Motion - Support Question 2015x 06x 11x 154355

Foscam fi8910w connection issue

Question

I am having major problems getting my camera to connect. I have tried every option under the sun inside of motion.conf and I can't find the right netcam_url to work. I will post errors I get when I first load motion.

I will also post the various versions of the netcam_url.

From what I have read, netcam_userpass does not work with this camera. I have to add pass into my url itself.

Not sure if use snapshot.cgi, or videostream.cgi, or what?

If I type http://192.168.200.189/snapshot.cgi into web browser, i see the image from the camera. But can't get motion to connect
Mulitple configs used, 

# URL to use if you are using a network camera, size will be autodetected (incl http:// ftp:// or file:///)
# Must be a URL that returns single jpeg pictures or a raw mjpeg stream. Default: Not defined

netcam_url http://****:****@192.168.200.189/cgi-bin/video.jpg

# netcam_url http://192.168.200.189/snapshot.cgi?user=[*****]&pwd=[******]&count=0

# netcam_url http://****:*****@192.168.200.189:80/cgi-bin/CGIProxy.fcgi?cmd=snapPicture2&usr=USR&pwd=PWD&
# netcam_url http://****:****@192.168.200.189/videostream.cgi?user=USER&pwd=PWD

# Username and password for network camera (only if required). Default: not defined
# Syntax is user:password
# netcam_userpass ****:*****

# The setting for keep-alive of network socket, should improve performance on compatible net cameras.
# 1.0:         The historical implementation using HTTP/1.0, closing the socket after each http request.
# keep_alive:  Use HTTP/1.0 requests with keep alive header to reuse the same connection.
# 1.1:         Use HTTP/1.1 requests that support keep alive as default.
# Default: 1.0
netcam_http keep_alive





When I run. I keep getting this error.  


$ motion
[0] Processing thread 0 - config file /usr/local/etc/motion.conf
[0] Unknown config option "sql_log_image"
[0] Unknown config option "sql_log_snapshot"
[0] Unknown config option "sql_log_mpeg"
[0] Unknown config option "sql_log_timelapse"
[0] Unknown config option "sql_query"
[0] Motion 3.2.12 Started
[0] ffmpeg LIBAVCODEC_BUILD 3489124 LIBAVFORMAT_BUILD 3481700
[0] Thread 1 is from /usr/local/etc/motion.conf
[1] Thread 1 started
[0] motion-httpd/3.2.12 running, accepting connections
[0] motion-httpd: waiting for data on port TCP 8081
[1] Removed netcam Keep-Alive flagdue to apparent closed HTTP connection.
[1] libjpeg decompression failure on first frame - giving up!
[1] Could not fetch initial image from camera

Environment

Motion version: 3.2.12
ffmpeg version: 2.6.3
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS: Arch Linux newest build
-- XybotSmith - 11 Jun 2015

Answer

Topic revision: r1 - 11 Jun 2015, XybotSmith
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