- Mar 9, 2014
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you specifically asked about blue iris because it's customizable and has many features now you want your setup to be simple....please.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.
It's obvious that you have no knowledge of the heat dissipation power usage or noise of a modern PC...you want to run any VMS on a clean system not something gummed up with all your other crap.... I encourage you to buy an NVR then when you're displeased with his performance you'll come back...