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WebHome
Welcome to the former home of Motion, a software motion detector. NOTE. I have handed over the project to a new team of developers. New project owner is Mr Dave...
WebcamCompressInMemory
WebcamCompressInMemory Introduction Every time someone is using a browser to see a webcam motion writes to disk each frame captured from a device (v4l or network...
MotionMail
Motionmail Creates a montage of event images and sends it by email. Introduction Perl script which will send a montage of event images to a list of email address...
AreaDetect
Area Detect Feature Description of Patch This patch adds the ability to detect motion in predefined areas and execute an event immediately upon detection. The ev...
WebInterfaceForMotionDiscussion
Web Interface For Motion Discussion. The Initial Vision by Main.KennethLavrsen It is amazing today how Motion rich with features as it is is still able to ...
TrendNet
Manufacturer of OEMed network device and IP camera hardware. http://www.trendnet.com/ Trendnet TV IP100 http://www.trendnet.com/products/TV IP100.htm Wired Ether...
IPv6
IPv6 Support Description of Patch This patch adds support for IPv6 to Motion. The 'local' options, which before bound on localhost, now will bind on the appropri...
MotionStreamAuthPatch
Motion Stream Authentication Patch Description of Patch This patch add authentication support to the "Live Stream Server" function. It contains two authenticatio...
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Main.JackAllen 26 Aug 2017
FeatureRequest2016x03x24x105354
Feature Request: Description Hi guys, I have problems with motion and I need the help. As the IP camera I have ASUS rt n16 router. I have established open sourc...
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SupportQuestion2017x06x22x202557
Question Does anybody know how to make motion only take a picture of a motion that is detected in the specified area_detect zone? Thank you for the help. Roman Pa...
SupportQuestion2017x05x21x225901
Question We are looking to get images from our camera through RTSP. In our config file, we entered the rtsp address: rtsp://admin:123456@192.168.137.110/live/ch0 ...
MR1803E
Main.BartoszMarek 20 May 2017 cap.driver: "uvcvideo"cap.card: "USB2.0 PC CAMERA"cap.bus_info: "usb 0000:00:14.0 1"cap.capabilities=0x84200001 1:ml1 NTC VID ...
WorkingDevices
Working Devices If you add an entry for a Network camera, please provide the URL that is required for motion to access the camera images. If the camera supports b...
MotionLog
Motion Logging Description Motion uses syslog for logging messages, but also stderr when it runs in no deamon mode. Only running motion in no damon mode allows t...
SupportQuestion2017x03x30x200844
Question Hi there. I am trying to record audio at the same time as video, based on when motion is detected. I have tried using arecord, as listed elsewhere in thi...
SupportQuestion2017x03x23x131350
Question Hello ! I am trying to use a motion with a ComOnyx CO L221 camera. On official site in support is written: The correct spelling of the request for JPEG f...
SupportQuestion2017x03x21x080028
Question motion.conf on thread1.conf: videodevice /dev/video0 text_left CAMERA 1 target_dir /home/pi/webcam/camera1 stream_port 9061 stream_auth_method 1 stream_...
SupportQuestion2017x03x17x072122
Question Hi. I have been trying to get a single JPEG image from running motion, but I only get MJPEG. Is there a HTTP call with what I could ask just for a snapsh...
FrequentlyAskedQuestions
Frequently Asked Questions about Motion How do I get Motion to work with two or more camera at a time? If I run with one camera Motion works but when I add one m...
SupportQuestion2017x02x20x160943
Question Hello, I plugged in a webcam (sudo lsusb) "Logitech, Inc. Quickcam E2500 series" on my Rapsberry PI3. It works correctly with motion v3.2.12, but the web...
MotionDailyVideo
Main.RodolfoLeibner 18 Feb 2017 As a Motion software user, I prefer to get a big movie per day rather than a lot of small ones. Although it is always possible to...
SupportQuestion2017x01x27x203854
Question Hi, my ipcam strams the video with rtsp. VLC is playing the stream without problems when i enter the url: rtsp://192.168.1.43:554/11 in motion.conf i ent...
SupportQuestion2017x01x25x185146
Question Hi, First thanks for your app, it's very performant and customizable! My problem is that the video produced after a motion detection is not "correct". I ...
SupportQuestion2017x01x24x210839
Question Hello everybody, thanks in advance for your help. Please be patient with me i am not good at linux and not experienced with raspi either :( here is my qu...
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Main.MarioAlbuja2 19 Jan 2017 Tested with: netcam_url http://xx.xx.xx.xx/snapshot.cgi (for single JPEG images) netcam_url http://xx.xx.xx.xx/videostream.cgi (f...
SupportQuestion2017x01x10x085248
Question I have been running a remote webcam for a number of years. I have been having problems with Logitech cameras locking up to give a gray screen. I have b...
SupportQuestion2017x01x02x173706
Question i am trying to find the http access logs for the motion webserver. where can they be found? Environment Motion version: 3.2.12 ffmpeg versio...
SupportQuestion2016x11x15x081032
Question hi, is possible to manage multiple ipcam? is like the solution for usb? (motion.conf motion2.conf). Thanks Environment Motion version: 4 ff...
SupportQuestion2016x11x14x195716
Question I don't have ffmpeg installed on my raspbian OS, because it does not seem to be used in debian anymore. The fork 'libav tools' is available though. I wou...
ConfigFileOptions
Config File Options Version 4.0.1: The configuration options that are applicable to 4.0.1 can be viewed on line alphabetically or by topic. This file is also i...
MotionGuide
Motion Guide Version 4.0.1 The Motion guide as a large single document is installed with Motion in the /usr/share/doc/motion/ directory for local viewing. It can...
DownloadFiles
Downloads Motion is published under the GNU Public License version 2 or later. Current version is 4.0.1 * Release Files (Debs and Source) releases Old...
FeatureRequests
Feature Requests from Users This page illustrates some of the historic feature requests for the Motion application. Any new feature requests should be discussed v...
BugReports
Bug Reports The page includes historic bug reports. It is not to be used for reporting any new bugs. New issues should be reported via the github home or reported...
SupportRequests
Motion Support The Motion Wiki Support pages are here for you if you have a technical question or any question about the use of Motion. Motion is free software an...
SupportQuestion2016x11x11x050932
Question I wanna save pictures just around locate positions. Environment Motion version: 3.2.12 ffmpeg version: Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, pos...
BlueCherry
Bluecherry /bluecherry.jpg Website http://www.bluecherry.net Curtis Hall has kindly offered 15% to users of Motion (and Zoneminder) on video capture cards. To obt...
SupportQuestion2016x10x01x180650
Question I have a problem to run motion with logitech c270. I've got 2 errors in logfile: mjpegtoyuv420p: Corrupt image ... continue and Device doesn't support VI...
MotionNotify
Motion Notify Google Drive Uploader and Email Notifier with Network Detection Motion Notify Version 1.0 Motion Notify 1.0 is a major release which is a signifi...
BugReport2016x09x11x140809
BUG: I recompiled the latest ffmpeg for raspberry pi 3. (see below info) trying to recompile motion with suggested commands (autoreconf fiv; ./configure; make) ...
MotionGuideGettingItRunning
Motion Guide Getting It Running This topic consists of the following subtopics: RunningMotionConfigFiles, CommandLineOptions, ConfigFileOptions, SignalsKill, Er...
CommandLineOptions
Command Line Options In Motion 3.2.1 and forward most command line options have been removed and replaced them by an option to specify location to motion.conf ...
RunningMotionConfigFiles
Running Motion Important Definitions Motion is invoked from the command line. It has no GUI. Everything is controlled from config files. From version 3.2 the com...
SupportQuestion2016x09x02x163613
Question Was wondering if there is or some one could compile a specific Help file for webcam or ip based video. So many cams are now ip based and use various stre...
SupportQuestion2016x08x21x151007
Question I installed Motion Motioneye from the terminal with apt get .... How can i update to the latest release of both programs WITHOUT losing my settings? ap...
BugReport2016x08x20x112444
solved! BUG: I have 4 IP Cams running (thread 1.conf, thread 2.conf ...) and i added 2 lines to each of it: mask_file /home/motion_masken/vorne.pgm smart_mask_sp...
MotionGuideBasicFeatures
Motion Guide Basic Features NOTE THAT THIS GUIDE IS CURRENTLY BROKEN BECAUSE WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A MAJOR REWRITE FOR MOTION 4.0 This topic consists of the ...
InstallOverview
How do I install Motion? Motion is mainly distributed as source files that you must compile yourself. There is also an RPM made on Fedora Core 3. And Debian packa...
PrepareInstall
Preparation For Install Note: If you're using SuSE 9.2, you might want to ADDITIONALLY have a look at Compiling on SuSE 9.2. As mentioned on that page as well, yo...
ConfigOptionViewTemplate
* Type: * Range / Valid values: * Default: * Group: #TopicEnd
MotionOverview
Motion Overview What is Motion? Motion is a program that monitors the video signal from one or more cameras and is able to detect if a significant part of the pi...
KnownProblems
Known Problems See also the Frequently Asked Questions and Bug Reports for known open bugs. If you use use a Logitech Quickcam Orbit or Sphere using the dri...
ConfigOptionMaskFile
Full path of the PGM (portable gray map) mask file (binary format). If you have one or more areas of the camera image in which you do NOT want motion detected (e....
MiscellaneousInformation
Miscellaneous Information An index of topics related to Motion that does not fit in any other bucket. Site Maintenance Topics For Developers * ConfigFileOpti...
ConfigFileOptionsBulk
Config File Options Bulk Editor To create a new option go to CreateNewOption To remove it change the group to Obsolete " else="Edit and lock the topics"}% Opt...
CreateNewOption
Create New Option This form creates a new Foswiki topic for a new motion.conf option based on the ConfigOptionTemplate. This is used by administrators to create n...
ConfigOptionTemplate
%NOP{ * Note: Do not edit this topic. Go to relevant ConfigFileOptions topic * Set ALLOWTOPICCHANGE = Main.AdminGroup }%
WebPreferences
Motion Web Preferences The following settings are web preferences of the Motion web. These preferences overwrite the site level preferences in ., and can be overw...
MotionTechnology
Technology Detecting motion Motion detects motion by comparing the intensity of pixels in a fresh grabbed image with a reference image. Color information is not ...
Group
Config Groups Do not remove or rename the groups. All config options that exist will be without a value when they are edited if the current value is not there. In...
MotionPatches
Patches for Motion Note this is a historic archive. The development has moved to Github so that is now the proper way to develop patches Patches Planned Patch ...
ConfigOptionBrightness
Value 0 means that Motion does not set the brightness value but leaves it unchanged. If this setting is used in conjunction with the auto_brightness feature, then...
ConfigOptionEventGap
Recommended value is 60 seconds (Default). The value 0 is allowed (but not recommended) and disables events causing all Motion to be written to one single movie f...
ConfigOptionLogType
This enables users and developers to isolate logging information to a specific area of interest. The log types are Short Name COR Core STR ...
ConfigOptionTrackStepsize
Only used for stepper motor tracking.
ConfigOptionWebcontrolHtmlOutput
The recommended value for most is "on" which means that you can navigate and control Motion with a normal browser. By setting this option to "off" the replies are...
ConfigOptionOnEventStart
Full path name of the program/script. This can be any type of program or script. Remember to set the execution bit in the ACL and if it is a script type program s...
ConfigOptionStreamMaxrate
Don't set 'stream_maxrate' too high unless you only use it on the localhost or on an internal LAN.
ConfigOptionTextChanges
By setting this option to 'on' the number of pixels that changed compared to the reference frame is displayed in the upper right corner of the pictures. This is g...
ConfigOptionTrackMotory
Only used for stepper motor tracking.
ConfigOptionTrackStepAngleX
Requires a tracking camera type pwc
ConfigOptionAutoBrightness
Motion will try to adjust the brightness of the video device if the images captured are too dark or too light. This option will be most useful for video devices l...
ConfigOptionExifText
You can use conversion specifiers in this option.
ConfigOptionNoiseLevel
This is different from the threshold parameter. This is changes at pixel level. The purpose is to eliminate the changes generated by electric noise in the camera....
ConfigOptionTextEvent
The idea is that %C can be used filenames and text_left/right for creating a unique identifier for each event. Option text_event defines the value %C which then ...
ConfigOptionThreshold
The 'threshold' option is the most important detection setting. When motion runs it compares the current image frame with the previous and counts the number of ch...
ConfigOptionWebcontrolLocalhost
By setting this to on, the control using http (browser) can only be accessed on the same machine on which Motion is running.
ConfigOptionSnapshotFilename
Default value is equivalent to legacy 'oldlayout' option. For Motion 3.0 compatible mode (directories based on date and time) choose: %Y/%m/%d/%H/%M/%S snapshot F...
ConfigOptionTextLeft
text_left is displayed in the lower left corner of the pictures. If the option is not defined no text is displayed at this position. You can place the text in quo...
ConfigOptionTrackMoveWait
The actual delay is depending on the chosen framerate. If you want the camera to move maximum once every 2 seconds and the framerate is 10 then you need to set th...
ConfigOptionTrackPort
Only used for stepper motor tracking.
ConfigOptionHeight
The height of the image in pixels. Motion does not scale so should be set to the actual size of the v4l device. In case of a net camera motion sets the height to ...
ConfigOptionMaxMovieTime
The parameter sets the limit of the time and not the size of the file
ConfigOptionSqlLogSnapshot
Configuration option common to MySQL and PostgreSQL. Motion must be built with MySQL or PostgreSQL support to use this feature.
ConfigOptionSqlQuery
Most common conversion specifiers * %Y = year, %m = month, %d = date * %H = hour, %M = minute, %S = second * %v = event * %q = frame number * %t =...
ConfigOptionStreamLimit
Number can be defined by multiplying actual webcam rate by desired number of seconds. Actual webcam rate is the smallest of the numbers framerate and stream_maxra...
ConfigOptionFfmpegVideoCodec
Supported formats are: * mpeg4 or msmpeg4 gives you files with extension .avi * msmpeg4 is recommended for use with Windows Media Player because it requir...
ConfigOptionLocateMotionMode
The value 'preview' only works when 'output_normal' is set to either 'first' or 'best'.
ConfigOptionPictureType
The recommendation is to always use jpg except if you have a specific need to store high quality pictures without any quality loss. For web cameras you should alw...
ConfigOptionStreamPreviewNewline
Preview images are placed on to the webcontrol home page in thread number order. This parameter allows the user some flexibility in organizing the images on the p...
ConfigOptionStreamQuality
The mjpeg stream consists of a header followed by jpeg frames separated by content length and boundary string. The quality level defines the size of the individua...
ConfigOptionMotionVideoPipe
Using this you can view the results in real time. E.g. by using the program camstream. The difference between this option and the video pipe option is that this o...
ConfigOptionRoundrobinFrames
The Round Robin feature is automatically activated where multiple threads are sharing the same video device. Each thread can then set different input channels or ...
ConfigOptionTargetDir
This is the target directory for all snapshots, images files and movie files. You will normally always want to specify this parameter as an absolute path. Note t...
ConfigOptionTextRight
text_right is displayed in the lower right corner of the pictures. If the option is not defined no text is displayed at this position. You can place the text in q...
ConfigOptionTimelapseFilename
Default value is equivalent to legacy 'oldlayout' option. File extension .mpg is automatically added so do not include this. This option uses conversion specifier...
ConfigOptionWidth
Motion does not scale so should be set to the actual size of the v4l device. In case of a net camera motion sets the height to the height of the first image read....
ConfigOptionFfmpegVariableBitrate
Experiment for the value that gives you the desired compromise between size and quality.
ConfigOptionPreCapture
Motion buffers the number of picture frames defined by 'pre_capture'. When motion is detected the pictures in the buffer are included in the video clip generated ...
ConfigOptionSdlThreadnr
This feature is considered experimental in nature
ConfigOptionStreamLocalhost
By setting this to on, the webcam can only be accessed on the same machine on which Motion is running.
ConfigOptionTextDouble
This option makes the text defined by text_left, text_right and text_changes twice the normal size. This may be useful when using large picture formats such as 64...
ConfigOptionTrackMaxx
Only used for stepper motor tracking.
ConfigOptionFfmpegTimelapseMode
Note that it is important that you use the conversion specifiers in ffmpeg_filename that ensure that the new timelapse file indeed is a new file. If the filename ...
ConfigOptionOnMotionDetected
To disable the feature simply do not include the option in the file or comment it out by placing a "#" or ";" as the first character on the line before the execut...
ConfigOptionOnMovieStart
Full path name of the program/script. This can be any type of program or script. Remember to set the execution bit in the ACL and if it is a script type program s...
ConfigOptionQuality
100 means hardly compressed. A small number means a much smaller file size but also a less nice quality image to look at. 50 is a good compromise for most.
ConfigOptionSqlLogPicture
Configuration option common to MySQL and PostgreSQL. Motion must be built with MySQL or PostgreSQL support to use this feature.
ConfigOptionEmulateMotion
This feature is not meant to be the normal mode of operation. Especially not if you have any of the picture or movie features enabled since it will keep on saving...
ConfigOptionFfmpegOutputMovies
Generates a new film at the beginning of each new event and appends to the film for each motion detected within the same event. The current event ends when the ti...
ConfigOptionOnMovieEnd
Full path name of the program/script. This can be any type of program or script. Remember to set the execution bit in the ACL and if it is a script type program s...
ConfigOptionTrackAuto
Requires a tracking camera type supported by Motion.
ConfigOptionVideodevice
This is the video4linux device name. Ignore this for net cameras.
ConfigOptionLightswitch
Experiment to see what works best for your application. Note: From version 3.1.17 (snap release 2 and on) this option has changed from a boolean (on or off) to a ...
ConfigOptionMinimumFrameTime
This option is used when you want to capture images at a rate lower than 2 per second. When this is enabled the framerate option is used only to set the pace the ...
ConfigOptionPowerLineFrequency
These are the valid values Value Description 1 Do not modify device setting 0 Power line frequency Disabled 1 50 Hz 2 60 Hz 3 A...
ConfigOptionRoundrobinSkip
The Round Robin feature is automatically activated where multiple threads are sharing the same video device. Each thread can then set different input channels or ...
ConfigOptionSwitchfilter
This is a round robin related feature used when you have a capture card with multiple inputs (controlled by the 'input' option) on the same videodevice.
ConfigOptionNorm
This value is only used for capture cards using the BTTV driver.
ConfigOptionProcessIdFile
When Motion is started and this option is defined, Motion creates a file containing the process ID if the main Motion thread. This can be used by scripts to ident...
ConfigOptionSqlLogMovie
Configuration option common to MySQL and PostgreSQL. Motion must be built with MySQL or PostgreSQL support to use this feature.
ConfigOptionVideoPipe
Using this you can view the results in real time. E.g. by using the program camstream. Disable this option by not having it in the config file (or comment it out ...
ConfigOptionDatabaseType
Motion can be compiled with MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite3 database support. When enabled Motion can be configured to add a record to a table in the database as spe...
ConfigOptionFramerate
The faster you fetch pictures from the camera the more CPU load you get and the more pictures get included when Motion is detected. Motion will stop storing pictu...
ConfigOptionFrequency
This option is only relevant if you have a TV tuner card where you can select the tuner frequency. Your tuner card must support this feature.
ConfigOptionStreamAuthMethod
The parameters have the following meaning. * 0 = disabled * 1 = Basic authentication * 2 = MD5 digest (the safer authentication) Note that if you are ena...
ConfigOptionThresholdTune
This feature makes Motion continuously adjust the threshold for declaring motion. The threshold setting is ignored when activating this feature. It may give diffe...
ConfigOptionTrackIomojoId
Only used for iomojo camera.
ConfigOptionNetcamProxy
Use this if you need to connect to a network camera through a proxy server. Example of syntax: "http://myproxy.mydomain.com:1024 If the proxy port number is 80 y...
ConfigOptionOutputDebugPictures
Motion images shows the motion content of the pictures. This is good for tuning and testing but probably not very interesting for the general public. Default is n...
