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

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How is lightswitch_percent and maximum_threshold different in Motion?

The Motion documentation for lightswitch_percent is as follows: "Ignore sudden massive light intensity changes when the percentage of the picture area that changed intensity is greater than this ...
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Motion on Pi - Not Writing Files

I am struggling to get Motion working properly. It is not currently writing files when it detects motion. I got my first Pi today. I have set it up, the camera works. I can take pictures and take ...
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How to get two USB webcams to operate simultaneously on Raspberry Pi 4 running openSUSE Leap 15.2?

How do I get two USB webcams to operate simultaneously on a Raspberry Pi 4 running openSUSE Leap 15.2? I ultimately want this to work with Motion and seem to have eliminated that as I also fail with ...
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How safe is motion (webstream package)

Before answering my question, please bear in mind that when I ask about safety, by unsafe I mean something like a WEP/open network, whereas by safe I mean something like a WPA2-PSK network. Cheers! As ...
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Unknown config option “stream_tls” on motion 4.1.1

I want to use stream_tls option as this link which tells: This option specifies whether to enable SSL/TLS for the stream port. For some distributions the library that Motion uses may not have ...
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Transfer localhost:8081 to my Webserver via FTP

I have a raspberry pi with motion installed. I have a mjpg at localhost:8081 and want to transfer it to an other webserver on the internet, so it's kind of a relay. I don't know where to find the mjpg ...
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“Motion” video motion detecting software framerate issues

I am trying to configure motion (https://motion-project.github.io/) to record video files. No matter what value I set the framerate option the video files that are created all appear to have a ...
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Motion is taking an image every second even though it is setup not to

I am running motion on a Raspberry Pi with a surplus Microsoft Xbox camera. To the best of my knowlege I have set it up to only take an image every 30 minutes and to also create a daily timelapse with ...
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motion blue and black image on built in server - saved images are ok [closed]

I'm experimenting motion on my desktop, My webcam: Logitech, Inc. Webcam C270 Output Images and video are ok but the image on built in server aren't. They are like blue and black - almost ...
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Show Motion stream on multiple web page

I am running motion, and so far everything work nicely, I can access the stream on port 8081, without problem. Is there a way to show the stream of the same webcam on multiple port ? If yes, how ? I ...
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sound recording with motion?

I want to set up a daemon that starts recording video with sound when it detects noise or movement. There are tools that do that separately but can they be done at the same time? Can I set up motion ...
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Motion stops streaming on movement (and no logs produced)

I am trying to get a hello-world stream working from a USB webcam to a browser over a local network using Motion. (On a Raspberry Pi). When I run service motion start on the RPi and go to http://192....
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Motion with MJPEG format in OpenWRT?

Right now my router implemented by OpenWRT. The router has motion and webcam for IP cam. But when I activated motion, the following error message appears: [1] [CRT] [VID] mjpegtoyuv420p: Corrupt ...
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using motion to trigger snapshot when movement stops

I am trying to use motion software (but I could use just any other linux software) in order to "log" some manual work by snapshots. So imagine I want to make a stop-motion film with my LEGO(r) toys (...
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who is accessing /dev/video0

I have a streaming video feed set up with the motion package. something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGkHSU-UPLU Works great. What I want to know, is who is connecting to my streaming ...
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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 /etc/motion/...
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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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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 feed....
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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 ...