Motion - Support Question 2005x 11x 03x 104436

motion cant recognise config options

Question

when i start motion, i get this error msg
Unkown config option: "ffmpeg_cap_new"
Unkown config option: "ffmpeg_timelaps"
config_thread
thread config file not found: No such file or directory
thread0 device: /dev/video0 input: 2
waiting for threads to finish, pid: 6178
thread pid: 6178

but in motion.conf, i have:

ffmpeg_cap_new on
ffmpeg_timelapse_mode daily
and
thread /etc/motion/cam1.conf
thread /etc/motion/cam2.conf
thread /etc/motion/cam3.conf
thread /etc/motion/cam4.conf
which should be correct?

i'm 100% sure that the path to the thread config files are correct.

Do you have any idea why that happens?

Thanks

edit: ok i've fixed it by compiling motion manually. For some reason the debian package i install shows version 3.0.7



Environment

Motion version: 3.2.3
ffmpeg version: 0.4.9pre1
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql
Server OS: debian 3.1, kernel 2.6.13

-- MadOnion87 - 03 Nov 2005

Answer

You probably have an old version installed which gets called instead of the one you think you called.

The config options are only recognised when Motion has been compiled with the features they belong to.

So your old Motion was simply not compiled with ffmpeg support. And since the Motion you started was another is probably also picked up a different motion.conf than you expected.

Glad you sorted things out.

-- KennethLavrsen - 03 Nov 2005
Topic revision: r3 - 03 Nov 2005, KennethLavrsen
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