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A free open source software motion detector for CCTV software applications developed for Linux.

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Motion terminates after about 1 minute

Running Motion 4.2.2 on a Pi 3 B+. Everything seems to work. I have the video stream in the browser on :8080. It detect motions, records and store an avi file in /home/pi/logs/motion/. After aboute 1 ...
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Motion Activated Spotlight?

So I've successfully made a Motion Activated CAMERA that I've installed in my garage for various irrelevant reasons. The thing sends me an email when it detects motion, and sends me recordings of said ...
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is it possible to just stream and stop video recording in motion

My SD card is having limited size and I just want to stream a video so that I can use it as webcam. I successfully did that but problem is it is slow because it keeps saving files as well as does ...
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day / night motion alarm

I am going camping in a few months and I want to build a motion sensor alarm for my tent entrance for while I am asleep. Chances are nothing will set off the alarm, but if a bear or coyote comes ...
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Problem when running the motion package

Hello i have installed motion and have been trying to run it with sudo motion -n but it doesn't run properly. when running it shows this: pi@raspberrypi:~$ sudo motion -n [31807112:motion] [NTC] [...
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Motion error: Sometimes Permission denied

I have motion installed and it works correct most of the time. But sometimes it gives me this errors: [1:ml1] [NTC] [EVT] [May 03 09:48:24] event_new_video Source FPS 2 [1:ml1] [NTC] [ALL] [May 03 09:...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W Semi Freeze

I want to use motion (https://motion-project.github.io) to stream video on a remote location with internet connection using the raspi-cam V2 on a raspberry pi zero w. Besides stream, the idea is also ...
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Raspbian motion error

i'm trying to configure motion in raspbian. All works good but i have some problems with on_movie_end, this is the command: on_movie_end /home/pi/motion/drop/dropupl.sh this is a script that upload ...
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Taking pictures while streaming with motion

my Raspi uses the original raspicam and motion to stream security footage to my nas. This works great so far. I now want to additionally take a picture every 1 hour and save it somewhere. Obviously I ...
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Setting up MotionEyeOS (Based on Raspbian) wpa_supplicant is connecting me to the internet, but I can't use the local IP to get to the login screen

So my Zero W is accepting the wpa_supplicant, and connecting to the internet, and is visible on the routers connected devices page with the same IP. However, when using a different device (like Fing ...
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Raspbian Motion start and stop

The start of application Motion (use by camera to detect a detection); i use this command: sudo motion How can i stop motion please? Thank you .
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Motion Port Forwarding for access over the internet

I'm a bit new to the raspberry pi. Currently, I have a raspberry pi cam using motion to stream live video to a local HTTP address. It can only be accessed locally in my home network. I read some ...
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Motioneye on Raspbian - Run a Command python script failing

So on my Raspberry Pi with Motioneye (not OS) installed and I'm trying to get the Pushover Notification to work. The problem is on Raspbian I'm not sure where to put the python script. I've put it in /...
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Need help with motion package

I tried MJPEG and this is the output I'm getting on all three cameras with highest stream quality, max frame rate, and frame width x height = 1280 x 720. Camera 1, 2 and 3 show the below kind of ...
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Using Motion Library with pygame.camera

I have a python file that works standalone to take a photo, then post it to an api, but I want this file to be run when motion is detected on my livestream using on_event_start. The file begins as ...
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Using Motion to Post Photos Captured to API

I am attempting to build a program that will automatically post the photos taken by motion from my usb webcam to a rest API, and have ran into some problems. My livestream works correctly, and it ...
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How to remove choppiness from streaming?

I tried GStreamer but it was not getting installed as its dependency repo link which we place in source.list was outdated. I tried mjpg-stream but it kept saying that I don't have a camera connected ...
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USB cameras with Nanopi M4 using motion package

Sorry this is a question related to Nanopi M4 but I couldn't find anything pertaining to exactly that I am using 3 low light HD USB cameras (details on the link below) for my application. https://...
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Motion security

I installed motion by apt and run as the default configuration. I open http://raspberrypi:8080 and I can see the camera's output. I will use it over the internet and I'm worried about the security of ...
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motion 4.1.1 - snapshot

I use motion 4.1.1 for my camera. The motion detection works fine and every hour I take a snapshot with following command through the webif. curl http://localhost:8080/0/action/snapshot Is it ...
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motion not encrypted even with https

Edit : I found a workaround, please see the Edit at the end. I have a raspberry PI 3 running Raspbian Buster. I'm trying to set up motion 4.2.2 with 2 cameras to make a little surveillance system, ...
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Does HC-SR501 detect motion of objects (non-living things)

I've 20 years of programming experience but not hardware involved and planning to start with raspberry pi just for fun. Willing to do some testings with motion sensors and stepper motors. I've ...
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Pi 4 video recording/encoding/writing super laggy after few seconds?

I've got the 4GB ver of the Pi 4. Trying to using it with Motion-Project and a NoIR Camera Module V2. Problem is the moment recording starts, it's fine for about 1-3 seconds, then becomes super laggy. ...
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Relay keep on question - probably a bash problem now

I have a pi 3B and a relay board - "5V relay module is active LOW, meaning that LOW level will activate the relay on and HIGH level will deactivate it." . I have connected 5V to Vcc on the relay, ...
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How to get stream to function?