ConfigOptionOutputPictures
If you set the value to 'first' Motion saves only the first motion detected picture per event. If you set it to "best" Motion saves the picture with most changed ...
ConfigOptionTrackMaxy
Only used for stepper motor tracking.
ConfigOptionDespeckle
A way of tuning (by removing or enhancing) noise in the motion image. Options for the despeckle feature are any of 'e', 'E', 'd' or 'D'. This can be combined by a...
ConfigOptionNetcamUrl
Motion can connect to a network camera through a normal TCP socket. All you need to give it is the URL. The URL given must return either one single jpeg picture o...
ConfigOptionPictureFilename
This option uses conversion specifiers which are codes that start by % and then a letter. The conversion specifiers used has the same function as for the C functi...
ConfigOptionPostCapture
The purpose of this is mainly to create smooth video clips each time motion is detected. Use it to you personal taste (and disk space).. This option is the prefer...
ConfigOptionSmartMaskSpeed
Smartmask is a dynamic, self learning mask. Smartmask will disable sensitivity in areas with frequent motion (like trees in the wind). Sensitivity is turned on ag...
ConfigOptionHue
Normally only relevant for NTSC cameras.
ConfigOptionIpv6Enabled
This sets the TCP/IP port number to be used for control of motion using http (browser). Port numbers below 1024 normally requires that you have root privileges. P...
ConfigOptionMinimumMotionFrames
Note that the picture frames are buffered by Motion and once motion is detected also the first frames containing motion are saved so you will not miss anything. T...
ConfigOptionMovieFilename
File extension .mpg or .avi is automatically added so do not include this. This option uses conversion specifiers which are codes that start by % and then a lette...
ConfigOptionLocateMotionStyle
* Set to 'box' will draw the traditional box. * Set to 'redbox' will draw a red box. * Set to 'cross' will draw a little cross to mark center. * Set to '...
ConfigOptionLogLevel
You can use this parameter to set how much information you want from the logging. You will typically use a high value when you are trouble shooting a problem. The...
ConfigOptionStreamMotion
Use this option to save bandwidth when there is not anything important to see from the camera anyway.
ConfigOptionTrackType
Motion has special tracking options which use either a serial stepper motor controller, an iomojo smile cam or a Philips WebCam driver compatible pan/tilt camera ...
ConfigOptionInput
This parameter is really used only with video capture cards that has more than one input. However if you set the input number to e.g. 1 for a USB camera motion wr...
ConfigOptionNetcamKeepalive
* off: The historical implementation using HTTP/1.0, closing the socket after each http request. * on: Use HTTP/1.1 requests that support keep alive as default...
ConfigOptionNoiseTune
This feature makes Motion continuously adjust the noise threshold for distinguishing between noise and motion. The 'noise_level' setting is ignored when activatin...
ConfigOptionStreamPort
Note that each camera thread must have its own unique port number and it must also be different from the webcontrol_port number. A good value to select is 8081 fo...
ConfigOptionThread
This is used when you have more than one camera/device. The single camera can get all its options from the default motion.conf file. If you have two or more camer...
ConfigOptionTrackMotorx
Only used for stepper motor tracking.
ConfigOptionTunerdevice
Make sure to remove or comment out this option when running Motion under Linux.
ConfigOptionAreaDetect
Areas are numbered like that: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 One or more areas can be specified with this option. Example: You want to mon...
ConfigOptionDaemon
Daemon mode is what you typically will use once you are done experimenting and have motion run permanently in the background on a server. Wonder about the word an...
ConfigOptionOnEventEnd
Full path name of the program/script. This can be any type of program or script. Remember to set the execution bit in the ACL and if it is a script type program s...
ConfigOptionOnPictureSave
Full path name of the program/script. This can be any type of program or script. Remember to set the execution bit in the file access control list (chmod) and if ...
ConfigOptionTrackStepAngleY
Requires a tracking camera type pwc
ConfigOptionWebcontrolAuthentication
By setting this to on, the control using http (browser) can only be accessed using login and password ( following the Basic Authentication defined in HTTP RFC )
ConfigOptionFfmpegTimelapse
This feature uses ffmpegs libavcodec to encode a timelapse movie saving a picture frame at the interval in seconds set by this parameter. Setting this option to 0...
ConfigOptionQuiet
Only works in non daemon mode.
ConfigOptionRotate
The rotation feature is used when the camera is hanging upside down (180 degrees) or if you choose a picture format in portrait instead of the normal landscape (9...
ConfigOptionSnapshotInterval
The snapshots are stored in the target directory the directory/filename specified by the snapshot_filename option. This is the traditional web camera feature wh...
ConfigOptionTrackSpeed
Only used for stepper motor tracking.
ConfigOptionWebcontrolPort
This sets the TCP/IP port number to be used for control of motion using http (browser). Port numbers below 1024 normally requires that you have root privileges. P...
ConfigOptionFfmpegBps
To use this feature you need to install the FFmpeg Streaming Multimedia System. Experiment to get the desired quality. The better quality the bigger files. This o...
ConfigOptionFfmpegOutputDebugMovies
Works like ffmpeg_output_movies but outputs motion pixel type pictures instead. This feature generates the special motion type movie where you only see the pixels...
ConfigOptionSetupMode
When this option is turned on, Motion starts in setup mode so that the parameters can be set more easily. You can run setup mode in either console mode or daemon ...
ConfigOptionSqlLogTimelapse
Configuration option common to MySQL and PostgreSQL. Motion must be built with MySQL or PostgreSQL support to use this feature.
ConfigOptionV4L2Palette
Supported values are Value Name Short 0 V4L2_PIX_FMT_SN9C10X S910 1 V4L2_PIX_FMT_SBGGR16 BYR2 2 V4L2_PIX_FMT_SBGGR8 BA81 ...
ConfigOptionMaxMpegTime
The parameter sets the limit of the time and not the size of the file
ConfigOptionForm
Form Topic for motion.conf options Name:* *Type: Size: Values: Tooltip message: Option text 50 Option Name always lower case and with under...
ConfigOptionWebcamQuality
The mjpeg stream consists of a header followed by jpeg frames separated by content length and boundary string. The quality level defines the size of the individua...
ConfigOptionWebcamMotion
Use this option to save bandwidth when there is not anything important to see from the camera anyway. Note that this feature was greatly improved from Motion vers...
ConfigOptionWebcamMaxrate
Don't set 'webcam_maxrate' too high unless you only use it on the localhost or on an internal LAN.
ConfigOptionWebcamLocalhost
By setting this to on, the webcam can only be accessed on the same machine on which Motion is running.
ConfigOptionWebcamLimit
Number can be defined by multiplying actual webcam rate by desired number of seconds. Actual webcam rate is the smallest of the numbers framerate and webcam_maxra...
ConfigOptionWebcamPort
Note that each camera thread must have its own unique port number and it must also be different from the control_port number. A good value to select is 8081 for c...
ConfigOptionSqlLogMpeg
Configuration option common to MySQL and PostgreSQL. Motion must be built with MySQL or PostgreSQL support to use this feature.
ConfigOptionSqlLogImage
Configuration option common to MySQL and PostgreSQL. Motion must be built with MySQL or PostgreSQL support to use this feature.
ConfigOptionPpm
The recommendation is to always use jpg except if you have a specific need to store high quality pictures without any quality loss. For web cameras you should alw...
ConfigOptionPgsqlPort
PostgreSQL CONFIG FILE OPTION. Motion must be built with PostgreSQL libraries to use this feature.
ConfigOptionOutputNormal
If you set the value to 'first' Motion saves only the first motion detected picture per event. If you set it to "best" Motion saves the picture with most changed ...
ConfigOptionOutputMotion
Motion images shows the motion content of the pictures. This is good for tuning and testing but probably not very interesting for the general public. Default is n...
ConfigOptionOutputAll
This feature is not meant to be the normal mode of operation. Especially not if you have the output_normal or output_motion features enabled since it will keep on...
ConfigOptionNetcamHttp
* 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 ...
ConfigOptionPgsqlUser
PostgreSQL CONFIG FILE OPTION. Motion must be built with PostgreSQL libraries to use this feature.
ConfigOptionPgsqlPassword
PostgreSQL CONFIG FILE OPTION. Motion must be built with PostgreSQL libraries to use this feature
ConfigOptionPgsqlHost
PostgreSQL CONFIG FILE OPTION. Motion must be built with pgsql_db libraries to use this feature.
ConfigOptionPgsqlDb
PostgreSQL CONFIG FILE OPTION. Motion must be built with PostgreSQL libraries to use this feature. If you compiled motion with PostgreSQL support you will need to...
ConfigOptionMysqlUser
MySQL CONFIG FILE OPTION. Motion must be built with MySQL libraries to use this feature
ConfigOptionMysqlPassword
MySQL CONFIG FILE OPTION. Motion must be built with MySQL libraries to use this feature.
ConfigOptionMysqlDb
MySQL CONFIG FILE OPTION. Motion must be built with MySQL libraries to use this feature. If you compiled motion with MySQL support you will need to set the mysql ...
ConfigOptionMysqlHost
MySQL CONFIG FILE OPTION. Motion must be built with MySQL libraries to use this feature
ConfigOptionLocate
The value 'preview' only works when 'output_normal' is set to either 'first' or 'best'.
ConfigOptionJpegFilename
Default value is equivalent to legacy 'oldlayout' option. For Motion 3.0 compatible mode (directories based on date and time) choose: %Y/%m/%d/%H/%M/%S %q This op...
ConfigOptionGap
Recommended value is 60 seconds (Default). The value 0 is allowed (but not recommended) and disables events causing all Motion to be written to one single mpeg fi...
ConfigOptionFfmpegFilename
Default value is equivalent to legacy 'oldlayout' option For Motion 3.0 compatible mode (directories based on date and time) choose: %Y/%m/%d/%H%M%S File extensio...
ConfigOptionFfmpegDeinterlace
To use this feature you need to install the FFmpeg Streaming Multimedia System Must not be included in config file without having ffmpeg installed.
ConfigOptionFfmpegCapNew
Generates a new film at the beginning of each new event and appends to the film for each motion detected within the same event. The current event ends when the ti...
ConfigOptionFfmpegCapMotion
Works like ffmpeg_cap_new but outputs motion pixel type pictures instead. This feature generates the special motion type movie where you only see the pixels that ...
ConfigOptionControlPort
This sets the TCP/IP port number to be used for control of motion using http (browser). Port numbers below 1024 normally requires that you have root privileges. P...
ConfigOptionControlLocalhost
By setting this to on, the control using http (browser) can only be accessed on the same machine on which Motion is running.
ConfigOptionControlAuthentication
By setting this to on, the control using http (browser) can only be accessed using login and password ( following the Basic Authentication defined in HTTP RFC )
ConfigOptionControlHtmlOutput
The recommended value for most is "on" which means that you can navigate and control Motion with a normal browser. By setting this option to "off" the replies are...
CaptureDeviceOptions
Capture Device Options The Basic Setup Before you can start using motion you need to know some basics about your camera. Either you have a camera connected dire...
SupportQuestion2016x08x03x133804
Question I just bought a simple network camera, the TP Link NC200 (UN). I managed to discover the still images and am able to download them using wget. I tried to...
SupportQuestion2016x07x29x173843
Question I am seeing corrupted images triggering motion detection. It does not always happen and not easy to reproduce, but it does trigger motion detection and I...
FeatureRequest2016x07x15x000534
Feature Request: Description I have problems with changing light conditions that I haven't been able to solve using the current setting options including use of...
ActiveX
Main.JaimeCataà ±o 10 Jul 2016
BugReport2006x12x18x192713
BUG: Since I have changed some config in my wireless setting, my IPcam (Dlink 2100 ) sometimes disconnect and reconnect to the wireless network. Motion detects t...
SupportQuestion2016x06x29x074837
Question Hi, I want to use Motion Stream URL in WebGL Context Three.js. But, I can't because it seems Motion Web Server doesn't support CORS feature itself. So ...
FeatureRequest2015x05x03x111423
Feature Request: Description I would like to be able to specify one or more filename which is read every x frames, and then be able to add them to, for instance...
BugReport2016x06x23x135630
BUG: #MySpecs motion Version 3.2.12 git20140228 Python 3.4.2 Raspberry Pi 3 model B Topic alredy opened on Mar 30, 2014 here https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/v...
FeatureRequest2006x03x07x190118
Feature Request: Description I'd like to have the option of specifying a name for each thread which could be incorporated into strings (filenames etc) as an al...
SupportQuestion2016x06x12x113740
Question I am trying to connect to motion stream via ipv6. ipv4 with VLC works fine. How do I need to set the address in VLC/Chromium ? http:// fd00:xxxx:xxx:xxxx...
SupportQuestion2016x06x06x194128
Question I recently purchased a Zmodo DVR (ZMD DX SIN8). It has H.264 video available on Port 9000 and can connect up to 8 cameras. I searched this Wiki but I d...
FeatureRequest2012x07x13x131211
Feature Request: Description I have noticed that motion often false activate recording when it capture huge light change. For example at sunrises and sunsets. I...
FeatureRequest2015x09x13x171314
Feature Request: Description I #39;d like to have the option to save motion files as mp4. Main.NiekHombrouckx 13 Sep 2015 Follow up Comments I would like ...
ZoneMinder
ZoneMinder Introduction ZoneMinder is video and CCTV surveillance and security application. It supports multiple video or IP cameras and a sophisticated motion d...
FeatureRequest2013x12x04x172756
Feature Request: Description Raspberry Pi camera and infr camera support for the new cameras that connect via the CSI Camera port near the ethernet jack. Sorry...
FeatureRequest2008x08x29x012221
Feature Request: Description hi! First sorry my terrible bad english. Could it be posible to encode movies directly as mp4 or mov "hinted" movies ? I'm trying ...
MotionEye
motionEye Introduction motionEye is a modern and responsive web frontend for motion. The goal is to provide the user with an accessible web interface for most ...
FeatureRequest2015x06x28x011059
Feature Request: Description some cameras have microfon so it would be nice to stream audio and video to internet. v4l2 audio suport would be nice too. So could...
MotionMissionStatement
Motion Mission Statement It had to happen. Motion as a project also needs a mission statement. Motion is a program that tries to follow these basic principles. ...
FI8904W
Main.AlbertHernaus 25 May 2016
SupportQuestion2016x05x22x143917
Question Hi, I'm trying to set Motion to use .local domains, but Motion doesn't resolve the address. It works only using the IP address. the mjpeg stream address ...
SupportQuestion2016x05x21x103116
Question Hi motion community/developers, I need to know which one is the suggested version for ffmpeg that is supposed to work correctly with the current trunk ve...
FeatureRequest2016x05x18x152725
Feature Request: Description I'm sorry but I'm not good with the English, and I am writing through an interpreter. If thread /etc/motion/thread0.conf : netca...
DLink
D Link DCS 900W wireless (802.11b) net camera Worked out of the box. The only config I had to do was to set the camera IP address and 802.11b settings. It came wi...
BugReport2016x05x18x185949
BUG: I installed motion on banana pi and it works great. I use an IP camera via rtsp port and everything works good. I have installed mysql and created the table...
SupportQuestion2016x05x10x231619
Question I have an ELEC IP camera that I want to add to motion eye. I have a url for viewing the stream, and I can get it to work in VLC. rtsp://192.168.x.x:554/h...
SmtpEmailNotifyAction
Someone is in your main room Main.KamalGevariya 02 May 2016
SupportQuestion2016x04x24x063011
Question I'm with debian os. I've made a ".motion" directory for motion.conf file and for saving captures but parameters from motion.conf file are not available a...
SupportQuestion2016x04x18x124606
Question I am trying to configure the Foscam FI9803P V2 camera and it is not working. Hi, My configuration file is: netcam_url http://URL:8094/cgi bin/CGIProxy.fc...
SoundAudioRecording
Recording sound / audio from Webcam Microphone. Introduction This might be simple to some people, and better ways probably exists, but to get started for beginne...
SupportQuestion2016x04x09x032704
Question Is it possible to instruct Motion to create animated GIFs from a series of images taken at motion detection, and then send each GIF once created to the u...
SupportQuestion2016x04x06x200827
Question I'd like to be able to compute the speed of an object, but would need to know the exact time of capture for frames. Is there a way to obtain this from mo...
SupportQuestion2016x04x06x112400
Question Hi, sorry for starting a new thread, cant seem to add to my previous one. I am using motion Version 3.2.12 git20140228. I have the following settings: o...
SupportQuestion2016x03x12x165337
Question Hello In order to make my own video surveillance system i would want to use motion with a raspberry py and an external infrared sensor. I've already find...
FeatureRequest2016x03x09x204727
Feature Request: Description I am having trouble with sunlight causing many false alarms. My thought was: Changing sunlight causes my black masked pixels to pro...
FeatureRequest2016x03x07x060126
Feature Request: Description 1st thank you to everybody who is involved in programming and maintaining this excellent software! It #39;s possible to mask the ou...
SupportQuestion2016x03x01x193118
Question I have been running 3.1.12 on Lubuntu 12.10 using tw68 v2 driver for 3 years. I have 6 analog cameras attached to an 8 channel pci card. It has been very...
SupportQuestion2016x02x24x175519
Question My motion videos pause every second instead of playing smoothly. On a previous install of motion (3.2.12), I did not have this issue. My motion video cap...
BugReport2016x02x17x163714
BUG: I can't install motion completely, some lib are available others not ... strange ! Note: I have made before an update , upgrade and reboot on my raspberry w...
SupportQuestion2016x02x13x082142
Question Motion is unable to open the video device for a RTSP network stream. At one time it worked, but an update from v4l to v4l2 broke motion. I updated motion...
BugReport2016x02x12x002205
BUG: Hello. I am having trouble using the Motion wrong with Raspberry / Raspbian. When running motion, an error occurs in libavformat53 (not found). Is there any...
SupportQuestion2016x02x10x031834
Question I installed motion (motion Version 3.2.12 git20140228) from the Raspian repository in a newly installed Raspian Jessie image (2016 02 03 raspbian jessie...
SupportQuestion2016x02x10x092310
Question Hello! I have a network camera with 1280x720 at a frame rate of 30 but when I activate the frame in motion on 30 runs the video what I in mpeg4 receiving...
SupportQuestion2016x02x07x111529
Question I am using a logitech camera with autofocus. At night the autofocus gets completely confused and leaves the camera wildly out of focus. From command line...
SupportQuestion2016x01x14x020240
Question I got the server running and everything seems well, but i've got some strange color problem with my webcam. At the beggining I had two problems: 1. I had...
FeatureRequest2016x01x30x134106
Feature Request: Description Can record the sound too when a Webcam has a mic built in? Raymond Day Main.RaymondDay 30 Jan 2016 Follow up Comments
FeatureRequest2016x01x30x132424
Feature Request: Description Something to know it #39;s saving the video over lay on the video. All so is there a way to record sound if a Webcam has mics built...
FeatureRequest2009x06x23x045436
Feature Request: Description In addition to HTTP serving up files, these streams are generally available over RTSP for IP cameras. The folks over at LIVE555 Str...
SupportQuestion2016x01x29x091235
Question Linux GP7 500 3.16.0 4 686 pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7 ckt20 1 deb8u3 (2016 01 17) i686 GNU/Linux motion Version 3.2.12 git20140228 Fresh Debian 8 server wi...
SupportQuestion2016x01x26x164001
Question This is my first time using Motion and I am having a interesting issue. Every time I start Motion either one or both of my cameras will register a motion...
FeatureRequest2006x03x03x133815
Feature Request: Description It would be nice to have a way to add images (e.g. a logo) at some position. An extended feature of this kind would be a complete...
SupportQuestion2016x01x22x144706
Question Hi, I'm a complete newbie, trying to install Motion, and it's failing. The output lines on the install messages are included below. It seems to be fail...
BugReport2016x01x16x104627
BUG: It would be nice if Motion worked with an up to date V4L2. Please refactor code to utilize V4L2, or V4L1 as a fallback option. My first problem was a segmen...
MotionBrowser
Motion PHP Interface Introduction This is a PHP web application that allows you to browse through all events recorded by motion and watch / download the respecti...
