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

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How to revert motion config to default state?

I've changed way too many things in my motion.conf and I would like to revert it to its original state. Is there any command to achieve that? When I remove config file and during installation or even ...
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Tunneling Video Over ssh

I am trying to view a live stream from the raspberry pi remotely. I am using motion software to record and stream the video. I am able to view the video locally. I am trying to view it remotely by ...
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Trouble with motion on_event_start parameter

I am trying to set up a Raspberry Pi model B+ with PiCamera to be a security camera. Wifi connects to my home network, motion is installed, detecting motion and saving pictures, and I am able to send ...
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Pi 3 error on motion status ffmpeg_set_outputfile: permission denied

I have a Pi 3 with Stretch on it and I'm trying to get Motion to work correctly. In particular I want it to stream to a browser that I'll be able to access. I was able to successfully get the stream ...
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Installing mmal motion on RPi

I have been trying to install motion on my Pi3, only to be chasing library errors at every step. None of the tutorials seem to say what flavor of Pi OS to use. I am beginning to wonder if I chose ...
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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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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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Stream still image from Raspberry pi using motion

sorry if this is a stupid question as I am a beginner but I am trying to use motion to stream/send a single image with my raspberry pi 3. The thing is, I've got motion up and running, streaming live ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pi3 Interface to IR Sensor stays High

I am new to RPi and trying to trigger a camera with a motion detector. The motion detector reads High (1) all the time, so pictures are taken continuously. I had the IR detector working with an LED ...
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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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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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Motioneye and python scripts

I bought a octocam for a project with my son as a bird feeder cam using motioneye The bird cam bit is working fine, but I'm wanting to automatically post pictures to instagram or flickr. The problme ...
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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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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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HC-SR505 Mini Infrared PIR Motion Sensor

I have a raspberry pi zero and a HC-SR505 (not 501, which apparently is what I should have bought). I'm a programmer, with only a little electronics from long ago, but some people suggest the it will ...
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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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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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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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How to start Motion in daemon mode on RPi running Raspbian Jessie

I have recently get to set up motion with my RPi but I have a problem which is simple one one hand, but, on the other, can’t find any step-by-step instructions to remedy it. Although I have ...
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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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Motion-daemon: /var/log/motion/motion.log permission denied

I have installed the motion package on my pi (stretch). If I start motion in the foreground it's working but when I try to start it as a daemon it fails with the following log message: motion: ...
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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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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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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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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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What permissions does Motion require to write to specific directory?

I'm trying to run Motion as a deamon, however whenever I try to write a file, it crashes and I find this in my syslog: Dec 19 10:52:40 raspberrypi motion: [1] Resizing pre_capture buffer to 1 items ...
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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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how to motion detect on small resolution, save larger resolution: “motion”

This post on the raspi forums suggests that motion can use a small resolution feed from the raspi camera to perform motion detection and then save a larger resolution version of the frame in question. ...
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Take picam image while motion is running

I am running motion on my raspberry pi using the V4L2 driver. While motion is running, I can't take a snapshot using raspistill. Is is possible to take a snapshot of the virtual V4L2 device using ...
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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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how to delete motion images raspberry pi 3

I can not access images taken by webcam in raspberry pi 3. The specific software is called motion. When I try to open the image folder and get a message saying ‘Access Denied’.
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unable to open video device and grey screen

I'm having problems with Motion's live stream going grey and saying unable to open video device. I can get my live stream working by rebooting my PI and, following a reboot, entering the command sudo ...