Blue Iris Tools - Weather Overlay, Watchdog & more!

Blue Iris Tools - Weather Overlay, Watchdog & more! 1.6.0

Overcon

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There's nothing to try now. The update bug seemed to go away on Windows 11, at least on every computer I've tested on.
I don't think I can upgrade my Windows 10 to Windows 11 on this server I use for Blue Iris. I am hoping Windows 11 isn't a requirement for the new version. I will upgrade if Windows 11 let me. I mean, it's a Dell Precision T7810 with 190GB of ram and two Xeons with 24 cores, but stupid Microsoft requires that stupid security TPM or whatever to install. Sigh.
 

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I don't think I can upgrade my Windows 10 to Windows 11 on this server I use for Blue Iris. I am hoping Windows 11 isn't a requirement for the new version. I will upgrade if Windows 11 let me. I mean, it's a Dell Precision T7810 with 190GB of ram and two Xeons with 24 cores, but stupid Microsoft requires that stupid security TPM or whatever to install. Sigh.
You can install Windows 11 manually. i did it on a couple of systems that did not have TPM and they worked just fine but Windows 11 sucks really really bad so I dumped it and went back to 10. You should be able to find the instructions via google. Just search for "Install Windows 11 manually" or "{Windows 11 bypass TPM requirement".
 

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There's nothing to try now. The update bug seemed to go away on Windows 11, at least on every computer I've tested on.

Everything else should be running smooth enough, unless I'm missing something.
For what it's worth, I just posted a thread on WU possibly full send stopping the BIT API pull. I have found a few comments over the last two years suggesting we might need to use a different source for that. No idea how complex that might be to implement though.
 

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For what it's worth, I just posted a thread on WU possibly full send stopping the BIT API pull. I have found a few comments over the last two years suggesting we might need to use a different source for that. No idea how complex that might be to implement though.
Can you please post a link to that thread here?
 

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I posted my personal back for getting weather from a different source here: API connection down
I'm sure it is far from perfect but sharing in case it helps any of you deal with the WU reliability issue that was so frustrating to me.
Many thanks to @Mike for building Blue Iris Tools.
^^^^ and it's a great post, too!
 

Greg S

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For tides: I can run the following API and get the results as shown. Dates are collapsed for both readability and to hide identifying info. Next step is to figure out how to 1) get the query to execute on intervals and 2) parse the results for display on the overlay.

I'd like to display the next high and low tide times.

Code:
http://api.wunderground.com/api/[xxxx]/tide/q/pws:[yyyy].json
Code:
"tideSummary":[

    {
        "date":{},
        "utcdate":{},
        "data":{
            "height":"1.28 ft",
            "type":"High Tide"
        }
    },
    {
        "date":{},
        "utcdate":{},
        "data":{
            "height":"",
            "type":"Sunset"
        }
    },
    {
        "date":{},
        "utcdate":{},
        "data":{
            "height":"-0.08 ft",
            "type":"Low Tide"
        }
    },
    {
        "date":{},
        "utcdate":{},
        "data":{
            "height":"",
            "type":"Moonrise"
        }
    },
    {
        "date":{},
        "utcdate":{},
        "data":{
            "height":"1.22 ft",
            "type":"High Tide"
        }
    },
    {
        "date":{},
        "utcdate":{},
        "data":{
            "height":"",
            "type":"Sunrise"
        }
    },
    {
        "date":{},
        "utcdate":{},
        "data":{
            "height":"0.06 ft",
            "type":"Low Tide"
        }
    },

Edit - I found some sample code that will let me do this parsing so I'll just build that app and roll in the other feature I've been using which is Lets Encrypt certificates.


Did you figure it out?
 

Greg S

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Don't think so. When I restarted my PC and forgot to run Blue Iris Tools, the weather info didn't update anymore. Took me like 5 hours before I noticed :D
I run a script to delete the txt files once a day so I know they are live
 

dbrannon79

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Is there a chance that BI Tools can be updated to have the ability to use open-metro.com weather? I have tried setting up the script Chris posted but I cannot get the task scheduler to re-run the script every 15 minutes. It will run once even though it's set to repeat. Updates the first run and that's it.

currently BI tools will update the weather from WU for a few days then it stops and I have to remote into the BI PC and force it to manually update the weather. Then it again works for a few more days till I have to do it again!
 

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Very likely ^^.

I amazed that my BIT to WU connection has been so reliable the last few months....but it wouldn't surprise me if it reverted to its frequent outages common in the last 3 or 4 years.
 
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Alcon, I've been following this forum topic for a few years with no real resolve, it appears that the owner of BI Tools has abandoned his app. I've seen no real update/improvement of a great tools for BI in particular Weather Overlay handling.

I too was able to get my BI Tool to work again recently but this seems to be fluke until it doesn't work with Weather Underground... so with that said I found a way with help of others to create the same results with; a Powershell script, a simple bat file, and Windows scheduler that runs the bat file at which ever frequency of your choice. If anyone is interested let me know and I will provide the steps and associated script.
 
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