BlueIris Indigo Plugin

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:25 pm
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Re: BlueIris Indigo Plugin

Think I have the animate gifs working.

I'm using the better email plugin to email them to me (gmail to gmail)

I think I need to tweak the settings better when there is some actual motion to capture. Right now all is still outside. I'm pretty sure there are animated gifs being created and sent, as you can see subtle texture differences frame to frame in my driveway (more when viewed on the computer than on my phone). Oddly though, the onscreen clock doesn't advance. I'm wondering if this might have to do with the GIF compression?

Will have to keep messing with the options., and test when the family is moving around outside tomorrow. This is a great addition, thanks.

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:27 pm
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Re: BlueIris Indigo Plugin

Professor Falken wrote:
Think I have the animate gifs working.

I'm using the better email plugin to email them to me (gmail to gmail)

I think I need to tweak the settings better when there is some actual motion to capture. Right now all is still outside. I'm pretty sure there are animated gifs being created and sent, as you can see subtle texture differences frame to frame in my driveway (more when viewed on the computer than on my phone). Oddly though, the onscreen clock doesn't advance. I'm wondering if this might have to do with the GIF compression?

Will have to keep messing with the options., and test when the family is moving around outside tomorrow. This is a great addition, thanks.


The clock should definitely advance - certainly does in mine. Check the time setting - this is over how long the gif is captured. Ideally 10 seconds or so (it captures 15 images in total) so with that should see some clock change. May also depend on email client as to whether animated gifs are displayed.

G

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:43 pm
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Re: BlueIris Indigo Plugin

The clock should definitely advance - certainly does in mine. Check the time setting - this is over how long the gif is captured. Ideally 10 seconds or so (it captures 15 images in total) so with that should see some clock change. May also depend on email client as to whether animated gifs are displayed.


yeah, I'm set to 10 seconds also.

When viewed on a computer browser, the attached gif file does show 1 one-second advance of the on-screen clock. It seems to be a little more twitchy on my phone.

When I check the actual created file in the indigo folder, the 15 images similarly only show a 1 second advance. Actually, it advances by 1 sec, then a few frames later in the sequence goes back?!?

I'll look at it more tomorrow.

Thanks for all of your help both writing and troubleshooting this great plugin.

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Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:58 am
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Re: BlueIris Indigo Plugin

Glenn,

Not only do you have the hard job of coding this excellent plugin but have to debug my version of Blue Iris!!!

Yes the 'Highsteads login page' was what came up before I changed the Web Server Advanced Settings to how you have yours, and now it looks a lot better (try setting yours to the way I had it, looks completely different after you login)

It now save .jpg (and .gif) files instead of 'html gifs' and I now have the animated gif as well , just amazed that Apple has not included animated gifs as standard in the Preview app when Safari works fine showing them.

Thanks Glenn

CliveS

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BlueIris Indigo Plugin

CliveS wrote:
Glenn,

Not only do you have the hard job of coding this excellent plugin but have to debug my version of Blue Iris!!!
It now save .jpg (and .gif) files instead of 'html gifs' and I now have the animated gif as well , just amazed that Apple has not included animated gifs as standard in the Preview app when Safari works fine showing them.

Thanks Glenn


No problem and you are welcome!

Professor Falken - above has detected a flaw in the ordering of the Animated gifs - think I was so happy was animated gif was moving --wasn't that fussed/didn't notice the beginning and end wasn’t right.
Found one, and then two issues around the sorting of files - which fixing now.... then found a silly self.url usage which fixed.

Expect a 0.7.0 soon which can (hopefully) only can get better!
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:37 am
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Re: BlueIris Indigo Plugin

0.7.0

Up, now - please upgrade...
https://github.com/Ghawken/IndigoPlugin ... /tag/0.7.0

- Few silly, but major bugs found and squashed

- Fix ordering of Animated Gif order and fixed possibility of wrong camera
- Change to some of logging.
- Renumbering of saved files to 100-115 to avoid logic sorting issues
- Deleting tmp files on startup / to avoid upgrade issues

Thanks for the feedback! (let it continue)

Glenn

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Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:16 am
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Re: BlueIris Indigo Plugin

GlennNZ wrote:
0.7.0

Up, now - please upgrade...
https://github.com/Ghawken/IndigoPlugin ... /tag/0.7.0

Thanks for the feedback! (let it continue)

Glenn


Upgraded and ...... well it just works :D

Setup a trigger to send my Front_Door.jpg via Pushover and over 5 attempts it is averaging 7 seconds from trigger to Pushover with attachment, well pleased with that. Looked at the Pushover site to see if they allow gif files to be sent but they only mention jpg.

They did have a python script and a 5 line curl script to send attachments but not sure if that would speed up the process or could be added to the plugin or best left to the pushover plugin which is also getting some love at present.

