I'm a complete Linux newbie. I can follow instructions, but cannot generate a single line in terminal, do not know how to tell what version of the OS I'm running, etc.
I have motion on two computers (one with Kubuntu and one with Ubuntu.) I installed Motion on both and used to get rad output of jpeg files with an associated .swf file in a temporary folder.
At some point, the settings changed on both, causing 2 problems:
1) all images save straight into the Home folder, and
2. I'm not getting .swf files anymore.
1. Regarding location:
I found a tutorial and tried to follow it to configure. I created a directory:
~$ mkdir .motion
~$ sudo cp /etc/motion/motion.conf .motion/
~$ sudo chown carol:carol .motion/motion.conf
~$ mkdir motion-images
However, when I tried to point it to the new directory, the output says "command not found" (see two lines down)
carol@acer:~$ target_dir /home/carol/motion
target_dir: command not found
2. I'm keen to get Motion generating jpegs in association with swf files again. I prefer this over .avi or other video files, and I found about 50 references to .swf in the Motion site. But the posts say things like:
"Setting ffmpeg_video_codec to swf permits output of .swf files via ffmpe"
"patch < ffmpeg_swf_v1.0.diff
Then re-build Motion and test the patch."
I can copy-paste into terminal, but I can't follow instructions like that. I'm asking for a few lines of instructions I can copy-paste in, if possible, to get it to do that.
| Motion version:
| ffmpeg version:
|| ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
| Server OS:
- 10 Jan 2016