Blue Iris Tools - Weather Overlay, Watchdog & more!

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  1. mik

    mik Getting the hang of it

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    Sorry if someone has already asked or posted but I'm curious if someone has done a tutorial on blue iris, set up, functionality etc. specifically on YouTube.
     
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    NetWorker BIT Beta Team

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  3. BobW55

    BobW55 Getting the hang of it

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    Ok I am dumb,
    Where are you getting the weather data from?
    I have a personal weather station, I also post data to the WeatherUnderground
     
  4. Mike

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    It uses WeatherUnderground. Just use your weather station ID.
     
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    LightnLar n3wb

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    Great addition to the Blue Iris program, thank you for all your effort...
     
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    birdfeedercams n3wb

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    Hi; I'm newly registered (name Priscilla), though I've been reading these forums for a few days and using Blue Iris during that time. I'm getting things set up pretty well; now have motion detection-based snapshots of my bird feeders, which I will pick through and use the best for slideshows.
    Tried to get BI Tools to work last night, but no joy.

    When I add the text overlay for weather overlay, I only just get the word "MACRO" on the camera window. Other text overlays work correctly,
    such as date, time and all those. The BI Tools directory has the weather info stored in txt files and the "see results" box in BIT gives a proper list
    of weather elements. The weather overlay %1 ....%9 in the build-macros section all show correct paths to the text files, and it says "macro saved".
    So everything seems okay except that I only get the word "Macro" to show up on the camera window rather than actual weather details.

    I tried uninstalling and re-installing BIT, but nothing changed. I poked around a bit looking for other posts about this particular outcome but did not see one.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Priscilla
     
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    birdfeedercams n3wb

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    No bother folks, I found the thread about womanually pointing Blue Iris to the BIT weather data text files. I had the thought this morning, that there might be some way to insert that data into BI, and had looked around the various BI directories/folders. I hadn't thought of looking for it within
    the program options. Given another few days I would probably have come up with that, maybe. But anyway, it WORKED!
    Thanks!

    Priscilla
     
  8. Overcon

    Overcon Getting the hang of it

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    Resolution for that is here:

    http://www.ipcamtalk.com/showthread.php/2236-BI-Tools-Help?highlight=macro
     
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    scott5134 n3wb

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    Overcon Getting the hang of it

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    Very nice! I am going to run it for a while and see; but it's got a lot of nice monitors.
     
  11. mycoma

    mycoma BIT Beta Team

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    Thanks for all your hard work on BIT, keep up the good work!
    Will the next update fix the watchdog webserver monitor for BI4?
    I keep getting error 0 and error13 type mismatch, for now I just disabled it.
    Any ideas when we can see another update?
     
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    Mike Staff Member

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    Thanks for the compliment, glad you enjoy it. The next update will fix all BI4 related issues, and I am actually working on it right now. I'm really hoping to have it complete in July. I also made a few UI adjustments and added a few more features such as CPU monitor macro and a few other things.

    Thanks everyone for their patience.
     
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    Mike,

    It's been a while since I've commented so I just wanted to say thanks again for Blue Iris Tools. I've recently upgraded to BI4 so I'm looking forward to your next release. Thanks again.
     
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  14. mycoma

    mycoma BIT Beta Team

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    On iPads ui2.htm is not responsive to touch with bi4 is this a known issue? And idea how to fix? Thanks
     
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    Been using BIT for a while now and think it is just great.
    One problem I notice every so often is it will lose my weather station ID. I'll notice the overlay is not updating and when I go into BIT the Station ID box will be empty and there is no pick in the drop down. I'll put the ID back in and it will work for weeks at a time. I'm running BIT as a service on Windows 8.1 64 bit and the PC is rebooted every day but the problem seems to be random.

    One other idea for the next version - add "Feels Like" to the data to retrieve since heat index / wind chill don't always calculate on WU.

    Thanks
     
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    Im only a few days into this IP Camera thing and I stumbled upon BIT, wow. Thanks Mike for all the effort you put into it !

