MythTV: Mythzoneminder

If  you have a PC in the living room, on constantly to record TV programs, why not make more use of it?

That’s what I thought, so I’m trying to set up Zoneminder, and the Mythtv plugin for it.

First steps:

Install  Zoneminder, Mythzoneminder

I am running Mythbuntu, with Mythweb installed and running,  so I will access this via <http://IPaddress/zm&gt; locally, or from the internet  <http://IPaddress:portnumber/zm

Put a symlink to the Zoneminder.conf file in the /etc/apache/modulesenabled directory:

sudo ln -s /etc/zm/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf.d/zoneminder.conf

restart apache

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 force-reload

allow apache access to video

sudo adduser www-data video

Next set up your webcam.

I am using a Logitech E3500, which is well supported in Linux, I hav e used it with Skype.

It requires the uvc cam driver, so used synaptic to install it.

Mealtime beckons, will continue tomorrow


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