappears?

    In the lower left corner are your servers stats. Unless the MEM or CPU are maxed out, it's probably network/internet issues. It will also hang (show the clock) if the clip is damaged.
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    Clearing the export queue

    I accidentally selected way too large of a batch to export to MP4. Manual says to switch clips view to Convert/Export view, and then delete. Deleting gives a warning that it will in fact DELETE, not remove from queue. Ignoring the warning, deletion gets blocked because the clips were...
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    Blue Iris v.5 first thought/impressions

    There is. It requires additional licensing for each computer you want to install the remote console on. You add the remote locations via the Status icon. Works both over the internet and over the LAN. The GUI is still not 4K ready and is still a big drain on resources, so being able to...
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    Ugh.. I just hosed my system trying to update to 5...

    Ran into that. Disabling Nvidia HW acceleration fixed it. Might not have been your particular cause, but figured I'd reply to the thread in case it might help someone else.
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    Blue Iris 4 to 5 Migration Guide

    You might try installing Visual C++ 2015 - Download Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 from Official Microsoft Download Center
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    Blue Iris 4 to 5 Migration Guide

    Did you just buy a key? If you're upgrading, it shouldn't be asking for a key....
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    Blue Iris 4 to 5 Migration Guide

    Just an FYI for folks, seems to be some sort of limit to how many cameras can use NVidia decoding at once. After 37 cameras, none would connect. I started switching some of the connected cameras to Intel, and for each one I switched, one of the ones that wouldn't connect (that was set to Nvidia)...
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    Blue Iris 4 to 5 Migration Guide

    After correcting the www path I had the same error. Stopped BI and the service. Re-ran the installer and told it to repair. Started the service and the GUI. Web site is now working.
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    IPC-HDW5231R-Z - Pinout SOLVED, yet not....

    Thank you. It's 10:15pm, raining, and we finally got through the dang concrete and rebar wall. I go to hook up the camera, nada, dead. Further inspection, the jack is rusted and then some. Owner supplied the camera, no idea where it came from. Thanks for saving me a half day of unpaid work for...
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    Blue Iris UI3

    I finally figured out why UI3 was going crazy when I connected from home. I had turned on load balancing between Comcast and AT&T troubleshooting something the other day and forgotten to set it back to failover. The same session running from different IPs did not make it happy. Sooo, if you're...
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    Connect and administer blue iris from another PC?

    Many smart things support using your phone as a remote. That gains you keyboard and copy/paste from a password manager. LastPass has my Netflix/HBO/etc. passwords crazy and long, typing them by up/down/left/right/OK is a nightmare.
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    Blue Iris UI3

    Grandma still finds it somehow. Old folks can be pretty determined when they don't want to change ;) Now that you mention it though, I haven't seen IE in a while on any of the grandma's systems. Things are improving :)
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