Blue Iris Video Tutorials

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Nice work for a new like me it really will be helpful, can you do a video about configuring remote access? Do you need to do this to get the BI app to work?
If you dont want to port forward. Check out openvpn setup
 

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Too much conflict. What is best? And Is openvpn necessary?
 

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Best (safest) : VPN like openvpn

This is probably harder to setup as it needs to be configured on all your devices like your smartphones/tablets. Also, most ISP provided routers from ATT, Specrum ect do not support vpn and you would need to purchase a different router or update the router firmware manually. There are other ways to setup a vpn but not going to get into that.

Easier but not as safe: port forwarding

You just need to configure port forwarding on your home router and your done. No additional setup required on your phones/tablets.

And no, I am not going to do a video at this time on how to setup a vpn or port forward. If you really need help I do offer remote support and can do it for you:

Blue Iris Support
 

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Would anyone be able to demo the new iOS mobile app feature "Rich push notifications in GIF format" for BI that was released in v1.62.06 a few weeks ago? I don't have BI yet and would love to see how well this works.
A big thank-you in advance!

By the way, @Dasstrum great, super helpful videos!
 

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Would anyone be able to demo the new iOS mobile app feature "Rich push notifications in GIF format" for BI that was released in v1.62.06 a few weeks ago? I don't have BI yet and would love to see how well this works. I'm curious if it's similar to how this feature works: A big thank-you in advance!

By the way, @Dasstrum great, super helpful videos!
Perhaps start a new thread for that :D
 

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Wait, just looked at patch notes and it is for android... hmmm might need to do a video on this then!
 

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Wait, just looked at patch notes and it is for android... hmmm might need to do a video on this then!
That'd be awesome! I'm curious if the GIF can give you an idea of what triggered the alert without having to launch into the app.
 

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Hey guys! After MUCH request I have decided to make a video on setting up Blue Iris with Stunnel / OpenVPN / Port Forwarding

Please note that up till a few weeks ago I was not very familiar with OpenVPN and as of today I am not familiar with Stunnel. I have spent a great deal of time educating myself on each of the options and I will do my best to describe the advantages/disadvantages to each setup.
 

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Hopefully this video doesn't create more questions than it answers lol

Trying to figure this out, when I click "Test", PTZ camera does not move and a box pops up stating "received xxxxxx bytes".
When I paste the command in Chrome the UI login comes up, if I login then the camera moves.

Command entered in Chrome: 192.168.1.7:81/admin?camera=PTZ&preset=11&user=xxxx&pw=xxxx

Command in Chrome.jpg

After login this appears and the camera moves.
After Login UI.jpg
 

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Trying to figure this out, when I click "Test", PTZ camera does not move and a box pops up stating "received xxxxxx bytes".
When I paste the command in Chrome the UI login comes up, if I login then the camera moves.

Command entered in Chrome: 192.168.1.7:81/admin?camera=PTZ&preset=11&user=xxxx&pw=xxxx

View attachment 36612

After login this appears and the camera moves.
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Make sure the account your using is an administrator account
 

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Are you using the correct camera "shortname"? In the screenshot it says DahuaPTZ and in the command you only put PTZ
 

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Are you using the correct camera "shortname"? In the screenshot it says DahuaPTZ and in the command you only put PTZ
So this is what I've done.

Cloned a camera and set up a custom motion detection zone so if motion is detected the PTZ will move and zoom to that zone. Set the PTZ preset for the zone.
I then followed your video to set up the command to control the PTZ.
Now stuck because the PTZ does not respond. If I paste the command in Chrome, the UI login comes up. If I login, then the PTZ responds and moves to the preset position. So I'm pretty sure the command is OK or it wouldn't respond after login.
 
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