Automatic start on launch

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Automatic start on launch

Post by eganders » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:29 pm

I am trying to automatically launch BI5 on Windows 10. My computer launches automatically -- when I plug it in -- as the "Owner". I have the shortcut for BI5 in the startup folder for the "owner", but that does not seem to work.

Any ideas?

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Re: Automatic start on launch

Post by MikeBwca » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:51 am

In Blue Iris options, clip the 'Startup' tab.

You can run BI as a service, and it will always run when Windows starts. The interface will not be running, but everything else is still working. To view the cameras, double-click the BI pgm icon. Leave the interface running, or, close it to save a bit of cpu - the service will still be running and recording/motion/webserver... will still be running.

If this is a setup you've done for a client, this would be the best option as it's out of the hands of the client, and always running - even if the close the BI pgm interface.

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