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

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Motion can't find wireless camera

I'm using motion on the raspberry pi and setting it up for the first time. It can't find my Foscam wireless camera, and it persists in trying to open /dev/video0 even though I have that video device ...
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PiCamera motion array structure

From the following: http://picamera.readthedocs.org/en/release-1.10/api_array.html?highlight=sad[1] In PiMotionAnalysis, "The data-type of the array is an (x, y, sad) structure where x and y are ...
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Recording video using Motion regardless of motion detection

I'm trying to record a video using Motion, but it only records when a motion detected. Is there any option to use it as an ordinary video capture software?
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Recording 2 USB cameras using Motion

As stated in the title, I'm trying to record 2 USB cameras using Motion. I managed to record video in a single-camera setup; but, when I include the second camera, Motion does not record anything. I ...
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motion.conf missing webcam

Last night I tried to get motion running on my pi for a live stream from a webcam plugged into it. I read through multiple tutorials, and they all said the same things for the most part. The problem ...
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Compile MJPG Streamer Error

I followed up some Tutorial to install MJPG-Streamer but somehow it will not compile. Anybody know what is wrong? sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libjpeg8-dev imagemagick libv4l-dev wget ...
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Motion configuration: on_event_start not working

I use motion to detect motions with a webcam. I try to run a command when a motion is detected. In /etc/motion/motion.conf, I set the option on_picture_save like this: on_picture_save date | mail -s ...
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Protect my motion webcam stream with a password (motion.conf)

I set up a webcam server using motion. The video is correctly streamed to Internet. Now I would like to protect the stream with a password: I don't want unknown people to spy on me! I don't know how ...
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Raspberry Pi with WLAN adapter breaks WiFi network

I'm trying to build a Pi-powered wireless webcam, but I'm running into a problem where, after the Pi has been running for a while, it somehow breaks the wireless network. When this happens, both the ...
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RPi Motion FFMPEG Recording falls behind

My Raspberry Pi is set up using Motion to broadcast a live stream that I can view from a browser, additionally, it is storing a time-lapse .mpeg file of images taken every 2 seconds. The streaming ...
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New Project: Video intercom using two Pi's/cameras (with separate audio)

My brother presented me with a challenge: he's building a mobile bar on a lrage truck for the crazy festival known as Burning Man. He'd like a retro-styled video intercom system. I have some ...
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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 2 usb camera stream hosted by third party

I have a Pi2 running Raspbian and I have a USB camera attached to it (I have checked, the camera is compatible and powering is OK). I am trying to achieve the following: I want to be able to remotely ...
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Powering via a motion sensor using a battery pack

I'm new to Raspberry Pi and I had a few questions. I want to connect a raspberry pi to a e-ink display, it will retrieve content over wifi. It will only display when a motion sensor picks up on light ...
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Raspberry Pi2 crashing when running camera (streaming video)

Running headless with: Linux weatherpi 3.18.11-v7+ #781 SMP PREEMPT Tue Apr 21 18:07:59 BST 2015 armv7l GNU/Linux I am using the raspberry camera module. I can stream video, I've tried both motion (...
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Installing another version of motion on the pi

Is it possible to install a second version of motion onto the pi and run both simultaneously. I have the normal one installed and working but I also need to be able to stream rtsp format which normal ...
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Motion (daemon) as webcam, picture on command

I have Motion running as Daemon to use a webcam in my local network. This is not used for motion detecting, just to have a livestream. I want to take a photo when a button is pressed on the webserver....
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USB camera compatibility

When I connect my camera to Pi and run the command lsusb, I get this output: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root ...
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Motion filming can't get on real speed

I'm trying to film with my PI B+ with motion. I'm using the RPi camera board (so no USB), and got that working (which is nice). The thing is, is that the recorded video is not real time. What I mean ...
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Can't access motion server

I just installed motion but I can't get it to work. Im acessing my pi via local IP. SSH, VNC and apache works, but motion simply doesn't. I've already changed the ports at /etc/motion/motion.conf to ...
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Detect stall current from motor and send gpio signal

I have a project which has a 12 V DC motor controlled by a raspberry pi through a l293d. The motor draws about 600-800mA from the power source while it is running, and > 1A (much greater) when it ...
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Move (not sync) files from Raspberry Pi to some cloud solution

I use my raspberry pi to collect pictures, movies via motion and the raspberry camera (Home surveillance). When the pictures are made, I want to move them to some cloud solution so that they are ...
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3 Camera Interfacing on Raspberry Pi B for Live Streaming [closed]

I am new to Raspberry Pi. My basic requirement is to get the live stream from 3 cameras using a Raspberry Pi B. It can be at a low fps. I'm planning to use 2 USB cameras and one RPi Camera Module ...
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Stream video from raspberry pi via a Ubuntu server

I have a ubuntu server running on a network which is visible outside to the internet. My question is, is there a way to stream the video from the raspberry pi to my Ubuntu server and from there to any ...
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Take snap from Raspberry pi using motion

