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Blue Iris Video Tutorials

Cameraguy

Getting comfortable
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
 

Dasstrum

IPCT Contributor
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
 

aesterling

Getting the hang of it
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!
 

Dasstrum

IPCT Contributor
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
 

Dasstrum

IPCT Contributor
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.
 

RicRat2009

Getting the hang of it
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
 

Dasstrum

IPCT Contributor
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

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After login this appears and the camera moves.
View attachment 36613
Make sure the account your using is an administrator account
 

Dasstrum

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

RicRat2009

Getting the hang of it
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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