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8 minutes ago, darkcyde said:

It does work....what you have to do is run the docker, then install the Xeoma desktop software, access the server via the desktop, create a camera, and then you can access the web UI.

 

Unfortunately tho, Xeoma is a terrible product and you get much, much more functionality with Zoneminder, its looks dated.

How is zoneminder on cpu usage? I love xeoma because it’s minimal.

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9 minutes ago, darkcyde said:

Unfortunately tho, Xeoma is a terrible product and you get much, much more functionality with Zoneminder, its looks dated.

What are you trying to do in Xeoma that has led you to think it's terrible?

 

I've used Xeoma for years and continue to do so because the developer is responsive to emails, bugs I've brought up get patched usually in the next version, chaining modules gives you a lot of control over specific workflows, and Xeoma is relatively light on hardware resources compared to others. Combining node-red with Xeoma has given me even more flexibility to set up complex workflows that can't be done using Xeoma only.

 

For instance one of the workflows I have is integrating Xeoma with Slack: 

- Xeoma: During specific hours 

- Xeoma: When a motion event is triggered 

- Xeoma: Create an archive (only way to get an mp4)

- Xeoma: Send an http request to node-red

- Node-red: Get the mp4 file

- Node-red: Upload mp4 to Slack channel

(when I have time to include presence detection this workflow will be updated to query HA for presence prior to uploading to Slack)

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1 hour ago, Timbiotic said:

How is zoneminder on cpu usage? I love xeoma because it’s minimal.

I'm running dual Xeon E5270s (i think that's the right number) and it uses about half a percent at maximum.

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55 minutes ago, bokchoy said:

What are you trying to do in Xeoma that has led you to think it's terrible?

 

I've used Xeoma for years and continue to do so because the developer is responsive to emails, bugs I've brought up get patched usually in the next version, chaining modules gives you a lot of control over specific workflows, and Xeoma is relatively light on hardware resources compared to others. Combining node-red with Xeoma has given me even more flexibility to set up complex workflows that can't be done using Xeoma only.

 

For instance one of the workflows I have is integrating Xeoma with Slack: 

- Xeoma: During specific hours 

- Xeoma: When a motion event is triggered 

- Xeoma: Create an archive (only way to get an mp4)

- Xeoma: Send an http request to node-red

- Node-red: Get the mp4 file

- Node-red: Upload mp4 to Slack channel

(when I have time to include presence detection this workflow will be updated to query HA for presence prior to uploading to Slack)

I couldn't even get a decent camera connection going....I admit my IP camera is a Foscam on the older side, but it wouldn't give me much control over it, like tilt and pan, etc....I had to keep dropping back to the camera UI to make adjustments.

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27 minutes ago, darkcyde said:

I couldn't even get a decent camera connection going....I admit my IP camera is a Foscam on the older side, but it wouldn't give me much control over it, like tilt and pan, etc....I had to keep dropping back to the camera UI to make adjustments.

I don't have PTZ cameras, but do have a couple varifocal and zooming does work through Xeoma (just tested). Nearly all of my camera configurations like zoom, rotation, text overlay, network settings, picture quality settings, I set using my camera's UI as well. Once I set those settings I rarely change them. As for why PTZ isn't working in your case you should contact the developer and explain your issue with your specific camera model.

 

As for your connection issue, it might be your camera configuration module or client settings. For example, if you choose to buffer and transcode the archive on your server rather than the client your server hardware needs to be powerful enough to handle that. I opt not to buffer the stream so I get near real-time data and decode it on the computer I'm watching the stream from and use the GPU to handle the decoding so I don't get any connection issues.

 

Xeoma is a great choice for many people to balance resource utilization, licensing cost, features, and UX (user experience). Of course that is just my opinion, but I hope this helps others who are trying to determine which surveillance software to use. I've tried most of them and settled on Xeoma. I tried using this docker awhile ago, but just ended up using a vm for it and it's been rock solid. 

Edited by bokchoy

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I am not able to start or use Xeoma the following error is what I get: using Unraid 6.6.6

 

 

2019-04-25 04:53:45 Fetching version information from Felenasoft at http://felenasoft.com/xeoma/downloads/version2.xml
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/etc/my_init.d/40_install_xeoma.py", line 176, in <module>
version_number, download_url, alternate_download_url = resolve_download_info()
File "/etc/my_init.d/40_install_xeoma.py", line 64, in resolve_download_info
version_number, download_url, alternate_download_url = latest_version()
File "/etc/my_init.d/40_install_xeoma.py", line 44, in latest_version
download_url = e.find('{}platform[@name="linux64"]'.format(beta_string)).find('url').text
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'find'
*** /etc/my_init.d/40_install_xeoma.py failed with status 1

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Anyone having blitzed cpu after latest unpaid update to 6.7? Logs saying “No MTA installed, discarding output”

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mta is mail transfer software

 

normal output...

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@Timbioti, I'm seeing the same thing with one of my threads pegged at 100%. Usually, Xeoma just sips CPU cycles...

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Just installed xeoma. Logs look like everything is a go. However unable to use the GUI in chrome. Any ideas?

 

 

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Edited by scubieman

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2 minutes ago, scubieman said:

Just installed xeoma. Logs look like everything is a go. However unable to use the GUI in chrome. Any ideas?

 

 

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Install the app on a smartphone, such as android, and then set up a camera via that, and then the GUI becomes available

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Either port is working.

http://192.168.5.180:8095/ sits there and thinks

Phone is working fine and can view camera

 

http://192.168.5.180:10090/ says HTTP error: 404

 

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BTW!

 

I found out why this program "sometimes" from one day to other day stopped working.

 

Your licence is only up to a special version. So lets say u buy version 1.0 then you get till version 1.1 free, when the container updates to 1.2, your setup stops working...

 

 

So, be sure to dont use auto update on this container, or this command in "extra parameters"  (without quotes ofc) 

 

"--restart=unless-stopped -e VERSION='18.11.21'"

(the version should be the highest you payd for)

 

Since i changed this, this docker works flawlessly.

 

@coppit I think you should add that to the first page

Edited by nuhll

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