I believe you need the MJPEG link of http://192.168.0.107/videostream.cgi?rate=0&user=[USERNAME]&pwd=[PASSWORD] not sure about that 81 port. I'd leave it out & see if the defaults work before I add that in. Not sure what source type that is either & I don't have a working ZM install as I'm currently on this board to see if I can get BI to work again & foolishly deleted mine. But, that address is from ispyconnect's site as the address to start with. Hope that helps give you a starting point if you haven't figured it out yet.
ZoneMinder is a tool I love, but I speak from a "spiritual" point of view. Despite my earlier positive post ZM's shortcomings eventually caught up with me. Love what they're doing, love why they're doing it, but yeah -- it takes a mammoth machine under the current architecture to even get mediocre features out of it. Given I work in IT, I can handle that, but what I had trouble with was the random issues where ZM would just kind of "stop" without warning. I grew untrustworthy of it since I want my VMS to run without issue for obvious reasons. The developers are doing a great job though. ZM has had a tremendous amount of improvement following the current team's takeover, but it's an uphill battle. They'll get there. I have no doubt. But right now, I mirror a lot of your stance too... just need it to work.With opensource volunteer build software you can't really complain to much. You try it out -- if it doesn't preform, check it out again next year when you have sometime.
I have tried Zoneminder, I don't have the time or interest to deal with it.
I love Linux but the same issues of open source are there, I need to get work done.. software is just a tool. I usually don't have time to work on my tools.
I'm kind of in the same boat as I prefer using Linux as well. After my ZoneMinder honeymoon ended I found Bluecherry, which feels light years ahead in some ways (not to mention I didn't have to set up an email server for notifications ). I didn't mind Blue Iris when I used it, but from a management standpoint I really wanted a Linux base. It's good to have options though. Not everybody falls into the same category.I run the best tool for the job, I prefer that tool to be linux, or similar but yeah, I had to try and set up my own email server just to send myself alerts from zoneminder. I think because of blue iris nobody sees a need to try and make a good free nvr software, I mean BI is $60, ridiculously cheap, the only reason not to use it is if you are some kind of open source linux zealot and you are happy with how hardware NVR's work. I tried the demo of BI and was immediately sold, I am interested in your project though, perhaps I will try it in a virtual machine.
Yeah, I'm a fan of a headless setup myself. ZM can accommodate a headless setup with a web UI, but we've already established the downfalls in the other department there. Bluecherry has a few different combinations possible; with gui, without gui, etc., given it works in both areas and has a server+client component and you can still mix both server and client together.my quarrel with blue iris is that its for windows. wine to use windows apps on linux never worked for me when i tried to use windows apps in it so i dont bother with it anymore... also the fact your recording server needs to have the OS gui installed is also a let down. It would be preferred that the server hosting the program be headless and only accessible via ssh(RSA key login, no password) for more security.
but my purpose for wanting such software was entirely different than most i suppose. I wanted to use zoneminder to make a site like mangocam... but it ended up being one disappointment after another... i didn't realize it soon enough but it was a waste of effort to work with.
That's a good attitude to have. With that attitude it'll ensure that no matter what platform the tool is on, you'll have access to it. In a situation where choice is available my preferences still guide me in a specific direction. I'm a busy guy, so I like things to be as "set it and forget it" as possible. If the software makes me lazy, the software is doing its job.Yeah see, I just want stuff to work, if it will do what I want easily on windows, linux, BSD, I don't care. I've been running blue iris on windows 8.1 on 2 different machines for a few years now. I never have one issue. No management problems. Rock solid. I typically find my personal windows installs never have any issues, maybe I've just been running windows long enough that I know exactly how to use and manage it I dunno. Having a gui doesn't bother me, in 2017 with a modern cpu and everything there is plenty of resources to have a gui, it's not 1985 and I'm not trying to run it on a raspberry pi. Right now windows with BI makes a great NVR system for me and ubuntu mate makes a great daily driver laptop for me. OpenBSD on my firewall at home, on and on. If it works well and isn't a huge pain in my ass, I'll run it. Maybe I've just become a curmudgeon after so many years working with computers. It's just not worth banging your head on the wall because you want to do something in linux instead of windows, or because there is some bug you won't be able to do anything about until the dev fixes it. I will flip flop OS's, distros, whatever, to do what I want to do. Just the right tool for the job attitude I have lol.
Are you running the demo? Direct to disk does not work in the demo...I want to know what settings user normally change in Blue IRIS or their cameras to work it smoothly as it is spiking my laptop CPU too much. I understand it is not good to have a laptop for this ( I am using thinkpad x230 with 3rd gen dual core i5 2.6 Ghz with 8 GB RAM and 180 GS SSD).
Now, when I am testing, laptop is always on 80-90% CPU with continuous recording with trigger. motion detection takes a lot of CPU. Disabling motion detection, the CPU sits at 50-60 %.
Cameras are: DS-2CD2342WD-I . I changed the settings on camera:
1. Resolution down to 1920* 1080 p
2. FPS down to 12
Rest all standard.
On Blue IRIS:
1. continuous recording direct to disk.
2. hardware decoding to default
3. no date time stamp to reduce encoding by blue iris.
I wonder how come the Hikvision NVR with less processor power can support 8 or even 16 cameras where as a 3rd gen i5 laptop cant.
Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.
Thanks for the reply fenderman. Edited the post to reflect the cameras.
read again..hardware acceleration is set in the blue iris options>cameras..Thanks for the reply fenderman. Edited the post to reflect the cameras.
- I have purchased Blue IRIS, so it is not demo.
- Cameras = 6 in total. Fow now, I have connected 5 of them.
- Hardware acceleration= Is it Hardware decoding in Camera properties first page. It is set to default.
- I am viewing it in Laptop screen.
See the screenshot here:
BlueIris 7 Second Freezes in Recordings
I have similar settings except the make is Hikvision and model 2cdXXX.