SupportQuestion2016x01x11x185645
Question raspberry A / pi camera module debian wheezey 7.8 motion Version mmaltest, Copyright 2000 2005 Jeroen Vreeken/Folkert van Heusden/Kenneth Lavrsen from :...
SupportQuestion2016x01x09x223738
Question 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...
SupportQuestion2016x01x05x175049
Question My project is Automatic License Plate Recognition (OpenALPR) to open a gate. I've a Raspberry Pi 2 with integrated cam. So far I managed to install Raspi...
MotionProxy
(Replace this text by a short headline for your project) Introduction What it does: Reduces CPU and network utilization by serving images to Motion that are pre ...
SupportQuestion2015x12x19x202714
Question Hello, I am new to motion and have a question, which I just cannot figure out: When using motion on a boat at a mooring, which slowly turns with the chan...
SupportQuestion2015x12x24x132041
Question When viewing the video is fast moving. If you use codecs mpeg4 or mp4 video file is created from a single frame. What adjusts the speed of the video? dae...
BugReport2015x12x20x160725
BUG: Hi, I'm running motion via a netcam snapshot on a ubiquity, sometimes I got a corrupted frame from the cam and a motion is detected. There is a way to disca...
SupportQuestion2015x12x09x034630
Question Hi, I'been working on a project to configure my Raspberry Pi, Motion and Telegram. The idea is to send a message to Telegram on my Android when an event ...
FeatureRequest2015x12x14x021234
Feature Request: Description Can you somehow code it so the camera is in a sleep mode then when motion is detected it comes alive? I use IR cameras and they can...
FeatureRequest2015x12x11x075947
Feature Request: Description TinyCam Monitor (Android app) has this feature that lets the admin know how many are logged in and viewing the webcam feed. It woul...
SupportQuestion2015x11x30x142402
Question HI i have created a mask file, however, it doesn't seem to work in that motion is detected in the black areas. My mask is attached, could someone have a...
SupportQuestion2015x12x07x212420
Question I've had Motion running for several years, connected to 9 IP cameras. It's all running on a Pogo Plug and has been working fine, until a while back we ha...
SupportQuestion2015x12x06x180232
Question How do I enable the Raw mode output from the API? The wiki page for the api mentions the raw mode, but does not say how to enable it. I found "?output...
SupportQuestion2015x12x04x204304
Question I've installed Motion on Ubuntu 14.04 and configured it with my USBcamera (dev/video0). It all works great when I start Motion from the command line (sud...
SupportQuestion2015x09x17x080918
Question Hello, i have Rpi2 with 4 CPU cores bud motion using just one. Its possible to fixit? Thanks a lot. Environment Motion version: 3.2.12 ffmpeg...
SupportQuestion2015x11x18x141357
Question Hi, sorry if this is a silly question. Is it possible to get motion to only store difference files whist motion is being detected? in other words, motio...
SupportQuestion2015x11x21x063236
Question I have a motion setup with IP cameras and I am having some issues. I have very bad video quality due to network loss. I have tested the camera quality wi...
SupportQuestion2015x10x05x231910
Question Is it possible to use a different video codec/encoder such as libx264 and output as .mp4? Paste in your error messages, config settings, terminal window ...
SupportQuestion2015x10x09x194939
Question Hi! Thank you for your application. I'm trying to connect ip camera via rtsp. netcam_url rtsp://192.168.25.100:554/live netcam_userpass admin:hKJE2MhiK9p...
BugReport2013x07x09x180501
BUG: I last build motion Sat Aug 18 22:11:02 2012 and it's been working fine ever since. Now a change in the version of ffmpeg libraries required a rebuilt afte...
SupportQuestion2015x10x12x201219
Question I am running an external command on the on_movie_end event. This external command may take some time to run, and I don't want motion to be paused waiting...
SupportQuestion2015x10x14x024210
Question I have a LaView LV CDP6014 network camera and I cannot find a way to add it to Motion. Specifically I am using MotionEye but I don't think that is releva...
FeatureRequest2015x10x25x140343
Feature Request: Description Open Network Video Interface Format is supported by an increasing number of IP surveillance cameras. That makes ONVIF an obvious st...
BugReport2015x11x05x002634
BUG: I have installed Motion on a new Raspberry Pi 2 with the latest "Jessie". I have never had any issues but now things are not working as they should be. With...
SupportQuestion2015x11x05x020025
Question Is there any way to make an installer for Mac OS? Forgive me but I'm not big into Linux/Unix or keen on how to compile source code properly. I see ther...
SupportQuestion2015x11x09x125704
Question what is method that use in this aplication to detecting the motion Environment Motion version: 3.2.12 ffmpeg version: Libraries: ffm...
SupportQuestion2015x11x01x100440
Question I have a IPC model LS IPK 15 camera from China that I can configure with NVSIP applicaiton (available for Android or iPhone). I can also acess to the s...
Logitech
Logitech 3000 and 4000 Both work very well. Driver: pwc/pwcx. Main.KennethLavrsen 15 Sep 2004 The new pwc only driver works well with my 4000 at 640x480. A gr...
MotionViewAndControll
An android App and Widget to view and control your Motion server from your phone Introduction Modified version of Simple Mjpeg streaming viewer for android ( htt...
r2 - 10 Nov 2015 - 14:47 by RatMole
PatchworkForNewRelease
A set of patches for "3.4" release Attached are a set of files for the creation of a new release. Installation of Patch Two variants of the same patches are subm...
BugReport2015x10x24x203225
BUG: If the capture device returns single jpeg pictures with size more 1mb then image will be truncated. The cause of this behaviour is the value of inline const...
BugReport2015x10x23x194416
BUG: Crash With Logrotate I was having issues with the rpmfusion version of motion with Fedora 20 crashing late at night. I figured out that it was crashing when ...
SupportQuestion2015x10x16x151208
Question Hi All, I'm running Motion on a Raspberry Pi2. Everything seems to work OK as long as the target directory is set to the default /var/lib/motion. but whe...
SupportQuestion2015x10x12x121452
Question Hello everyone, I'm using Intel Edison mini breakout board which runs Yocto Linux operating system. I need help in 2 issues: 1) I'm trying to install Mot...
ACTi
To get ACTi cameras working you need the latest firmware for the camera. Use the value in motion.conf: netcam_url http://192.168.1.100/cgi bin/cmd/system?GET_STRE...
SupportQuestion2015x10x02x185939
Question Hi all, I'm trying to configure my Raspberry Pi as a DVR using the Pi Cam Module and several network IP cams (just one IP cam for now). I have Raspbian ...
BugReport2015x09x30x203633
BUG: It seems that during init, pthread_getspecific( tls_key_threadnr ); is being called before the call to pthread_key_create(). On glibc I think getspecific i...
SupportQuestion2015x09x24x193945
Question Hi, first, thanks so much for providing this really useful piece of software! Here my question: Because of using an ethernet expander to bride about 20 ...
SupportQuestion2015x09x15x095956
Question Hi! I am referencing a motion stream on http://localhost:8081 but got a security error (the stream is displayed in a WebGL context). Do you know if there...
FeatureRequest2007x02x16x195401
Feature Request: Description I am looking for a way to automatically create a Edit Decision List (EDL) from video captured by multiple cameras. To do this I ne...
SupportQuestion2015x09x04x201900
Question My motion server is a tiny Raspberry Pi with a USB camera. I don't know what frame rate it can maintain when recording, but I see the resulting .flv file...
SupportQuestion2015x07x30x150540
Question I am tracking streams from two cameras and the resolution is relatively big, providing good quality videos but putting the CPU under heavy load. The came...
SupportQuestion2015x06x25x083511
Question I am using motion with raspberry pi camera module, i want the output of motion to be only jpeg image and donot require video file to be saved . Currently...
FeatureRequest2015x08x23x001605
Feature Request: Description alg_labeling give diffs feedback even when not over the threshold This is especially useful when picking a threshold to see how clo...
SupportQuestion2015x08x21x032200
Question Is there a way to have motion run a script on detection instead of recording video? I've got an all in one with a webcam as a photo frame and I'd like t...
SupportQuestion2015x08x20x095211
Question can you help me , when i use other resolution other than 352x288, always appear error log " main: Thread 1 Watchdog timeout, trying to do a graceful re...
BugReport2013x10x29x172526
BUG: It's not really a bug, but I'm not sure where else to put it. Chrome now required MJPEG streams to be on html pages inside img tags. Can you please make thi...
MjpgStreamer
Convert v4l2 to mjpeg stream Introduction mjpg_streamer takes input from a v4l2 device and streams it in a format compatible with motion Detailed Description Ru...
LoggingAgainstMotionStreamAuthPatch
Enable IP and Auth login attempts against Live Stream Description of Patch With the MotionStreamAuthPatch added to snapshot, we can expose the Live Stream Server...
BugReport2015x07x30x234443
BUG: I have installed motion on several linux distros to see if this was distro dependant but it is not. Motion's all working well apart from the event_on_start...
SupportQuestion2015x07x27x184223
Question I am trying to connect a Foscam FI9803P V2 to motion. The cam only supports RTSP with authentication. I tried 2 different settings in motion.conf which b...
A4Tech
A4Tech PK 900H (vimicro z star 0ac8:3500) 5960717.163368 usb 1 1: new high speed USB device number 9 using ehci pci 5960717.437133 usb 1 1: New USB device foun...
SupportQuestion2015x07x20x213901
Question Thank you for this free software and the support! I have installed motion 3.2.12 on my Raspberry Pi 2 on Ubuntu Mate 1.8.2 and I am using a USB webcam wi...
SupportQuestion2015x07x19x165037
Question Hi, I have a Philips SPC220NC USB webcam. The kernel driver is pac207. I can grab pictures from the camera e.g. with vgrabbj, but motion returns a "Error...
SupportQuestion2015x07x15x112754
Question I have a problem connecting motion to a rtsp camera stream, if i try a connection throug vlc it connect at once but when i try the same rtsp string in mo...
SupportQuestion2015x07x13x031637
Question I've been using motion for a while now to display a web cam. I don't really utilize the motion detection but I do want to produce a daily time lapse vid...
SupportQuestion2015x07x10x110304
Question Everything works fine until I updated to ubuntu 14.04. I am having problems with movie creation when I select mov as codec in ffmpeg_video_codec option. ...
SupportQuestion2015x06x28x233702
Question Hi I'm trying to get my motion run a script once the video file has been created. I installed motion according to this: http://elinux.org/RPi Cam Web Int...
SupportQuestion2015x06x21x075421
Question Hi I have 3 IP cameras. 1 and 2 work flawlessly with motion as thread1 and thread2 and run at 720p. I'm using an up to date RPi2. The third camera is giv...
UserFeedback
User Feedback You want to give feedback about Motion? This is the place. If you have support questions then please use the SupportRequests page to ask your su...
SupportQuestion2015x05x06x013406
Question I've compiled motion against my ffmpeg and it segfaults on detecting motion. I'm not quite sure it's motion's fault, but mpv plays videos fine. (gdb) run...
SupportQuestion2015x06x15x095905
Question Is there any way to record from 4 cameras on any motion (on any of them) to one mpeg file that would have split screen to 4? Environment Motion versi...
LogitechSphereControl
Controlling a Logitech Sphere pan/tilt with Motion. To be able to control the Logitech Sphere you need one of the latest versions of the pwc driver. And you also ...
SupportQuestion2015x06x11x154355
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...
SupportQuestion2015x06x08x172246
Question My logitech C270 webcam will only work with the default width=320, height=240. When I change to 640x480, I get a segmentation fault. I have tried multipl...
FeatureRequest2015x05x29x221057
Feature Request: Description You guys are doing a brilliant job with the motion software. First of all, I would like to thank you for that. I am using the http ...
SupportQuestion2015x05x17x163746
Question I have been using motion for a few days. It works fine, except when I attempt to add a command to the on_event_end parameter in the motion.conf script, ...
SupportQuestion2015x05x15x192612
Question i want to add "motion" in my c program. In detail is there any way to catch the event if motion is found by camera. Or any lib to integrate this with pro...
Axis
Axis 2100, 210 series net cameras (and quite possibly most Axis models) .. work very well with motion. Use this link in your motion.conf: * Axis 210: netcam_ur...
SupportQuestion2015x05x07x014058
Question Calls to ffmpeg 2.2.14 are segfaulting again. 2.2.12 worked fine. If there any way to configure app to use ffmpeg externally (ie. piping the data into it...
SupportQuestion2015x05x05x175317
Question The system packages Debian 8 jessie no package ffmpeg only libav. Motion output has many jpg files. What should be done to rectify the situation? Paste i...
SupportQuestion2015x05x02x074200
Question Hi all, i was trying out motion on my pi with a Logitech QuickCam. When i try to connect to the ip i just see a grey screen with 'unable to open video d...
SupportQuestion2015x04x28x143147
Question Is it possible to use an external script to show text on the screen? I would like to pull data from an external script and have it display in the event_...
SupportQuestion2015x04x22x174829
Question How to solve green only image? Camera is a Wanscam a foscam clone I believe. First camera thread working fine. Second green image. 2 End of camera conn...
SupportQuestion2015x04x22x121417
Question Motion was running fine for quite a long time built against ffmpeg 1.2.6 and with these patches: https://github.com/mapmot/moverlay/tree/master/media vid...
SupportQuestion2015x04x20x154721
Question Hi to all ! I have read this post http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Motion/FeatureRequest2009x06x23x045436 and I have tried to download the motion G...
SupportQuestion2013x11x05x183558
Question After installing motion trunk I noticed that images were no longer being saved as before. That is, previously if I set post_capure to 25 and the gap to s...
SupportQuestion2015x04x13x222017
Question hello, i am getting an error while starting motion on a rpi. /etc/init.d/motion: 2: /etc/default/motion: logfile: not found motion file start_motion_daem...
SupportQuestion2014x05x06x220454
Question Hello, I installed the Motion package on my RPi (v2, with Debian) with a RPi camera using the instructions given at http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/6...
SupportQuestion2011x10x06x163706
Question My Motion runs for a while, generally around an hour then stops. The cameras are analog connected to an easycap device. I've just upgraded to 3.2.12 Any ...
SupportQuestion2014x10x12x155245
Question Hello, I try to install Motion on Slackware, and i have a lot of mistakes. Can you help me to instal Motion? Paste in your error messages, config setting...
SupportQuestion2014x12x02x171122
Question Afternoon there. I am using the latest version of mr dave's motion from git, running on Ubuntu 14.10, which initally runs pretty much successfully. Aft...
SupportQuestion2014x12x13x040558
Question Hi there, thanks for your work. Motion worked fine with F20. After the update to F21, with the same config file, when run it gives the error message belo...
SupportQuestion2015x01x09x181454
Question Hi there, it would be nice to have a stable release at some point, motion is great piece of software without equivalent on linux; and it is actively main...
SupportQuestion2015x01x23x222142
Question I try to use the following procedure in order to installa Motion on Centos: "RPM for Fedora on x86/x86 64 Available on RPM Fusion, build without DB sup...
SupportQuestion2015x01x29x172936
Question Hi, i've a smartphone android with ip webcam app installed and a debian pc with motion and ffmpeg installed. the smartphone in a url http://myip:8080/pho...
SupportQuestion2015x01x20x164957
Question Every image collected is spoiled by a number of blocky image artifacts that appear to be where regions of the image have been swapped or currupted. I am ...
SupportQuestion2015x02x26x122951
Question Hi all , excuse me but I am total noob in unix system so I follow a tutorial for installing motion . this one http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry P...
SupportQuestion2015x03x03x090955
Question Hello ! * I've configured "on_picture_save" to send me email with picture attached when motion detects movement = it works great ! :) * I've confi...
SupportQuestion2015x03x11x105920
Question Hello Motion support With a little tributaries, has managed to set up the Motion on the new Raspberry Pi 2, which have more resources to deal with than t...
SupportQuestion2015x03x23x002537
Question I am totally new to RasPi . I have to do this with my NOIR camera module on the B board: Enable the motion detect by sending a signal to an input p...
SupportQuestion2014x11x15x115926
Question I installed motion on asuswrt router through optware but when I start with "motion n" I get this error 1 ioctl (VIDIOCGCAP): Invalid argument Paste in...
SupportQuestion2011x01x09x193606
Question Hi, I am running into trouble with this camera in mjpeg mode: v4l2_palette 2 although YUYV works fine but the framerate is too low for the later (10 fps ...
BugReport2015x03x17x181334
BUG: After a while, some threads die. Actually, I still can access the web server of the cameras and see their picture, just motion lost the connection. Re start...
LinksToMotionWebcams
Links to Working Webcams driven by Motion You are very welcome to add a link and short description of your webcam below. Kenneth Lavrsen's Webcam Kenneth Lavrsen...
SupportQuestion2014x10x21x102158
Question I have the current trunk which supports RTSP, but I haven't been able to interface with my RSTP IP Cam. In motion.conf I'm using netcam_url rtsp://192.1...
FeatureRequest2014x04x10x134646
Feature Request: Description Raspberry Pi is gpu powerful devices but the cpu is equievalent to pentium 2 CPU is the bottleneck So motion software need improvem...
FeatureRequest2015x03x03x212850
Feature Request: Description I hope i didn #39;t overlooked some related suggestion. It would be great, for performance issues, to set a resolution for the moti...
FeatureRequest2015x03x02x153909
Feature Request: Description Hi, nice piece of code, and stable to say first. My idea if one could use in on_picture_save something like ./mycode #37;x...
MotionHttpAPI
API for HTTP Interface for Motion Output Modes The HTTP Interface have two output modes : * HTML : To use it from a web browser. * RAW : To easily be parse...
UmaskGroupPermission
Respect umask and allow group write permission on directories Description of Patch motion was not respecting umask (umask 0002) and allowing group write permissi...
SupportQuestion2015x02x03x013740
Question I have been running Motion with a TrendNet IP100 and 2 Foscam 8910W cameras. Everything has been great, my only issue is that I end up with 10 20 images...
SupportQuestion2015x02x09x042621
Question I would like see if my understanding about the sysconfdir configure script parameter is correct. According to http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Mot...
TCPFastOpen
Enable "TCP Fast Open" especially for listening HTTP sockets Description of Patch TCP Fast Open can greatly reduce the latency of TCP connection setup. This espe...
GenCam
GenCam Introduction Happy browsing of cam events, your personal utube Detailed Description Attached Files http://22.fi/~jyvae/gencam.tar.gz Installation requi...
WebHttpManyThreads
webhttpd for more than 9 threads Introduction The distributed version of motion 3.2.4 fails to set camera status if the camera thread number is more than 9. This...
FeatureRequest2015x01x07x051255
Feature Request: Description Maybe im going about this all wrong but i have tied all sorts of things. What im trying to do is be able to delete the files create...
AvoidNullDereferenceRTSPConnect
Avoid null dereference in rtsp_connect() Description of Patch Avoid a segfault when netcam_url to a rtsp netcam is wrong. Installation of Patch Download the pat...
FixMemLeakNetcamRtsp
Fix memor leak when using rtsp camera Description of Patch Fix various memory leak reported by valgrind. Installation of Patch Download the patch file. If it is...
FeatureRequest2014x12x13x223108
Feature Request: Description I have a son with epilepsy and I would like to use Motion to detect potential seizures. I have tested that with a raspberry pi came...
BugReport2014x12x10x212122
BUG: As mentioned above, motion uses every few seconds more Memory, until it gets killed because of a "out of memory" message in syslog. I can see the memory usa...
BugReport2014x12x10x101759
BUG: There is a memory leak in the error path of read_rtsp_image(). It has triggered an Out of Memory. Patch included. diff rup motion/netcam_rtsp.c motion.cgr/...
BugReport2014x12x04x135313
BUG: Camera sending 1920 x 1080 fails with: netcam image height (1080) is not modulo 16 A) I tried changing netcam.c where the check occurs to be '% 8' instead o...
MotionDetector
dockmotion Introduction A surveillance solution base on Motion and Docker. Detailed Description It's easy and ready to use. Just plug in a webcam and run dockmo...