Now I just wait for next door's cat to make an appearance and send a real trigger so I can see if it is fast enough to capture him on the prowl.

CliveS

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Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:58 am
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Re: BlueIris Indigo Plugin

I am trying this out :)

I have got a 64bit Windows 10 VM running on the same iMac as Indigo.
I have installed BlueIris Demo and configured my cameras OK.

I am just trying to follow the instructions for installing CURL but am not sure as to which particular flavour of Windows I am meant to be selecting for the CURL download? :?

Any pointers would be much appreciated :)

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Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:13 am
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Re: BlueIris Indigo Plugin

Does anyone know if BI considers an alert "cleared" after it has communicated with the Indigo server?

I configured the new beta version last night (0.6.0, haven't yet installed 0.7.0). Things are working well. But I notice that when I open the BI app on my phone, I don't have any unaddressed alerts (no little yield signs). But there are a bunch of them that I can scroll back thru in there, it's just that BI seems to be considering them to have already been reviewed.

This isn't a big deal-- I'm planning on letting Indigo handle telling me when something is important, then just going into the BI system when I want to do some significant review of saved video. So it's not like I need to know I have 300 unreviewed alerts or something.

But it was a new behavior that I figured I'd ask about.

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Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:15 am
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Re: BlueIris Indigo Plugin

Jon,
If you use the latest version described http://forums.indigodomo.com/viewtopic.php?f=269&t=20214 you don't need curl. Glenn built in an http server so the digest authentication issue goes away, it also allowed him to simplify and also react when BI also ends the trigger.
Happy to help if you come across any other issues given all you do for us.
Thanks,
Neil
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:18 am
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Re: BlueIris Indigo Plugin

Looked at the Pushover site to see if they allow gif files to be sent but they only mention jpg


They do allow them to send, but certainly in the IOS clients they only render the first frame so it rather defeats the object :D It is fine in the desktop client, but as someone else said I am not sure anyone uses that.

The script works fine, I added it to a trigger and I also noticed that the plugin has also added the image feature now but I haven't look at it.

Neil

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Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:35 am
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Re: BlueIris Indigo Plugin

Hi Neil,
neilk wrote:
Jon,
If you use the latest version described http://forums.indigodomo.com/viewtopic.php?f=269&t=20214 you don't need curl. Glenn built in an http server so the digest authentication issue goes away, it also allowed him to simplify and also react when BI also ends the trigger.
Happy to help if you come across any other issues given all you do for us.
Thanks,
Neil


Thanks for that - I was reading the Github wiki which I guess hasn't quite caught up yet with the latest changes - quite understandable. :D

I was using the demo version and thought the CPU was a bit high. Looked at the ipcamtalk forum and discovered this is a feature of the demo version. Now have the full licensed version and the CPU has dropped to about 20% :)

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Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:47 pm
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BlueIris Indigo Plugin

autolog wrote:
I am trying this out

I have got a 64bit Windows 10 VM running on the same iMac as Indigo.
I have installed BlueIris Demo and configured my cameras OK.

I am just trying to follow the instructions for installing CURL but am not sure as to which particular flavour of Windows I am meant to be selecting for the CURL download?

Any pointers would be much appreciated :)


Hi Jon,
Use the server beta version of plugin - doesn’t need curl, or much else all going well!. See I’m a bit late with my reply - thanks all!

But in the server branch on github the Readme is updated.
Here:
https://github.com/Ghawken/IndigoPlugin ... /README.md

Happy this brand is good and will merge soon and make default

Glenn


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Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:16 pm
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Re: BlueIris Indigo Plugin

Professor Falken wrote:
Does anyone know if BI considers an alert "cleared" after it has communicated with the Indigo server?

I configured the new beta version last night (0.6.0, haven't yet installed 0.7.0). Things are working well.


Do upgrade to 0.7.0 - no major change - but a few bug fixes. Including the ordering of gifs as spotted by you!

Professor Falken wrote:
But I notice that when I open the BI app on my phone, I don't have any unaddressed alerts (no little yield signs). But there are a bunch of them that I can scroll back thru in there, it's just that BI seems to be considering them to have already been reviewed.
.


Haven’t checked extensively - but would be surprised if plugin has changed this behaviour, given the nature of triggering (web alert sent only)Check you Alert settings in BlueIris?
(my alert numbers still going up in Blue Iris)

Glenn

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Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:08 pm
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Re: BlueIris Indigo Plugin

Upgraded.

Generated gifs generating perfectly.

For some reason the gmail iphone app won't play them, but they are generating and sending, because they load fine in a browser (Chrome) window. I may experiment with having an iMessage send them. I wonder if I can get my Indigo install its own imessage account?

But seems to be working great.

The speed of development on the plugin has been phenomenal.

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