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by Matts1984
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: Looking for new system, 5-7 cams
Replies: 19
Views: 1200

Re: Looking for new system, 5-7 cams

Yeah unless you're seeing network issues or just really trying to cut down on bandwidth consumption (cameras to server so most likely NOT hitting your internet pipe), I wouldn't even worry about H265+. You may even find H264 is more ideal. The lower you go the less compression..... so more bandwidth...
by Matts1984
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: Port Forwarding
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Port Forwarding

+1 I am using port forwarding more or less but I did look into ZeroTier a bit when I saw someone else reference it. While I can't say I personally have set it up, it looked pretty easy and like a great solution.
by Matts1984
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blue Iris Software Settings for Demo System
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Blue Iris Software Settings for Demo System

I honestly don't have experience myself with MP4s but if thats a client requirement then I understand taking the steps to figure it out. If it were me I'd stick with BVR and then convert when needed (or all if it's a requirement) though I realize that mayy alters storage requirements. You could conv...
by Matts1984
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blue Iris Software Settings for Demo System
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Blue Iris Software Settings for Demo System

I'm not sure if I can answer all of those but I can do some: 1) If we buy Licensed Blue Iris for the demo machine, can we use the same for the actual machine later. Yes. The license can only be used on one system at a time but you can deregister it from one and transfer to another 2) BI settings : a...
by Matts1984
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: Looking for new system, 5-7 cams
Replies: 19
Views: 1200

Re: Looking for new system, 5-7 cams

Nice! Always exciting when someone buys new toys.. kind of like buying a new car (only a LOT less money :) ) Sounds like a really good deal, enjoy! Hit us up again if you run into configuration questions or issues. Blue Iris and camera settings can be set to completely cripple even the most modern C...
by Matts1984
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: Looking for new system, 5-7 cams
Replies: 19
Views: 1200

Re: Looking for new system, 5-7 cams

I agree, that system should work just fine. I'd always recommend (as Thixo did) to just shop around a bit to get the best CPU bang for your buck. All other specs are more than sufficient but the CPU listed should be just fine too! And yes, BI supports using network storage, second drives, whatever p...
by Matts1984
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: Looking for new system, 5-7 cams
Replies: 19
Views: 1200

Re: Looking for new system, 5-7 cams

You can certainly run an i5 processor or a Xeon server grade CPU. An i7 is just more cores than an i5 and Blue Iris if anything is CPU hungry. I don't think a Core2duo is going to be a good experience BUT..... if you have it, there really is no harm in trying it. It might end up being miserable in w...
by Matts1984
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Blue Iris 5
Topic: Confusion about access to updates to V5
Replies: 13
Views: 2080

Re: Confusion about access to updates to V5

Just to report on the experience, I had my first auto-renewal go through. It was pretty painless. About 2 weeks prior I got an email notification (warning?) that it was coming up, the date it would occur, and the total amount that would be billed. Then on the actual day I got an email receipt, then ...
by Matts1984
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Blue Iris 5
Topic: Status Window Sort
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Status Window Sort

+1 to this being a convenient yet minor tweak.
by Matts1984
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: is Blue Iris a background service demon?
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: is Blue Iris a background service demon?

For 3-4 cameras I think that should be plenty of system. Of course a lot of that comes down to tuning and configuration. You can easily kill a CPU with the wrong settings. Both of these articles are very helpful in getting optimized settings: https://ipcamtalk.com/wiki/optimizing-blue-iris-s-cpu-usa...