Motion - Bug Report 2009x 04x 25x 020128
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BUG: Motion doesn't work without v4l2convert with Logitech QuickCam Chat

When starting normally, Motion fails to open the camera because it can't find a valid palette format. If you use LD_PRELOAD to load v4l2convert.so when running Motion, then it can find a usable format, but this really shouldn't be needed, at least not to be done manually..

Without v4l2convert:

[1] cap.driver: "spca561"
[1] cap.card: "Camera"
[1] cap.bus_info: "0000:00:02.1"
[1] cap.capabilities=0x05000001
[1] - VIDEO_CAPTURE
[1] - READWRITE
[1] - STREAMING
[1] v4l2_select_input: name = "spca561", type 0x00000002, status 00000000
[1] - CAMERA
[1] Supported palettes:
[1] 0: S561 (S561)
[1] 1: GBRG (GBRG)
[1] Unable to find a compatible palette format.

With v4l2convert:
[1] cap.driver: "spca561"
[1] cap.card: "Camera"
[1] cap.bus_info: "0000:00:02.1"
[1] cap.capabilities=0x05000001
[1] - VIDEO_CAPTURE
[1] - READWRITE
[1] - STREAMING
[1] v4l2_select_input: name = "spca561", type 0x00000002, status 00000000
[1] - CAMERA
[1] Supported palettes:
[1] 0: S561 (S561)
[1] 1: GBRG (GBRG)
[1] 2: RGB3 (RGB3)
[1] 3: BGR3 (BGR3)
[1] 4: YU12 (YU12)
[1] Selected palette YU12

Environment

Motion version: 3.2.11
ffmpeg version: 0.4.9
Shared libraries: ffmpeg
Server OS: Fedora 10, kernel 2.6.29

-- RobertHancock - 25 Apr 2009

Follow up

Well that's a missing feature rather than a bug, too many requests and features to be handled everything , so this was a quick solution meanwhile

support of all those palettes are integrated.

-- AngelCarpintero - 09 Jul 2009

BugReportForm edit

TopicTitle Motion doesn't work without v4l2convert with Logitech QuickCam Chat
BugStatus Rejected
AssignedBugTo
SubmittedBy RobertHancock
Topic revision: r2 - 09 Jul 2009, AngelCarpintero
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