Blue Iris Tools - Weather Overlay, Watchdog & more!

Blue Iris Tools - Weather Overlay, Watchdog & more! 1.6.0

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Is Mike still around or as someone else asked.....is this a dead project?
 

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This post link provides an example of how web-based personal weather station data (or any other web page) can be displayed within Blue Iris as a camera. This particular example involves showing data from a WeatherFlow Tempest. While not an overlay, it allows any web page you'd like to capture and display within Blue Iris.
Hope this helps.
 

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Is this one of those THINGS that I can use the API download from Home Assistant for my Ambient Weather Station and somehow migrate the specifics into a camera overlay? Hmm...project #78!
 

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I'm still here and haven't forgotten about the issue. Been a hellish 2020 but things are calming down. TBH I already re-wrote the code for updates but I'm not 100% sold on it, so I have to spend some more time to get it perfect. Thanks for the patience!
 

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I'm still here and haven't forgotten about the issue. Been a hellish 2020 but things are calming down. TBH I already re-wrote the code for updates but I'm not 100% sold on it, so I have to spend some more time to get it perfect. Thanks for the patience!
Great to hear from you, it's all good, man.... :wave:
 
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Hi. Not sure if this is the place to post this, but I couldn't find any other.

Since a while now, I noticed that BItools keeps switching back to the Imperial system. Since I don't live in Liberia of Myanmar I would like it to stick to the metric system.
The settings are saved into the INI file, but they seem to be ignored when BItools starts. The settings are, puzzling as they may be:
[Other Weather]
Units=0
F=°C
MPH=km/h

Thanks in advance.
 

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This is a known problem and has been reported a number of times - here for example:

The metric lovers out here are all anxiously awaiting an update.

Hi. Not sure if this is the place to post this, but I couldn't find any other.

Since a while now, I noticed that BItools keeps switching back to the Imperial system. Since I don't live in Liberia of Myanmar I would like it to stick to the metric system.
The settings are saved into the INI file, but they seem to be ignored when BItools starts. The settings are, puzzling as they may be:
[Other Weather]
Units=0
F=°C
MPH=km/h

Thanks in advance.
 
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This is a known problem and has been reported a number of times - here for example:

The metric lovers out here are all anxiously awaiting an update.
"Metric lovers", I love it!

But yeah, I am not part of the 5.09% of earth dwellers that uses Imperial.

So I gues I will wait it out and check back in a few months. Thanks for the feedback.
 

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Hi. Not sure if this is the place to post this, but I couldn't find any other.

Since a while now, I noticed that BItools keeps switching back to the Imperial system. Since I don't live in Liberia of Myanmar I would like it to stick to the metric system.
The settings are saved into the INI file, but they seem to be ignored when BItools starts. The settings are, puzzling as they may be:
[Other Weather]
Units=0
F=°C
MPH=km/h

Thanks in advance.
I am looking forward to get an update so that BIT doesn't change to Imperial system every time the app starts up.


Thanks!
 

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I'm very happy to introduce Blue Iris Tools to everyone. Blue Iris Tools was created to act as a companion to Blue Iris and has a bunch of features built in to help maximize your Blue Iris experience.

Some of the core features of Blue Iris Tools are:
  • Weather Overlays
    • Easily add the local weather to your camera feeds,
    • Easily create Macros for Blue Iris right from BI Tools,
    • Ability to assign all weather conditions to 1 Macro!
    • Retrieve & overlay weather from multiple locations
  • Watchdog
    • If Blue Iris crashes or closes, BI Tools will re-open it
    • Monitor Blue Iris (whether running 'normal' or as a service)
    • Monitor Blue Iris' web server. If BIT cannot connect, activate alerts
    • CPU monitor + CPU Overlay
    • BI folders monitor
    • IP Address monitor (notify if change)
    • Notifications - Get notified if BI crashes via e-mail, push notifications via Pushover (download BIT icon here), by playing a sound, pinging / launching a URL.
  • Web Server File Management
    • Insert Google Analytics into web server files easily,
    • Search & Replace in web server files - manually or automatically
  • Language
    • Create and import custom language phrases and definitions. Language files are available in the 2nd post of this thread. If you created your own, please share it!
    • Click here to download or share language files
  • DDNS Updater & IP Management
    • Automatically update DDNS providers when your IP address changes
    • Integrated with IPCT DDNS. Our free DDNS solution.
  • Log
    • Log all BIT related actions (BIT open / close, etc.)
    • Watchdog (Anytime the Watchdog is triggered - if BI is closed, etc.)
    • Weather Updates (anytime the weather is updated)
    • DDNS Updater (when your IP changes, etc.)
    • CPU Usage (log CPU usage during alerts, etc.)
    • Overlay IP address on camera
  • BI Update Manager
    • Keep previous versions of Blue Iris
    • Easily restore previous BI versions
  • BIT Cloud
    • BIT Cloud Remote - Connect to BIT from another remote BIT to view / manage settings and control BIT / BI, etc.
    • BIT Cloud Web Server - A personal website for you to connect to from any browser on any device to check your BIT / BI, including stats, weather, log, cpu, settings, etc.
    • BIT Cloud Watchdog - Remotely monitor a BI or BIT install - with watchdog alerts.
  • Add-ons
    • Create your own or install from the community for more control of BI and BIT
    • BIT Event Handlers installed for interaction with BIT & BI
    • View add-ons wiki here
  • Key Manager
    • Easily retrieve your license key from your machine
    • Store other license keys
  • Batch Config Tool (BI4)
    • Update multiple camera's settings at once

