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    Review - Dahua SD49225XA-HNR 2MP 25x Starlight + IR PTZ AI Camera with Deep IVS & SMD Plus

    IE needed for Dahua camera settings: A couple of weeks ago I disabled Windows updates on my Blue Iris PC (Windows Pro needed for this AFAIK). It's been noted on this forum and elsewhere that IE will be going away. Meaning Microsoft will force you to use Edge (true?) My thinking: I can keep IE...
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    Ambiguous statement in BI "Hardware accelerated decoding" section of Wiki

    Optimizing Blue Iris's CPU Usage Specifically sentence in red (below): From wiki: * Hardware accelerated decoding If your CPU supports Intel® Quick Sync Video, then you can use hardware acceleration in Blue Iris to reduce CPU and energy usage significantly with any camera streaming H.264. If...
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    Review - Dahua SD49225XA-HNR 2MP 25x Starlight + IR PTZ AI Camera with Deep IVS & SMD Plus

    So what is it about IE that works and other browsers don't. Inquiring minds want to know. :) Why can't Dahua make their cameras work with the latest browsers? IE isn't getting any younger or getting updates anymore. Saying IE is still there, is fine for now, but what about a year or more from...
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    BI will not wake up after windows 10 updates

    I'm running Windows 10 Pro on my BI PC. I allow the PC to update Windows 10. If most of you disable updates, do you then manually update? Recently, on my BI PC and other PCs, I have been getting notifications that my current WIndows 10 build will no longer be supported, an update is needed. I...
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    Signal Loss In BI - SOLVED!

    So the solution is to reformat the SD card when the camera starts rebooting? Do you have to physically remove the SD card to reformat? I don't have one of these cameras yet, but it seems like an issue Dahua should fix (good luck with that I suppose :) ). Seems like a pain to deal with. Alternate...
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    Do you remember when you were clueless about cctv and started with BI?

    @rustynut , see the wiki here on Dual NIC setup Dual NIC setup on your Blue Iris Machine Back on topic, I've had BI for probably 4-5 years. Had a Hikvision NVR before that. It lasted maybe one year before it died. Based on information on this site, I bought a used PC (per Fenderman's...
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    IPC-T5442TM-AS - what focal lenght is recommended, 2.8mm or 3.6mm?

    Holbs eluded to the answer. Get a varifocal. Not much more money than a fixed lens. You can adjust the varifocal based on the area you want to see. Then, if you need/want, you can move it to another location and be able to adjust the field of view for that location. Why not get this...
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    Anyone know why Yahoo SMTP stopped working

    I love when Yahoo does stuff like this: Change access requirements and and not tell anyone. My email stopped downloading about a week ago. I leaarned from a previous Yahoo requirement (untrusted apps or some such thing). So I was smart enough to log into Yahoo and saw app password. Had it...
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    Review: Dahua SD5A425XA-HNR 4MP 25x Starlight IR PTZ

    Looking at empiretechandy's cameras, the model numbers are slightly different than listed above. I understand Andy sells Dahua under his Loryta brand. As an example, is the Dahua IPC-HDW5542TM-ASE the same as Andy's Loryta IPC-T5442TM-AS? HDW vs T, ASE vs AS. Thanks.
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    Prowling Porch Pirate Plate Procured - Pilfering Plunderer Pinpointed

    So when I said wide view, I meant views from cameras properly set up to ID people. That's part of the setup, right? Get the faces, get the plates. Multiple cameras set up specifically for those purposes. Police aren't going to do anything about the small stuff in my city. But If I had a license...
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    Prowling Porch Pirate Plate Procured - Pilfering Plunderer Pinpointed

    Why do you need/want these extra services? Let your cameras do their thing. If you wake up the next day to find a car was broken in to, or a package taken, pull up the wide camera view. Find the incident. Then pull up the LPR camera view at the same time. BAM! Got the plate! I don't care about...
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    Blue Iris Tools - Weather Overlay, Watchdog & more!

    FYI: I'm not using the weather app and still have the problem. Does this mean it's not Wunderground?
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    Blue Iris Tools - Weather Overlay, Watchdog & more!

    I've been having the same problem for the last week or so. I finally closed BIT so it would stop popping the message up in the middle of my camera monitor. I'm not using the weather overly. I use BIT to monitor BI to make sure it restarts should it have a problem. I also use it to monitor CPU...
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    Can't find list of my watched threads

    Thank you!
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    Can't find list of my watched threads

    Maybe I'm blind. I watch threads to not only get email notification of new posts but also to find them again. I don't see the list anymore when I click on my name at the top of the screen. weren't watched threads list under the user's profile? I see one bookmarked thread. Not sure how I book...