Compressing files

General discussion about Blue Iris
borntworide
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:45 pm

Compressing files

Post by borntworide » Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:47 pm

Does Blue Iris off anyway to compress stored or new files? I have 15 tb pool set up which fills up fast now,
IAmATeaf
Posts: 129
Joined: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:48 pm

Re: Compressing files

Post by IAmATeaf » Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:31 pm

Have you tried compressing a video file? You’ll see little to no gain so hardly worth doing.
User avatar
Thixotropic
Posts: 634
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:20 pm
Location: Low-Earth Orbit

Re: Compressing files

Post by Thixotropic » Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:12 pm

Your best bet would be to convert them to the MP4 format for saving space.

Compressing video files often results in a larger file since most video formats are already compressed.
Blue Iris 5.x x64 | Windows 10 Pro x64 | 16GB RAM | i7-7700 3.6 GHz | 1TB HDD | 2TB RAID NAS | 9 Cameras | Almost Dual NIC | 2KVA UPS
borntworide
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:45 pm

Re: Compressing files

Post by borntworide » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:13 pm

Thanks, it seems i am filling up much fast now than I did years ago. could it be the newer camera producing a larger file size for the same time frames? I added two of these now IPC-HFW5231E-ZE
User avatar
Thixotropic
Posts: 634
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:20 pm
Location: Low-Earth Orbit

Re: Compressing files

Post by Thixotropic » Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:03 pm

If it started at the same time you added those cameras, then I'd suspect them. What settings did you use for the cameras?
Blue Iris 5.x x64 | Windows 10 Pro x64 | 16GB RAM | i7-7700 3.6 GHz | 1TB HDD | 2TB RAID NAS | 9 Cameras | Almost Dual NIC | 2KVA UPS
HeneryH
Posts: 421
Joined: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:50 pm

Re: Compressing files

Post by HeneryH » Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:35 pm

As others have said, compressing a compressed file makes it bigger. Otherwise you could just keep compressing until you got to zero.

If your cameras are using Constant Bit Rate the calculation to byte/hr is pretty straight forward based on the video settings. VBR is a bit more vodoo magic to calculate expected results.
borntworide
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:45 pm

Re: Compressing files

Post by borntworide » Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:03 pm

Thixotropic wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:03 pm If it started at the same time you added those cameras, then I'd suspect them. What settings did you use for the cameras?
I believe this is what you are asking?
BI3.JPG
BI3.JPG (92.2 KiB) Viewed 1757 times
BI1.JPG
BI1.JPG (150.59 KiB) Viewed 1757 times
Matts1984
Posts: 386
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:12 pm
Location: Maryland, USA

Re: Compressing files

Post by Matts1984 » Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:08 pm

Actually the Blue Iris Status -> Cameras tab would probably be the most helpful
Blue Iris 5.4.4.x | Server 2019 VM | Xeon X5650 @ 2.67GHz - 12 Cores | 12GB RAM | 7TB RAID | Sophos UTM WAF | 3x SV3C 5MP Bullet A | 2x SV3C 3MP Bullet A | 1x SV3C 5MP Bullet HX | 1x SV3C 5MP Dome HX | 2x Amcrest 5MP Bullet
borntworide
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:45 pm

Re: Compressing files

Post by borntworide » Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:28 pm

I am slightly confused . You want the status tab for each camera ?
HeneryH
Posts: 421
Joined: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:50 pm

Re: Compressing files

Post by HeneryH » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:09 pm

I find the settings of the cameras in the camera web portal (not BI) to be more helpful. Many of us use D2D which just takes the camera output and puts it, as-received, to disk.
Post Reply