I recently started a project to make a 24/7 stream on my ras pi. I hooked up the camera module v2 any the system detects it. I updated and upgraded then installed motion. I ran sudo modprobe bcm2835-...
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Very slow with motion server - Raspberry Pi B

Yesterday i configured "motion" on my old Raspberry Pi 1 B version with Raspberry camera module. It work all but i have a problem: when i connected at my raspberry with his ip adress, i see the ...
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Keep losing connection while streaming video from Raspberry Pi Zero W camera using Motion or Picamera Python

I have set up my new Raspberry Pi Zero WH with the new Raspbian Buster (recommmended software), avaiable on raspberrypi.org. I have tried the following to real-time stream video over WiFi using SSH ...
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RPI official cam results in 256x192 resolution only

I use motion to get data from my official rpi camera. This camera allows to use more than 256x192 px resoultion. Problem: Only 256x192 resolution seems possible, even if 1024 resolution is ...
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Need troubleshoot fix my Raspberri Pi camera

So my MotionEye setup works fine, but after like 24 hours everyday, when I go connect the IP address it won't connect for some reason... And I can see that the Raspberry Pi3 and the Camera is working, ...
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More efficient web video stream on Rasberry Pi

I am a surfer/kitesurfer and i live in the UAE. I'm trying to build a basic weather station that can provide wind and webcam details for a spot that is in a remote location. I am using a pi4 1GB and i ...
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DO3THINK USB camera install into raspberrypi

Actually, I am using USB2.0 DO3THINK camera for personal purposes. I want to connect this camera to my raspberry pi. I research it but couldn't find any proper link for install this camera. The os ...
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Possible to stream live-video with (almost) zero-lag using RPi 2B accessible via browser?

I'm an apprentice for becoming an IT specialist. My colleagues and me are trying to set up a Raspberry Pi in order to stream live video in 720p with (near to) zero-lag which has to be accessible via ...
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Unrecognized URL with motion

Trying to install motion for a sricam SP017 (720p) on a raspbian pi. I did an apt-get install motion. motion -h gives motion Version 3.2.12+git20140228, Copyright 2000-2005 Jeroen Vreeken/Folkert van ...
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Pi freezes when running a script

I'm trying to set up a trap camera using a brand new Pi Zero W with Raspbian Buster but it freezes when I run the python scirpt. originally the code was a bit complicated with multithreading, email ...
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RPI 8MP CAMERA BOARD RASPBERRY PI CAMERA BOARD V2

I setup my raspberry Pi with a RPI 8MP CAMERA BOARD RASPBERRY PI CAMERA BOARD V2. I'm using MotionEyesOs and Synology Surveillance Station. I don't understand the camera, unless I'm wrong should ...
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Execute Python-Script on MotionEyeOS

I've recently created a Card with MotionEyeOS for the Raspberry Pi. I've tested motioneyeos already on DietPi and the normal Raspbian, but it didnt worked with the original Raspberry Pi-Camera. In a ...
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Bottleneck of motioneyeOS

I am using the motioneyeOS with two ELP webcams connected. When using those, I can only use one camera on a full resolution, while I need to use the second one with only 320x240. Otherwise one, or ...
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Motion WebCam USB Errors - Unable to open Video Device

I have a Raspberry Pi Model B Plus Rev 1.2 with a Microsoft Corp. LifeCam HD-3000 connecting running Motion for a Webcam. I am getting periodic errors on the Webcam and it stops working. I am using a ...
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Raspberry Pi PIR motion sensor and camera script dies after loop

I have a simple code for PIR sensor to detect a movement, which works as expected. Code: from gpiozero import MotionSensor import time pir = MotionSensor(4) while True: pir.wait_for_motion()...
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Should motion detection use images or still frames?

Some Context For a project I'm working on, I'm creating a security camera that detects motion. When the camera has detected motion, it checks again to see if that motion was caused by a human. This ...
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MotionEye OS: How to run additional services?

is it possible to run additional services with MotionEye OS ? Trying to make a baby monitor with sound monitoring and triggering, OPenVPN, DDNS server, Blynk server, DHT22 sensor,... I already done it ...
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Execute Python Script on Motion Eye on event of Motion Detection

I have installed motioneye on a raspberry pi and it's working perfectly (images and videos are recording which I can access through FTP). Motion detection is enabled with a mask. I have written a .py ...
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RPI Motion service delay on restart

Is there any way to delay the start of the Motion service on RPI restart? I'm having an issue where v4l does not make it yet to provide /dev/video0 but Motion is already trying to open it and ...
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Motioneye on Raspberry Pi Zero

I've installed Motioneye on a Raspberry Pi Zero and connected a camera. I can get it to detect motion, and take an image in response to detected motion. Unfortunately, images are being saved to the ...
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How to Detect Which Side of an Object is Facing Up

I would like to build a cube with a Pi Zero inside and have the Pie be able to detect and report which side of the cube is facing up ... conceptually similar to rolling a dice and knowing what number ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero hardware based video encoding

I'm trying to build a dashcam with a Raspberry Pi Zero with an official Raspberry Pi Camera (version 2) in an official Raspberry Pi Zero case mounted with a old GPS device cradle. I installed motion ...
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PiCamera Motion Error

I am using the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ w/ Raspbian Stretch. I am currently unable to view the video stream on port 8080 or 8081. When I start the command: motion -s "test" recipientemailhere This is what ...
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Making a IoT Motion Sensor w/ Security Camera

I'm trying to find the easiest and most efficient way to create one. I have the below already, is there anything else that I would need? Where can I find some code for me to copy. I don't necessarily ...
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Starting the Motion Service Automatically on Boot

I'm using the motion library on a raspberry pi zero with sketch. In order to get the motion server to start on boot, 've updated /etc/rc.local to include the following: sudo motion -c ~/.motion/...
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Is there a way to reload motion.conf without restarting the motion service?

I want to dynamically change on_event_start value while the motion service is running. Is there a way to reload the motion.conf file without restarting the service?