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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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How can I rotate one camera but not the other, in motion?

I have two webcams configured in motion. Due to the way I'm positioning one of these cameras, it needs to be rotated upside down (180 degrees). I tried putting this in it's tread.cfg file: rotate ...
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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 ...
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What would cause “crossover” between two USB2 webcams when using motion?

I am using the Motion package for linux to act as a security system with two Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 webcams. In general it's working very well but I'm experiencing a weird issue. Every now and then ...