Motion - Support Question 2010x 04x 29x 204223

black screen on web preview

Question

I have installed the ubuntu packaged version of motion, along with a Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Communicate Deluxe.

In vlc I can see an image.

I start motion "motion -s" and if I walk infront of the camera it saves a movie. However, when I go to localhost:8081 I get a black square with D L N setup and not the preview. How do I get it to display the preview please when in setup mode?If run motion without the -s I see the preview.

config is as follows

daemon off
process_id_file /var/run/motion/motion.pid 
setup_mode off
videodevice /dev/video0
v4l2_palette 8
input 8
norm 0
frequency 0
rotate 0
width 320
height 240
framerate 2
minimum_frame_time 0
netcam_tolerant_check off
auto_brightness off
brightness 0
contrast 0
saturation 0
hue 0
roundrobin_frames 1
roundrobin_skip 1
switchfilter off
threshold 1500
threshold_tune off
noise_level 32
noise_tune on
despeckle EedDl
smart_mask_speed 0
lightswitch 0
minimum_motion_frames 1
pre_capture 0
post_capture 0
gap 60
max_mpeg_time 0
output_all off
output_normal on
output_motion off
quality 75
ppm off
ffmpeg_cap_new on
ffmpeg_cap_motion off
ffmpeg_timelapse 0
ffmpeg_timelapse_mode daily
ffmpeg_bps 500000
ffmpeg_variable_bitrate 0
ffmpeg_video_codec swf
ffmpeg_deinterlace off
snapshot_interval 0
locate off
text_right %Y-%m-%d\n%T-%q
text_changes off
text_event %Y%m%d%H%M%S
text_double off
target_dir /tmp/motion
snapshot_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-snapshot
jpeg_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-%q
movie_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S
timelapse_filename %Y%m%d-timelapse
webcam_port 8081
webcam_quality 50
webcam_motion off
webcam_maxrate 1
webcam_localhost on
webcam_limit 0
control_port 8080
control_localhost on
control_html_output on
track_type 0
track_auto off
track_motorx 0
track_motory 0
track_maxx 0
track_maxy 0
track_iomojo_id 0
track_step_angle_x 10
track_step_angle_y 10
track_move_wait 10
track_speed 255
track_stepsize 40
quiet on
sql_log_image on
sql_log_snapshot on
sql_log_mpeg off
sql_log_timelapse off
sql_query insert into security(camera, filename, frame, file_type, time_stamp, event_time_stamp) values('%t', '%f', '%q', '%n', '%Y-%m-%d %T', '%C')

Environment

Motion version: 3.2.11
ffmpeg version: 4:0.5+svn20090706-2ubuntu2.2
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS: Ubuntu, 2.6.31-20-generic #58-Ubuntu SMP

-- SpencerMarshall - 29 Apr 2010

Answer

You have to run motion without setup_mode on, so don't run motion with -s option, run motion as following instead :

./motion -n

-- AngelCarpintero - 02 May 2010

Topic revision: r3 - 30 May 2010, AngelCarpintero
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