Motion - Feature Request 2009x 04x 17x 063655

Feature Request: Directory input of JPEG files


I have a web camera that on its own sends pictures via FTP to the machine that stores the individual picture files. This currently works quite well. What I am interested in is motion detection based on the directory. Each file name consists of a unique name (File prefix set in the camera, followed by a date time (to second) and a frame number). The camera sets the interval of sending the frames (in my case, I use 1 minute, but it can be more or less). I would like the motion program to "monitor" a directory and give output (email, whatever) when motion is detected.

I surmise that two modes would exist. The first would be a static analysis of the directory at a fixed time. It would output the change locations. The second would be a dynamic mode where it would look for new files to appear and difference them "on the fly". It would wait for new a new file, and compare it to the "previous" one (or more).

A secondary feature would be to "compile" the JPEG pictures into an MPEG movie while the processing is going on.

Example of the file name produced: Prefix2009041614340001.jpg (Prefix%C%y%m%d%H%M%Sff.jpg, where ff is the frame number).

The Camera I am using is AirLink101 AIC250W, but I suspect others will fit the bill.

-- TomWatson - 17 Apr 2009

Follow up


You can use vloopback:

And vpipe:

Basically make motion listen on a vloopback output and feed whatever you want into the vloopback input with vpipe.

-- RomanGaufman - 20 May 2009

anyone who could give a little more details of how to do this? perhaps the command for piping jpegs into the stream ?

-- SoleViktor - 29 May 2009
Topic revision: r3 - 29 May 2009, SoleViktor
Copyright © 1999-2017 by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Please do not email Kenneth for support questions (read why). Use the Support Requests page or join the Mailing List.
This website only use harmless session cookies. See Cookie Policy for details. By using this website you accept the use of these cookies.