NetcamModulo16Patch
Netcam Modulo 16 Patch Uploaded by Main.KennethLavrsen on behalf of Main.PeterHolik who posted it on the mailing list. Introduction Motion cannot handle image di...
SupportQuestion2014x02x26x164339
Question I was running motion with 2 analog cameras connected to a standard 4 video in audio to usb adapter. (Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05e1:0408 Syntek Semiconduc...
BugReport2014x09x02x113959
BUG: I use motion for my surveillance system and sometimes I get segfault when motion convert YUV420 to JPEG for streaming. I notice that this happens in some ci...
FeatureRequest2012x07x03x113916
Feature Request: Description At night or at a specific time span, lets say from 19:00 to 06:00, motion should automatic change its values threshold and noise_le...
BugReport2014x08x03x235204
BUG: I am not able to get motion to stream my network cameras. They are all wireless and I have already pre configured each one. I have the Foscam FI8910W and I ...
SupportQuestion2014x10x17x125508
Question Hello, I set up motion to capture a video if there is a motion within image of my door cam that works great. The main part of the image consists of the...
SupportQuestion2014x10x16x204502
Question Motion works perfect on Ubuntu 14.04 but I messed up something and want therefore to remove motion completely and start the installation again from scrat...
FeatureRequest2014x10x13x223327
Feature Request: Description I am looking to see if it would be possible for the motion script to inject event specific text on the video or pictures. Would lik...
BugReport2013x03x07x071831
BUG: Motion 3.2.12 is prone to multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are Buffer Overflows, Cross Site Scripting and Cross Site Request Forgery. Buffer ...
BugReport2014x09x21x172800
BUG: I was testing motion and then it said * Error in `motion': free(): invalid size: 0x00007f960000dc60 * Please help Thanks tony@Marvis 4:~$ sudo motion 0 P...
FeatureRequest2014x10x09x000231
Feature Request: Description Is it possible to make this work under OpenWRT? Main.TaraTorko 09 Oct 2014 Follow up Comments
SupportQuestion2014x10x03x000559
Question I am building a Nerf Sentry Gun to shoot my co workers:) I am using a Raspberry PI (RPi) for my controller and need a way to create a targeting system. I...
SupportQuestion2014x09x30x174950
Question Hi..I am newbie in motion. I want to make my own web based security camera application with motion. I want to make an application that can live streaming...
SupportQuestion2014x08x19x145310
Question This is an enhancement request. Please make it so that target_dir will accept date conversion specifiers, such as %Y, %m, and %d, so that I can store mo...
SupportQuestion2014x08x25x113449
Question Hi. I'm using debian 7.6.0 Motion create new files in specific folder with owner root and group "motion", but groups permisions are only access. I can ch...
SupportQuestion2014x07x12x080830
Question I have installed motion Version trunkREV561 on Xubuntu 14.04. Tested configuration with one (and two) IP camera(s) using snapshot jpg's. Motion seems to ...
SupportQuestion2014x05x09x205511
Question Hello I wanted to send jpg pictures taken by Motion to my ftp server: on_picture_save wput B ftp://userID:password@ftp.site.com %f This does not work (n...
SupportQuestion2014x07x29x072815
Question The "Motion Download Files" section mentions motion (and ffmpeg) as yum installable packages from rpmfusion. I've enabled epel and rpmfusion, and inst...
SupportQuestion2014x09x28x104512
Question Is it possible to change configuration for example brightness, frame rate, ext via php application? Is it any good tutorials about this? I want to make a...
SupportQuestion2014x09x27x001428
Question Motion appears to work very well once it connects to a camera but it seems to frequently lose a camera although not the same camera (I have several diffe...
SupportQuestion2010x06x03x064959
Question My IP cameras TP Link (TP SC3130G) No picture, only the gray square time stamp and the inscription "Unable to open video device". The second camera (US...
SupportQuestion2010x05x01x203913
Question Hi, if i install motion with apt get (3.2.11.1) i have a great quality of image, but i don't have a stream login. And if i install motion with svn, i hav...
SupportQuestion2009x07x23x185828
Question Is it possible to see multiple cameras on one image and create a loopback video deivce with 4 cameras, for example, for viewing them with fbtv? Environm...
SupportQuestion2008x11x28x094523
Question I have recently purchased two single channel video servers http://www.acti.com/CatalogV5/Product_Information.asp?PART_NO=ACD 2100 to provide remote analo...
SupportQuestion2009x09x28x202103
Question Ask your question. If you want to paste error output text or similar text where new lines must be preserved, paste it in the field below. Error capturing...
SupportQuestion2014x05x11x125210
Question Hi, i use Motion a few years with a couple of camera's. I run it on my Raspberry Pi. Now i bought a new camera (Vanxse V B810 / Onvif) i cannot connect t...
SupportQuestion2014x04x21x165916
Question Hello ! Is it possible do disable the movement detection but keep the other features like the streaming ? I'm using Motion on a Raspberry Pi PiCamera a...
SupportQuestion2014x07x18x190312
Question Is there a limit on the number of IP cameras that can be monitored with Motion 3.2.12 (e.g. Foscam FI890W)? When I get above 5 cameras there are some ...
SupportQuestion2014x06x05x083851
Question Hi. ubuntu 14.04 x64 motion 3.2.12 4 Trendnet TV IP651W error libjpeg decompression failure on first frame giving up! help ) motion.conf daemon off s...
SupportQuestion2014x07x12x181448
Question Hi, How can i save my image as bmp extension # V4L2 _PIX_FMT_SN9C10X : 0 'S910' # V4L2 _PIX_FMT_SBGGR8 : 1 'BA81' # V4L2 _PIX_FMT_MJPEG : 2 'MJPEG'...
SupportQuestion2014x07x23x222301
Question Can motion support RSTP? I have an IP camera, and it appears I may need to use RSTP for access. Paste in your error messages, config settings, terminal ...
SupportQuestion2014x07x26x122429
Question Hi i want to set up a home surveillance system, with a raspberry pie for each camera in the house. if i run motion on each one of them and assign them al...
SupportQuestion2014x09x03x222705
Question Is it possible to update the same(!) image file by snapshot somehow? i.e. /home/user/Images/test1.jpg Something like: avconv i rtsp://admin:12345@192.16...
SupportQuestion2014x09x14x141506
Question I've gone through a number of set up help sites, and no matter what I do, I can't get Motion to save any type of movie file. I'm trying to save to avi, b...
SupportQuestion2014x09x15x182600
Question I'm using motion to do a snapshot every 24 hours. Everything works great. But, the snapshot occurs at 1900 hours every day, and I would like to change it...
SupportQuestion2014x09x17x194341
Question Hi, I'm running suse 13.1 with kernel 3.11.6 4. Compiling motion fails. I allready set a softlink to a missing include, as i found in this forum. Unfortu...
FeatureRequest2013x10x11x052154
Feature Request: Description One major drawback to Motion is the inability to automatically delete files over a certain age. In my case, I wanted to have it aut...
FeatureRequest2014x09x06x094404
Feature Request: Description It might become handy to have a setting for the color of the moving object. It would help me to film black crows. Main.Anastasius...
BugReport2014x09x12x111528
BUG: Hi, i have problem, dont work stream in motion from ip camera sip1601w (http://10.144.40.200). In run motion debug write "netcam_output_message: Invalid SO...
FeatureRequest2014x09x08x153335
Feature Request: Description Hi, I'm trying to use motion with FI8910W camera. It looks like this camera used to be supported in the past (http://www.lavrsen.dk...
MotionGuideOneLargeDocument
Motion Guide One Large Document. This version of the Guide is made for inclusion in the Motion download package for off line reading. ********* Hope this help...
FeatureRequest2010x02x28x164451
Feature Request: Description the current threshold value is represented as a number of pixels that trigger the motion detection. this is a problem if you have m...
FeatureRequest2012x11x30x044433
Feature Request: Description Those of us out there with slow upload speeds would love to have a lighter means of supplying the video feed. H264 is undoubtedly l...
FeatureRequest2014x08x25x114732
Feature Request: Description I couldn #39;t send an email to the mailing list. Couldn #39;t you replace the mailing list with an ask forum on stackexchange like...
FeatureRequest2007x03x12x163538
Feature Request: Description a graphical gui... Main.ThierryC 12 Mar 2007 Follow up Comments See third bullet in MotionMissionStatement Motion is written ...
FeatureRequest2014x08x18x172057
Feature Request: Description Hello, It would be useful to have a ConversionSpecifier for the area of the center of a motion, it could be passed to a script that...
FeatureRequest2014x08x18x151852
Feature Request: Description Like motion MMAL http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43 t=75240 Specify a secondary image buffer with a scaled up res...
FeatureRequest2014x07x27x211243
Feature Request: Description I am currently in the search for some cameras that are wireless and IR. The problem is that I have to go to each section and try to...
SupportQuestion2014x07x18x232230
Question Is there a mechanism to timestamp the file with milliseconds or nanoseconds added to the epoch time? Can motion save a set number of files per motion eve...
BugReport2014x07x15x033639
BUG: My webcam light remains on and the device becomes unusable when killing motion or the terminal that's running motion. I have to both unplug the device and ...
SoundDetector
I wanted some program to record sound if some sound detected, i was not able to find one, so i started my own Introduction sound_detector just detect if sound hi...
SupportQuestion2014x06x05x233221
Question Hello I am very satisfied with your project. I would like to change the configuration file that motion is recording all the time with a video length of 1...
SupportQuestion2014x05x24x055700
Question I am trying to use the postgresql feature of Motion, and I bumped into an error that says: PGSQL query failed: Success Google searching reveals a posting...
PortableLiveUsb
Live USB CCTV Daria Introduction Project for beginners Linux users or for those who need the operation of the system without spending time on installation and se...
MjpegFrameGrabPHP
Mjpeg Frame Grabber PHP scripts Introduction This topic is actually a refactoring of some good inputs from MjpegProxyGrab topic. It is for the moment two script...
SupportQuestion2014x05x13x130623
Question Can these two options be combined i.e. use smart masking within an area defined by a static mask? Or are they mutually exclusive? Environment Motion ...
FeatureRequest2014x05x13x125842
Feature Request: Description Background to idea: I have a camera pointing outside at an area with trees. When clouds pass over the shadow appears and disappears...
SupportQuestion2014x05x07x174105
Question How can I export the coordinates of the center of the moving object? (the %K and %L) I #39;m using motion in a Raspberry Pi and would like to know how ca...
BugReport2014x05x06x164737
BUG: I'm using a motion client (i.e. mpeg4 recorder) together with a motion webcam server (i.e. webcam picture provider) on two different PCs on the same network...
ResetEventCounter
Allow to reset event counter through web api Description of Patch Instead of restart motion to reset the counter, I made a simple patch that copy the pause funct...
BugReport2014x04x30x234839
BUG: I ran valgrind on motion 3.2.12 using my config file (see below) and a foscam IR IP camera. There were several instances of memory leaks reported by valgrin...
BugReport2014x05x01x001656
BUG: I install motion and try to record motion video, but file doesn't play in VLC, I saw only first picture. Option for record video file ffmpeg_output_movies...
FeatureRequest2014x04x30x044000
Feature Request: Description Using motion since a few months, at the beginning with a gspca cam and now with a uvc one I feel very happy using it. I made 2 webc...
FeatureRequest2011x06x09x150336
Feature Request: Description Would be nice to have an opportunity to control Gain, Exposure, Backlight Compensation, White Balance Temperature. When using some ...
FeatureRequest2013x06x10x183528
Feature Request: Description I #39;d like to have an option to disable auto focus on webcams. In my case, I #39;m using a Microsoft Lifecam Cinema. I read that...
KennethsCustomKernelWithPWC10andK8000andFC4
Kenneth's Custom Kernel With PWC 10.0.7 and Velleman K8000 on Fedora Core 4 How to install pwc in Fedora core 4 AND get Velleman K8000 working. Velleman requires ...
BugReport2014x04x26x081707
BUG: I've seen many people posting a similar problem. The basic problem I have is that motion fails after a change is detected from a netcam_url. I've read in th...
ConfigureTweaks
Some autoconf portability improvements Description of Patch While hacking on Motion on OSX and OpenBSD I have had to adjust configure.in to make fewer assumption...
WorkingConfigs
Working motion.conf / threadX.conf sample files in action, in real life... You are kindly encouraged to share here your technical details of Motion used in y...
FeatureRequest2014x04x23x111013
Feature Request: Description There is a config option called #34;locate_motion_mode #34;. When set to #34;on #34;, it draws a box around detected motion. Howe...
SupportQuestion2012x02x03x194234
Question Hi, except the non detected USB Webcam related here below the double line (because I just discovered the Backfire 10.03.1 OpenWRT router firmware does no...
SupportQuestion2007x11x14x142357
Question My problem is that, it fails to create videos because motion not found FFmpeg libraries. I installed FFmpeg with "svn checkout svn: / / svn.mplayerhq.hu ...
SupportQuestion2014x04x18x195757
Question Hi, I have the need to increase the fps saved in the timelapse file. The code of the timelapse in the main loop seems to be: if (cnt shots == 0 time...
SupportQuestion2014x04x16x172912
Question This was resolved...I forgot the c option for the config and the default value was for pal and I am using NTSC This works great and I got it going quick...
SupportQuestion2014x04x16x170718
Question I have motion running with 2 webcams. Only one works, other does not provide video. Tried lowering resolution with no luck. Running xubuntu on ARM (odroi...
FeatureRequest2014x04x15x214012
Feature Request: Description Please can we have a conversion specifier for the current host name, say #37;h. Motion has Conversion Specifiers for the time ( #3...
SupportQuestion2013x12x20x082454
Question Hi, the movies recorded by motion 3.2.12 are unwatchable. Here is a sample: {removed} Camera: Vivotek IP7361 What can i change to capture clean movies. T...
BugReport2014x04x09x193834
BUG: I have motion running with 2 webcams. Only one works, other does not provide video. Tried lowering resolution with no luck. Running xubuntu on ARM (odroid)....
SupportQuestion2013x03x25x070051
Question Hello. I have been searching for answer but none helped. I've been using motion on my Raspberry pi for a while now, and everything was working OK even on...
SupportQuestion2014x03x30x154627
Question Does anyone have a good idea to my problem? I want to have 2 cameras watching the same scene and in order to avoid false alarms i want to configure motio...
SupportQuestion2014x03x30x071708
Question I just cannot get Motion to be controlled via the cron/script. I'm trying to change the threshold by entering this line at the command line: sudo /usr/bi...
SupportQuestion2014x03x29x023716
Question I have Raspberry Pi I want record my IP Camera using motion in realtime even no motion were detected and split the video ex : Hourly , Daily , Monthly th...
SupportQuestion2014x03x27x152142
Question Hello! I have a problem with taking snapshots from a webcam with motion. If I take a snapshot with an interval of less than 10s, the snapshot gets taken ...
SupportQuestion2014x03x17x135317
Question motion shipped with ubuntu 10.04 is very old. To get working video pipe functionality trying to compile from svn trunk. Got built ffmpeg from git with sh...
SupportQuestion2014x03x25x074914
Question Hi all, The motion httpd watch dog times out, and I was wondering if there was a way to get a descriptive error message for diagnosing the problem or a d...
ConfigOptionMinimumGap
* Type: * Range / Valid values: * Default: * Option Topic This is the minimum gap between the storing pictures while detecting motion. The value zero ...
FeatureRequest2014x03x22x072549
Feature Request: Description The motion administration page is password protected, but the motion webcam stream is not. It was be great if you can add password...
SupportQuestion2014x03x22x041923
Question Hello, I am using motion on a linux POS reader where requires to detect a motion as fast as possible, the current speed varies and sometime a little long...
StaticJpegSupport
Patch to add static JPEG support to the Web Interface Description of Patch This patch adds support for serving static JPEG images via the Web Interface (default ...
SupportQuestion2014x03x11x185332
Question Hi, I have 2 stk1160 based USB capture cards, and I think I'm encountering some sort of race condition somewhere between them and Motion. If I unload and...
CygwinPatch
CygwinPatch Description of Patch Greetings all! This is my first contribution to open source software, so please be patient if I screw something up. In response ...
SupportQuestion2014x02x26x213359
Question I have setup motion with two types of video capture devices. One type are USB cameras and the second are old phones sitting on their own URL. Both device...
SupportQuestion2013x04x24x113109
Question I am using the Instar 3010 camera (http://www.instar.de/de/in 3010 schwarz_10.html) successfully with motion detection, recording and else. However, whil...
SupportQuestion2014x02x21x145549
Question Hi, I have tried in a lot of and well documented options related to the Motion application, but I haven't find out a setting which allow to bind the acce...
BugReport2014x02x20x092016
BUG: error: ‘VIDEO_PALETTE_YUV420P’ undeclared Welcome to the setup procedure for Motion, the motion detection daemon! If you get error messages during this proce...
FeatureRequest2014x02x17x132654
Feature Request: Description Hi, I read around the wiki that you are planning on adding support for V4L2 loopback module (http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view...
BugReport2012x09x19x151452
BUG: Hello, I'm using Motion with a DCS 932L wireless netcam. The WiFi connection to this camera is medium to poor, so the transmission is not always perfect. I'...
SupportQuestion2014x02x14x100633
Question Hello, at first: your Programm is great, after many commercial webcam tests i decide, i use an raspberry pi CSI Cam and motion. This combination work w...
FeatureRequest2014x02x04x150019
Feature Request: Image Set instead of Single Image Description "output_normal" is great for attaching to an email rather than trying to email a recorded video. ...
BugReport2014x02x11x144906
BUG: if the netcam url is of the shape http://host:port/path and a proxy is declared it doesn't work. I make a correction in netcam.c line 1831 1833 ptr = mymall...
SupportQuestion2014x02x11x101430
Question Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I have a question to you, which is whether the network camera of the brand: AXIS 207 Works with motion. I've read on your sit...
SupportQuestion2014x01x16x221918
Question These errors seem particularly nasty. I am wondering if I am missing something obvious or others have reported such problems.  gcc g O2 D_REENTR...
FeatureRequest2009x07x14x150700
Feature Request: Description Enable MOTION to process VLC's MJPG Streams. VLC is a powerfull multiplatform streaming solution. There are many Cams in the market...
SupportQuestion2014x02x04x155739
Question First of all I'd like to thank everyone who's even reading this. I've been working on a video monitoring/recording for my house for a while now, using a ...
SupportQuestion2014x02x02x212045
Question How I can get information on screen cd CPU temperature on a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian? sudo /opt/vc/bin/vcgencmd measure_temp Environment Motion ver...
SupportQuestion2014x02x02x084320
Question I have a NoIR camera board connected to a Raspberry pi, and am using it to 1) store video files and 2) provide a live feed to the web. It works well duri...
SupportQuestion2014x01x29x210901
Question Solved Couldn't get IP Cam L Series working with motion Perhaps this version of motion doesn't work with OpenSuse 13.1 or (more probable) my settings a...
BugReport2014x01x28x084955
BUG: Sometimes the JPG does not download correctly and is broken, i.e. the bottom half is missing. Motion detects this as motion, whereas it should ignore the fr...
SupportQuestion2013x02x14x002647
Question Hello I am having trouble applying a mask image to my network camera feeds. I have created for simplicity a simple mask file (all white) in 640x480 (both...
FeatureRequest2014x01x24x174516
Feature Request: Description I am using motion to monitor my office work area. Huge numbers of files are created of me staring at my computer screen. Perhaps it...
SupportQuestion2014x01x23x064801
Question Apologies if this is answered, but I checked and was unable to find anything in the Answered questions. I know I can use the loopback device (have finall...
FeatureRequest2012x05x03x023834
Feature Request: Description Somthing like #37;F gives you Full Path and file name and #37;f gives you just the file name. Somtimes I need both styles in the ...
SupportQuestion2014x01x13x031136
Question Hello i have a fresh fedora 20 i686 install and installed all dependencies requeried, also disabled SELINUX and changing pemissions on folders but when r...
