@skluthe Not a good bug, and not a good practice. Dude, don't directly expose a beta to the internet. "Popped, you are hmmm." -Yoda
Posts made by ratatine
RE: If you have your shinobi web interface exposed to the internet anyone can view and download your videos.
RE: Doesn't support RTSP calmeras
I have three different RTSP sources I've configured and they all worked. Perhaps your RTSP camera is simpler than it should be and is missing something?
Shinobi is beta. It's promising but only if the maintainer can hold to it and solicit some additional support over time. (Which right now just comes in the form of highly technical early adopters, posting on forums like "dude, what's up with your setup?".)
User deletion and modification
Correct me if I'm doing this wrong, but I have two users for the system, myself and my wife. We share a group ID so we see the same cameras and can access the same recordings. However going into the super user console, I see the default account is still there. If I attempt to delete it, it wants to delete her account. Then if I do, it wants to delete my account. It seems to go backwards in users and not allow me to edit previous users. Advise if there's a trick to this, thanks!
RE: ZoneMinder had its place
Agreed on all points. The commercial solutions are horrible. I bought a nice NVR to try off Amazon and it was complete garbage. NOTHING worked and I mean nothing. They actually told me to try using an older version of the browser, complete with security holes. It was horrible and Amcrest should be ashamed of themselves.
But I digress... I've been using openRTSP to save my stream to flat files and that does a great job on one objective. I'm using Shinobi now with full frame 1920x1080 with no problems. I haven't gotten motion detection working but after I futz a bit more I'll post about that on the right thread.
The cuda integration will push me to pickup another video card I suppose (I currently run this on a VM with no GPU) but that's just the reality of doing anything like YOLO.
ZoneMinder had its place
Some thoughts on this topic as I know you're trying to overcome zoneminder's limitations (and there are many.) I should note that it was built a long time ago and based on a gap in technology. Nothing like it existed for CCTV. All you had were old clunky DVRs. Browsers didn't even have good video support so they used a image-storage technique instead of video. Even now their h264 support for storage is wonky and their mobile support is meh. It needs a complete overhaul and you can't demand that of volunteers.
That said, I think you're moving in the right direction here. ZoneMinder's strengths were in its support for a variety of cameras, flexible storage, and (after sometime) an API. The API is going to be super important for the future because I think a lot of what we will do next with cameras involves computer vision.
For example, I have a Rachio controller. Imagine a situation where my cameras record a deer in my yard walking towards my petunias. It so happens that the NVR could be connected to stringify who says "Oh look! Deer. Hey Rachio... turn on the sprinklers." Petunias-1. Deer-0.
Of course this is only one silly idea and there are a lot of practical use cases. "Hey look, someone is approaching the backdoor of the house and the home alarm is turned on. You might want to take a look."
Also the old school ways of doing video surveillance are changing. We say things like "oh 10fps is good enough". Or "You want to have your camera 2' higher than the door frame." No... I want full framerate video that shows me faces - license plates - the text message they are reading on their phone! Really, if I have to go back and look I want to see that. So alas, that's a lot of zoneminder to bite off given its current design architecture.
It had its place though!