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That's great, thanks for the reply.
 

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Eventually, I intend to. It is trickier now because some important settings that were not profile-dependent in BI4 are in BI5. Such as direct-to-disc.
So, it's best to not depend on the current version for Reg backups in V5, I assume.
 

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So, it's best to not depend on the current version for Reg backups in V5, I assume.
Registry backups are still 100% fine, and done far better than Blue Iris's own registry backups in my opinion. Those .reg files are huuuge due to Blue Iris's extremely inefficient encoding of motion zones. My tool compresses 30+ MB reg files down to a couple KB using 7zip.
 

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When you do an update is their a way that it would be possible to identify a camera in the detailed performance data? I would imagine, like myself, that a lot of us have multiples the same types of cameras so that when looking at the camera data it's hard to identify the settings of an individual camera.
 

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@Tinbum Can you think of something to add to the camera data for identification purposes that would still preserve the complete anonymity that there currently is?
 

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on the stat page for the CPU usage, can you add the windows version, BI version and the GPU utilization . I like the stats it is a good indicator of what CPU to use, also how well a configuration is compared to others.

I would really like it if it was automatically installed with BI so there was more data points. Maybe with an OPT OUT.

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@Tinbum Can you think of something to add to the camera data for identification purposes that would still preserve the complete anonymity that there currently is?
That's the hard part!! Would people object to the camera short name do you think?
 

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BIUpdateHelper failed to run in Windows Server 2008R2 VM in ESXi 6.7.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: biupdatehelper.exe
Problem Signature 02: 1.6.4.2
Problem Signature 03: 5d01913b
Problem Signature 04: System
Problem Signature 05: 4.0.0.0
Problem Signature 06: 4ba1dff4
Problem Signature 07: 1d21
Problem Signature 08: 18
Problem Signature 09: System.NotSupportedException
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.272.7
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0bff
Additional Information 2: 0bff8d176610735333c3986b545525d3
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Additional Information 4: 8480f19033299c20ce71a55690ac078b

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heh heh I guess I was a little late replying to some of these!!

That's the hard part!! Would people object to the camera short name do you think?
It would definitely be possible to glean information from camera short names, as with anything the user typed themselves. So I wouldn't include that.

on the stat page for the CPU usage, can you add the windows version, BI version and the GPU utilization . I like the stats it is a good indicator of what CPU to use, also how well a configuration is compared to others.
Windows version and BI version are there if you click a row to see the full record. GPU utilization, that is harder to measure, so I'm not sure. There's more than one relevant part of the GPU to measure too, which is half the trouble. Not everything is likely to be available to measure on all systems with different GPUs and drivers and Windows versions.

I'm too lazy to even update the data collection to read the direct-to-disc flag from the correct profile, so you'll notice for everyone running BI5, it doesn't know if they have direct to disc on or not ;)

I would really like it if it was automatically installed with BI so there was more data points. Maybe with an OPT OUT.
Heh, that would be neat if BI did its own data collection. It could know so many more things, like which cameras are clones of each other, what video codec they use, how many actual frames get decoded per second (limit decoding royally screws with this!) whether hardware acceleration is working or not...

BIUpdateHelper failed to run in Windows Server 2008R2 VM in ESXi 6.7.
That OS is old enough it might not come with .NET framework 4.5. Make sure that is installed.
 
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