SupportQuestion2014x01x11x145624
Question Does the official version of Motion support Raspberry PI yet or do I still need to follow the manual installation by downloading code and moving director...
SupportQuestion2012x01x28x093058
Question If I run Motion with Logitech cam for the first time it works fine. If I kill Motion, wait 5 sec and start it again it begins to fail in a loop. To m...
FeatureRequest2009x08x21x001851
Feature Request: Description The current build is not compatible out of the box with Cygwin, inhibiting netcam users from using the cygwin/windows combination ...
SupportQuestion2012x02x02x141742
Question Trying to compile Motion for BeagleBone (Angstrom Linux distro, arm7 arch). Make fails with: /tmp/cctcaFkD.s: Assembler messages: /tmp/cctcaFkD.s:1965: E...
SupportQuestion2013x12x26x165019
Question Can you please update Motion so that its webcam server (the one operating on default port 8081) outputs an MJPEG stream embedded in an html page, instead...
SupportQuestion2013x12x15x050235
Question Hello, I was adjusting my saturation, contrast and hue values in the web base config editor and after I reset the values to 0 to disable my changes, the ...
SupportQuestion2013x12x08x100633
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 ...
CCTVChromeExtension
CCTV View Introduction CCTV View is a Google Chrome extension that adds a button on the toolbar. Clicking this button displays up to 20 cctv streams (or still im...
MplayerMjpegStreamViewing
Viewing an mjpeg stream with mplayer Introduction Firefox and Co uses much CPU Power on my X Windows. I search for an other client and found a solution with mpla...
SupportQuestion2013x11x26x022954
Question how do i can delete file.avi and file.jpeg after a week record file? error message root@server:/etc/motion# motion 0 Processing thread 0 config file...
MotionGuide3x1x20
Legacy Motion Guide for Motion versions 3.1.18 3.1.20 This is the version of the Motion Guide that matches releases from 3.1.18 till 3.1.20 of Motion. It is a s...
SupportQuestion2013x11x24x104643
Question Ho 2 Cam IP Wanscam, una interna JW0008 che funziona perfettamente con qualsiasi versione di MOTION, qualsiasi kernel, e qualsiasi versione provata di OS...
SupportQuestion2013x11x06x094041
Question When will H264 be supported as an option in the config file? Is there any patch that include this support in Motion? Environment Motion version: 3....
SupportQuestion2013x11x05x144119
Question After installing motion trunk I noticed that images were no longer being saved as before. That is, previously if I set post_capure to 25 and the gap to s...
SupportQuestion2013x11x05x161126
Question Is it possible to save only movies that are longer than x (e.g. 2) seconds? I #39;d like to configure this, to not save short motion movies, which are m...
FeatureRequest2013x11x01x233457
Feature Request: Description Daily timelaps video should be created out of motion detected videos only. Main.ThomasKuczek 01 Nov 2013 Follow up Comments
SupportQuestion2013x10x30x180816
Question I am able to successfully run Motion with a Phillips webcam and detect motion, capturing a series of event related JPEGs. However, when I set up Motion ...
SupportQuestion2013x09x01x104741
Question Hi, I have a huge problem with motion. First of all, it worked great for over months 24/7 with my Raspberry Pi Rev.B. But all of a sudden, it didn't show...
FeatureRequest2005x05x02x170207
Feature Request: Description Kenneth, I have found some situations where MJPEG streaming is not practical or just cannot be implemented. The output_all and snap...
FeatureRequest2013x10x24x011125
Feature Request: Description Hello i would really like to be able to use this app in windows please. Would it be possible to release a windows compatible versio...
SupportQuestion2013x10x12x230759
Question I have 5 cameras but have tried 1,2,3,4,5 in various combinations. I always lose 2 webcam streams, last is black and 2 are duplicated. e.g. with 5 camera...
SupportQuestion2013x10x10x100446
Question I've set up motion and MJPEG ProxyGrab yesterday, where I think it worked, but today it won't refresh (the direct Live webcam through motion works perfec...
BugReport2013x10x08x131833
BUG: I use motion 3.2.12 on raspberry pi with one high resolution IP camera. To stop motion detection I use the trigger port to send "pause" command to motion. ...
BugReport2013x09x28x182300
BUG: I am experimenting with settings to see the effect. I had minimum_motion_frame set as 2, and output was as expected, both movie and image files. Then I chan...
SupportQuestion2013x09x21x194240
Question The image is not clear. What settings to check? OS xubuntu 13.04. Capture board : conexant fusion 878A. http://savepic.su/3334076.jpg http://savepic.su/3...
SupportQuestion2013x09x21x175156
Question Hi, I installed Motion 3.2.12 on Raspbian and looks like it's running. I can view the control page //localhost:8080 ok. But I cannot see any image when a...
SupportQuestion2013x09x19x113843
Question Hello. I have motion setup to take normal pictures, send me an email and upload the video to a personal ftp online storage. I would like now (in addition...
SupportQuestion2013x09x14x105537
Question Hello, I bought a camera D Link 932L. I have configured motion and I can access my camera images with motion. I have configured motion and it serves imag...
SupportQuestion2013x08x29x183514
Question I'm having issues where the event counter is being reset. I can't figure out what determines when the counter is reset ideally (for my uses) it would i...
SupportQuestion2013x08x28x052307
Question Hello Prompt, you can display the value taken from the sensor program Digitemp? You can reload the configuration file thread1.conf without stopping the m...
MotionJavaScriptViewer
Introduction This is a simple JavaScript viewer for motion files. Uses single PHP file on server to generate list of files and single file for viewing. The client...
FeatureRequest2013x08x19x134513
Feature Request: Description hi, thanks for such a great work. well one of my tune up was moving saved video directory into /www and i #39;ve made a simple gall...
SupportQuestion2013x08x25x041921
Question A useful feature would be to add a "webcam_authentication" feature to motion.conf which would require a username and password to access the webcam just a...
FI8905W
Main.VadimMolkov 23 Aug 2013
SupportQuestion2013x08x19x145945
Question I configured motion and it works but there are too many false alarms, about 3 per hour. Each false alarm consists of 1 to 3 jpg images and the video is ...
SupportQuestion2013x08x16x152709
Question I'm doing a live streaming with motion and IP cameras and everything works fine, the problem is that when I cover the camera with a jacket obviously the ...
SupportQuestion2013x08x16x150120
Question is there any one monitoring this site Paste in your error messages, config settings, terminal window output etc in this text field. Environment Motio...
SupportQuestion2013x08x15x033504
Question on_event_end = /usr/bin/dropbox #!/bin/bash #save files to dropbox /home/pi/Dropbox Uploader/dropbox_uploader.sh delete /$(date m_%d) /home/pi/Dropbox U...
SupportQuestion2013x08x12x214900
Question Using FreeBSD 8.4 Motion. 5 cameras. Also using PHP proxy with readfile() function to hide Motion stream at localhost. During some hours Motion crashes...
BugReport2013x08x11x161945
BUG: The mpeg4 setting for ffmpeg_video_codec doesn't work correctly with the HTML5 video tag, the needed settings are different. It would make a lot more sens...
BugReport2013x08x02x222612
BUG: Hello I config the motion for two webcans, but this didn't work good for me. Any suggestions? Thanks. 0 Processing thread 0 config file /etc/motion/moti...
SupportQuestion2013x07x31x201024
Question Hello, I'm attempting to host a Panasonic WV SF346 on my Raspberry Pi using motion and then connect to that with the Panasonic KX NT400 (An telephone tha...
SupportQuestion2013x07x31x162918
Question How can I dynamicly change text_left? This could solve my temp/humidity problem I reported earlier today. If I can change that parameter on the fly then ...
SupportQuestion2013x07x31x144800
Question I would like to overlay a text (temperature and humidity) on the webcamserver images. Can you give me some directions on how I can implement that in the ...
SupportQuestion2013x03x01x015124
Question I purchased the FI8918W because of the good ratings that I was reading about and I checked the Motion Wiki to see if was a device that someone had alread...
BugReport2013x07x21x175650
BUG: Everything works fine when I call "motion". However, no motion is recorded when I call "/etc/init.d/motion start" For debugging I started motion as service:...
SupportQuestion2013x07x16x192753
Question Ask your question. If you want to paste error output text or similar text where new lines must be preserved, paste it in the field below.I like follow rt...
SupportQuestion2013x07x12x082230
Question In my Kmotion server I have 2 USB camera's. On startup I can see some color setting changing but the brighness is not adjusted. In /etc/motion/motion.con...
SupportQuestion2013x07x12x064420
Question I last built motion on Sat Aug 18 22:11:02 2012 against ffmpeg 0.10.3. It has been working fine ever since. Recently however I had to rebuild the thing...
SupportQuestion2013x07x09x224859
Question Hi!! I need to make my netcamera up and running with Motion, the problem is my camera can only handle RTSP protocol, i've tried to develop a patch with L...
SupportQuestion2013x07x07x185426
Question I build ffmpeg RPM and motion RPM for pidora on my raspberry pi. ffmpeg: FFmpeg version 0.6.6, Copyright (c) 2000 2010 the FFmpeg developers built on J...
FeatureRequest2013x07x07x062510
Feature Request: Description It would be nice to be able to set a min_mpeg_time config option, where I can set the minimum amount of time to record after motion...
SupportQuestion2013x07x04x143337
Question I'm trying to run a script that will execute a bash script when motion is detected. This is the default code: #Command to be executed when a motion frame...
BugReport2013x06x27x200451
BUG: I configured motion to rollover a timelapse file on a daily base. The resolution is 800x600. I tried to capture a survillance video of my cats while away. ;...
ProximityDetection
(Start or Pause detection based on if your cell phone is on the local network or not.) Introduction This simple script checks if an IP is on the network. if IP i...
Zavio
Zavio F3206 I have not been able to get all the features working on this camera; however, I did get my Thecus N4200Pro? NAS to download the 1080P MJPEGs usingthe ...
BugReport2013x06x10x183823
BUG: Hello, Using certain webcams (Logitech C310, Logitech C110), I get this error if I run Motion after a reboot. However, the weird thing is this error doesn't...
FeatureRequest2013x05x20x010436
Feature Request: Description I #39;m using motion as a security camera. I plugged a hard drive, then forgot about it until the disk filled up. I wrote a (too) s...
FeatureRequest2009x10x06x173532
Feature Request: Description I love motion! Great program. My request is small and should be easy to code. I have it running remotely and sometimes like to look...
SupportQuestion2013x06x07x181416
Question I am running motion 3.2.12 on a Raspberry Pi with a script file called by a motion.config file path parameter (see verbatim text). Motion works as expec...
BugReport2013x06x05x033036
BUG: Hi to all. It is seems autofocus webcams are bad to use with motion. I use webcam with autofocus and install it to spy stable object (my computer table). Re...
FeatureRequest2011x06x21x114336
Feature Request: Description Hi, when I started using motion's built in web server for streaming (via the excellent nph mjprox CGI program from MJPEG ProxyGrab)...
SupportQuestion2013x05x20x161557
Question How can i hide peoples area in the motion program or config.file? I have create a Image called snapmask.pgm in black white binary format with black Areas...
FeatureRequest2013x05x20x151754
Feature Request: Description I #39;d like this option to record motion event jpeg information to the sql database but not save the jpegs to disk. Currently I #3...
FeatureRequest2013x05x19x181953
Feature Request: Description Missing the opportunity to put own custom text in the upper left and/or right corner Main.EirikSkorstad 19 May 2013 Follow up ...
TopicTitle
Trying to repair previously working system after removing header files. "Unable to open video device since..."
SupportQuestion2013x05x09x053856
Question I found the setting to add the x y coordinates of the center of a moving object to the text stamp on images. I would like to export those coordinates to ...
SupportQuestion2013x05x08x134024
Question Is there a way to get the information at what position or in what rectangle the motion occured? Paste in your error messages, config settings, terminal w...
BugReport2013x05x07x103525
BUG: This might be a duplicate, but there are lots of us using motion with mjpg streamer. I believe I represent the large contingent of users who are not progr...
DebianUbuntu
Debian / Ubuntu problems Introduction Debian , Ubuntu and others debian based distributions have a really old motion package , so many users have tons of problem...
SupportQuestion2013x04x28x135157
Question I have notice that the video recording start 1 min after motion has detected. I wanted it to start recording right after motion has detected. I couldn't ...
SupportQuestion2013x04x20x215509
Question I've set up my movie_filename (and jpeg_filename, etc.) to use this format (see movie_filename, below). However, when I look at my directory it is genera...
MakeMaskPatch
Makemask external program for mask making Description of Patch I wrote this program to take multiple images, looks for areas of change, then create a mask file t...
BugReport2013x03x31x063416
BUG: I want to use on_event_start future of Motion. But it can't run X applications when run in daemon mode!!! I want to use my monitor to show the webcam stream...
MotionCookiePatch
Motion Cookie Patch Description of Patch Patch to add the cookies to the stream request from a IP cam. Allows to use stupid Chinese IP cameras with authenticatio...
SupportQuestion2013x03x20x193058
Question Hi, If I am viewin timelapse movies from this 1280 * 720 IP camera with Avidemux they moslty give an error: "Could not open the file". Error is: Mpeg f...
BugReport2013x03x20x143659
BUG: Running motion installed via apt get causes following errors. 0 Processing thread 0 config file /home/deal/motion.conf 0 Motion 3.2.12 Started 0 ffm...
SupportQuestion2013x03x15x053134
Question Hi, everything in working perfectly.. I'm using motion for a meteo station, to check the clouds! I'm using the snapshot and the time lapse features, both...
BugReport2012x07x20x062402
BUG: Compilation fails at the make stage, complaining that the storage sizes of vid_pic and vid_win are not known. This happens even following a clean download o...
PyPyMotion
pypymotion It allows Motion to send emails with a preview of the pictures and a link to the corresponding video. It can also disable itself when you're home if y...
SupportQuestion2013x03x11x021346
Question I've got a hard problem, sometimes, my cameras do a reset (I don't know why), and when they do this they start a patrol movement, so Motion see a lot of ...
FeatureRequest2013x03x10x115826
Feature Request: Description I #39;m trying to use motion to create videos to display on the web and wanted to create MP4 and VP8 files. Those are not options i...
SupportQuestion2009x01x20x183230
Question Is the P207 palette unsupported? motion n 3.2.11 segfaults after being unable to connect to the device. The kernel is gentoo 2.6.28 0 Processing threa...
SupportQuestion2013x02x26x154851
Question Hi, I'm using Motion with a Logitech Quickcam Sphere MP on a Raspberry Pi. They work perfectly most of the time, but after every few days it would silent...
SupportQuestion2013x02x28x041829
Question I have motion setup and functioning on my raspberry pi except one small issue... I have only changed a few settings in the motion.conf file; daemon on, t...
NetcamMjpegStreamDumps
NetcamMjpegStreamDumps Anyone with a Network Camera able to stream in mjpeg format is encouraged to attach a raw binary dump to this topic. To produce such a raw ...
BugReport2013x02x15x193900
BUG: I'm trying to use motion with an old "The Imaging Source" Astrocam, because it works nicely with very low light. I could not find any compatible palette set...
SupportQuestion2013x02x14x143443
Question I've check and rechecked and I cannot seem to get motion to not crash telling me: Error opening file ./01 20130214092059 24.jpg with mode w: Permission d...
BugReport2008x06x19x123218
BUG: Genius IPCam secure 300R. I connect it using url http://webcam/cgi bin/getimage I see a green screen in motion web server. When I do "wget http://webcam/cgi...
KennethsNerdoMeter
Kenneth's Nerdometer A tool to measure the nerd factor. 0 is the ideal. No trace of nerdiness. And 10 is an absolute disaster. This Nerdometer and its nerd factor...
FeatureRequest2013x02x10x052944
Feature Request: Description I have a Microsoft LiveCam which reduces it #39;s frame rate from 30fps to 4fps in low light conditions. This greatly increases exp...
FeatureRequest2011x07x30x103630
Feature Request: Description I would like to enable motion tracking on my Foscam camera. I can activate panning and tilting through URL commands. example: http:...
SupportQuestion2013x02x06x203144
Question Hello I would like to insert some code to send an email after motion finish to be detected. Could you please tell me in wich file and where i should put ...
FeatureRequest2013x02x06x130143
Feature Request: Description Can the video in the SDL be made resizable (stretch)? My camera outputs 640x480, but my display is 1280x1024. It looks pretty small...
FeatureRequest2013x02x05x215816
Feature Request: Description An event could be created where if the webcam dectects a signal, an event could be fired. This event could allow a user to send an ...
BugReport2013x02x05x024206
BUG: ./configure with mysql lib=/usr/lib/i386 linux gnu/ is ok make fails giving errors as described under. IboS@pc:~/Téléchargements/motion/motion$ make Welcom...
WebcamAuthentication
Webcam Authentication for the live web server. Description of Patch I use motion to stream images over the internet using the live web server but I do not want t...
BugReport2013x01x17x193723
BUG: When I configure Motion to run as a daemon, it dies soon after starting. I am running a headless Ubuntu server which is being used to transfer images to a...
FeatureRequest2013x01x27x111230
Feature Request: Description Hi there! First of all I would like to express my gratitude for this excelent piece of software! It is really a life saver. I am u...
FeatureRequest2013x01x12x214716
Feature Request: Description Event videos webcam streams should be able to be captured/shown at higher frame rates than the actual motion detecting, which is ...
FeatureRequest2013x01x26x192837
Feature Request: Description Is it possible to add more options to the ffmpeg_timelapse_mode. I am recording a Network camera at 1 frame per 2 seconds. Filesize...
WebMVP8Codec
Add WebM / VP8 codec support Description of Patch Add WebM / VP8 container and codec support for motion triggered movies. Also modify the concatenation of filena...
BugReport2011x06x24x150605
BUG: With 2 x MS Microsoft LifeCam HD 3000 the picture is feathered together when viewed either through the web page or when recorded onto disk The two cameras a...
SupportQuestion2011x03x01x211917
Question I'm not sure if this is a bug or not, so I thought I'd make it a support question initially. I have 4 cameras running, 2 of which are Logitech, Inc. Quic...
ManFallingDetectionPach
Man falling detection. Description of Patch With this patch i can detect man falling event and send this event to server arcFallingSender In this file des...
SupportQuestion2010x06x24x214932
Question When starting motion the resolution is being dropped from VGA to 176x144. I've read some other bug reports/mailing list entries where this problem is usu...
SupportQuestion2013x01x20x102311
Question Dear Sir, I have installed motion on Ubuntu 12.10 workstation from the ubuntu repository which resulted in motion version 3.2.12. I want to use this in c...
SupportQuestion2013x01x13x215153
Question When enabling mini http server and tuning in to the webcam, I am only able to see the moving objects. As when output_motion is enabled for pictures. I ma...
SupportQuestion2013x01x07x081502
Question 160x120 is a common format, ie SN9C201 smaller formats enable higher frame rates, especially on portable lightweight computers such as Raspberry Pi if th...
FeatureRequest2011x01x20x023042
Feature Request: Description Newer IP cameras are supporting resolutions that are non modulo 16. Adding this feature would allow for greater flexibility with re...
SupportQuestion2013x01x05x124849
Question Really appreciate if anyone has hint of why I encountered the error. Has been googling and looking around all documents that has no clue. I tried to comp...
FfmpegStream
ffmpeg stream Description of Patch Having a low upstreambandwidth i needed a solution to stream in also other video formats (mpeg4, h264, flv, ...). Insted of "v...
SupportQuestion2012x12x29x112637
Question Hi, I have been running Motion with great pleasure for more than 2 years now. Connected where one Logitech 720P camera by USB, one PAL camera by Axis 241...
BugReport2012x06x23x091749
BUG: I can't compile the motion and motion svn / trunk version with mySQL support. I am getting: vloopback_motion.c:185:26: error: storage size of ‘vid_pic’ isn’...
BugReport2012x12x27x050731
BUG: Any flv files play at a crazy framerate so a 2 min file is played in 2 second. I've tried with motion 3.2.12 on archlinux (ffmpeg 1.0) and ubuntu ffmpeg ve...
