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  • RE: ZoneMinder had its place

    I believe ZoneMinder's strength came from the fact it was a open-source community project. Not a close-sourced platform for people to make money off every user. Personally I put up with that horror because it was free and open-source. I am not able to pay for crazily priced platforms nor do i wanna install windows for my servers. I struggled because it was my only option.

    I accept ZoneMinder is old and needs a lot of work. I don't accept that the devs claim ZoneMinder is "A full-featured, open source, state-of-the-art video surveillance software system" while it remains nearly the same thing since they picked it up 4+ years ago. I understand they are volunteers and have lives to live... but I am doing the same as them. They even have more incentive than I do, they get donations and bounty support regularly. I wouldn't be surprised if their position on the team has earned them alternate sources of income. The name "ZoneMinder" gives them that luxury.

    In short : ZoneMinder is dying (or dead) because it has no guardian to take care of it. It just has people editing it. ZoneMinder would still have a place if there was more effort put into the platform.. and in no way do i intend undermine what they have done so far but for the times we live in it isn't enough.

    Enough of my rambling! Yes the world is evolving fast. We have to keep up or we get left behind. Luckily i have been doing a lot of testing with [email protected] for the last few months and Shinobi seems to handle it just fine. Since Shinobi uses FFmpeg you can do things like pass-through (copy encoder). Which will record or stream H.264 data with very little overhead. We can also make use of the GPU to get even better performance.

    I will soon be updating object detection docs to include the fast install for OpenCV and CUDA. So you can get that detection stuff going easier.

    ZM can still have a place. They just need to earn it all over again.

    posted in ZoneMinder
  • RE: Several Questions: Version Number? Mobile View? "Conform Form Resubmit"?

    Hey there :D frankly if ZM does everything you need it to then you should stick with that. Shinobi is still in the early stages.

    1. currently shinobi uses the git system and has no actual versioning system of it's own. My ideas on how I want to do this put me in a sort of circle when i try to decide on a particular method. So i just get tired an move on to other things. So for now the easiest way to know your version would be to use git on terminal in the shinobi folder.

    2. Right now the aspect is forced to fit on the screen it is presented on. Currently the only camera viewing UI is the dashboard and embed page. You can technically make a crude viewer with the API. There have been a few users who started building their own interfaces. I am not entirely sure if they are presented to the public though.

    3. The irony. I actually made it do a full js login before but opted to follow the browser standard instead. The browser standard does this to avoid sending data without your consent. I did find one link about this (for chrome) but it is really old. Perhaps you can get a hint at the very least!category-topic/chrome/discuss-chrome/bUNejC0hF7U

    4. (reply to your discord message) Yes the forum does appear broken. It suddenly happened and quite frankly i have no clue on how to fix it. I have tried a few things yet no change. I have left a post on the NodeBB forum and hopefully I can get some assistance on what to do.

    Thanks for writing!

    posted in Shinobi
  • How to Add a RTSP Camera with the Automatic Method (Video)


    posted in Notices
  • RE: Working with

    yes a private build i have already made uses their cloud service. Could you please tell me which commands you are using specifically? then i can get it ready for a public push

    posted in General Discussion
  • RE: Motion Detection - API

    awesome!! thank you for spreading the word! feels good reading a post that isn't started by me :sweat_smile:

    posted in Questions and Comments
  • RE: Recording length not honored, time lost between files

    @super_kev i don't recall saying Base64 is the best :/ I actually avoid using it unless i really need it and use JPEG, HLS, or FLV instead. I also rarely ever suggest anyone use it.

    Yes segment length is in minutes. The length is up to you. I choose 15 because it's easier for me to manage. 4 segments per hour is how i look at it. The preset ultrafast just sets bitrate and stuff when it can.

    However, every time I change a setting or hit "Save" on a camera in Shinobi, the first video recorded is about (not exact, again) the length I entered. Then it goes back to the default 2min for every file after that. And this happened before I switched to HLS stream vs. Base64.

    Can you create a video showing this behavior? What version of FFmpeg? Exact only (sometimes) happens when network and hardware conditions are ideal. Otherwise it will be incorrect like how you are describing.

    Also, "license" is spelled wrong, as in detector_lisence_plate, shouldn't it be 'detector_license_plate'?

    yah that's a typo.

    posted in Bug Reports
  • RE: Recording length not honored, time lost between files

    thanks :D I am sadly unable to import that string.. not sure what it is but luckily i can read the string the way it is :D I'll have to look into why you couldn't upload it to begin with :/ (this forum engine is still new to me)

    yah this was reported yesterday with base64 (which i notice you are using). Try setting to HLS or FLV then setting Video Codec to copy and setting audio to AAC or No Audio.

    Raw H264 is like simulated RTSP stream. It is H264 data streamed over HTTP. You can open[API KEY]/h264/[GROUP KEY]/[MONITOR ID] in VLC or other apps for lower latency, RTSP-like data with shinobi as a pass through.

    Please note that this API method will change in the future. So if it stops working one day you can reconfigure it in the, Upcoming, "Channels" section.

    posted in Bug Reports
  • RE: Recording length not honored, time lost between files

    what stream type are you using? can you upload the config for it please?

    posted in Bug Reports
  • RE: Motion Detection - API

    there is a way to send webhooks on triggers. In your monitor's settings you should see in the Detector section Webhook. Once enabled you will be able to input a URL. Alternatively you can use the Command option, in the same section, to run a curl or wget command.

    Thank you! i hope you love it more everyday :D

    posted in Questions and Comments
  • RE: Multi Server (Link Shinobi)

    hm i may have broken something, thank you for reporting

    posted in Bug Reports

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