    Scott
     
  17. Harrywho

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    Another great tool for BI. Thanks so much. :peaceful:
     
  18. mycoma

    mycoma BIT Beta Team

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    Its been a long time without any released update, any idea when an update for BI 4 will be released? Thanks!
     
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    Mike Staff Member

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    I'm sorry about the delay, it's killing me too, trust me...just been swamped lately with work. Things have died down a bit so I can start pushing out updates to BIT very soon (promise). I already have reworked the UI a little bit, fixed some known bugs and added a few new features. Just finishing up the BI4 integration. Thanks for your patience everyone.

    In the meantime you can still use BIT, you just need to manually set your macros in Blue Iris.

    **Update** Made huge progress yesterday and today, will be releasing a beta version soon exclusively to the BIT Beta Team that is compatible with BI4. If you would like to help beta test, please send me a PM. I expect a stable version to be released soon thereafter.
     
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    Mike Staff Member

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    The beta team is currently testing v1.1 which addresses all BI4 compatibility issues. Here's a sneak peek of v1.1.....If you would like to become a beta tester, please PM me!

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    Mike Staff Member

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    Beta testing is done. Version 1.1 will be released on or before September 27th (next weekend).
     
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    Not sure if this was a question, I searched but didn't find it. Under the settings is there a way to update or add the feels like temperature. Here in Texas it's usually a lot hotter than the temp shows. Would be nice. Tried Heat Index but always shows N/A. Not sure it
     
  23. djangel

    djangel Pulling my weight

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    Impatiently waiting... :wacko:
     
  24. LTek

    LTek Young grasshopper

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    Looking forward to this too!
     
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    Its 23.55 over here in the Netherlands.
    In about 5 minutes the 'on or before 27 September' must be rewritten to 'ON 27 September'.
    Cannot wait to see all improvements. :)

    Atoombunker


    [Update.. 27/8/2015 11.30.. only 12,5 hours left :rolleyes:]
     
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    Mike Staff Member

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    ** UPDATE RELEASED **

    It's finally here, Blue Iris Tools v1.1! Version 1.1 brings major improvements such as full comparability with Blue Iris versions 3 and 4 both 32 and 64 bit.

    You may download the update via Blue Iris Tools in the 'Options' tab, or via the zip file in the first post of this thread.

    Changelog


    • BIT now cooperates with BI4 (x64 bit too)
    • CPU Usage added to overlay / macros
    • CPU Usage added to language definitions
    • Date Updated added to overlay / macros
    • Settings window created...Text directories + BI version picker
    • Universal Analytic code replaces traditional syntax Google Analytics code
    • Opens to last tab on load
    • Easily backup BIT settings & stations
    • Interface improvements
    • Various bug fixes and more!
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    djangel Pulling my weight

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    atoombunker n3wb

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    You did it again! Very nice work.
    Thanks for fixing all this nice stuff.
    And.. perfectly in sync with what you promised.
    Double applause!

    Happiness has reached a peak level again :rolleyes: here at the nuclear bunker.


    One tiny, tiny, tiny detail:
    We use BI on several servers. The main server is a huge Dell machine dealing with about 40 cams and information streams.
    That server is only accessible through a remote session or teamviewer session. Screen size is limited to 1024x768.
    All of your GUI fits into this screen size, except for the part where we are able to enter our own language definitions.
    As soon as we enter that part of the program, we cannot see the menu's anymore. I would suggest in breaking up this section into 2 tabs.. We cannot be the only one running a server without special videocards etc (and therefore stuck to the 1024x768)

    But again: great job!

    Atoombunker

    PS: We will now shut all blast doors and enjoy the new software! :)

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  29. attaran

    attaran n3wb

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    Thanks for the updated tool. I specifically registered for the forums to thank you! :applause:
     
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    LightnLar n3wb

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    Thanks for the update, no problems so far.
     
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