[mythtv-users] Mythzmserver DB problems. Was: doesn't start:...

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Fri May 7 22:07:55 UTC 2021

On 07/05/2021 20:54, A. F. Cano wrote:
> On Thu, May 06, 2021 at 09:50:04AM +0100, Mike Perkins wrote:
>> On 06/05/2021 03:00, A. F. Cano wrote:
>>> ...
>>> That was easy!  Got it compiled and running in minutes.  I now get the
>>> live view, but the image is stretched vertically.  The one camera is
>>> running in Monitor mode and the ZoneMinder Console shows it with
>>> Function "Monitor [R]" and Source "/dev/video0(0) [S]"  is it normal
>>> for the source being "[S] Stopped"? It seems that the console is just to
>>> see the status and nothing can be controlled from it, right?
>>> What configuration do I need to do to get the live view with the proper
>>> aspect ratio?
>> Everything can be done from the console! Hint: much of that line is
>> highlighted against each camera and is a link to a function.
> Mmm... I must have something not quite right.  To be sure it wasn't an
> issue of versions (mythzmserver from v31 and the rest v30) I installed
> mythtv v31 from deb-multimedia.org on a machine that was running
> bullseye.  Very minimal myth config, just the paths to let the server run
> since there's no tuner connected to that machine.  I see the same
> behavior.  The live view is stretched horizontally on this new machine.
> The camera is only 640x480.
>> Click the camera name to get a live view. Click the Source item to see the
> This doesn't work on either machine.
>> configuration for that source. Click any non-zero number to the right to see
> Neither does this (in monitor mode), the source says [S} (stopped).
>> selections of the recorded events.
> I have no events at this time, the only thing that works on either
> machine is the menu command, that brings the "Edit Monitor Function"
> pop-up (in the Show Console window).  In "Show Live view", the menu
> command brings up the pop-up with "Change View" and "Change Camera 1"
> "Chenge View" cycles through 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 views of the same camera 1
> input, suitably stretched.  "Change Camera 1" does nothing.
> Thanks for the input,  at least I have enough functionality to have
> aatisfied my curiosity.  I'll keep trying things as time permits.
My apologies. From your description I thought you were unfamiliar with the zm console, not the 
mythzm plugin. Sorry for any confusion.


Mike Perkins

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