SupportQuestion2012x12x17x204928
Question Hi! I used Motion two years, but suddenly Motion start in 176x144 mode. All solution in internet did not help. I try used command "LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/x8...
ReferenceFramePatch
ReferenceFramePatch Description of Patch Slight modification of reference frame handling in order to improve locate and tracking feature: By default the decay me...
BugReport2012x12x12x205638
BUG: Update: i just found the the bug and fixed. In motion.h there was that:#define DEF_SQL_QUERY "sql_query insert into security(camera, filename, frame, file_t...
SupportQuestion2012x12x12x220127
Question motion produces 'illegal instruction' error when trying to create an avi file error message: File of type 8 saved to: /my/target/directory/211950.avi Il...
BugReport2012x12x12x163049
BUG: i set up motion on a raspberrypi with 2 webcams. the problem is there are lines form the pictures of one camera on the picture of the other cam, like interf...
FeatureRequest2012x09x09x173122
Feature Request: Description Got webcamera based on nw80x driver, known as #34;Bus 002 Device 005: ID 06a5:d800 Divio Chicony TwinkleCam #34;, #34;Trust 120 S...
FeatureRequest2012x12x08x004259
Feature Request: Description Good day! This is an amazing piece of software. Thank you for it! A more flexible naming of the files would help a lot in a few sit...
SupportQuestion2012x11x27x150117
Question I have network camera DLink DCS 932L and when starting 'motion' I have problems with libjpeg ... pls check below What is wrong ? http://192.168.0.20/VIDE...
FeatureRequest2008x11x12x132414
Feature Request: Description I think It will be useful if motion detect that image given by camera is TOO DARK (defined by some new parameter) to run some scri...
BugReport2012x11x21x225754
BUG: I'm getting a segmentation fault on startup when trying to grab frames from an iViewHD SD camera. root@linuxtv:/home/admin/motion# ./motion n d 9 0 NTC...
SupportQuestion2012x11x18x175503
Question Using a Microsoft Lifecam VX3000, plugged directly into a Raspberry Pi, no other peripherals. This (I'm thinking, RTFM) involves setting up 'on_event_sta...
FeatureRequest2012x11x15x114026
Feature Request: Description You have done Area detect on dividing area into 9 Regions, Can you make it as 25 regions Main.SrivathsanRaghavan 15 Nov 2012 F...
SupportQuestion2012x11x14x112440
Question Hello, i would like to find a way to stream a webcam from a windows box and get the flux in motion as a netcam. I tried to broadcast my cam with VLC in H...
SupportQuestion2012x11x10x192608
Question Hi, I successfully installed Motion on my OpenWRT (last version named Attitude Adjustment linux OS) router. I still did not installed ffmpeg due to a l...
ExternalCommands
External Commands Motion can execute external commands based on the motion detection and related events. They are all described in this section. The option quie...
BugReport2012x11x05x063121
BUG: I build motion from the github, and I don't have ffmpeg. Don't need it... But then I started motion, and there was a warning: 0 ALR ALL conf_cmdparse:...
BugReport2012x11x03x084529
BUG: Motion detects an event, it saves the jpegs according to the filenamesetting, but when I view the pictures, the time isn't as the filename says. This isn't ...
EvgenyAnanyev
I'm using kmotion as office CCTV with one USB connected webcam Logitech C210 one Trust WB 1200p Mini Webcam connected as IP cam via wecamXP software on Win7 wor...
SupportQuestion2012x10x29x182838
Question I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Motion 3.2.12 from packages and camera is /dev/video1 I'd used the camera with GUVCview and Zoneminder without problems, but I l...
BugReport2012x10x28x210133
BUG: I downloaded the latest source from git using "git clone http://github.com/sackmotion/motion.git into directory /home/root/motion. The I entered the motion...
SupportQuestion2012x10x28x192335
Question I have two webcams: /dev/video0 and /dev/video1 /dev/video1 is configured to be used with motion /dev/video1 is supposed to be used by another app (uvcca...
BugReport2012x10x20x162744
BUG: Though the addition of the cnt process_thisframe variable and associated "if(cnt process_thisframe)" tests greatly reduces processor utilization with mini...
FeatureRequest2012x10x19x155812
Feature Request: Description I would also like a #34;threshold #34; on the maximum number of pixels changed. I observed that my webcams often register motion w...
FeatureRequest2012x10x17x152903
Feature Request: Description To avoid duplicate event numbers when motion is being started more than once a day, it would be great to have a #37;U variable (or...
BugReport2012x10x16x201444
BUG: Sinply put, when I launch the motion program, my connection to the internet gets killed. The motion program itself runs fine. But I have to re connect to t...
FeatureRequest2012x10x12x042600
Feature Request: Description The Motion do perfect auto adjust brightness. It will be great to do something similar as: $ ffmpeg f video4linux2 s 640x480 i /...
FeatureRequest2012x10x12x040434
Feature Request: Description lastlapse.mpg link file (same as lastsnap.jpg) ; on_timelapse_start / on_timelapse_end events; adjustable timelapse video hei...
SupportQuestion2012x10x11x125140
Question I have motion setup to monitor a bunch (18) of network cameras. Occasionally a thread dies with a watchdog timeout. Unfortunately this causes all the v...
SupportQuestion2012x10x08x201841
Question Hi, I did need to do a clean install of Debian on my PC because of a messed up sources.list after which the system went to bad responding. I did downloa...
FeatureRequest2012x10x07x185711
Feature Request: Description Simply be able to display GPS coordinates (updated every second or so) in a text field on captured video. This would be very useful...
PanasonicBbHcm381
Panasonic's bb hcm381 series net cameras .. work with motion. Use this link in your motion.conf: * JPEG: netcam_url http://CAMERA_IP/nphMotionJpeg?Resolution=6...
SupportQuestion2012x09x17x181804
Question I would like to know if there's a way to configure the Motion "live Stream" to be redirected to another apache server? I would like to avoid having the ...
SupportQuestion2012x09x15x165730
Question Hi, I just setup motion. Everything is alright; all live image can be saved. However, when I open the link http://myserver:8081, I can only see the mask ...
SupportQuestion2012x09x15x111148
Question Hey, I'm looking for a new cammera, to my store. Current one (creative vista) has very low resolution(352 x 288) and due to a two windows in the room(fro...
RaspberryPi
The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that yo...
StreetCam
StreetCam = Straßenkamera
BugReport2012x09x08x203013
BUG: Well, just try to run motion, but failed. Tested: 1) 3.2.12 source 2) daily snapshot motion 20120605 224837 3) SVN version HELP : ) 3.2.12 source: ./configu...
BugReport2011x06x23x191427
BUG: With laptop build in camera seems to work fine, but with some cheap USB cam (dont know brand, gcpca_pac7302) this error 0 NTC ALL motion_startup: Mo...
BugReport2011x08x20x194659
BUG: Colors appear to be skewed in respect to the image. To correct this I initialized dinfo.do_fancy_upsampling to FALSE in two locations in the file jpegutils....
SupportQuestion2012x08x22x080153
Question Hey guys! Thank you so much for such an awesome piece of software. I have one question... I want to know if I can somehow modify the code (or motion conf...
BugReport2012x07x13x140912
BUG: Whatever value you set for aera_detect, it will be ignored! No error message , because area_detect is not working at all! The responsible option area_detec...
Edimax
Edimax IC 3015Wn Wired or wireless IEEE 802.11 b/g/n. I did not need the provided software on CD. Config can be done through the browser. netcam_url http://CAMERA...
Keebox
Keebox IPC1000W A wired Ethernet or 802.11b/g/n wireless 640x480 netcam. netcam_url http://CAMERA_IP/image.jpg No need to install using the Windows software. I'm ...
SupportQuestion2012x08x16x212205
Question My IPCamera is set to 160w X 120h. The jpgs are all grey and say unable to connect to video device. on the Camera admin pages when I increase the size of...
SupportQuestion2012x08x15x141341
Question motion is spawning multiple instances of it's self to point that system runs out of memory. # /etc/motion/motion.conf # # This config file was generated ...
FeatureRequest2012x03x15x035938
Feature Request: Description Hi, I would like to command my pc over the webcam, so that it can play a message over festival (text to speech) : #34;hello #34;...
SupportQuestion2012x08x07x032813
Question i have lib jpeg and other files installed as shown in libs required but configure and makes say there is no jpeg or mmfjpeg support. How do i tell config...
FeatureRequest2012x08x06x140625
Feature Request: Description well this all said in topic well as for me i #39;d like to specify not only user:password but interface to listen too. for me it #3...
SupportQuestion2012x08x02x222631
Question Greetings How can I get the HTTP server to serve at more than 1 frame per second? I am trying to use Motion only as a streaming webcam server on my LAN. ...
FeatureRequest2012x07x29x223214
Feature Request: Description Hello! I would like to get the image coordinates where motion where detected in a textfile saved along with the captured image. Ide...
FeatureRequest2012x07x28x075011
Feature Request: Description please iclude foscam pan/tit Main.GeorgeBarbounis 28 Jul 2012 Follow up Comments
BugReport2012x07x27x023750
BUG: After the latest ports upgrade on FreeBSD motion stopped working The error goes like: 2 Retrying until successful connection with camera 2 vid_start: Y...
SupportQuestion2012x07x27x013006
Question I was trying to use motion to get image from my webcam Logitech C200 on raspberrypi. Camera is detected as camera (lsusb) Web but i still cannot get any ...
SupportQuestion2012x07x20x193051
Question Hello, I have problem with images when is set resolution greater then 352x288 i get images like: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BwbG 9oHMHNFNXZ5Yi0weDJ...
BugReport2012x07x11x123325
BUG: Describe the bug in plain text here. Paste in error messages and other text where new lines must be preserved in the field below Paste in your error message...
BugReport2012x06x12x164949
BUG: Hi, sorry to bother, but ffmpeg 0.11 and its new API have now obsoleted URLContext, URLProtocol which makes motion compilation failing : / In fact they are ...
BugReport2012x06x16x164604
BUG: Cannot comile last motion svn trunk (rev 556) with ffmpeg 0.11 4.1 fmpeg.c:91:29: error: unknown type name ‘URLContext’ ffmpeg.c:133:1: error: unknown type ...
SupportQuestion2012x06x28x143644
Question See also support question 2010x 05x 10x 101207. I also have a green screen with time stamp on the Raspberry Pi. I am seeing the same output in vlc on tha...
SupportQuestion2012x06x25x192939
Question I'm almost successfully running Motion on Debian Wheezy on my Raspberry Pi (arm). The only problem I'm having is getting MySQL to run. I've entered detai...
BugReport2012x07x04x221206
BUG: Gento emerge motoin fail, video2.c undeclared function emerge motion fails compilation stage for video2.c Resolved, video2.c i had to comment out ...
FeatureRequest2012x06x20x095232
Feature Request: Description schedule when motion detection is activated (for example only at night / during office hours) ps. Fantastic piece of software, big ...
FeatureRequest2012x06x15x162547
Feature Request: Description As the title really. I'd like to make the locate box more obvious by thickening it and changing its colour Main.AndyMcDade 15 J...
SupportQuestion2012x06x30x024316
Solved. Sorry about that. Can you share your question and the solution ? Thanks ! Main.AngelCarpintero 07 Jul 2012
FeatureRequest2012x06x19x024111
Feature Request: Description Add control support for American Dynamics/Sensormatic RS 422/RS 485 controlled PTZ dome cameras Serial command list and structure ...
GoogleDriveUploader
Uploads videos to your Google Drive and sends you an email using your Gmail account This is just a simple Python script which you can use to upload your videos to...
BugReport2012x06x12x180140
BUG: make Generating dependencies, please wait... Welcome to the setup procedure for Motion, the motion detection daemon! If you get error messages during this p...
BugReport2010x01x31x111111
BUG: When using the "v4l2_palette 3" in motion.conf, motion crashes with an segmentationfault # Setting v4l2_palette to 2 forces motion to use V4L2_PIX_FMT_SBGGR...
BugReport2012x01x20x182952
BUG: If you try to use the degrees symbol (°) in the text_left parameter (and maybe text_right, I haven't tried), Motion displays "2January0" instead. Paste in y...
SupportQuestion2012x06x09x073357
Question I tried everything, every config line that I add, works fine, but it always when Im going to add this lines in motion.conf : # Database Options For MySQL...
SupportQuestion2012x06x02x130320
Question When starting motion on an OpenWrt router connected to a Logitech C270 webcam, I get a "No space left on device" message: v4l2_set_mmap: Error starting s...
BugReport2010x02x22x070840
BUG: When using motion with tw68, it segment faults around 95% of the time at start. When it starts, it seems to work (but not tested for very long), but it segf...
BugReport2009x11x26x213556
BUG: I have a genius web cam that works fine with applications like cheese and xawtv bat it does not work in motion 3.2.11.1, am currently using ubuntu karmic wi...
BugReport2010x01x28x202559
BUG: Without changing the build environment and setup, motion dated 20100121 builds succesfully without ffmpeg support. The next one (20100123) does not. All sub...
BugReport2011x01x21x162309
BUG: I have a capture card with 16 inputs. In the config file when I select input 8, I get the video from input 0. The reason is lies in video2.c, row 196 if (in...
BugReport2010x10x24x192157
BUG: It is not possible to compile motion 3.2.12 with the latest ffmpeg (SVN r25563) There is an error while linking (see below) ./configure ***************...
BugReport2012x02x06x133332
BUG: make: motion.h:43:28: fatal error: linux/videodev.h: No such file or directory /opt/motion 3.2.12$ cat install.log checking for Darwin... no checking for *B...
BugReport2010x04x06x014526
BUG: make dist clean svn update ./configure make make install motion Segmentation fault (core dumped) This is a Logitech quickcam orbit MP that has been working ...
BugReport2010x01x22x084753
BUG: The function jpeg_mem_dest clashes with the new libjpeg8 We need to rename to something unique and in future avoid functions that start with jpeg From our F...
BugReport2010x03x12x200943
BUG: Trying to compile motion with libjpeg 8 and the make crashes linux motion 3.2.11.1 # ./configure checking for Darwin... no checking for *BSD... no checking ...
BugReport2010x11x22x033859
BUG: Recently I started using Motion with MySQL and a Wireless Camera. The issue with the wireless camera it cuts out here and there and it causes Motion to rest...
BugReport2009x07x05x075301
BUG: Running webcam fine.. after a few hours watchdog tries to restart (see log) unsuccesfully and my pwc webcam is nolonger callable the /dev/video0 exists but ...
BugReport2009x04x28x122327
BUG: In Debian lenny motion not work with Aver TV Phone (bt848) and Pal NON Color cam. I'm retrieve motion 3.2.11 ant get same behavior. Selecting "norm 0" (PA...
BugReport2010x04x13x032553
BUG: ffmpeg writes FLV files even when FFV1 is selected. motion has an ffmpeg output option to produce FF lossless video, however the actual create output differs...
BugReport2011x10x31x083026
BUG: Motion crashes when giving SIGHUP. gdb trace: #0 0x0806a166 in httpd_run (cnt=0x887d028) at webhttpd.c:2339 #1 0x0806a321 in motion_web_control (arg=0x887...
BugReport2012x02x13x095302
BUG: motion.c:712:26: error: ‘VIDEO_PALETTE_YUV420P’ undeclared (first use in this function) Is there any workaround to avoid this? gcc g O2 D_REENTRANT DHAV...
BugReport2012x03x14x221021
BUG: When using a camera with a 16:9 resolution, motion complains "config image height (1080) is not modulo 16", refuses to capture images and segfaults if the w...
SupportQuestion2012x05x23x173851
Question I want to know how to only execute one command in x time Example: I want to put a voice playing when something moves but when i execute the command, it r...
SupportQuestion2012x05x12x131356
Question i have motion setup and running. i can view the live stream from browser at localhost:8081. I don't know how to view from a remote computer i.e. my nokia...
SupportQuestion2012x05x31x043521
Question I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit with Motion on my server. First question is just a quick side question that confuses me... it's the way Motion and its da...
BugReport2012x06x01x093100
BUG: Ran motion 3.1.2 through cppcheck. Motion has 2 bugs: video.c:457 : (error) Resource leak: vloopbacks webhttpd.c:736 : (error) Memory leak: text_help Env...
OggTimelapse
Ogg Timelapse Description of Patch This adds the ability to select Ogg Theora as the output format for time lapse movies. Installation of Patch Download the pat...
FeatureRequest2012x05x28x125114
Feature Request: Description Hi, in Germany and other countries you can monitor your private ground with CCTV but it is illegal to monitor/record public ground ...
BugReport2012x05x04x110221
BUG: motion beyond 5 metres of distance from the camera is not detected. Environment Motion version: 3.2.9 7 ffmpeg version: 0.svn20080206 18 lenny3...
FeatureRequest2012x05x14x175235
Feature Request: Description It would be very handy to be able to configure a youtube username/password and have motion captures auto uploaded every day. Main...
SupportQuestion2012x05x06x200246
Question I have 6 cameras that each send their files to a specific folder on the PC running Linux and Motion created for each individual webcam (thread). The file...
FeatureRequest2012x05x03x024727
Feature Request: Description A Setting to make lastsnap.jpg display motion captures instead of snapshots I put my images in a directory called archives and then...
SupportQuestion2012x05x01x172702
Question I was wondering what needed to be done to save each frame of the stream. The reason I want to do this is because I'm trying to create a python program th...
MotionWidget
MotionWidget Introduction MotionWidget is an Android widget for controlling Motion from your mobile phone using the new MotionHttpAPI. It allows you to pause and...
SupportQuestion2012x04x03x081730
Question Ask your question. If you want to paste error output text or similar text where new lines must be preserved, paste it in the field below. Hello, how to c...
SupportQuestion2012x04x03x081010
Question Hello, how to create a folder to write the camera in their directory by date year month day Paste in your error messages, config settings, terminal windo...
ImageCullingAndWatchdogScripts
Motion Script Collection Image Culling and Watchdog Introduction This is a collection of scripts that I've thrown together to support my full time security mon...
SupportQuestion2012x03x21x131913
Question Hello, I just bought a new PC with USB 3.0 I used to run Motion on an old PC with one Webcam in 1600X1200 pixel. I tried first to add the new webcam to t...
SupportQuestion2012x02x27x155712
Question When I capture video from 2 cameras, both images are corrupted: each camera contains parts of image of another camera. Cameras are Logitech 046d:08c1 and...
SupportQuestion2012x03x11x204444
Question All features of Motion work (snapshots and Live Webcam), but the actual webcam doesn't work it self if using with Cheese or any other software while Moti...
BugReport2011x02x25x195813
BUG: System information: Debian Squeeze 6.0.0 Kernel: 2.6.32 5 xen amd64 Motion: 3.2.12 2x Logitech HD Webcam C270 I have two Logitech HD Webcam C270 and when I ...
WebmVp8CodecMovies
Webm/Vp8 codec support for movies Description of Patch This adds the ability to select Webm/Vp8 codec in movies and contains also some fix for new ffmpeg version...
FeatureRequest2012x02x29x192539
Feature Request: Description Hi all, i must say that pwc is quite old now and does not support many webcams... any plans to include webcamd support witch is dae...
FeatureRequest2005x05x07x154113
Feature Request: Description Ability to record sound with motion video and recording activation when detecting sound. Main.OlegKhudyakov 07 May 2005 Follow...
SupportQuestion2012x02x23x184928
Question Hi, It's possible to implement relative paths in the HTTP Based control? I'm trying to implement a Reverse Proxy, but the absolute links make this almost...
SQLite3Patch
SQLite3 database support Description of Patch Title is self explanatory, please test and report bugs. Installation of Patch Download the patch file. patch p0 ...
SupportQuestion2012x02x19x012609
Question I want to log time and date every time the webcam detects motion, but I have no particular use for images. The data need to be generated automatically to...
SupportQuestion2012x02x16x204900
Question I have problem, my motion crash on "Error capturing first image". I don't know how to get more info about this error to resolve it. 0 Processing thread...
