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two webcams and motion.conf

Question

hi guys

I have two webcams

In the motion.conf file I have only /dev/video0

Videodevice to be used for capturing (default /dev/video0) # for FreeBSD default is /dev/bktr0 videodevice /dev/video0

I must add /dev/video1 for the second webcam??

thanks in advance for your help

Environment

Motion version: 3.2.11.1
ffmpeg version:  
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS: ubuntu 9.04 server (no GUI)

-- CarlosTroetsch - 18 Oct 2009

Answer

You have to create a separatte config file for each webcam and use thread directive in motion.conf i.ex :
thread /path/webcam1.conf
thread /path/webcam2.conf

http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Motion/ConfigOptionThread

Then set in webcam1.conf and webcam2.conf the value of your webcams for videodevice.

Futher information in config guide :

http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Motion/MotionGuideGettingItRunning#The_Config_Files

-- AngelCarpintero - 15 Nov 2009
Topic revision: r2 - 15 Nov 2009, AngelCarpintero
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