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  1. SirVenom

    Blue Iris Background Audio on iPhone?

    Post is a bit old and you might have gone a diff route. One of my cameras in blueiris is used as a baby monitor. we run the blueiris ios app on an when you select the camera the ipad will play both audio and video until it runs out of battery or you get out of the app. The screen will never turn...
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    Ok PC for 20 camera setup?

    Not sure what do you mean. Blue Iris Hardware acceleration does not work on VMs.
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    Cat5e length question

    It should be alright. 100m is just a reference as part of the standard. Just use good cable. The Chinese cables off ebay would definitely not work, even under 100m.
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    Probably a Stupid Question But

    Your headroom would be limited and this might impact performance . However there is nothing inherently wrong by doing it provided the thermals are accounted for. As long as you are getting the most out of that 85% load and this is not due to a wrong config parameter, it is fine. Purpose built...
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    Blue Iris power usage...

    What other processes are using the cpu? 30w is pretty good for a custom built pc. Do you have overlays enabled? What about camera fps reported in BI? I had a problem setting i-fames too high and this was causing the max fps in BI to go way over the 15fps max and increasing cpu load. Setting...
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    Connecting a camera to a NVR through a Wireless Bridge

    You might be pinging the management address of the bridges. Bridges by definition have no IP used fot the traffic itself, only for management. Can you post the ip address of the connections you are trying to get working? Are they all in the same subnet and set to bridge mode?
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    Hardware Weight for Blue Iris

    Also works for me. Great info there! Thanks for sharing
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    Ok PC for 20 camera setup?

    40-70% for 4 cameras is a bit on the high side. Are you sure your Blueiris is tuned properly? are you streaming to a lot of client devices? lots of overlays? In average Blue iris setup for 4 cameras should be hovering around 10-20%. maybe if you share your camera settings and models we can give...
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    Hardware Weight for Blue Iris

    Internal gpu, cores, mhz and so on... In my view this would require testing to marry each platform to each set of BI configs. If you use intel cpus the latest generations have way better quick sync performance than older gen 2 or 3. But on the other hands BI loves cores and muti threading. I...
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    4k is meant to be 3840x2160. Can you take another look? Thats not what’s is set to on the screenshot.
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    Direct Burial CAT6 splice kit

    Apologies, did not know this was the exterior-grade type cat6. No conduit needed underground.
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    Direct Burial CAT6 splice kit

    Maybe I'm missing something here. Is the cable in a PVC pipe? If not why bother? Would splicing a new patch of cat6 by soldering each pair on both sides and glue coated heat shrink do the job?. It is going to fail anyway in the future and not precisely where the new splicing is made.
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    Powerful PC or Dedicated Powerful PC

    The main problem of having the latest intel cpu with 18 cores with 64gb of ram and a gtx 1080 with 2 PCIE SSDs in raid configuration is that it will do very well when editing videos in premiere but will be wasting power 24/7. 16gb for premiere is low btw even for 1080p. Surveillance is a long...
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    Why should I go with a PC and Blue Iris vs a dedicated NVR?

    I think the main thing to consider is how much flexibility you want and how much time you want to spend configuring it and tinkering with it. NVRs are meant to set up and forget. PC setups wil definitely require more knowledge and time to set up. However There is no limit when it comes to what...
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    Wondering if this PC will be good enough for Blue Iris.

    To me just made sense that being CPU and memory the same and the other components different/bigger (SFF vs MT), the SFF would be more power efficient. However, I would trust your testing over Dell's. Real life experience always beats manufacturer's propaganda. Must be my deep love for the...
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    Wondering if this PC will be good enough for Blue Iris.

    Hi @fenderman, I just mentioned the efficiency due to fact that the PSUs and MB are different in each factor size. As an example the optiplex 7040 SFF come with 180W 80 plus Bronze PSUs. and the MT come with a 240W 80plus bronze PSUs. The MB on the MT's has more components. Although I might...
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    Wondering if this PC will be good enough for Blue Iris.

    uff or ussf: micro form factor or ultra small form factor. No space for 3.5” and use low power cpus. Not recommended for BI. Sff small form factor. Can fit one 3.5” and a 2.5” hdd or ssd. Fine for BI. But as mentioned above you can only have one 3.5” hdd.cpus are ok Mt factor: minitower. You...
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    New - Need Recommendations PoE Home Security

    ^ this. Great summary of the best cams in the market. Wish I knew this before buying mine.
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    What type of hard drive should I be using? WD Blue? WD Red? Something else?

    Can you share your experience in relation to hdd performance in surveilance environments to support your statement? Enterprise and surveillance are cheese and chalk. Very different. VMs, SAN clusters and servers are irrelevant for this scenario. Purple drives are the way to go.
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    Ok PC for 20 camera setup?

    Small form factor office machines like optiplex and elidesk sff are good for BI because they are designed to be quiet, small, run cool and power efficient. They can fit 2 2.5” drives or one 3.5” and one 2.5”. Ideal for 24/7 applications. Xps are gaming machines they come in minitower format. The...
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    Wondering if this PC will be good enough for Blue Iris.

    There is sff and ussf/mff. You want sff. Micro form factors are just headless laptops. Underpowered.
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    Wondering if this PC will be good enough for Blue Iris.

    Optiplex 9020 are normally 4th gen CPUs, like 4XXX. There is no I5 5350 as far as I know in the 9020 series. There is a I5 5350u which is normally used in low power devices like laptops and NUC's (not recommendeed for BI). Can you double check the specs for this PC? Link maybe?
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    Will this desktop suffice for Blue Iris (BI)

    That’s a great pc for blue iris. 7th gen intels are the most power efficient of all including 8th gen. As you already mentioned adding as ssd would be recommended. Go Internal. External ssds will be bottle necked. Also 2tb for 18 cameras might be too little depending on how many days of footage...
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    Blue Iris Dedicated Used Computer Check

    It will do well for 3 cameras for sure. I would consider that load low for that cpu. 8gb ram is ok too. Hard to find the upper limit without knowing your specifics. I have noticed that cpu load is directly related to the megapixels being processed and the features enabled. Are you planning to...
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    Move older recordings to USB HDD

    I'm in the same situation. I use an optiplex 9010 as my Blue iris DVR. Single 3.5 HDD and single 2.5" SSD. I went through the options since my 4TB is not enough already. I even explored copying to my NAS scheduling tasks to copy. However, could not find anything as reliable as selling my 4tb and...
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    Move older recordings to USB HDD

    Have not tested it myself but If the USB is seen as a drive in windows I don't see why It would not work. However, USB drive letter allocations are dynamic, you might have to consider that. Just test it and see how you go. The thing here would be more related to how critical are the recordings...
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    New - Need Recommendations PoE Home Security

    This is my first post :D. Long time lurker. You will have to read a lot if you want the best for your particular case. Unfortunately there is now quick recipe for these DIY systems. Or there is but is not the best. I have to say that the advice given by many here on the forums is very...