Motion - Support Question 2005x 01x 28x 222114

How to easily automatically access the last n motion detected jpeg files?

Question

Thanks for motion! What I am after is something like this: just as lastsnap.jpg is the last picture taken, it would be very useful to have something like lastmotion.jpg, lastmotion-1.jpg, lastmotion-n.jpg where n is <5. If there is a simple way of doing this, it would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Environment

Motion version: 3.1.17
ffmpeg version: not used
Libraries: curl, xmlrpc
Server OS: Linux Fedora Core 3, kernel 2.6.10-1.737_FC3

-- TWikiGuest - 28 Jan 2005

Answer

This is a perl script that I use.

It assumes using the default filename for the saved jpegs.

jpeg_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-%q

It keeps the last 200 jpegs. You can change it to 5 if you want.

It also creates a text file called largelist.php which is simply a list of the files in the right order.

It is then easy to load this from a PHP page and make a nice presentation. See also KennethsWebcamPackage.

To run the script set the onsave option. Example:

onsave /usr/local/bin/camparse1.pl

And now the perl script.

#!/usr/bin/perl
chdir("/usr/local/apache2/htdocs/cam1/");
chomp (@files = `ls -t *-*.jpg`);
$count = scalar @files;
$displaynumber = 200;
$displaynumber = $count if $displaynumber > $count;
print "Matched $count files\n";

my @sortedfiles = sort { ($b =~ /-(.*)-(.*)\./)[0] .  ($2=="snapshot"? "00" : $2) <=> ($a =~ /-(.*)-(.*)\./)[0] . ($2=="snapshot"? "00" : $2) } @files;
unlink @sortedfiles[$displaynumber..($count-1)] if $displaynumber < $count;
open(LISTFILE, ">largelist.php");
for ($i=0;$i < $displaynumber;$i++)
{
    print LISTFILE "@sortedfiles[$i]\n";
}
close(LISTFILE);

-- KennethLavrsen - 28 Jan 2005

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TopicTitle How to easily automatically access the last n motion detected jpeg files?
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