Is there a Blue Iris equivalent for Linux?

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Hi all,
Couldn't find any information on the forum on this matter so far, apologies if I missed it.
So far I was very impressed with BI and its flexibility, however, my setup (for great many reasons I won't go into detail right now) is going to be Linux based, so BI is out of the question.
Are there any equivalents that are at the same (or close to) level of BI?
I read about BlueCherry, but couldn't find any recent reliable reviews to know if it's worth anything.
Any other worth mentioning alternatives out there?

Appreciate the help
M.
 

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Hi all,
Couldn't find any information on the forum on this matter so far, apologies if I missed it.
So far I was very impressed with BI and its flexibility, however, my setup (for great many reasons I won't go into detail right now) is going to be Linux based, so BI is out of the question.
Are there any equivalents that are at the same (or close to) level of BI?
I read about BlueCherry, but couldn't find any recent reliable reviews to know if it's worth anything.
Any other worth mentioning alternatives out there?

Appreciate the help
M.
Nothing comes close. There are many linux-based vms. There's absolutely no reason why you can't run a separate Windows server 4 blue Iris they are cheap and efficient.
 

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Run it in a KVM VM if you have decent hardware. I do something similar.
 

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Nothing comes close. There are many linux-based vms. There's absolutely no reason why you can't run a separate Windows server 4 blue Iris they are cheap and efficient.
This for sure, I just bought basically new HP I7 8700 well appointed for $650 on eBay with just shy of 3 yrs warranty left.
 

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For the price and all the great features BI has I feel it is worth setting up a windows server for it. What is stopping you from doing this?
 

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Virtualization is not a solution I'm looking for.
I'm looking for a native Linux solution, but I understand there is none that comes close. That's too bad :(
Thanks for letting me know
 

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Virtualization is not a solution I'm looking for.
I'm looking for a native Linux solution, but I understand there is none that comes close. That's too bad :(
Thanks for letting me know
Digital Watchdog Spectrum will run on Ubuntu. But it’s expensive.

None of the OpenSource software is worth your time. It’s all garbage.
 

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Virtualization is not a solution I'm looking for.
I'm looking for a native Linux solution, but I understand there is none that comes close. That's too bad :(
Thanks for letting me know
it's not too bad running the Windows machine is always an option is just never an option for Linux snobs. There's absolutely no reason you cannot do it. But if you insist pick one of the Linux VMS is that offers less flexibility and a much higher cost.
 

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it's not too bad running the Windows machine is always an option is just never an option for Linux snobs. There's absolutely no reason you cannot do it. But if you insist pick one of the Linux VMS is that offers less flexibility and a much higher cost.
Hey, please no profanities if you don't mind. Don't like being called a snob.
There are actually (like I said) great many reasons why I don't want a windows machine, and I don't want this thread to deteriorate to a "linux vs windows" flame fight, so I don't want to open this to discussion, but present it as a fact. I think I'm entited to do so without being called a snob...
 
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Hey, please no profanities if you don't mind. Don't like being called a snob.
There are actually (like I said) great many reasons why I don't want a windows machine, and I don't want this thread to deteriorate to a "linux vs windows" flame fight, so I don't want to open this to discussion, but present it as a fact. I think I'm entited to do so without being called a snob...
You are a snob. Profanity, dont make me fucking laugh (now that is a profanity). This forum is NOT an internet safe space. If you need one with coloring books and horses to pet because you have been called a snob, go elsewhere and dont let the door hit you on the way out!
Windows is fantastic and some of the best and high end VMS like avigilon is developed for windows.
 

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You are a snob. Profanity, dont make me fucking laugh (now that is a profanity). This forum is NOT an internet safe space. If you need one with coloring books and horses to pet because you have been called a snob, go elsewhere and dont let the door hit you on the way out!
Windows is fantastic and some of the best and high end VMS like avigilon is developed for windows.
Hey, I'm all for fruitful discussion, personal attacks (and of someone you don't even know and understand, but assume to automatically do) are non productive and don't lead to any meaningful helpful discussion and community.
Thank you for your valuable input so far, I'll take your messages into consideration
 

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If you want, you could try something like Even the Most Die-Hard Linux Users Need to Run a Windows Program from Time to Time…

It has a trial version, and Blue Iris has a trial version, so you could see if you can make Blue Iris run on linux that way and if it didn't work it would cost you nothing but time.
Thanks for the option, I didn't know about it.
Unlike what others may think, I'm not a Linux die hard user, but rather a mostly windows user. My specific circumstances don't allow me to use a windows machine, and those same circumstances will not allow a virtualization, and even if it would, I am looking for a relatively simple solution. If this is the alternative, I'll just opt for getting an NVR hardware instead of SW solution, which will limit my flexibility for sure, but would probably be the best option for me.
 

