Not worth the time or trouble.

pete_c

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I have used Zoneminder since the analog days. Works great today with my IP cameras. I have always been a Unix, Linux and BSD person.

I have kept Microsoft Windows around for Wife and WAF but personally have changed all of my laptops / desktops to Linux.
 
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I have used Zoneminder since the analog days. Works great today with my IP cameras. I have always been a Unix, Linux and BSD person.

I have kept Microsoft Windows around for Wife and WAF but personally have changed all of my laptops / desktops to Linux.
but does it hold a candle to blue iris? otherwise, spend the -$50.
 

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but does it hold a candle to blue iris? otherwise, spend the -$50.
Can't say for sure because I've never used it. But it does everything I need it to do and it doesn't require me to run Windows. So from my perspective it's vastly superior.
 

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Out of curiosity alone (BI user + a little frigate), I decided to spin up a zoneminder container on my proxmox. Just on Motion detect and was surprised how little CPU it uses. Hardly any compared to frigate. The recordings on detection are coming through/

But I'm trying to get the event server and object detection (person) working to define the objects. I believe I have followed all the steps, installed all the appropriate dependencies and updated the ini files with my cam ID's. 1,2,3,4 etc Unless I have those wrong.


But I'm a bit confused now where do the images appear with the person object defined during detection? Not on my zoneminder dashboard!


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Your title hits the nail on the head!

A week now trying this installation - yep zoneminder works fine - But the events sever OMG too many issues. Posted my issues on the zoneminder forum.

No wonder people always turn to Blue Iris,

Please don't say I didn't read the docs, read them all about 10 times over and reinstalled about 3 times with all the packages/config files set up etc etc.
Also MQTT works one time then another time no. same settings
 
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