- Intended For:
- Customer Admin/IT
- Prerequisite Skills:
- Working with xml files
- Estimated Time to Complete:
- 10 minutes
- Applies to Software/Firmware Version(s):
The 4.0.7 firmware supports updated features that can be implemented using the 4RE configuration xml file or the domaintoConfigv1.xsl file for Evidence Library.
This article will describe the new 4RE feature, the corresponding xml nodes (i.e. <Language>0</Language>), the acceptable values, and where to place them in the configuration file.
The 4RE configuration xml file can be found in a deployed configuration. Manually deploy a configuration to a USB flash drive.
The domaintoConfigv1.xsl file is located in
“Program Files\WatchGuard Video\Hosted
and you will need to open Notepad as an administrator to modify it.
Always make a backup of the configuration file before modifying!
The tags used to indicate Record-After-The-Fact (RATF) are specified in the <VideoRecordingSettings> element of the configuration file. It has a tag value of <AlwaysRecordToStorage> and takes a value of true or false. It also contains an attribute tag of “mode” which can take a value of 1 or 2.
If the <AlwaysRecordToStorage> value is
true the system works like the 4RE has worked from day one.
If the value is
false, the mode determines the behavior.
A mode value of
1 only affects the user interface. This prevents a user from selecting the Review by Time playback option and the RATF features.
A mode value of
2 includes everything in mode
1 and adds that it creates empty video files (filled with 1's). This process does not affect pre- or post-event video. If your configuration includes, for instance, a 30-second pre-event, your event videos will still have 30 seconds of pre-event video.
To disable RATF using the XML you would need to modify the following values:
4RE Config File (one vehicle) or domaintoConfig.xsl (all vehicles)