Motion - Support Question 2009x 05x 10x 165040

Not able to display the captured frames from Logitech QuickCam USB Camera.

Question

I am running motion on ubuntu 8.10 Linux and using Logitech QuickCam (640x480) USB Camera. Also using motion with default motion.conf settings. Motion application is not able to display captured frame from camera. Application displays the error as provided in "Verbatim Text" section. Kindly suggest the proper configuration or settings required to run motion using the mentioned camera.

s@S:~$ motion
[0] Processing thread 0 - config file /etc/motion/motion.conf
[0] Unknown config option "v4l2_palette"
[0] Motion 3.2.9 Started
[0] ffmpeg LIBAVCODEC_BUILD 3355136 LIBAVFORMAT_BUILD 3409664
[0] Thread 1 is from /etc/motion/motion.conf
[1] Thread 1 started
[1] cap.driver: "spca561"
[1] cap.card: "Camera"
[1] cap.bus_info: "0000:00:1d.0"
[1] cap.capabilities=0x05000001
[1] - VIDEO_CAPTURE
[1] - READWRITE
[1] - STREAMING
[1] Supported palettes:
[1] 0: S561 (S561)
[1] 1: GBRG (GBRG)
[1] Unable to find a compatible palette format.
[0] motion-httpd/3.2.9 running, accepting connections
[0] motion-httpd: waiting for data on port TCP 8080
[1] Using VIDEO_PALETTE_YUV420P palette
[1] Using V4L1
[1] Started stream webcam server in port 8081
[1] sync error in proc 24870: Invalid argument
[1] mcapture error in proc 24870: Invalid argument
[1] Video device fatal error - terminating camera thread
[1] Thread exiting
[1] Somebody stole the video device, lets hope we got his picture: Invalid argument
[0] Motion terminating
d.

Environment

Motion version: 3.2.9
ffmpeg version: version r11872+debian_3:0.svn20080206-12ubuntu3.1
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS: Ubuntu 8.10 Linux

-- SrinathSrinivasaiah - 10 May 2009

Answer

- Read here, please : http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Motion/FeatureRequest2008x10x15x130110

-- FlorinAnton - 10 May 2009
Topic revision: r3 - 08 Jul 2009, AngelCarpintero
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