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  • dcorsus
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    Originally posted by chad611 View Post
    I do have a paid subscription, but I do not know where to access the video clips from the pligin.

    As for the snapshots, they work perfectly for me on demand, and have for many versions. Please do not remove that functionality.

    My question is if there is a way to delete the old ones now that they do not overwrite?
    Plugins->ring->settings->history

    No there isn't a way through the PI to delete snapshots

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  • chad611
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    I do have a paid subscription, but I do not know where to access the video clips from the pligin.

    As for the snapshots, they work perfectly for me on demand, and have for many versions. Please do not remove that functionality.

    My question is if there is a way to delete the old ones now that they do not overwrite?

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  • dcorsus
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    Originally posted by chad611 View Post
    dcorsus, I apologize if I have missed something in the past few updates, but are you saying that there is now a video function with the cameras? I do not see the option for video, only take snapshot.

    Also, have you, or will you, build functionality into the plugin to manage the snapshot files?
    Should have been more specific: manage your video clips that the camera takes when there is motion. I do believe you need to have an active (paid) subscription for that.

    As to the snapshots, I'm still on the fence about its usefulness. So far it has been nothing but trouble as I can't quite figure out why at times the camera takes the snapshot as instructed , or has one when there is motion, and then there are the times that the camera doesn't immediately provide a snapshot as instructed.

    For those user who are interested in periodic snapshots, that feature is available but what they do with it is there choice and therefore I think they should manage to their hearts content, not me spending a lot of effort for something that has nothing to do with home automation.

    Just my $0.02

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  • chad611
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    dcorsus, I apologize if I have missed something in the past few updates, but are you saying that there is now a video function with the cameras? I do not see the option for video, only take snapshot.

    Also, have you, or will you, build funtionality into the plugin to manage the snapshot files?

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  • dcorsus
    started a topic New version 1.0.0.25 just released with MAJOR changes.

    New version 1.0.0.25 just released with MAJOR changes.

    This version has quite a bit of changes but you do NOT need to delete devices. Some features have added values so if you see some images missing, you only need to delete that FEATURE (while the PI is running) and hit refresh. Most you won't be needing that but I had to add some alarm states for example for the CO/Smoke listener etc.

    Changes are:

    1. for Alarms:
    • there is now support for panic buttons, flood/freeze sensors, glass break listeners, smoke/co listeners, garden light w sensor
    2. for Ring doorbell:
    • I revisited how snapshots are taken, you have now the option to periodically take snapshots (that won't be overwritten and that you should manage). A snapshot will still be taken for updating its feature AND will still be overwritten. The name of that snapshot now follows the video file name convention and will include date,time,botid etc.
    • There is now the option to specify a path for local video and snapshot storage. Do note, if the path is not accessible by the built in HS webserver, you cannot manage them with any browser and some of the (ex delete, query) functions may just not work.
    • One of the big changes is that an event now stores a snapshot in the video directory so you can see them on the history page with the list of events, which is a combination of what is still existing on the ring server and what you have locally. Icons will show , what exists where.
    • There are therefore a number of functions added such as: download video, delete video locally, delete event from server, erase complete event (which is only way to delete the snapshot associated with this event).
    • There are also sorting capabilities for the events, I don't have filtering (yet).
    • If the video was downloaded, you can click on the event entry (gray shaded and has little camera icon in left-bottom corner) to open a video window which will play the video.
    • You can select the size of the presentation of the snapshot. If you click on the snapshot it will open a (larger) window with the snapshot

    The most important limitation right now, is the reaction slowness and the asynchronic nature of how I designed the PI. As a consequence, it you, on the history page, do for example a single or bulk download of videos, the page will most likely not reflect the latest state as I have not figured out how to best dynamically update that page without refreshing it until you are nauseated. In essence, downloading a video, for me, seems to take about 20 seconds and for the life of me, seems to fail more often then I want. So be patient when you do action on that history page, deleting goes fast, downloading not so much, so wait a bit and refresh the screen.

    Known issue: selecting all on the history page doesn't work
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