Search and Replay

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Remote Replay provides the search and replay and backup for recorded data from the remote hosts. Local Replay provides the search and replay for recorded data from the local system on which CMS is running. The usage of two tools is equal, and multiple windows could be executed for the search and replay for different hosts and cameras.

Remote / Local Replay consists of two parts: the search to select the target to replay and the replay to control video and audio.

Remote Replay

Figure 2.70. Remote Replay


The search consists of following 4 parts:


You can select and search the hosts which are already connected to in Remote Search and which have recorded data in Local Search.


You can select the date to search. It shows only dates that have recorded data.

Recorded Data Tree

You can select the recorded file. It shows detailed information about recorded file in groups by hosts, cameras and the time. Double-clicking the recorded file starts to play it.


It shows recorded information in the timeline graph. Using two bar graphs, left one shows the 1 day and right one shows the 1 hour. Red rectangles represent the existence of recorded data. Selected file is displayed in green or yellow, current played file is displayed in yellow. You can select the file by clicking the graph, and double-clicking it starts to play it.

Search the recorded data

Figure 2.71. Search the recorded data


It replays video and audio of the file selected in the search. When it reaches the end of the file, it continues to play the next file automatically. You can hide or show the right search box by clicking Show search box button. All button actions can be executed by clicking the menu item in the popup menu.


Figure 2.72. Replay

To start to play the file, you must click Play button, which is turned to Pause button. You can click Change play speed to x2 button repeatedly to adjust play speed in x1, x2, x4 or 1/2 speed. If you want to go forward in 10 seconds from current position, click Forward 10 seconds button, and click Backward 10 seconds button to got backward in 10 seconds To jump to the next file click Skip to next file button and click Skip to previous file button to jump to the previous file.

Adjust play speed

Figure 2.73. Adjust play speed

Seek bar under the buttons indicates the current position of playing. You can go random position in the file by moving the seek button.

Seek bar

Figure 2.74. Seek bar

To change the display ratio, click Change display ratio to original button. Whenever it is clicked the display ratio is changed to one of the three ratios: normal, 4:3 and original.

If you click Mute on the popup menu, audio sound is muted, clicking it again restores the sound. Audio volume can be adjusted by clicking Volume button and selecting the level in the volume meter. You can also use the menu item on the popup menu.

Adjust volume

Figure 2.75. Adjust volume

To save the image for the video which is currently displayed, click Save image button. Image file format and directory can be customized in Save Image Preference.


If you click Backup button after selecting the file in the recored data tree, the remote file is transfered to the selected local disk. This file could be replayed in Local Search later.

Backup progress

Figure 2.76. Backup progress