Motion - Support Question 2006x 11x 09x 155151

Card PICO2000 4 Input BNC


have a card PICO2000 with 4 video input BNC, it function on /dev/video0, how one make to activate the 4 input in the file of conf of motion?


Motion version: 3.2.7
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Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
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-- JorisMichel - 09 Nov 2006


You do not write which PICO2000 card you have. If you have the one with one BT878 chip then the method is.

You need 4 thread config files. In all 4 you use the same video_device /dev/video0. But in each thread you have a different input number. Probably 0,1,2,3. Or 1,2,3,4. This makes Motion run in Round Robin mode.

If the card is the expensive one with 4 BT878 chips then Linux should find 4 video devices /dev/video0 ... /dev/video3. And then they all use input 0 or 1.

-- KennethLavrsen - 09 Nov 2006


Thank you for help, the card bt878 has only one heart. I have create 4 files with /dev/video0 input 0 1 2 3

I disconnected port webcam which posted a message with the screen. now, I have a message with the screen "IOCTL (VIDIOCGCHAN): INVALID ARGUMENT".

or I can find an example of file?
Topic revision: r3 - 10 Nov 2006, JorisMichel
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