Motion is a software that can detect motion, typically used with cameras, e.g., in security camera applications.

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Motion command images are jibberish

It seems my motion command config will not take complete pictures. It used to take a few tiny ok images, and a garbled image, now after adjusting it to full resolution it takes a large image of ...
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How to set up Motion to access my copied config file?

As suggested in this tutorial I made a copy of the Motion configuration file in my home folder under ~/.motion/motion.conf . But Motion then still tries to access the config-file under ...
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Raspberry Pi webcam server streaming via an IP?

I developed one webcam server using my Raspberry Pi and Logitech webcam and Motion library. I'm able to view the stream by using Raspberry Pi's IP. If I use an IP camera instead of a normal webcam, ...
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not able to access raspberry pi webcam server from chrome and ie9

I am trying to use my raspberry pi as a webcam server(using motion library). After tweaking I found this tutorial and implemented the same. I am able to access the webcam data using firefox. from ...
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Linux motion user - run it as ssh key as pi to remote server

This question is related to the two other questions I had earlier, about enabling Raspberry Pi to act as a motion sensor that will try to ssh into a more powerful server when it detects motion (the ...
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Save motion output videos in USB Drive

I'm using a USB drive in my Raspberry to store my website. Now I want also save my videos made with motion. I wasn't able to save in a folder different from /tmp/motion so googling I found I had to ...
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Show List of USB device to know name /dev/?

I want use two USB webcam with motion, I've connected both to an USB hub, giving from CLI the command sudo lsusb I can see that both cams are connected Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard ...
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Run Linux “motion” app as user

I'm trying to run Motion app on a Linux box. For various security reasons, I'd rather run it as regular user than sudo. However, when I run "service motion start" without the sudo in front, it says: ...
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Compare video and image (percentage of differences)

I was wondering if it's possible to get the percentage of difference between a video and an static image using avconv (from libav) I have a surveillance camera constantly providing an RTSP video ...
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Problems running python script from motion

I'm trying to set up the raspberry pi with my webcam as a motion detecting cctv that uploads the videos to google drive using Jeremy Blythe's script I have motion working correctly and the python ...
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How to configure a video4linux loopback device

I am writing an application which is based on Motion. Motion allows me to define a video4linux loopback device: # Output images to a video4linux loopback device # The value '-' means next available ...
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Can the focus of a Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 be fixed at infinity under linux?

I have two Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 webcams which I am using as a home security system with the Motion package for linux. One problem I have is that because these webcams have auto-focus, sometimes ...