Feature Request: Choose between getting jpeg or mjpeg on webcam port
I have found some situations where MJPEG streaming is not practical or just cannot be implemented. The output_all and snapshot_interval do not really help. I would like to propose a solution thus:
A simple http protocol (possibly built or added to the current http control protocol to allow reception of the current image buffer for a device. For example
Returns image.jpeg (http GET /someimage.jpeg Not the HTML IMG TAG)
This would be a great help. What do you think ?
- 02 May 2005
I agree that such a feature would be nice to have and I support the idea. In fact I have proposed it myself recently.
But I give it low priority because there is already a related project with which you can do exactly what you request and we have more urgent features on the roadmap and still an unstable netcam feature.
. In this case it is the grab tool you want.
- 02 May 2005
Kenneth. Thanks for the update. The rational I have for my request however precludes installing a web server to service cgi-requests. Maybe sometime in the future this could be considered as an important feature once stability has been reached.
- 06 May 2005
If this gets implemented then I want the webcam port to be able to provide either a single jpeg frame and close the socket or the mjpeg stream. And I would then rather propose http://xxxxx:80XX/jpeg
like we know it from Axis. I would not want to add the quality in the URL. Admins using Motion will not want the client user to decide the load on a line. So webcam jpeg quality settings etc will still only be in motion.conf.
I put this as accepted but low priority and not yet on roadmap. I renamed the request according to my decision above.
- 24 Jun 2005
I would like to second this request.
It would be nice to support both MJPEG on one port and JPEG on another.
Currently I use PHP code based on discussions on this site to strip JPEGs form the MJPEG Stream.
I like to provide a pure HTML5 web page that requires no plugins(except Java of course).
- 25 Oct 2013