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by Thixotropic
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: Looking for new system, 5-7 cams
Replies: 10
Views: 138

Re: Looking for new system, 5-7 cams

With those specs it sounds like it should work just fine. If you can get a little snappier CPU for not too much extra $$ then I'd go for it, but what you specced below seems like should work for 5 ~ 7 cameras. HP EliteDesk 800 G1. Cost 250. 00 Prozessor: Intel Core i7 4785T 2..2 GHz Ram: 16 GB SSD 2...
by Thixotropic
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: Looking for new system, 5-7 cams
Replies: 10
Views: 138

Re: Looking for new system, 5-7 cams

Ok thank you, so it has to be i7 because i have an old pc here but just core2duo , very old :-) do i need ssd for windows to boot? i think i boot it once or reboot after problems. but its on 24/7 do you know how much elecritity i need or how much this cost per year, round about ? No, it doesn't hav...
by Thixotropic
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Blue Iris 5
Topic: Log filename change not allowed
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Log filename change not allowed

BI does generate a new log file every month, I assume it's reading the system date and time to know when to do so. The log files can get pretty big (well over 100 megs a month depending on how active your system is) and it stores them as well, so you can eat up a fair bit of space if you let it log ...
by Thixotropic
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: is Blue Iris a background service demon?
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: is Blue Iris a background service demon?

You can follow these steps to stop Windows 10 updates: In the Run box ( Win + R ), type in “services. msc” and press Enter. Select the "Windows Update" service from the Services list. Click on the “General” tab and change the “Startup Type” to “Disabled”. Restart your machine. That'll pret...
by Thixotropic
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: Looking for new system, 5-7 cams
Replies: 10
Views: 138

Re: Looking for new system, 5-7 cams

If I had it all to do over again, I'd buy a cheap refurb box off of eBay, something like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/274793799263 Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF PC Core i7 4th Gen 16GB RAM 1TB Hard Drive 2 DisplayPorts, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 Optical Drive Win 10 Not bad for ~$250. Maybe something with a littl...
by Thixotropic
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Network cameras
Topic: Stainless IP cameras?
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Stainless IP cameras?

I'd get a decent camera and then just spray-coat it repeatedly with Plasti-Dip, maybe 5 or 10 coats or so (be sure to mask off the lens, of course). Plasti-Dip will dry to a very durable, flexible coating that will withstand seawater, salt, hot/cold temperatures, etc. There's also a liquid version o...
by Thixotropic
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Blue Iris 5
Topic: Cannot open direct-to-disk .mp4 files
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Cannot open direct-to-disk .mp4 files

Are you using Quicktime? A lot of the errors I found searching on that message seem to be related to using Quicktime. "This error can be linked to the wrong Audio codec in the .mp4 container. Some encoders incorrectly put this as 103 rather than 64. One can use mp4ui or some third-party tools t...
by Thixotropic
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Blue Iris 5
Topic: What made you choose BI over alternatives
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: What made you choose BI over alternatives

Flexibility and features were 2 of my key "must haves". BI can use almost any camera, and it has an impressive number of configuration options that give it very broad capability. It also has some 3rd-party extensibility for things like AI face/human detection, license plate reading, etc. A...
by Thixotropic
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Question about Windows10 Update 21H1
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Question about Windows10 Update 21H1

For my Homeseer set up, I ended up with various sub programs (Node Red/ DeConz/ LogTemp etc) that had to be manually started before Homeseer itself. To get around that, I use an old program called "startup-delayer" from https://www.r2.com.au/page/products/show/startup-delayer/ Cool, I'll ...
by Thixotropic
Mon May 31, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Question about Windows10 Update 21H1
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Question about Windows10 Update 21H1

I've used a few of these things over the years, the last one being debloater. I can feel a Win10 re-install coming up this year :? I've used Debloater and it's pretty good. I'm not sure, but I understand that it won't always prevent things like Cortana from coming back. I can't say for certain yet ...