Ok. I revved my pi with the new branch. Cool stuff. Love the previews. Still have to check out the scheduler for time lapse.
Now on to the Zips download:
- For my chrome on my desktop Hitting Get Zip does not trigger any update on the webconsole. It does not show the progress bar. On SSH'ing it, i do see th Zip files do get created though. On firefox and my adroid-chrome, I can see the progress bar and a download also succeeds. Any idea if I have some bad chrome settings? I checked and it is up to date.
- The way it is designed is that it downloads the zipped file of all the mp4. I was thinking of something that could combine into a single mp4 files which is later downloaded. Have you looked into avconv or ffmpeg or memcoder to do these. Is the computational power an issue? I am on Pi "B". If computational power is an issue and then can you suggest simple tools on Windows to do this quickly or maybe it is down at the host computer for you upon download but by your script.
If its working on Firefox and Android Chrome then it sounds like a style or progress update issue if the bar is not showing up as the zipping server side does not really depend on what the client is. This does work OK on my PC Chrome and other browsers but for some reason is not working on your PC Chrome
On the server side the zip operation runs as a script (raspizip.sh) which is adding files to a zip and updating a status file with a n/m status where n is the number currently being added and m is the total. When the zip script finishes the status file is removed and this gets reported as zip complete.
At the client end the client is repeatedly requesting the status and is should be updating the progress accordingly. When the zip is complete then it requests the download.
So one important piece of information is whether the download actually happens if you leave it long enough even if the progress doesn't change. If it does eventually take place then there is some issue with painting the progress bar. If it doesn't then it would seem to be some problem with the fetching of the status.
A good way of seeing what is going on is to turn on developer tools in Chrome from the More tools menu. If you select the network tab and kick off a zip download you should see something like below.
On the subject of combining mp4s on the Pi prior to downloading that is going to be painfully slow on the Pi and much slower than zipping. I have used ffpmeg and avconv for doing this sort of thing on the Pi but I much prefer to get them to the PC and do any further post-processing there.