SupportQuestion2012x01x25x140642
Question I would like to start the motion detection after a particular time of the day, say from 5pm until 7 am in the morning the next day. Is there a simple way...
SupportQuestion2012x02x13x064232
Question Nothing has changed ( unless ubuntu did a update in the background of samba or html server; or motion did an update) but now i can use firefox or lwp req...
SupportQuestion2012x02x12x154502
Question The stock Motion package works OK on my Debian PowerPC Linux distro, however the daemon refuses to background. I've researched a little bit and it looks ...
SupportQuestion2012x01x04x020238
Question The mini http stream server (http://127.0.0.1:8081) displays the motion detection stream and overlays it with motion detection information. How can i get...
BugReport2011x12x20x203024
BUG: When you do zzz the bot should reply with "wake up!" or whatever, instead it shows below text 2:41:49:PM #60;Fl00k #62; zzzzzz bbl 2:41:55:PM #60;Wolf...
FeatureRequest2012x01x31x125357
Feature Request: Description I #39;m saving my snapshot image outside target_dir to avoid unneccessary writes on flash backed filesystem which is under target_d...
FeatureRequest2012x01x31x122142
Feature Request: Description First of all, thanks for this amazing software. I #39;m using it to monitor my cats for years and am very happy with it, however, s...
VideoFourLinuxLoopbackDeviceSupport
Video4Linux Loopback Device Support EffecTV EffecTV is a real time video effector with a lot of effects that's capable of using the output of the vloopback pipes:...
FeatureRequest2012x01x31x003727
Feature Request: Description We need smaller file image output size for saving our storage media ,gif output is awesome if available. Main.PermadiWitjaksono ...
SupportQuestion2012x01x29x000040
Question we tried with the guvcviewer controls to start two webcams at 640x480 on one usb bus. This is possible at 15 frames per second. How can we tell the usb c...
SupportQuestion2012x01x13x231540
Question None of the on_XXX_start or on_XXX_end actions are being triggered when running in daemon mode. All run fine when running non daemon mode. Environment ...
SmoothVideoFromEventStartToStop
Video Smoothing From Event Start To Stop Description of Patch This proposed patch implements three main features: 1) Microsecond resolution on images (not changi...
FeatureRequest2005x11x20x101205
Feature Request: Description I've been doing some video processing and setup of video streaming using icecast these last couple of weeks. What I've found is th...
WebNotify
I have decided not to activate this feature because of the fear that you will all be spammed one day. It works better on a corporate intranet. This is a subscript...
SupportQuestion2012x01x15x213945
Question Is it possible to add more options to the ffmpeg_timelapse_mode. I am recording a Network camera at 1 frame per 2 seconds. Filesize reaches the 2 TB at a...
SupportQuestion2012x01x07x012155
Question Hi, I am trying to deploy motion on my OpenSuSE 12.1 x64 and having the following error message during 'make' step. The closest thing to videodev.h that ...
SupportQuestion2011x12x17x153332
Question I am using Mint 11 and during make i get linux/videodev.h no such file or directory found. I am new to linux and refer to various forums to get things do...
SupportQuestion2011x12x14x031349
Question Motion was unable to start after performing an upgrade in Ubuntu 11.10 system. Is there any fix for this? Thanks. Dec 14 11:12:10 thestudio motion: 1 c...
SupportQuestion2011x12x30x093535
Question Hi, I have an Axis 214 PTZ Camera. I use motion for capture video. I modified sources of 3.2.12 to permit to start motion detection in paused mode. I wan...
FeatureRequest2011x01x07x232423
Feature Request: Description Thanks for the already amazing app! I #39;d love to output files based on date and current hour, it would make management of the sn...
FeatureRequest2011x11x07x134403
Feature Request: Description Hi. I am building a embedded controller with motion detection capability for a large unnamed company. I would find it useful if mot...
FeatureRequest2011x09x10x214413
Feature Request: Description First thank for creating this program, it is used around the world. Please in future releases, do motion httpd authentication so th...
SupportQuestion2011x12x08x074321
Question Hello, Im attempting to use a foscam fi8918w camera with motion and I keep getting a libjpeg decompression failure error message. Under working devices i...
SupportQuestion2011x11x21x200628
Question Hello.. I am trying to recognize movement using Motion. Is there a way to get a translation of the movement into left and right? Imagine having the camer...
SupportQuestion2011x11x28x113032
Question Hi, I'm trying to use OSMF player (instead of combozola) to show a live stream on web page... but receive the message (player side) "stream not found". S...
SupportQuestion2011x11x21x194536
Answer Your network camera is working with svn trunk version of motion. Main.AngelCarpintero 22 Nov 2011
SupportQuestion2011x11x18x090943
Question Hi, I get this error after a few seconds (30s) of running motion: uvcvideo: Failed to resubmit video URB ( 27) I have another problem.. the videos only h...
SupportQuestion2009x03x23x115315
Question Hi I have tried multiple ways and various methods to use the on_movie_end option, but to no avail. No matter what I try, nothing happens and motion doesn...
SupportQuestion2011x11x03x110318
Question Is Panasonic BL C121 compaticile with motion? Paste in your error messages, config settings, terminal window output etc in this text field. Environment ...
FeatureRequest2005x05x13x132716
Feature Request: Description I know that there is the 'rotate' option. It would be nice to have also a 'mirror' option (horizontal and/or vertical ?). This opti...
MirrorPatch
Flip image in X axis Description of Patch Mirrored image is feature of most car rear view cameras. This patch does not spend any additional CPU time, rotate func...
SupportQuestion2011x05x21x195959
Question I was able to compile motion 3.2.12 before I upgraded my debian 5 to 6 (squeeze) and ffmpeg to the latest git. Now I get: ffmpeg.c: In function 'ffmpeg_o...
FfmpegDeinterlaceStatic
ffmpeg without dynamic memory allocation Description of Patch Why always allocate a whole AVFrame? Floatingpoint arithmetics failed after ffmpeg_deinterlace (use...
VloopbackSlabIncludePatch
vloopback include fix for Linux 2.6.34 Description of Patch It seems that kmalloc() is undefined if linux/slab.h is not included for Linux 2.6.34. Installatio...
SdlWindow
Show a thread in a sdl window Description of Patch With this patch a thread is shown in a sdl window. The new global config option "sdl_threadnr" is used to sele...
ExifTaggingPatch
EXIF information for pictures Description of Patch Here's a patch that adds EXIF information for pictures saved by Motion. The text (the "image description" tag)...
FeatureRequest2010x04x14x082244
Feature Request: Description As Motion uses libjpeg quite a lot, i think maybe using libjpeg turbo will be a good idea. On Core2 Quad 2.4Ghz / Linux x86 64 in m...
BugReport2011x07x13x185258
BUG: These kernels no longer support v4l1. I found a v4l2loopback at https://github.com/umlaeute/v4l2loopback but motion fails with it with: Jul 13 13:38:48 wile...
BugReport2010x11x28x210835
BUG: I am running Slackware Linux, version 12.2 with kernel 2.6.27.7 smp I am trying to compile the "motion" program to include ffmpeg support. ffmpeg needs: BZ2...
BugReport2011x09x26x021532
BUG: I think motion is not ready for V4L2? gcc g O2 D_REENTRANT DHAVE_FFMPEG I/usr/include DFFMPEG_NEW_INCLUDES DHAVE_FFMPEG_NEW I/usr/include/postgresql...
BugReport2011x10x05x071936
BUG: when use ffmpeg from svn (i have not old, compatible version) it's core dump when try start write, but create destination file with zero length. because in ...
WebStatistics
Statistics for Motion Web Month: Topic views: Topic saves: File uploads: Most popular topic views: Top contributors for topic save and uploads: ...
Libv4lConvert
libv4lconvert support Description of Patch Added libv4lconvert support to motion , to allow libv4l handle convertion of palettes not yet supported in motion. I...
SupportQuestion2010x04x28x191448
Question Hi everybody, I am running motion Version 3.2.11.1 on Debian Squeeze (testing) with a Logitech QuickCam Chat. When I start Motion, I get these error. Cou...
SupportQuestion2011x09x29x101256
Question I am having the same problem with two different computers running Motion 3.2.12. One box is running Gentoo on an Intel Atom and the other is running Gent...
SupportQuestion2011x09x29x082713
Question Hi, i have a debian system with 2.6.32 5 amd64 kernel and motion version 3.2.12 3, and have the motion set to log images, mpegs, and timelapse files to m...
SupportQuestion2011x09x28x221731
Question HI, I have a problem with Grandtech ip cam, motion report this write fededz@ZETASERVER:~$ motion 0 Processing thread 0 config file /etc/motion/motion...
SupportQuestion2011x09x24x152852
Question I made secure webcam. I use someone logitec webcam In config file framerate set 100, but in captured video ther is only 7 8 fps It seems camera can make ...
SupportQuestion2011x09x14x065328
Question I would like to use motion to create a log file containing the degree of motion. since there is a threshhold in the configuration I assume that motion ca...
SupportQuestion2011x08x27x162051
Question I have a 2 Camera setup and would like to turn On or OFF using a Simple script the action for on_movie_start. Below is a portion of a script I currently ...
SupportQuestion2011x08x31x180315
Question Hello, I'm fairly new to Linux and I have been trying to figure this problem out for the past 8 hours but it seems to me that there's no solution availab...
SupportQuestion2011x08x31x072058
Question Hi, From ports, I compiled motion with pwcbsd support, apparently configured it fine and when it is launched, it cant open video0 device (unable to open ...
SupportQuestion2011x08x16x232740
Question I have this... on_event_start /usr/local/bin/alarm Works fine but NOT in daemon mode Using Fedora 14 with SELinux enabled. root@motion motion # root@m...
FeatureRequest2011x08x16x144708
Feature Request: Description I #39;m implementing a rich client to manage the server. I #39;m trying to only use motion control as interface because of facility...
SupportQuestion2011x08x09x022707
Question I designated a bash script for on_event_start in my thread1.conf and a different script in thread2.conf. It appears to run many times per motion event. I...
SupportQuestion2011x08x01x135341
Question I've just installed linux 2.6.34, ffmpeg 31717 (libs as below) and motion v 8.0.2 and an MT9V032 based sensor. The system is a hacked together 2.6.34 ker...
SupportQuestion2011x07x25x112243
Question Hello, I'm a student, who makes his practise in Slovenia at the moment. I made a video surveillance system with Motion and Beagle Board. Now I want do d...
SupportQuestion2011x07x21x204955
Question Which algorithm Motion program uses for motion detection? Compare the current frame with the previous one or how? Thank you for atention! Environment ...
FeatureRequest2011x07x14x195620
Feature Request: Description Welcome My English is not good but I will try to stretch something. I have a Tp Link router and 1043nd OpeWrt software loaded, I wa...
FeatureRequest2006x05x24x075114
Feature Request: Description May be this request is way too high on Kenneth's Nerdometer, because only a few people use color cameras or because by implementing...
SupportQuestion2011x07x09x215720
Question I am trying to get motion to work on thru the composite input on a tv card. I am able to successfully get mplayer to display video as well as the program...
GSTMotionDiscussion
GST Motion Introduction GST Motion is an ongoing project aiming at moving Motion video/image features into the GStreamer framework. GSt Motion will be a new app...
SupportQuestion2011x06x30x111729
Question Auto exposure doesn't work well. It seems like exposure is calibrated for light inside room, where it works good. But if i direct camera outside (through...
SmallMotionWeb
SmallMotionWeb lightweight image browser Introduction Primarily developed so could be easy to use on a mobile device. http://www.lavrsen.dk/twiki/pub/Motion/S...
SupportQuestion2011x06x17x224617
Question I would like to ask about the time order ( O(N) or O(N^2) something like that ) of the time pass between frames comparing and determining there is a moti...
Vivotek
VIVOTEK IP6117/6127 The VIVOTEK IP6117/6127 is a powerful dual codec wireless network camera supporting 2 way audio. Connected to an Ethernet connection this came...
SupportQuestion2010x12x20x033704
Question I have a Panasonic BLC 140A Netcam overlooking my front yard with motion sensing lights. Everything works fine, except that, at night, everytime the ligh...
SupportQuestion2011x01x17x085201
Question When using motion, I find that the camera sometimes refocuses, and that motion incorrectly interprets this as a motion event. Is there any way to avoid t...
SupportQuestion2008x03x12x120237
Question My motion is running in a Asus router with OpenWrt whiterussian 0.9 firmware. I want to connect Logitech Quickcam cool using spca5xx le driver. (The orig...
SupportQuestion2011x06x06x062543
Question As far as I know motion application gives MJPEG for viewing live stream. I want to stream live video in mpeg4 or h264 format. Does motion support that? I...
GMotionDesktop
GMotion Introduction PyGtk desktop motion application. The project is currently hosted on Google Code: http://code.google.com/p/gmotion/ Detailed Description C...
SupportQuestion2011x05x21x132246
Question Last snapshot. Tried on Ubunu 11.04 (kernel 2.6.38 8) and on "mips router" (kernel 2.6.19.22) same error With laptop build in camera seems to work fine...
FeatureRequest2009x05x17x184513
Feature Request: Description So the HTTP control part has config option to specify basic authent... can we do same for the main stream itself to do basic blocki...
BugReport2011x04x06x071405
BUG: Kernel headers newer than 2.6.38 have dropped V4L1 support, thus linux/videodev.h no longer exists, making building motion impossible. Kernel headers newe...
LinksysWVC200SupportPatch
Patch adding MJPEG stream support for Linksys WVC200 IP Camera. Description of Patch The Linksys WVC200 IP Camera uses a particular system for transmitting MJPEG...
BugReport2011x05x02x090748
BUG: the vloopback module can be initialized to work in zero copy mode. When client has issued an ioctl pusher will receive a SIGIO signal. Right now, when clien...
EnumeratedConfigOptions
Enumerated values for config options Description of Patch This patch improves the handling of config options which take a small number of values (like a C 'enum'...
SupportQuestion2011x01x16x031657
Question Hello, I am new to Linux! I installed Motion using sudo apt get install motion (seemed to be OK) but all I get is 1 Retrying until successful connectio...
MotionWinTVPVRCardSupport
Patch to add support for Hauppage WinTV PVR Cards or any other MPEG2 encoder card Description of Patch This patch uses ffmpeg to open a specified video device as...
SupportQuestion2011x03x15x110310
Question Motion cam all get a specific port 8081, 8082 ... If you run a webserver who service multiple websites all of the website can access these ports like www...
SupportQuestion2011x03x07x213506
Question I have a line in my conf file which uploads images via rsync/ssh to my web server. (See verbatim text). But this only works when I call motion directly f...
BugReport2011x02x26x181203
BUG: My images are scrambled(99 procent of them), sometimes a normal picture is captured when detecting motion. . Webcam is a PS3 eye camera, tested with mplayer...
SupportQuestion2011x02x22x214119
Question Hi, I'm getting this error every time I try to start motion: ioctl(VIDIOCGMBUF) Error device does not support memory map Could someone help me? Please,...
SupportQuestion2011x02x12x163456
Question Some IP cameras allow only a small number of users connected to it. Sometimes one of the IP cameras lose his network connection. When IP camera come back...
BugReport2010x04x02x124450
BUG: I do not understand why. Motion 3.10.1 compiled by another person on Doug computer processor brcm47xx started normally. Compiled by me under the Motion 3.11...
SupportQuestion2010x05x12x093303
Question Hello, I tried to set the resolution of my webcam to the max available (1280x1024), but when I start motion the reolution is first set to 1280x1024 and t...
SupportQuestion2011x02x03x014312
Question if i go to myvids.org:8081 how does it know its a jpg andddd how does it know to pull them continuously? let alone the sizes? also i now have 4 cams on o...
SupportQuestion2008x10x21x165451
Question We have configured motion to have ffmpeg encode video on the fly. When we encode to flv the motion of the videos is really fast. It looks like all the fr...
BugReport2011x01x27x202209
BUG: Motion appears to work OK with my setup, and I get a bunch of videos dayly, usually triggered by obvious motion. After some time, however, it appears to sim...
FeatureRequest2010x11x02x052456
Feature Request: Description It would be great, if motion will have conversion specifier which implies a value of current light. For example ,my picture is 528x...
SupportQuestion2010x04x27x214314
Question Hi, I get "Unable to open video device." I am using few IP cameras Aviosys 9060AK http://www.aviosys.com/ip9060akplus.htm i tried: trunk version 511 ...
MotionOptionsAlphabeticalManpage
Man Page With Autogenerated Options List .TH MOTION 1 2008 09 20 "Motion" "Motion Options and Config Files" .SH NAME motion \ Detect motion using a video4linu...
SupportQuestion2011x01x11x212908
Question Motion version 3.2.11.1 I am running Motion on an embedded Linux system on a wireless router, running OpenWRT. My goal is to create a wireless IP webca...
SupportQuestion2011x01x10x221310
Question when pointing a logitech quickcam color out my window, if it's a really sunny day, the image washes out becomes a solid white image. i'm unable to force ...
FeatureRequest2011x01x04x134727
Feature Request: Description The feature would use the library computer vision and allow basic detection. The options can be: detected_gun, gun toting, detected...
FeatureRequest2011x01x06x052631
Feature Request: Description Work on an older version of motion exists here. It would be great to have this work integrated into trunk. The less messing around ...
SupportQuestion2011x01x04x222952
Question I have added the uvc Kernelmodules to my synology diskstation to enable usb camera support. this works find and I see the correct picture and stream usin...
BugReport2010x12x27x181826
BUG: Motion crashes when the following sort of URL is accessed: http://192.168.2.9:8080/0/config/set?thread=/var/www/motionweb/motion/Camera 6.conf I'm guessing ...
SupportQuestion2010x12x26x130232
Question Hello, I Try to use motion daemon on fedora 14. Daemon crashes after a few seconds without any message or explanation I must say that I do not find where...
SupportQuestion2010x12x13x120535
Question Hallo, i have read the manuals and i have seen in the supportet devicelist that the DLInk DCS 5230 worked how the DCS 2102. netcam_url http://xx.xx.xx.xx...
MjpegSniffer
MJPEG Sniffer Introduction Small C program that connected to an MJPEG stream and saves the raw data (first 100k) in a file. And a Perl nph cgi program which can ...
FeatureRequest2008x05x17x211344
Feature Request: Description It would be really nice if motion could create a fifo file for the encoded stream call the option video_fifo :) This way you cou...
SupportQuestion2010x11x28x080111
Question Hi, I'm searching the requests and answers, the FAQ and the online documentation but somehow I could use some help achieving my goal. I'm running Motion ...
SupportQuestion2010x11x29x104124
Question Hi, i have configured motion and it works perfectly, but im unable to find is there an option to restrict acces to camera streaming with username/passwor...
SupportQuestion2010x11x28x175928
Question This is basically the same camera as the SkyIPCam500W just without wifi. It's mentioned to work but it doesn't. I saw a post with a modified netcam.c, ap...
SupportQuestion2010x11x23x025904
Question I get very slow frame from only one camera on arm9 s3c2410 paltform. why? can you help me!! Environment Motion version: 3.2.12 ffmpeg version...
ConfigOptionLowCpu
* Type: * Range / Valid values: * Default: * Option Topic This is smart for running a server that also does other tasks such as running Apache, MySQL ...
FeatureRequest2006x11x20x193845
Feature Request: Description It would be VERY NICE if motion could create EXIF metadata for the pictures. Stating the event number, time, changed pixels.. or et...
FeatureRequest2010x11x16x133615
Feature Request: Description At the moment one set of detection settings and events is allowed per video input. It would be nice and much more flexible if one c...
VideoFourLinuxLoopbackDevice
Video4Linux Loopback Device Original author: Main.JeroenVreeken Uploaded to TWiki first time by Main.KennethLavrsen Introduction The video4linux device is a driv...
BugReport2010x11x13x050521
BUG: I cannot report off the actual system I am running it as it has no mail connectivityon so please ignore the powermac bits. It is a 533MHz fanless Via C3 wit...
BugReport2010x11x05x093919
BUG: What could be the reason, for a loop in motion whenever started by "/etc/init.d/motion start" ? Actually I have done a several motion installations so far w...
