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    Is BlueIris Plugin Still Supported by developer?

    Downloaded the Blue Iris Plugin to test, and reading through the support forum, there are lots of comments about plugin not being supported. If so, should this plugin still be sold in the HS plugin store? Seems like a great plugin but now it seems like HS users are helping out each other by trial and error.

    #2
    BeeryGaz is still around, last login 2 weeks ago. Try sending him a DM ?

    If this plugin is not being maintained anymore, I might be interested in creating a new plugin ...

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      #3
      Originally posted by kriz83 View Post
      If this plugin is not being maintained anymore, I might be interested in creating a new plugin ...
      ​​​​​​That would be great!
      -Wade

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        #4
        Originally posted by cc4005 View Post

        ​​​​​​That would be great!
        Question is how many of the current plugin users would be interested in paying again for a new plugin....

        Creating, supporting and maintaining a plugin is quite time consuming

        Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G965F met Tapatalk

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          #5
          I would be interested. I had the was testing the old plugin but didn't complete my homeseer setup at the time.

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            #6
            I believe Jay is going through some medical issue right now. I pray he will be back.
            RJ_Make On YouTube

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              #7
              Maybe if it had support for control of BI.Almost all of what the the plugin did can be done manually. It seems focused on grabbing the Motion alerts URL data and making that available in events but not complete as it parsed out the MOTION_A or MOTION_B type messages but I don't think it supported the other types of alerts messages like AUDIO, EXTERNAL or WATCHDOG. I can grab those values and place them in a VD and create events around them without the plugin.

              Plugin need to support all the various BI control function like enable or disable camera or motion or switch profile, reset, pause, reboot etc and other control features and event actions. Right now those are easily done with events that send urls to BI but if that was more integrated into a plugin as event action or conditions I could see some value in that.

              I purchased the old plugin but no longer use it since it really does not add anything for my setup that I was not already doing. It still has promise if updated. Others may find some use in it.

              I had a series of posting last year about workarounds to using the plugin once i figured out it was just using the standard message pushed out by BI for Motion alerts

              https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/ca...05#post1312905

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                #8
                I would like to control BI using JSON.
                Michael

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                  #9
                  Didn't BI add support for MQTT which could be used to send JSON payloads? I've been using the BI plugin for several years and it works great for what I need. Really the only things I do is change the profile, enable/disable cameras, and get motion triggers.

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                    #10
                    +1 for BI

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                      #11
                      This PI has not seen any updates, in years. It is super-bare-bones IMO and totally overpriced for what it does (and does not but should). It doesnt even have simple control options on the cam devices to enable/disable with a button click.
                      IMO beerygaz should opensource the PI so people can add the features the community wants since he seems to never had desired to add any features.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Ltek View Post
                        This PI has not seen any updates, in years. It is super-bare-bones IMO and totally overpriced for what it does (and does not but should). It doesnt even have simple control options on the cam devices to enable/disable with a button click.
                        IMO beerygaz should opensource the PI so people can add the features the community wants since he seems to never had desired to add any features.
                        Agree! There are so many more functions I would like to add.
                        Michael

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                          #13
                          Maybe some context... several years ago, this plugin was created to bridge a gap between BlueIris and HomeSeer. At the time, this was a very welcomed plugin. It allowed BI to signal HS of an event from a specific camera. It allowed for syncing of status and setting of BI profile from an event. It did the basics very well and still does. From time to time good ideas were surfaced but the PI author was limited by what the BI author allowed and surfaced so sometimes they just could not be added. Over time, BI opened itself up thru json and mqtt so now it isn't that hard to do the things the plugin does with existing tools. For those of us who have been with the HS/BI combo for a long time and welcomed this PI, we got what we paid for. If you are just now looking to interface the two, there are other options.

                          I'm very appreciative to beerygaz for the plugin. It has served me well for many years. When there has been a bug, my memory is that they were fixed soon enough. Thanks beerygaz!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by logbuilder View Post
                            .If you are just now looking to interface the two, there are other options.
                            Such as?

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Ltek View Post

                              Such as?
                              mqtt on the BI side and mcsmqtt on the HS side. Or maybe Big5. If you want to build something, that might be a good starting place.

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