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Thanks for the option, I didn't know about it.
Unlike what others may think, I'm not a Linux die hard user, but rather a mostly windows user. My specific circumstances don't allow me to use a windows machine, and those same circumstances will not allow a virtualization, and even if it would, I am looking for a relatively simple solution. If this is the alternative, I'll just opt for getting an NVR hardware instead of SW solution, which will limit my flexibility for sure, but would probably be the best option for me.
:) Don't read too much into the link text. That is just a title the forum software automatically scraped off the link target. I agree, a hardware NVR is probably best if you want something relatively simple.
 

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Thanks for the option, I didn't know about it.
Unlike what others may think, I'm not a Linux die hard user, but rather a mostly windows user. My specific circumstances don't allow me to use a windows machine, and those same circumstances will not allow a virtualization, and even if it would, I am looking for a relatively simple solution. If this is the alternative, I'll just opt for getting an NVR hardware instead of SW solution, which will limit my flexibility for sure, but would probably be the best option for me.
There is no reason to lie. There is absolutely NO circumstance that will not allow you to use a windows solution but allow you to use a standalone NVR. NONE! Just admit you have a snobby attitude towards windows.
 

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Sure.
My goal in life is to go to forums and lie to cover for my secrets you got me :lmao:
I think in this case it's clear someone is snobby in favor of windows and is projecting it on to others.
 

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:) Don't read too much into the link text. That is just a title the forum software automatically scraped off the link target. I agree, a hardware NVR is probably best if you want something relatively simple.
Yeah I visited the link. It's an interesting solution, but I have no use for it as I mostly run windows machines, apart from special circumstances. I love keeping stuff simple, but the idea of limiting myself to specific vendor cameras or restricting some features is a bit annoyingly limiting. I would rather do that though than to have to redesign my entire house, setup, and preexisting solutions and integrations just to be able to run a (seemingly very good) piece of software.
 

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Sure.
My goal in life is to go to forums and lie to cover for my secrets you got me :lmao:
I think in this case it's clear someone is snobby in favor of windows and is projecting it on to others.
You still can't disclose this national secret. You are the one who's looking for a blue iris equivalent...if you simply ask for a linux-based VMS I would have directed you to digital watchdog....
my guess is you either don't want to pay for a Windows license or don't understand how cheap Windows PCS are... But stop with the lies why can't you tell us what this limitation is...
 

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You still can't disclose this national secret. You are the one who's looking for a blue iris equivalent...if you simply ask for a linux-based VMS I would have directed you to digital watchdog....
my guess is you either don't want to pay for a Windows license or don't understand how cheap Windows PCS are... But stop with the lies why can't you tell us what this limitation is...
Already got a digital watchdog referral, and I am checking it out, but I don't think it's the right thing for me. Seems a bit over the top.
I have paid for many windows licenses, and it's really not an issue.
Cost is a consideration, yes, but as an overall solution seeming that I'm considering a 300$+ NVR I can't say I'm cutting costs.
I actually didn't want to start a windows vs linux discussion, but you're really trying to force it for some very weird reason.
A simple "No there isn't" would've definitely been sufficient.
I already have a Linux setup with all sorts of stuff its doing which is completely not relevant for this discussion.
Migrating that system to Windows just to run a windows based VMS simply makes no sense, and I can't see a reason to maintain 2 separate PCs. What's more, finding a PC with power, noise, heat dissipation ratings similar to a well designed NVR is very hard job, given that the space is limited, and in a central area in the house, heat buildup and noise pollution are an issue, especially when more than 1 electronics is involved.
This is part of the picture (pardon the pun). I am sure you have many ideas and solutions that will suggest how I can tweak the setup, and find very good pcs and what not. Please don't do it. I'm not interested in making my setup more complex than it has to be, and maintaining 2 PCs makes zero sense to me.
Now I have wasted everyone's time in explaining something completely unimportant to the discussion, just cause, well, never mind I'll try to stay civilized.
 

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Oh and by the way, I asked for a BI equivalent, because, I haven't heard of BI until I saw this forum. Never knew there was a SW NVR solution, so all I knew that exists is BI, and everyone here seems happy about it, so here I asked about something similar. Sorry if my inexperience offends you.
 
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