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    WD Red 4TB on sale w/ $20 coupon (smr)

    I'd avoid SMR and get the good old CMR ones. SMR is trash. I have 2x WD Red 3TB CMRs and they are still solid 7 years later. Buy SMR junk at your own peril.
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    How would I setup VPN if main router doesn't support it ?

    I can't do that. The Asus is ancient. It cannot handle my gigabit fiber nor does it support mesh wifi which my ISP provides me.
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    How would I setup VPN if main router doesn't support it ?

    So I have gigabit fiber and mesh wifi. The ISP provided router doesn't have VPN options. I have an old ASUS router that I flashed with latest DD-WRT https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/WL500G_Premium_v2 It has OpenVPN settings but I have never set this before. How can I configure this so...
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    How to use Let's Encrypt certificates with XProtect Mobile Server

    https://developer.milestonesys.com/s/article/How-to-use-Let-s-Encrypt-certificates-with-XProtect-Mobile-Server Hey I just wanted to share this awesome guide I found. It is working well. Just need to setup VPN now somehow.
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    Has anyone tried Milestone Xprotect Essential ?

    https://www.milestonesys.com/solutions/platform/video-management-software/xprotect-essential/ Anyone try this? I did some googling and read it's good on resource usage. Gonna test it out. Free for up to 8 cams too.
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    Camera Faceoff: Dahua Starlight IPC-T5442TM-AS vs Hikvision ColorVu DS-2CD2347G1-LU

    Sorry to bring this up again but curious if anyone has done more testing between these 2 ? I have a 5442 and 2431 both 3.6mm. Looking to get 2 more cams. Either 2 more 2431 but MAYBE get another 5442 but I could also go 2347. I am VERY curious if the bigger lens/aperture on the 2347 means it...
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    Sharing My Thoughts on My IPC-HFW2831T-ZS Cams After 6 Weeks With Them

    As a bird owner OMG I LOVE THIS !!!! Oh quick question. Will this perform better than 2431 in Low light ? Bigger sensor but more pixels.
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    4231 Snapshot button not doing anything

    I tried factory reset and this 2431 will not take snapshots at all from webpage. Tried phone, different pc, different browsers. All work fine on 5442. Any ideas ?
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    Burning & Exploding Car - Yes, really.

    WOW. Fucking asshole whoever did, hope karma kills the bitch. My car was vandalized so I know the feeling. Definitely not as bad as this though not even close. What camera was this recorded on ?
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    Just got 1st cam (5442). Configuration questions. Quicksync, H.265 etc

    I could answer this based on my testing. Your 10700 is MASSIVELY OVERKILL for BI lol My i3 8100 (4 core 8th gen i3 no HT) with its tiny clock speed and puny stock cooler can easily record 2x 4MP streams for me with continuous record + motion timestamps while only using like 3% CPU when running...
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    4231 Snapshot button not doing anything

    NEVER !!!! (seriously I don't mind the watermark lol)
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    4231 Snapshot button not doing anything

    Both 3.6mm but yeah somehow the 5442 is slightly wider field of view. Different focal lengths etc i guess.
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    Not worth it using cameras

    I hope they didn't take the expensive one. Will probably return it eventually if you keep pressing em saying there was no memory card in it.
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    Not worth it using cameras

    Just because you have a dashcam and cause an accident doesn't mean dashcams are bad. Sorry for whatever happened @Matt L. Hope the situation improves.
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    4231 Snapshot button not doing anything

    How do I trigger a proper snapshot ?
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    4231 Snapshot button not doing anything

    EDIT: Ok trying to get identical snapshots of 5442 with 2431 side by side. My 2431 isn't saving a snapshot to my PC when I click snapshot button from web interface. My 5442 does it just fine. Any ideas ?
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    Just built my NVR machine. SmartPSS sufficient ?

    Old thread, already using it lol Just tinkering with it, playing with settings and getting the hang of it. Doing comparisons of 5442 with 2431 rn
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    Just built my NVR machine. SmartPSS sufficient ?

    Old thread btw. I never tried PSS but I do like trial BI. Likely gonna buy it soon.
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    Just got 1st cam (5442). Configuration questions. Quicksync, H.265 etc

    I decided not to run a clone since low quality footage is kinda useless and I have tons of space. I have motion detection enabled but its just so I can see motion on the timeline thingy. So 2% running continuous I'm pretty happy with this. Trying to figure out remote view through my android...
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    Just got 1st cam (5442). Configuration questions. Quicksync, H.265 etc

    Holyshit. Running it as a service.... 2% CPU usage. TWO PERCENT on a 14Mbps bitrate 20FPS main stream this is crazy lol
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    [Poll] Do you use MicroSD cards in your cams as backup?

    Just curious how many find this to be necessary for their setups.
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    Just got 1st cam (5442). Configuration questions. Quicksync, H.265 etc

    I'm having an issue. Either it won't record sub-stream and only the motion or it will record everything in high quality mainstream. I tried Triggered, Continuous, Triggered + Continuous under Record tab in BI Do I need to clone the cam ? Can't find any other way.
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    Just got 1st cam (5442). Configuration questions. Quicksync, H.265 etc

    Any changes to settings in BI Trigger / Record tabs for the camera ? Thanks for all the help.
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    Just got 1st cam (5442). Configuration questions. Quicksync, H.265 etc

    For main stream are you using BI built-in motion detection or some AI ?
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    Just got 1st cam (5442). Configuration questions. Quicksync, H.265 etc

    This bit confusing me. Params is already empty when it imports main streams field after selecting dahua and entering my user/pw EDIT: Nvm it changed dahua to generic doh
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    Just got 1st cam (5442). Configuration questions. Quicksync, H.265 etc

    Yeah I made it wrong. Gonna try these settings. I wont have too many cams. Just 4 at max recording on a 8th gen quad core and 2x 3TB harddrives. Wondering if I even need substream because I am not resource starved at all. Way overkill already for 4 cams. What resolution do you use for substream?
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    Just got 1st cam (5442). Configuration questions. Quicksync, H.265 etc

    @samplenhold Thanks! Do you also use IVS / face detection on camera ? How about motion detection on BI ?
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    Just got 1st cam (5442). Configuration questions. Quicksync, H.265 etc

    So I'm tinkering and reading the wiki etc. Some questions: 1) H.264 or H.265 ? I selected H.265, Intel+VPP enabled (Core i3 8100 quadcore) but I don't know if QuickSync is working. CPU/GPU at 6-8% each if BI is minimized. 20%/10% if viewing the stream in BI. Cam is set to full resolution and...
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    New 4K Nocturnal PoE System from Lorex. Dahua starlight cameras?

    The cable included with reolink is flimsy like a wet noodle.
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    New 4K Nocturnal PoE System from Lorex. Dahua starlight cameras?

    Yeah screw that aluminum crap. I'm installing a 4K NVR Reolink system for a friend. Installed cams today. Doing brand new cat5e solid copper runs tomorrow. Not trusting that garbage included wiring (actually I think its just stranded aluminum not even cca)
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