Motion - Feature Request 2006x 12x 03x 081508

Feature Request: Motion does not support multiple camera connectors on a single card

Description

E.g. in FreeBSD one should be able to switch between multiple camera connectors on a single card. This would be very useful for video surveilance purposes. Using multiple camera connectors on the same card would avoid wasting card slots on the mother board.

FreeBSD does not map the multiple connectors to separate camera devices, but they are accessed as a single /dev/bktr# device file. To change between the connectors one needs to use special ioctls that were inherited by the Brooktree driver from the old Meteor driver.

Find attached a little sample code that should allow changing between multiple connectors on a single card.

-- JukkaUkkonen - 03 Dec 2006

Follow up

In video_freebsd.c , set_input function already implement that.

So you can switch between rca/s-video input in a TV capture card.

But if mean that you would like to add to motion port the round robin feature that is implemented in linux then let me figure out what is the best way.

-- AngelCarpintero - 03 Dec 2006

I've seen your bug in FreeBSD and i can reproduce in FreeBSD 6.1-Release ... let me fix.

-- AngelCarpintero - 05 Dec 2006

Comments

  • btinput.c: Brooktree input connector selection using ioctls

FeatureRequestForm edit

TopicTitle Motion does not support multiple camera connectors on a single card
FeatureRequestStatus Discussion
SubmittedBy TWikiGuest
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
btinput.cc btinput.c manage 1 K 03 Dec 2006 - 08:49 JukkaUkkonen Brooktree input connector selection using ioctls
Topic revision: r3 - 05 Dec 2006, AngelCarpintero
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