Motion - Feature Request 2007x 10x 25x 065125

Feature Request: Http POST Support in netcam.c (Solwise PLA-14WCAM support)


I have a web camera which is connected via Homeplug Ethernet over mains, which reduces the amount of wiring which has to be run to connect a camera. It comes with its own web interface built into its firmware, and has optional Windows only software to do motion capture.

A packet sniff of the data revealed that the images are returned by a

POST /Webcam.jpg HTTP1.0

which returns a stream of JPEGs. I modified netcam.c to have

static const char *connect_req = "POST %s HTTP/1.0\r\n"

i.e. use POST rather than GET in the connect request, and with this single change (plus a configuration setting of netcam_url in my motion.conf) was able to get motion working with this camera.

See for link to the camera information.

If motion provided a way to make the HTTP method a variable (with a default of GET), either as another configuration item, e.g. 'netcam_method' POST, or some convoluted mangling of the netcam_url e.g. netcam_url http-POST:// then adding support for this camera in the main would be a very simple change.

-- JohnLines - 25 Oct 2007

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TopicTitle Http POST Support in netcam.c (Solwise PLA-14WCAM support)
FeatureRequestStatus New
SubmittedBy JohnLines
Topic revision: r1 - 25 Oct 2007, JohnLines
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