You definitely get more resolution with that camera, then the Amcrest IP2M-841B. Worth $50, for the higher resolution.
It said to update the firmware, but according to the version, it’s the latest. The build date is different then the date on their firmware page. Took them that long to publish the firmware? I won’t bother updating, it’s blocked from internet, and not using WiFi.
Oh and to disable the logo, you have to be on the right web interface, I was on the old camera, confused why it was disabled already. It saves to NFS the same way as old one.
Old one is on desk, and turns out uses a USB cable, so plugged it into Steam Deck Dock. I forgot if it used a USB cable plugged into a brick, both of them do. And I think the output is the same on both bricks, 5v 1.5A.
The third party Steam Deck Dock I have, might be hot. Finger touched it, and seems hot. That is part of the stand that you put the Deck on. Is the bottom of the Deck hot? Nice and dusty the Deck is.
More resolution as in more detail in the image.
Lots of videos that I can’t play in VLC. Can I downgrade the firmware?
The password should only be 32 characters long, I used my paste_vnc script, to paste the password, and didn’t realize the entire password wasn’t typed in, so couldn’t log in. Checked length of password for other camera, and it’s 32 characters long. Used the first 32 characters of password, and it logged in.
sh -c 'sleep 5.0; xdotool type "$(xclip -o -selection clipboard)"'
That’s how you bypass their “security”. Oh don’t use special characters, unless you know which ones are allowed.
I don’t think upgrading the firmware will bring more security, they don’t want you using random passwords, unless you can remember it.
Might be more noise in the image too. You can adjust the noise setting, but I’ll pass, might remove detail.
Flowblade says the videos that can’t play aren’t valid media files.
The “noise” might be compression. Change the max bit rate to the max. Or not, my arm is noisy. Maybe smart codec makes corrupt videos. Nope, might be H265 then, without that, the files will be bigger. Might try “upgrading” the firmware, maybe the one on their site is a newer build.
If you go over the previous firmware link, it might have the build date of what I have on it, but same version. Good way to get people not to upgrade. Use the same version.
It says to import your settings, if you don’t want to reconfigure it. Does that mean reset to default settings, upgrade, restore? Well, that’s what I’m doing.
Still corrupt videos. Perhaps it’s not meant to have motion enabled, if somebody is ever in the camera’s view for a long time. You won’t find any help on DuckDuckGo.
Maybe Anti-Dither shouldn’t be 5? Is on other camera, no issues, with old firmware. Nope, didn’t fix it.
Perhaps that video corruption, at the beginning of some videos, is now making the entire video corrupt. It shows gray at the beginning of some of the videos. How much space would H264 use? Search their forum for corrupt, and other people have the same issue. If you search for video on DuckDuckGo and corrupt, it can’t find it, probably because some of the posts say files.
Nice, you probably won’t get help fixing it. Old camera seems to be fine though. Probably their original has older firmware, that doesn’t have the new corrupt feature.
If H264 doesn’t work, I guess you have to use software to record it. That is don’t use the NFS feature. Add it to some third party software. There’s one called Motion or something.
But why did I buy Amcrest if I can’t use the NFS feature? The other cameras probably have better image quality. Not sure they have as much detail though. Hmm, perhaps put something on Mac mini. Then it won’t use my desktop’s CPU. First H264 video not corrupt.
Somebody asked if having a micro SD card would fix it. Mine hasn’t come yet, so no idea, Amazon is a dick. I think I know why they didn’t ship it together, they just stuck a label on the box my camera came in, no extra box. I probably won’t buy much from Amazon anymore. That is tempting somebody to steal what you bought.
Two videos not corrupt so far with H264, one is corrupt, but that might be when changing the setting. Three not corrupt. Really, it can’t do H265? Well, I may not be keeping 30 days of video then. Four not corrupt now. Might be fixed. I’ll check later if there’s any corrupt videos.
The new one’s web interface seems faster, which would suggest better hardware, but can’t handle H265. Nice feature eh. I think their support forum is useless.
H264 didn’t fix it, just made it less of an issue. So changed it back to H265. Looking for Mac software now.
The cheapest solution would be using Linux software in Podman. Assuming that works on my Mac. I might have something like it on there.
The laziest solution, might be FTP. Going to try that before trying to find software. The motion software is motionEye, I’ve used it. You can put it in Docker/Podman.
Finally got FTP working, you can’t create folders in the root folder. Also, you have to change the shell to /bin/false. Now to see if it works with the camera, that was with FileZilla. Well, good luck, it can’t connect for some reason. You have to save before clicking test.
Now to wait, and see if videos are corrupt. Probably will be. So all that work for nothing. Unless their NFS is broken.
I don’t think it supports SSL for FTP, so don’t bother setting a hard to read password. Any password you set, anybody sniffing your local wired traffic can read.
To find corrupted files fast, use Dolphin, it shows thumbnails if the video isn’t corrupted, no thumbnail = corrupted. Hmm, so far so good. Good, I don’t want to unconfigure insecure local FTP server. Need to change cronjob for deleting old folders. It has the wrong path now, and I can rm -fr the other folder.
That gray video corruption might not be in any of the files. I should change the other camera to FTP too, but I’m lazy. Probably needs firmware updated, then change to FTP, too much work.
Six video files, no corruption yet. Does that mean it’s finally fixed?
And NFS could be a problem with something on my computer. Might need a setting changed. I know using rsync over NFS to a Raspberry Pi is slow. What about restic over NFS? I need a better backup method then rsync, for my internal 6 TB drive. It’s uses rsync to the Pi.
So I could have bought a camera with FTP but no NFS. Too bad NFS doesn’t work.