BI Tools uses WUnderground to gather the weather. You can find your nearest station here. I plan on adding more weather providers in the future.

Here are some screenshots of Blue Iris Tools.
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Here are a few examples of the weather on your video feeds. You can select which conditions to show, what units to display and more.
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I have put together athread to act as a 'help file' or a place that provides details and explanations on how to use the software, what each feature and setting does, etc. If you cannot find the answers you are looking for in the help file then you may ask for support in this thread. Please view the add-ons wiki for information on how to use the add-ons system.

A big thanks to the beta team for helping get BIT where it is! Blue Iris Tools was built by me and is offered for free to everyone. I ask that you don't redistribute the software, rather direct people here to download it. I am not a programmer by trade, I just wanted to put together this software to help out the Blue Iris community. I expect bugs to crop up throughout the early releases but I plan on building and maintaining BI Tools long term, so if you do find bugs or have issues don't worry, whatever it is I will take care of. Just let me know. Please don't hesitate to leave your suggestions or feedback as well. I want to build and expand BI Tools as much as possible and have a lot of really good ideas that will make their way into future releases.

I plan on updating this thread when I release updates and will use it as a centralized location to discuss BI Tools. Please visit this thread for the help file and see the 2nd post in this thread for language files.

Current Release
Jan 18, 2020 - v.1.6.0 - If you already have BIT then update via BIT. If not, download the installer using the link on the top of this page.

Upcoming
-Send commands via BIT Cloud Web Server pages
-More info & controls from BIT Cloud Web Server and BIT Cloud Remote
-"My BIT Cloud" - Personal storage space to backup BIT, BI & more.
-BIT Cloud API
-Add custom CSS and HTML to the web server pages

Download & Installation Instructions
  • Blue Iris Tools v1.6.0 Installer.zip - For new installations download Blue Iris Tools v1.6.0 Installer.zip and extract the files. From there, run setup.exe. If your web browser or firewall flags it, disable during installation. If you encounter errors during the install, please 'ignore' them if possible. If you have a previous version of BIT, make sure it is closed. Always check for an update after installation.

  • bit-update.zip - If you are upgrading from a previous version of BIT that did not use the installer then download the bit-update.zip file, close BIT if it is running and extract the contents over your previous installation of Blue Iris tools. You may also download and install via the installer if you like. All future versions will be updated via BIT itself.

  • error-files only for issues.zip - Only use this if you are unable to properly install or run BIT, then download the contents of "error-files only for issues.zip" and extract them to a directory of your choice. Run BIT from there. If you are still having issues then please post in this thread.
Donate
I have been asked several times about accepting a donation for my work, so I finally decided to set up an easy way to do so. While it's not obligated, it's certainly appreciated. Blue Iris Tools is free and always will be free, but if you would like to make a donation, you may do so by clicking here - Donate to Blue Iris Tools

The link to download has been moved to the top of the page.
I am getting a TLS error when trying to click the "Version can't connect..." Go back to the last page and change settings..." What settings does it want me to change?
 

Edcfish

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Select NO. Uncheck the Check for updates option. Exit the program, and reboot. BIT should continue to work, or at least it did for me and other members here.


@miles267 Until there is an update, this should be what you need.
The program otherwise continues to function very well on my system.
 
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