Blue Iris Version 5 is right around the corner!

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  1. aristobrat

    aristobrat IPCT Contributor

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    Just a heads up that the author of Blue Iris doesn't participate on this forum.
     
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  2. IAmATeaf

    IAmATeaf Getting comfortable

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    I thought it was quite clearly worded.

    Anybody buying the v4 product from the 1st of this month will be able to upgrade to v5 free of charge.
    If you don't qualify for the above and assuming you don't have an existing extended support agreement in place then you can buy either of the 2 extended support agreements which will allow you to upgrade to v5, which you buy is entirely up to you.

    Also at todays prices, using the link from this site you can make a full license purchase for $49.99.

    The only unknown is what the new price(s) will be when v5 is released.
     
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  3. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    Windows 10 was not shoved down your throat. You were given many years of warning at Windows 7 will not be supported. You had all that time to move to a different operating system if you so chose. why would a manufacturer install an operating system that's going to be obsolete in a year or two?
    Certainly we can deduce from your post that this is user error. I have over 20 Blue Iris machines running no problem all on Windows 10 pro and most of them have been running Windows 10 since its release. There are thousands of uses here running blue iris on Windows 10 with no problems. So in this case the only logical conclusion is that the user is a flaming pile... The key to a hassle-free set up is a clean windows install which is very easy to do and takes about 10 minutes with the Microsoft media creation tool on a USB drive.
     
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  4. andycots

    andycots n3wb

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    Been running Blueiris on a Intel NUC with Win 10 on it for the last 2 years and it's never missed a beat, totally reliable.

    Andy
     
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  5. IAmATeaf

    IAmATeaf Getting comfortable

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    If you think that 8/8.1 is better than 10 then there really is no hope for anyone.

    I don’t agree with the types of updates and the way that they are forced on us but I use W10 everyday and I’ve never had any really issues that’s made me want to go back to 7.
     
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  6. pmcross

    pmcross Getting the hang of it

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    Agreed. Windows 8/8.1 was terrible. If anything that OS reminded me of Windows ME and Vista. They flopped straight out of the gate. I don't like that updates are forced on Windows 10/Server 2016 either, but I've been running Windows 10 for the last several years without any issues. We just stared rolling out Server 2016, but it has been stable as well.
     
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  7. frank10

    frank10 Getting the hang of it

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    Ok, but which are the new features of BI5? Which differences with BI4?
    I think before talking of $ upgrade, should be necessary talking of the features to decide what to do.
     
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    IAmATeaf Getting comfortable

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    You’ll just have to be patient and wait like the rest of us to see what v5 brings as nobody knows as of yet.
     
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    IAmATeaf Getting comfortable

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    I work in IT, yes I know it's very dull, bland and boring, YAWN! :) and I've been involved with rolling out Windows 10 for large customers, I'm talking some as large as 35k+ seats globally and there was only one ever issue that I can remember and that was nothing to do with Windows and something of an unknown at the time. We couldn't understand why out of hours deployments to the site would fail, turned out that for the site in Asia all company power is switched off sometime after office hours so that it could redirected for normal consumers and households.

    For corporates MS are also mellowing, they are now allowing 18 months plus another 12 months, dependant on which exact release you are on before you really need to update to the latest all singing all dancing version.
     
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  10. pmcross

    pmcross Getting the hang of it

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    I work in IT as well. My role is a little more dynamic though as I now work for a MSP as a Systems Engineer. I used to work for a global fortune 500 company and was responsible for maintaining the corporate desktop images, which at the time was Windows 7. That is crazy that they actually turn of the power after hours. We had sites indifferent country's too, but that is a first for me to hear about the power getting turned off :)
     
  11. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    Yes, you wouldn't want to risk an entire $30 before knowing all the details about version 5. Have you bothered to look at the updates to Blue Iris in just the last year? Do you have reason to believe they will be no similar updates either beginning with version 5 or coming as version 5 evolves? Most users here appreciate the constant addition of new features in BI4 and are confident enough the risk $30 on an upgrade to Blue Iris 5. Some like you need to do an in-depth analysis with an Excel spreadsheet to determine whether or not to part with $30.
     
  12. alekslyse

    alekslyse Young grasshopper

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    I dont mind paying for another license comparing the price vs other systems. Just like for example synology that charges 50-60USD pr camera BI pays itself in. Also that it is in active development is positive. But I cant see its any information about anything that we can experience - is it a full platform upgrade, or just came to an uprgrade state where its worth pushing it into V5. Personally I would love to see a new UI and stuff like that, but UI < stability and functionality.
     
  13. frank10

    frank10 Getting the hang of it

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    @fenderman
    Completely unneeded harshness.
    30$ or 300$ is common practice always knowing what you are buying. Simple as that.
    Probably it will worth it, nonetheless it's normal asking to know at least the major differences.
    But to be honest I did not use ANY of the new features in BI in the last 2-3 years: I use it only to view 2 cams and use http commands to trigger something. Basic usage, yes.
    So, yes I'm NOT that interested in crazy new features, so my asking.
    IF there will be some features I could use, of course I'll buy it.
     
  14. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    who knows, who cares. Everyone is welcome to wait until after its released and pay a few bux more if they are no confident that they upgrade is worth an entire 30 bux. He mentioned in the release notes that he will be providing more info.
     
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    fenderman Staff Member

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    The harshness is needed. You are welcome to wait and find out for yourself what the new features are. I understand 30 bux is a lot of money and you will have to forgo a few starbucks trips. So for you, just wait and see because this is a large sum of money for you. You probably dont need blue iris at all, try some of the free options out there. More savings.
     
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    IAmATeaf Getting comfortable

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    That was a @fenderman nice reply, you've obviously caught him on a good day :D
     
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  17. frank10

    frank10 Getting the hang of it

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    who cares of his good/bad days? Only rudeness and nonsense is visible, congratulations. Neither a teenager.

    Oh fenderman, you, that can spend so much, ohhhhh my, why don't you make a round on apple/google store and buy some 30$ prog at random. "Oh but I don't need it", "Who cares? It's well written and updated and you don't need an excel sheet to decide. Go and buy. And iterate too"
    Camomilla will help.
     
  18. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    You fool, you missed his entire point.
    No one asked you to buy anyting, no one is forcing you to buy anything, so why are you all in a tizzy making demands about what new features are going to be available... He mentioned that he's going to disclose some of them. If he chooses not to that's his prerogative. you are welcome to wait until they release to make your purchase. What part of that doesnt your tiny brain understand?
     
  19. alekslyse

    alekslyse Young grasshopper

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    Well I think it’s good to care, but I already paid for it twice plus extended support cause of the active development alone not cause of v5. But I can’t see why I should not care about v5?
     
  20. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    Simple, because it will be available in six weeks. No one knows what features and functions it has. Only the developer does. So like everyone else you'll have to wait, and I guarantee that you will survive. My point is if $30 is too big of a risk for someone to take they can wait until the official release and then make an informed decision as to whether they want to purchase the upgrade. It's really that simple.