Discussion in 'EmpireTech Andy' started by EMPIRETECANDY, Apr 7, 2019.
ok, will try to update on another topic soon.
I think Lexalex is having the same issue as I am having. If i update my 5321 cameras, they will now require a different plugin than my NVR which I think may be EOL so won't get new updates. so I'm essentially going to have to leave my plugin for the NAS on my primary computer and if for some reason ever need to get recordings off my camera's SD cards (or view them) i'd have to use a seperate computer with the newer plugin installed, OR leave the 5321's on older firmware (which may just be a more advisable option). I was considering getting 2 more cameras and was just going to get the non-varifocal new versions and save a few dollars, but seems like it'd be smarter to just grab 5321's and keep them on the older firmware.
My thoughts. IMHO.
The problem is new plugin has "the same name" as old one i.e. it REPLACES old/original/public.
There should be the way to "rename" new version plugin to let them (new+old) co-exist in the system (different names, GUIDs, paths, etc); and new camera firmware should call NEW plugin.
Rebuild ALL Firmwares for ALL Cameras and NVRs %)
Or just rebuild other_model Firmwares on demand (by user request
How should one upgrade the firmware correctly?
@EMPIRETECANDY and some other people wrote last year that AFTER applying a firmware update, you must factory default (reset) the camera in the Web UI. Is this still necessary today with the newer firmware? How do you update the new firmware?
Thanks in advance
Could someone confirm if you are able to format the SD card with this firmware?
i'm not sure if the issue i'm seeing right now is due to the firmware or the sd card or some combo (samsung evo select 128GiB)
I've upgraded one of the two Dahua IPC-HDW5231R-Z's I have (fw from may 2017). So far so good, the settings were preserved after the upgrade, did no factory reset.
Onvifer (android app) on my mobile still works. Live feed works with HTML5 browsers like Chrome/Firefox (without plugin). One thing I noticed was that the image was more smooth before in the browser, with the plugin. It's not an issue though.
The only thing that didn't work anymore was the connection from Synology Surveillance Station. I had to reconfigure the camera settings to model [onvif] in Surveillance Station. I've requested support for v2.800 firmware in Surveillance Station.
Updated my IPC-HDBW4239R-ASE to V2.800.0000005.0.R with the .bin file, everything still works.
@Mpowers: Did you factory reset the camera?
Do we still need to factory reset the cameras after upgrading (with the new firmware)?
Hm, interesting. I updated IPC-HDW5231R-ZE and connection from Synology Surveillance Station is ok (set to appropriate Dahua model as before).
Same here: Three (3) IPC-HDW5231R-ZE's and an IPC-HDBW4231F-AS, in fact. No trouble from the Synology SS at all.
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