Blue Iris UI3

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  1. Karl McCormack

    Karl McCormack n3wb

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    Thanks for the reply. I tried amending the manifest.json then creating a shortcut but unfortunately that didn't work. Looks like you're right regarding Chrome, I've just installed the Chrome Beta release and it's working again, looks like they broke something. To get it working in the Beta I had to remove the "start_url": "../ui3.htm" line from the manifest and this way it stored the page I had open in the browser (including arguments) as the start page when I click "Add to Home Screen", otherwise it just opened the standard UI3 home page.
     
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  2. bp2008

    bp2008 Staff Member

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    Interesting. I'll remove that line from the manifest for future UI3 releases.
     
  3. scquestions

    scquestions Getting the hang of it

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    Just wanted to update and say it was downloading fast on the Blue Iris PC one time, the next two times it was slow-transcode even while on the Blue Iris PC. I don't know what the problem is..

    Not a big deal, just wanted to report back just in case the additional information is helpful.
     
  4. ChrisX

    ChrisX Young grasshopper

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    please add a function to fullscreen tiggered alarm cam.

    I see "All cam" and when a cam is tiggerd the cam is red. Can you dd this stream to fullscreen ? Or show bigger ? Maybe a cam settings with URL to ui3 ?
     
  5. bp2008

    bp2008 Staff Member

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    That is certainly a possibility I will consider.

    Lets think about it. We could call this feature "Auto-Maximize Triggered Cameras".

    I could code things such that UI3 automatically maximizes the triggered camera, and returns to the group view when the trigger ends.

    But things are never that simple. There are decisions to make about how to handle multiple concurrent triggered cameras. If more than one camera is triggered, should UI3 try to cycle between them? If so, who decides how long it should linger on each camera? What should happen if the user clicks on a camera while it has been automatically maximized? What if the user has manually maximized a camera, and then that camera gets triggered? What if the user has manually maximized a camera and then a different camera gets triggered?

    What if the user is on the Alerts/Clips tabs. Does it still work there, where it could interfere with clip playback and clip list navigation?

    Would this feature simply be toggled in UI Settings or is it deserving of a toggle button in the live view tab?
     
  6. ChrisX

    ChrisX Young grasshopper

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    cool :) I think only in live view. In Option: Only First tiggered cam / last tiggered cam. click on this fullscreen tiggered cam go back to group view.
     
  7. kwhy

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    ** Unable to access Camera Properties in Chrome/Edge PC/Android - UI3 version 61, Blue Iris version: 4.8.4.0 **

    just updated Blue Iris 4 through the BI4 update only.

    UI3 version 61, Blue Iris version: 4.8.4.0

    I can't seem to access my camera properties (to enable/disable) on all my devices through the UI3 menus. I Click on FULL CAMERA LIST and my cameras all show up but then click on any of them it starts to load up the properties window (can see the window popup) and then shuts (the full camera list still remains open). No extensions are blocking (tried incognito).

    Everything else seems to be fine.

    happens in all these browsers below PC/Android

    Chrome - Version 71.0.3578.53 (Official Build) beta (64-bit) - PC
    Chrome - Version 70.0.3538.102 (Official Build) (64-bit) - PC
    Edge - Microsoft Edge 42.17134.1.0 - PC (never use this brower)
    Chrome Dev - 72.0.3608.5 (Android)

    anyone else experiencing this? Not sure if this is a *recent* update since I haven't updated in a few months.
     
  8. bp2008

    bp2008 Staff Member

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    @kwhy
    It looks like BI 4.8.4.0 broke the camera properties. I'll see what changed and take appropriate steps to fix it!
     
  9. bp2008

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    It was a malformed response from Blue Iris. I have notified the BI developer of this.
     
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  10. bp2008

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    Releases - bp2008/ui3
    To install releases from github, download the release zip and extract it to Blue Iris 4/www, overwriting all files.

    Version 62
    • The video player's maximize-state is now persisted between UI3 loads.
    • Added URL parameter "maximize=0" to complement the previously-existing "maximize=1" parameter.
    • Renamed the UI Settings > Extra option 'Full Screen: "Video Only"' to "Maximize Video in Full Screen Mode".
    • Added a "Toggle Maximize Video" button next to the Full Screen button in the lower-right corner. By default, this button is hidden to save space, appearing only if the video player is already maximized. This provides an easier way to un-maximize the video player, particularly on touchscreen devices.
    • Added option "Always Show Maximize Button by Full Screen button" (in UI Settings > Extra) which forces the "Maximize Video" button to always exist. This makes the feature more accessible on touchscreen devices.
    • Saving a shortcut to UI3 to your home screen on Android/iOS should now preserve any URL parameters that are present.
    • Misc bugfixes and error message improvements.
     
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  11. kwhy

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    thanks. working now on latest BI4 update.
     
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    TonyR IPCT Contributor

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    Did somebody say "Tigger"?
    DeJa Vu all over again!

    tigger.jpg
     
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    awsum140 Known around here

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    I thought it was "Trigger" and just saw the Lone Ranger gallop by.
     
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  14. bp2008

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    @TonyR I should put in an extra context menu item "Tigger Now" that pops up that image in place of your video stream. lol. Only available on April 1st.
     
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    TonyR IPCT Contributor

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    You mean the Lone Ranger's "Silver"? Roy Rogers rode "Trigger", right? :idk:
     
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    awsum140 Known around here

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    Senior moment, I'll go quietly off in the long sleeved, lace up, jacket with the nice men.
     
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    TonyR IPCT Contributor

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    LOL! You fit in very well with the rest of here, my man. :p
     
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  18. JNDATHP

    JNDATHP Pulling my weight

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    I spent much of the day migrating BI from a laptop on WiFi to a dedicated OptiPlex i7-6700 with SSD and 2TB drives which is now stashed in a guest room closet. It is wired to the network and running headless.

    I was able to get all of the cameras working including the usb webcam on the aforementioned laptop (it is next to my recliner and when I’m at work I can see the grand babies). I used Yawcam and it took some googling and trial & error. I will write it up if anyone is interested.

    I now have the laptop (Win7) set to auto login, start chrome in kiosk mode and UI3 is the home page (I would like to start UI3 in full screen mode but haven’t figured that out yet). All is good except for the lag time. It is about 4 seconds. As mentioned, the laptop is on WiFi as I cannot easily connect it to a switch.

    This could be a network problem, but I don’t think so. I have all UniFi equipment and since the laptop is no longer hosting BI, our WiFi traffic is now minimal.

    Are there any settings either in UI3 or BI that might decrease the lag to zero?

    Any suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Michael

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  19. bp2008

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    I believe Blue Iris buffers 4 frames ahead when it receives video streams from cameras, so a very low frame rate can contribute to increased delay. If you're using the Edge browser then the HTML5 player adds a bunch of lag, but I have Edge use the JavaScript player by default (which is much less efficient but doesn't impose any delay) so I doubt that is your problem.

    A network with inconsistent speed or a lot of packet loss could result in delay in the video if you use the HTML5 player. You would see this if you right-clicked on the video and chose "Stats for nerds". If the network delay graph rises that is usually a sign of network problems.
     
  20. JNDATHP

    JNDATHP Pulling my weight

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    All cameras are at 20fps and I am using Chrome.