Motion - Support Question 2013x 12x 08x 100633

Command line options for reconfiguring motion

Question

The decision to remove command line options starting with motion 3.2.1 as described in <http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Motion/CommandLineOptions> seems to make adding some tweaks to motion a whole lot cumbersome.

I am trying to change the framerate based on whether or not nmap can locate my phone on the LAN (which is done through cron periodically). It seems like the only way I can do this now (I'm using 3.2.12) is to have two different configuration files (with the only difference being the framerate), and restart motion with the appropriate file. If I were to further add tweaks, looks like I will be required to add different configuration files for each optimization. And each restart would reset the event numbers--making, e.g., any analytics across different days cumbersome. Instead, having the possibility of reconfiguring options through the command line will be a lot easier. Can this be reconsidered in an upcoming release? If the answer to this is a firm "no", I would appreciate if the reason for the same is elaborated on.

Meanwhile, is there something simpler than having multiple configuration files that I can use?

Thanks!

Environment

Motion version: 3.2.12
ffmpeg version: 0.8.6-6
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS: Raspbian
-- AravindI - 08 Dec 2013

Answer

Topic revision: r1 - 08 Dec 2013, AravindI
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