I've just set up a fresh RaspberryPi (Zero W) and started installing motion, in order to receive a livestream of my (old) USB webcam (Microsoft LiveCam HD-3000). I know this is a pretty old one but after a 10 min setup, it was ready and I got a basic but working livestream at port 8081.
I'd like to go one step further and forward this livestream to my phone via a Homebridge server and the camera-ffmpeg plugin. (it's not relevant to know the Homebridge server for my question) The configuration for this plugin looks similar to one of this examples:
1. example: "source": "-re -i rtsp://myfancy_rtsp_stream"
2. example: "source": "-re -f mjpeg -i http://admin:[email protected]/mjpeg.cgi -i http://admin:[email protected]/audio.cgi"
3. example: "source": "-rtsp_transport tcp -i rtsp://admin:[email protected]:554/play1.sdp"
My problem is that this plugin seems to require a URL to a RTSP stream, unless the documentation is telling me this and it's not accepting the default motion stream link (example:
I've really searched half of Google and the motion documentation in the last few days, but unfortunately I couldn't find the correct configuration, in order to setup a RTSP stream. As far I understood, motion is supporting RTSP meanwhile and you can import an external RTSP stream with the
netcam_url property but since my USB webcam is connected directly with the Pi, I've no stream.
Does anybody know, how to create a RTPS livestream using motion?
PS: I'd like to solve this issue without graphical interaction like for example MotionEye.