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Blue Iris

$29.95
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    68,479
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    59.91MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    59
  • Platform:
    Windows

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1 stars

"Buggy. Daily lockups and crashes"

March 07, 2016  |  By revconguy1

2016-03-07 16:42:47  |  By revconguy1

 |  Version: Blue Iris 4.1.0.3

Pros

Great user interface
Supports multiple simultaneous cameras
Support many many different makes of cameras

Cons

Frequent crashes
Frequent lockups where the display stops updating

Summary

Not suitable for security purposes.

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1 stars

"waste of time and money"

February 12, 2016  |  By hunter31361

2016-02-12 12:44:21  |  By hunter31361

 |  Version: Blue Iris 4.1.0.3

Pros

looks nice and has nice features

Cons

Video doesn't always show up. Support is worthless. You can click on the IP address of the camera from within Blue Iris and it will open your browser and display the cameras video but it still doesn't show up on the Blue Iris screen. You can try everything imaginable, different IP addresses, different ports, different drivers, exempting Blue Iris in your firewall anti-virus anti malware, port forwarding in your router, changing all kinds of parameters in your router and in Blue Iris bit nothing helps. You will waste hundreds of hours and have minor advances and then it messes up again. You will waste your life trying to get this to work and it never will be reliable.

Summary

waste of time and money and support is of no help

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1 stars

"The worst service of any software I've ever used!"

June 17, 2015  |  By Sal_Brus

2015-06-17 07:23:33  |  By Sal_Brus

 |  Version: Blue Iris 4.0.1.12

Pros

Reliable, doesn't crash.

Cons

Not intuitive
Poorly laid out
Poor customer service
The customer service person I spoke with was a snide jerk with endless smart ass remarks.

Summary

Blue Iris use to advertised free lifetime upgrades, but when version 4.0 came out, they reneged on that deal. And if you dare complain to the company about that, they go ghetto on your in .3 seconds.

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5 stars

"Superb VMS software"

February 09, 2015  |  By Tester333

2015-02-09 20:35:45  |  By Tester333

 |  Version: Blue Iris 4.0.0.14

Pros

This software is superb...Lots of amazing features, scheduling and alerts..Works with almost any ip camera. The mobile app is another 10 dollars but well worth it....allows you to review video from your phone.

Cons

Requires a powerful cpu if recording high resolution HD cameras (2-3MP)

Summary

Check out ipcamtalk.com where there is a great blue iris user forum!

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1 stars

"Customer Support Sucks!"

February 08, 2015

2015-02-08 14:57:00

 |  Version: Blue Iris 4.0.0.14

Pros

Version 3 was a good working product for me.

Cons

Version 4 kept on crashing and customer support was unhelpful.

Summary

I purchased version 3 a while back and it ran well. I recently updated to Version 4 and it has been over a week without home security. The product has crashed on me everyday. I contacted Ken at Customer Support and he gave me a laundry list of things that it could be. I was not equipped to handle such a technical list and time consuming things. I questioned him on the efforts I would have to take for a brand new product I just bought. I was not prepared to spend the next couple of weeks being my own support technician to fix a problem of the blue iris software not working. I was a little course when I questioned me having to go through so many things to maybe fix the problem. He tried to give me lesson on how I should ask him for help and basically told me to go "f" myself. End of technical support at Blue Iris. I will find another software for my Security needs.

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5 stars

"BLUE IRIS 4 is out..."

January 25, 2015  |  By Tester333

2015-01-25 21:09:57  |  By Tester333

 |  Version: Blue Iris 3.03

Pros

Blue iris 4 is out..http://blueirissoftware.com/purchase/
If you need help there is a forum at ipcamtalk.com
The software is AWESOME!!! Its very versatile and has tons of options...

Cons

If you are recording many HD cams you will need an adequate pc..

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1 stars

"Loaded with malware"

November 02, 2013  |  By chuckkashak

2013-11-02 16:40:46  |  By chuckkashak

 |  Version: Blue Iris 3.03

Pros

There is none.

Cons

Malware can't be removed with "uninstall software".

Summary

Loaded with malware.Set your system restore if you still want to try it.

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4 stars

"I agree with other reviews, don't expect tech help."

August 23, 2013  |  By J_Chill

2013-08-23 14:51:17  |  By J_Chill

 |  Version: Blue Iris 3.03

Pros

You can use this software with almost any camera on the market. It is NOT proprietary. Things are well placed and the options are almost limitless. It will even use your web camera or laptop camera. You will like the options (formats) you can use to record. Motion setup is straight forward and it will send you alerts to your IPhone (free app available). NO APPS FOR MICROSOFT PHONES.

Cons

The manual is good but your sure to ask yourself "what input is it asking for in this area of the setup". So you send an e-mail to "Ken" for tech support. 4 days later you will get a response back but instead of an answer he will just ask you questions about your setup. I have never received a response from "Ken" where he actually will answer my problem. There is NO phone assistance. Over a couple of days I work it out my self by trial and error or just give up.

Summary

Despite the poor response from BlueIris Tech Help this software is worth the purchase. I've tried nearly all of the camera software on the market (and there are a lot of them)and still find this software to above all the rest.

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3 stars

"Don't try and get support"

November 15, 2012  |  By dogbiz1

2012-11-15 07:14:40  |  By dogbiz1

 |  Version: Blue Iris 3.03

Pros

Fairly quick to install and use

Cons

Blue Iris has to be running on your computer in order to get email or text alerts. That means if you are traveling you will not get them.

Summary

I bought the extra cd from them knowing that I would soon buy a new computer. It can only be running on one computer at a time. I email support and it would take at least a day for them to respond with the a question each day over several days rather than asking them all at the same time. Felt like they could care less and was stalling. I asked about getting better support and what it would cost and they said $100 for 45 minutes. I would have expected some better support.

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5 stars

"Blue Iris is brilliant in its simplicity & its options"

April 29, 2012  |  By van_

2012-04-29 01:24:43  |  By van_

 |  Version: Blue Iris 2.63

Pros

I didn't spend too much time on the demo. After finding out how good it was, I bought the package. BTW, if you have any problem getting the online payment service (RegNow.com) to work, as I did, just email Ken Pletzer and he will give you his PayPal address.

I have 4 Logitech Alerts, 1 Loftek Sentinal D1 (PTZ) and 1 AXIS 214 PTZ. I use the camera software to establish an IP address & port, and to preset the views for the PTZ cameras. I also set their motion sensitivity to full screen max. Then I close them down and let Blue Iris do the rest. When setting up a camera in BI, you give it the IP address & port of the camera and it works -right away. Then take your time experimenting with and refining your preferences. It has all sorts of options to the Nth degree, but not overwhelming like the AXIS setup, or underwhelming like the Loftek and Logitech setups. The Help documentation is nicely done, easy reading and thorough - and written by someone whose first language is clearly english.

Cons

There were no defects; just preferences. I emailed Ken Pletzer about preceeding emailed file attachment names with the file date - AND HE DID IT!!

Summary

I have used a lot of IP cam software over the years, and Blue Iris <u>clearly and simply</u> outshines them all by a mile.

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General
Publisher Perspective Software
Publisher web site http://www.blueirissoftware.com
Release Date July 10, 2015
Date Added July 10, 2015
Version 4.1.0.3
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 59.91MB
File Name BlueIris.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 68,479
Downloads Last Week 59
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $29.95

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