Motion - Support Question 2008x 07x 28x 151056

Video with audio recording

Question

Is it possible somehow to record mpg or avi files with sound, not just silent movies?

Upon motion detected I would like to record a movie with sound, using the associated audio
capture device (=preferably the microphone of the USB camera). So far I could not figure out 
how to do this. I tried to start ffmpeg with appropriate parameters on_event_start but it failed
 with device busy, obviously because motion needs to access the camera continuously for detection.
 I have also read the related text: http://www.lavrsen.dk/twiki/bin/view/Motion/SoundAudioRecording 
but it provides only sound recording in a separate audio file.

Any other idea or suggestion?

Laszlo BORTEL
bortel.laszlo@telekom.hu

Environment

Motion version: 3.2.10.1
ffmpeg version:  
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS:  

-- LaszloBORTEL - 28 Jul 2008

Answer

At the moment there's no plan to add a audio capture to motion at least in core , some people uses with trunk version and ext_pipe to encode video and audio or

using on_* events , but do it with V4L2 with integrated audio is not easy and very hard to maintain ( i don't want to buy all devices to test how they work or not).

So all this customs features will be available in motion 4.x as a plugin that won't break motion core.

-- AngelCarpintero - 29 Jul 2008
Topic revision: r2 - 29 Jul 2008, AngelCarpintero
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