Discussion in 'Blue Iris' started by Dasstrum, Sep 30, 2017.
If you dont want to port forward. Check out openvpn setup
Don't forward ports: VPN Primer for Noobs
Too much conflict. What is best? And Is openvpn necessary?
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
New Video: Zone Crossing Part 2:
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!
Perhaps start a new thread for that
Will do! Sorry for hijacking! Thanks!
I would but I would have to hijack my wife's iphone... I use android hah
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.
that would be awesome
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.
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
After login this appears and the camera moves.
Make sure the account your using is an administrator account
I have two users, local_console and Admin, both administrator accounts. Does this create a conflict?
Are you using the correct camera "shortname"? In the screenshot it says DahuaPTZ and in the command you only put PTZ
Shortname is PTZ
As you can see in attachment, shortname is 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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