I need to take a snap of current image using motion. Since motion is running as a daemon I cannot take snap using fswebcam as it shows Device or Resource is busy. So i need a command or interrupt ...
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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 ...
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Motion-Mmal: I want to disable live stream capabilities

I have a few questions about Motion-MMAL: Sorry if these are noob questions. 1) I want to disable the live stream capability completely; however, i can only find information on how to keep the live ...
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Access motion server from the internet

I encountred an issue with motion server for raspberry pi. I use the PiCam with motion-mmal special build by dozencrows. I can access to my nginx server from internet for my rails app on the RPI. But ...
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Authenticate Motion video stream via Apache web server on my PI

At the moment I'm running two PIs with the popular software Motion, delivering webcam content to the internet. I'm port mapping the two external ports to the internal ports on my router, to give ...
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Motion works on one PI, but not on another

I'm trying to migrate Motion from one PI (IP51) to another (IP61) and I'm running into problems getting all the functions working. I'm testing if Motion is working by seeing if I can access the ...
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Duplication a program from one PI to another

I have Motion installed on one PI and wondered if it was possible to easy duplicate the install process, with dependencies, on a another pi without either: 1) Installing and configuring it again 2)...
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Motion disable during the night

I use my RPi to periodically take pictures, both snapshots and of detected motion events. Is there any way to stop motion from taking pictures during the night? For example I imagine this could be ...
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Control dc motor using GPIO.PWM problem

I'm trying to make a small remote controlled car with the raspberry pi and attached two small dc motors to it, using the L239D chip. When testing without the remote control (which is a simple android ...
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Motion - grey screen with camera module

I set up motion and the UV4L drivers for the raspberry pi camera module, but when I try to start motion with sudo motion, and connect with VLC I only get a grey screen. This is what the terminal says: ...
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Camera doesn't work with GPIO PIR Sensor

I am using a 3 pin PIR Sensor to detect motion (https://www.modmypi.com/pir-motion-sensor). This is connected to the GPIO pins. I also have the RPI Camera module attached to the Camera CSI. I would ...
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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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how can I export 'Motion - Conversion Specifiers' to use it in a python program? Raspberry Pi

I'm using motion in a Raspberry Pi and need export the coordinates of the center of the moving object (the %K and %L) because I want to use it in a python program. But I can't even make the ...
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Live video streaming embedded in a web page [closed]

I have created a web page to have both live video streaming and some button controls to control the robotic arm interfaced to the RPi GPIO pins. For button controls, I used php coding. The php coding ...
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Web Cam server using motion daemon video not crisp

I have interfaced a web cam with rasberry pi and stream live video using motion daemon. I want the frame rate to increase and the video to be crisp. Is there any possible solution?
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control motion via cron

If this site gives this as an example of controlling Motion via cron as: 0 9 * * * root /usr/bin/lwp-request http://localhost:8080/0/detection/start > /dev/null 1) is this the correct sintax to ...
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Motion web control interface - which motion.conf file does it use?

When i use the web interface (mmaltest) on motion it doesn't appear to change the operation of motion. It remembers the values i change on the web interface, so looks like it's working, but is's not ...
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Controlling motion's threshold automatically on my PI

I have Motion installed on my PI and having difficulty trying to control the threshold via the command line. Motion's wiki suggests that this type of control can be done using cron like this: `0 9 * ...
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Raspberry motion getting killed every morning and evening

This is the weirdest problem I have ever ever faced! I am using Raspberry PI (running Raspbian Wheezy) with Logitech C310 webcam for home monitoring, with motion detection and recording enabled. It ...
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Could Motion and the PI learn their environments over a few weeks (eg ignore normal movement)

could Motion and the PI be used, not only to detect motion , but to learn which type of motion is good and which bad. For example. In ones garden, if the cat walks thought and takes a sip pf water ...
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Motion mask_file problems

I'm using motion on my PI and am having trouble setting up the mask file to exclude an area from motion detection. 1) is this the correct syntax used in the motion.conf file: mask_file value /mnt/...
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auto brightness bypass whilst using Motion

Can I change the metering mode, exposure and ISO of my Raspberry pi noir camera whilst using the popular software Motion to detect, well, motion. I don't seem to be able to lighten the image whatever ...
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How can I use my Raspberry Pi for motion detection and SMS?

I'm just starting out. How could I use my Raspberry Pi to do the following: when any movement is detected at my front door, send me a text message (SMS)?
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How do I wire this PIR motion sensor? [closed]

Apologies if this is off-topic; I'm not sure where else to ask. I've tried working through Adafruit's lovely tutorial, but it appears that the component I'm working with (EKMC1603112) is not set up ...
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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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Have motion only save image, not movie

I'm sure its right there in the config in front of me, I just can't see it. I am using 'motion' to detect movement and save images. It is also saving .swf files (movies). How do I disable the saving ...