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    VPN users -- How do you get Images with your Alerts?

    Interesting! I'll have to look into Wireguard. I didn't think images worked with any VPN.
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    VPN users -- How do you get Images with your Alerts?

    Thanks for the input. I haven't been able to find anything similar for Android.
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    VPN users -- How do you get Images with your Alerts?

    Yeah, although I was very happy with the push notifications, I don't think it's worth the risks associated with port forwarding. I think I'm just going to go back to SMS messages with images. Besides having a 5 - 10 second delay, they've worked for me in the past.
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    No Image in IOS Push Notifications

    That sounds great but I'm a total newb with this stuff and that may be too much for me. I'm just thrilled I was able to get the basic VPN working. :cool: Oh good, I tried it for a little while today and it used very little juice. Another inconvenience I discovered is that I use wireless...
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    No Image in IOS Push Notifications

    Thanks for confirming. So if the VPN app is running constantly on the phone any idea if it consumes a significant amount of battery?
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    No Image in IOS Push Notifications

    So, if you're using a VPN, are these the only two options to get images with your alerts? 1) use Push Notifications and activate the VPN on your phone every time you leave your house, or 2) turn off Push Notifications and use SMS or Email.
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    VPN users -- How do you get Images with your Alerts?

    I just set up OpenVPN on my router and everything seems to be working well. However, when I'm not home, I don't get images with my push notifications from the Blue Iris app unless the VPN connection is activated on my phone. Is this how it's supposed to behave? Doesn't seem practical to have...
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    BI Mobile Can't Connect to Server when ExpressVPN Activated on PC on Home Network

    Both the Chromebook and my everyday PC run the ExpressVPN client (but no VPN on the Blue Iris PC). Nothing is installed on the router. Depending on whether the VPN is turned on/off on each device, one might have the Verizon IP address and the other have the VPN address, or both might have the...
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    BI Mobile Can't Connect to Server when ExpressVPN Activated on PC on Home Network

    Thanks for the reply and the links -- very useful! I'm still confused though. Why does the outbound VPN on the chromebook not block the inbound connection?
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    BI Mobile Can't Connect to Server when ExpressVPN Activated on PC on Home Network

    I have a Verizon FIOS router (GP1100) and do NOT have a VPN on the router. I haven't done anything to the router except set Port Forwarding to: TCP any -> 81. I use these three devices for computing on this network: 1) Windows 10 PC dedicated to Blue Iris. Hardwired to the router. 2) Windows...
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    Push Notifications -- How to get Sound to work?

    Well, scratch that idea. I was able to move all the BI sounds from the desktop to Android phone's notification folder. I went back to the BI desktop, selected new sounds for the push notifications and triggered them. Most of them are still not playing when the alert pops on the phone :angry...
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    Push Notifications -- How to get Sound to work?

    After more experimenting, I've found that only select sounds from BI do come through on the phone but the others don't. Therefore, my guess is that not all the BI sound files reside on the phone. So, when the push notification hits, only those sounds that reside on the phone are played. Could...
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    Alerts not sent, but clip shows trigger

    Thanks so much for all the input. Here are the numbers: Shutter: 1/30, Frame Rate 15 fps, iframe interval: 15. I will try making the adjustments that you suggested. One more question: When the recorded clip is played back on the timeline, it shows that the scene was triggered (with the "Test...
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    Alerts not sent, but clip shows trigger

    Yes, the clip that I attached was from nighttime but it's a porch that's lit up and never had any issues at that location. The vertical orange trigger lines do appear at other times in the same timeline. I can't find "Create Alert list images when triggered." Did that change to "When...
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    Alerts not sent, but clip shows trigger

    The problem seems to be at random. Last night no alerts but this morning they're working fine (with object detection on). Another thing I found when playing back the scenes from last night is that the motion was triggered on the video, BUT the trigger indicator (orange vertical line) does not...
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    Alerts not sent, but clip shows trigger

    Did you ever solve this problem? I'm having the exact same issue.
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    Push Notifications -- How to get Sound to work?

    I had to reinstall BI (v5.3.8.17 and v3.0.18 on my Android phone) due to a hard drive crash. Everything seems to be running fine except the push notification sounds. I've set a unique sound for each camera in Configure Push Notification windows but the sound does not come through with the...
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    Sadp

    I just ran into the same issue and finally figured it out. You need to download: Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 Be sure to download both of these files: vcredist_x64.exe vcredist_x86.exe Hope that helps.
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    Replacement PC: Optiplex SFF vs Mini-Tower and i7 vs i5?

    My old Dell XPS (i7-4770, 8gb) dedicated to Blue Iris crapped out. It did a good job but I'd like to get a cheap used Optiplex as a replacement. I have 16 -3MP Swann (Hikvision) cameras and record 24/7. I run Win10 and Blue Iris on an SSD, and record on a 4GB Purple hard drive. I'd like to...
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    View settings for all cameras at same time?

    New BI user here and loving it compared to my NVR. I have 16 IP cameras and have been experimenting with the trigger setttings. Wondering if there's any way to view the existing settings of all the cameras in one place in order to compare them? I was hoping to export them into a spreadsheet...
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    Convert NVR to a standalone PoE Switch?

    Thanks for the suggestions. I was able to get BI working by using the IP address of the NVR for each camera and then selecting a different number for each camera. I'm very impressed with BI and will bite the bullet and purchase a PoE switch.
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    Convert NVR to a standalone PoE Switch?

    Hi all, I have a Swann NVR16-7095 that I've been using for a few years with 16 PoE ports built-in. I'd like to try moving from the NVR to Blue Iris. I already have a PC that I can dedicate to BI but not a PoE switch. Is there anyway that I can disable the NVR and use it solely as a PoE switch...
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    Receiving Email Alerts But No Images Attached

    How do you scale the pics in the email settings?
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    Receiving Email Alerts But No Images Attached

    So, the good news is I've upgraded my NVR firmware and am now receiving email alerts when an event occurs (line crossing detection) to my gmail account. The bad news is after a while the emails do not include the images. This occurs when each Camera's Resolution is set for 2048*1536 and the...
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