SupportQuestion2010x09x24x153305
Question I am testing motion with 3 webcam, but we want to record 16 webcams or more. We know that the more cameras we use the more powerful the computer we will ...
UvcvideoMjpegPatch
2 patches to uvcvideo source and motion source to get 2 cameras working Description of Patch Because I will probably forget to post this otherwise, here are 2 pa...
RelatedProjects
Projects Related to Motion This topic lists all the projects that are somehow related to Motion. * Web frontends, Projects that includes Motion, Scripts that c...
AskedQuestions
Questions Asked but Not Yet Answered: Headline Age Last Change
SupportQuestion2010x10x29x100527
Question I have a cheap usb 2.0 webcam (ID 0ac8:303b Z Star Microelectronics Corp. ZC0303 Webcam), I'm using the latest drivers (gspca_main, gspca_zc3xx) and kern...
SupportQuestion2010x10x28x151833
Question I am using 2 usb cams (logitech quickcam e3500 and trust wb 1400t) plugged into my toshiba laptop running ubuntu 10.10. I am able to view both cams simou...
SupportQuestion2010x10x23x081245
Question When I restart, or plug in my USB webcam, a new /dev/video file is produced. I always have to chmod 666 to allow motion to get access to the webcam. Once...
SupportQuestion2010x10x23x071736
Question As is the configuration for the Linksys WVC200 camera as if you're already telling me the page and also install the patch? Regards. Support thank you in ...
WebcamServer
Webcam Server Motion has simple webcam server built in. The video stream is in mjpeg format. Each thread can have its own webcam server. If you enable the webca...
IHaveBeenBlacklisted
Banlist and Blacklist Some people have tried to create a local mirror of this Motion Wiki using tools like HTTrack. You cannot do that. Wiki pages are full of lin...
BugReport2010x10x01x110449
BUG: Video goes to the grey screen with message "Unable to open Video Device since date " printed top left after random time of motion running. Grey video may h...
SupportQuestion2010x09x27x074451
Question hello, is it possible to put a control access (by as password) for the streaming page (as the control page?). thanks for your help Environment Motion...
SparkLAN
About SparkLAN Founded in 2002, SparkLAN is one of the worldwide leading wireless networking and IP surveillance solution providers, offering a comprehensive line...
FeatureRequest2010x09x09x092542
Feature Request: Description Browser controls to start and stop motion. Also a browser settings system so non techies can easily adjust fps and output directori...
SupportQuestion2010x09x03x114940
Question I see that motion can not catch the h264 or mpeg4 streaming from cameras at this time. When do you think this will be available? Thanks a lot! Environme...
SupportQuestion2010x09x04x075459
Question I have a Logitech Quickcam Express ID 0870 (an older but common model). The auto exposure feature does not work with motion. It does work with Cheese and...
SupportQuestion2010x09x02x192024
Question Hello! I'm developing a web application for video surveillance with php, which uses motion for motion detection. I have thought of using ffserver to send...
FeatureRequest2010x09x02x112052
Feature Request: Description my camera (axis 209mfd) supports multiple resolution streams up to the megapixel range. a great feature would be to have motion us...
SupportQuestion2010x08x18x181546
Question every time you add a camera, with its respective file "threadX.conf". Should I restart the motion daemon? Thanks! Environment Motion version: 3.2.1...
SupportQuestion2010x08x12x024609
Question Hi, I #39;ve got a BT878 capture card with 4 sockets Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture 109e:036e (rev 11) Its installed on a box running Debi...
FeatureRequest2010x08x10x193953
Feature Request: Description I just came across Motion and it were love at first sight it just fell into place all functions logic and well explained functions....
SupportQuestion2010x07x13x090618
Question I set up motion, all work very well al 352x288, motion detection and stream is correct but if i set up resolution 640x480 i see this horizontal stripes: ...
SupportQuestion2009x09x22x212331
Question My camera puts out about 3 4 fps with this enabled. With it off I get around 10fps. How can I disable it, or get more fps out of my camera? # Rename this...
BugReport2010x07x25x073203
BUG: Hi :) I work with an camera outputting only still JPG pictures. For a reason that I ignore, that's their version of "MJPEG". So I use a framerate of 1 with ...
SupportQuestion2010x07x13x180133
Question Hello, I have problem with motion. In my videos moving objects are transparent. # Rename this distribution example file to motion.conf## This config file...
SupportQuestion2010x07x26x122449
Question I'm using motion trunk r514. Last night, I was editing my conf file, and when I created some movies, I had, in the upper left on the movie/jpeg something...
SupportQuestion2010x07x21x045640
Question Motion works fine and then fails after a period of time with this error: 2 cap.driver: "uvcvideo" 2 cap.card: "USB2.0 Camera" 2 cap.bus_info: "usb ...
BugReport2010x07x06x233747
BUG: motion does not seem able to read this which should be very similar to bktr0. cxm0 serves as both the tuner0 and the video0. cxm0 comes from the pvrxxx port...
SupportQuestion2010x06x26x120826
Question I have a Hauppauge WinTV HVR 1300, and Motion is running fine using this tv card. I would like to capture audio (either audio coming from my motherboard'...
SupportQuestion2010x06x23x054318
Hi Kenneth I am installing NOT from rpm but are buildng it from the source (motion 3.2.12.tar.gz) downloaded from the motion site. I am including the build and ma...
SupportQuestion2010x06x06x102519
Question I'd like to setup a script to email me pictures during motion, but at the moment it seems a vast number of images are created. I'd like to reduce the fre...
SupportQuestion2010x05x30x102540
Question I am trying motion on beagleboard. For that, I am using rootfs built on Ubuntu Lucid. All the drivers, libraries and motion is properly installed there. ...
ReleaseNoteMotion3x2x12
Motion Release Release Notes Motion release 01 Jun 2010 Summary of changes since 3.2.11.1 Bugfixes * Fixed name space clash with libjpeg8 (Kenneth Lavrs...
ReleaseNotes
Release Notes for Motion Releases in Sourceforge * Release Note 3.2.12 * Release Note 3.2.11.1 (bugfixes) * Release Note 3.2.11 * Release Note 3.2.10....
LoopbackDevice
Video4Linux Loopback Device You can use this driver for looking at motion in realtime. The video4linux driver is written by the same author that first created Mot...
CreatePatchTopic
Create New Patch Topic To post a new patch all you have to do is to fill out the form below and submit it. Note that the topic name must be a System.WikiWord. T...
BugFixesToUpgradeVersion
Upgrade to 3.2.11.1 ( bugfixes ) Description of Patch Bugfixes for motion 3.2.11 , some backported from svn trunk and other from debian , suse and contributors. ...
AssignedBugTo
Assigned Bug To Name of person the bug resolution is assigned to. Use Wiki Name. e.g. Main.KennethLavrsen If the bug resolution is being done by a specific person...
AffiliatedBusiness
Affiliated Business In the interest of users of Motion the project accepts arrangements with affiliated businesses that allows a business to offer discounts on th...
SupportQuestion2010x04x29x204223
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 motio...
FeatureRequest2010x05x09x202108
Feature Request: Description Hi there I thought it would be cool to trigger my screensaver whenever "the computer" noticed I had moved away from my desk, and a ...
SupportQuestion2010x05x10x101207
Question Motion is running but just outputting a green image with the time stamp in the bottom right. My usb capture device is using the em28xx capture driver T...
SupportQuestion2009x11x30x093613
Question I have netcam Dlink DCS 5320 and AverTV Tuner PCI. And this not work in one time... Standalone Dlink working. (I'm only comment thread string!!!) Standal...
SupportQuestion2010x05x13x043656
Question I'm unable to compile vloopback 1.3 in gentoo. I tried using an ebuild that I found here: http://hotfile.com/dl/42537234/91bab3d/truh4w5.rar.html . I als...
SupportQuestion2010x05x08x221414
Question Sorry, I asked again, I couldn't tell if my post went through. I have a Logitech Quickcam Express with Ubuntu Linux 10.4. I have used the Cheese applicat...
SupportQuestion2010x05x15x011523
Question Hi, if you see the log, my cam change "device", i saw the kernel do this after the cam capture a motion, i try the same with skype and the cam works fine...
FeatureRequest2010x05x11x202905
Feature Request: Description It would be nice to have a built in RTP/RTSP server so we could watch the video stream via any RTP/RTSP supported software or devic...
BugReport2010x04x28x054348
BUG: When motion is compiled on OpenBSD the events like on_picture_save or on_event_start leave a zombie sh process behind after execution. This is caused by the...
SupportQuestion2009x08x21x164243
Question How can i get motion to only record during certain hours? I only want it to run from 10:00 PM to 8:00 pm. I tried searching but no luck. Paste in your er...
SupportQuestion2010x04x25x161108
Question It would be useful to be able to draw the outline in a color (e.g. red) rather than white in the preview images. I couldn't find any way to do this curre...
BugReport2009x06x17x090603
BUG: I configured two threads. The first pipes throu vloopback to thread two. On quit or restart i got a segv: 1 vid_v4lx_start: Using V4L2 1 image_ring_resi...
FeatureRequest2010x04x16x140228
Feature Request: Description Dear motion developers, I am (and perhaps others) in the need of providing motion with a static picture file like a .jpg for very s...
RoadMap
Roadmap for Motion * Motion Mision Statement Where is Motion going? The roadmap for Motion is continuously being updated and it highly driven by Feature Re...
SupportQuestion2009x10x21x075055
Question I am trying to configure the Conceptronic C54Netcam2, network webcam with motion with no total luck. I receive the error: "motion: 2 libjpeg decompress...
SupportQuestion2009x08x10x063245
Question Terrific software gentlemen, thank you! Now... I really think we need to support HTTP authentication for the STREAM as well as the CONTROL URL. I was ama...
SupportQuestion2009x12x17x140956
Question Hello! I'd like to have motion acting as a camera proxy server, to aggregate mjpeg streams from various network and usb cameras to one server and view th...
BugReport2009x10x22x190021
BUG: I don't know whether this is relally a bug: after running a day or two, the HTTP server does not repsond any longer to configuration requests. No error in s...
SupportQuestion2009x10x15x234431
Question Ever since netcam_tolerant_check was added to motion, I have had trouble with partial frames showing up in the movies that motion creates. Prior to the r...
SupportQuestion2010x02x03x031416
Question 3.2.11 has a feature where the production of periodic snapshot images continues even after the camera is disconnected. These images show the text "Unable...
FeatureRequest2010x02x26x214708
Feature Request: Description A contiguous pixel count should be used for the threshold setting. In other words, all pixels would need to be in contact with each...
SupportQuestion2008x12x11x134201
Question Hi I've compiled motion for a Nokia N810 tablet, and it runs fine in non daemon mode. But in daemon mode, it starts up successfully, but dies. Not quite...
SupportQuestion2009x12x19x110953
Question Hi There and thanks for motion I love it:) I'm desperately trying to get more than two usb cameras to work in motion at 640x480 resolution. I've tried ...
BugReport2008x09x28x002613
BUG: I'm using two grantec ipcam II as netcams. I access a picture, not a movie. Sometimes the jpg is read incomplete, so there is a big error in the bottom of t...
BugReport2007x03x25x184229
BUG: I'm new to this section, so I don't know if it is the right place to post the following; let me know... It can be this problem has already been fixed in lat...
BugReport2009x03x09x030246
BUG: After network problems motion does not continue to update video with new images. Only gray video is generated. This only happens for cameras that do not pro...
BugReport2010x01x31x104451
BUG: Unclear explanantion in configuration file for 'stream_quality' in motion.conf. It currently states: = # Quality of the jpeg images produced (default: 50) s...
FeatureRequest2010x02x17x093705
Feature Request: Description please add support in motion for web cams which report : 0 Processing thread 0 config file /etc/motion/motion.conf 0 Motion 3...
SupportQuestion2010x03x15x205257
Question Hi everyone! I wonder how I can set the motion for only a few IP's from my internal network to access my webcam. I did not find this option in the motion...
MotionWriteBuffersPatch
Increase write buffer size for writing image files and ffmpegs Description of Patch The default write buffers size for fwrite seem to be too small, causing low f...
BluetoothMotion
BluetoothMotion Introduction Start and stop motion based on the presence or absence of a bluetooth mobile phone. Detailed Description It requires you to have a...
SupportQuestion2009x11x25x023300
Question Why motion don't start as daemon on computer start. The installation was made via sudo aptitude install motion I configure /etc/motion/motion.conf # Daem...
MotionOnTwitter
Using Motion with Twitter Introduction I fell over this cool idea while surfing. A guy called Shantanu Goel has written a blog describing how to use Motion and i...
WhyNotReplyingPrivateSupportEmails
Why not replying private support emails? For years I have had the text at the bottom of every web page here on the Motion wiki saying: Please do not email Kenneth...
BugReport2009x07x12x162445
BUG: From time to time, in Motion v. 3.2.11, I experience some extended events that are located and recorded due to the fact that after objects that produced the...
SecurityCamViewer
Simple Cross Platform Security Camera Viewer/Player/Muxer How to Get It Source is hosted at Google Code. http://code.google.com/p/securitycamviewer/ Checkout vi...
Pinnacle
Pinnacle DC10 (Zoran chip) It's a Zoran ZR36067 rev2 chip based analog capture card, running with a bundled 2.6 series v4l kernel driver, can capture up to 768x5...
ALink
A Link IPC1 A LINK 54 MBPS WLAN IP CAMERA Camera info http://www.a link.com/IPC1.html 82 Eur IP camera bought from http://www.multitronic.fi/?prod=IPC1 * netca...
AirLink
AirLink SkyIPCam500W Wireless Night Vision Network Camera http://www.airlink101.com/products/aicn500w.php Airlink101 AIC250W Wireless Camera For the most part (a...
Genius
Genius Express V2 (http://mxhaard.free.fr/index.html) Main.JuanJosePablos 08 Feb 2010
Sony
Sony Camera at CAMERA_IP/home/homeA.html (or homej.html) Use CAMERA_IP/image for direct access Main.BillBrack 11 Sep 2005 Sony Eyetoy namtai This webcam come...
Creative
* Creative webcam II * Creative webcam III USB Creative Labs Webcam Pro A very inexpensive CMOS based webcam. Capable of about 8 frames per second uncompresse...
NonWorkingDevices
Non Working Devices Here is a short list of MJPEG IP cameras that are not directly compatible (while this list can be quite long, only cameras that claim to be MP...
SupportQuestion2010x02x05x034956
Question I am having difficulty understanding the expected operation of the configuration script. I'm running on macOSX 10.4 which runs into a problem recognizing...
IntuitiveOptionNamesDiscussion
Intuitive Option Names Discussion One day I am going to upset off a lot of you all my renaming many of the original Motion options. (hopefully you will later forg...
BugReport2008x12x21x040027
BUG: I followed the instructions in the Mac installation guide, using Motion 3.2.4 and the ffmpeg for motion 3.2.4 snapshot on SourceForge. The macosx.patch did...
DuplicatedBugReports
Duplicate Bugs Bugs that are duplicates of others. Headline Submitted By Age Last Change
RejectedBugReports
Rejected Bugs Bugs that have been rejected (most often because it turned out to be something else than a bug in the Motion software). Headline Submitted By ...
ReleaseBugFixes
Released Bug Fixes Bugs that have been fixed and the fix is in a released version of Motion. Headline Submitted By Age Last Change
SupportQuestion2010x01x18x114554
Question Motion it is started and works. But on the image many vertical green lines! On 768x576 96 vertical green lines. FreeBSD 8.0. Tried to use ffmpeg 0.4.9/...
SupportQuestion2010x01x27x073648
Question I'm controlling the de /activation of monitors hanging in a secure server room based on motion if personal is passing by to show them the actual stats of...
SupportQuestion2010x01x16x153032
Question Hi guys, thank you for your work, it is really helpful for me! I am working on a multitouch multicam project on ubuntu (9.04 Jaunty Jackalope). I use 4 c...
FreeBSDPatch
FreeBSDPortPatch Description of Patch Here there is the patch for FreeBSD port . * A patch against last stable motion version up to date to be used in officia...
SupportQuestion2010x01x12x161059
Question Hi, how can I configure motion instead for protect whit password the 8081 port (web cam images). Example: http://miip:8081 and this open a dialog box wic...
SupportQuestion2010x01x07x172332
Question motion worked great. I love it. I just had a question about optimization. I'd like to use it to teach an online class and have 30 remote clients see my f...
SupportQuestion2010x01x07x103553
Question When program motion start up I get message "Error reading first header re trying" My camera is streaming support typs MPEG4 and Motion JPEG Paste in ...
BugReport2010x01x05x233910
BUG: I have running motion with a good result only the mpeg features are disabled error message when trying to ./configure below All other features works fin...
FeatureRequest2010x01x04x212539
Feature Request: Description With Text Features from motion.conf we can show : ================= %v = event %q = frame number %t = thread (camera) number %D...
BugReport2009x03x05x164148
BUG: Hi, I'm using motion to connect to a simple jpeg http url, motion seem to go in infinite loop when a zero length image is received, this error happen for so...
KmotionWebViewer
See website http://kmotion.eu/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page
SupportQuestion2009x12x14x004129
Question I am attempting to configure a video loopback device from http://www.lavrsen.dk/twiki/bin/view/Motion/VideoFourLinuxLoopbackDevice. In step 1, an error o...
SupportQuestion2009x12x09x213832
Question i follow this guide to set my logitech http://wiki.w0wdx.com/Zoneminder_Setup_For_Logitech_Orbit_PTZ :( is wrong guide???? i need to run with logitech Or...
SupportQuestion2009x12x08x213254
Question I NEED HELP, xawtv working and zoneminder fault! :( zmu d /dev/video3 q v Uadmin Ppassword Error, failed to query video capabilities /dev/video3: I...
SupportQuestion2009x12x08x111549
Question i can compile this!!!! ################################################################### darkphoinix@debian:~/vloopback$ make make C /lib/modules/2.6....
FeatureRequest2009x10x01x220502
Feature Request: Description a virtual device which duplicates the video device would be great. for it would make it possible to start any video program on moti...
SupportQuestion2009x12x03x192352
Question In ubuntu it is hard to be root, but all the vid and jpg files are saved as root.root. How can i change this so i as a user can manipulate them? Environ...
BugReport2009x10x29x222753
BUG: In kernel 2.6.31, which ships with Ubuntu Karmic (9.10) and will be shipping with openSUSE 11.2, some web cams now report a v4l2 fourcc of "GRBG". This is e...
SupportQuestion2009x11x19x155127
Question Sounds kind of stupid but motion skips when not a whole lot of motion is detected (perople will skip across the room) is there away to fix this. If not c...
SupportQuestion2009x09x22x024940
Question I can't get an image, I just get the all too familiar grey box. However, I see that other people get output like 1 cap.driver: "saa7134" 1 cap.card: ...
SupportQuestion2009x10x22x192609
Question This has been resolved. The config file seems to need daemon on even if started from init.d. Sorry H I am trying to run motion with smart_mask_speed 5 se...
SupportQuestion2009x10x18x110325
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 defau...
SupportQuestion2009x09x17x122932
Question Good day. Sorry for bad english. I'm meet with some problem: Why i get a video in record and from live http server jumping alittle up and down? This is v...
SupportQuestion2009x10x12x225019
Question I'm using motion and mjprox to serve the streams over port 80. It works well. I've password protected the directory, which is fine, except, they could st...
BugReport2009x11x09x173552
BUG: I am trying to use 3 webcams. 1 works. the other 2 give me these errors respectively: mmap information: 1 frames=4 1 0 length=32768 1 1 length=3276...
SupportQuestion2009x11x10x180453
Question Hi, I've read all the docs and pages that I found on intenrnet and it was imposible to me to do motion works. My fist question is: In VideoDevice if I on...
FeatureRequest2008x05x19x020221
Feature Request: Description It would be great if there was the ability to pass flags like these to the ffmpeg encoding process: g 160 cmp 3 subcmp 3 mbd 2 ...
SupportQuestion2009x10x17x070351
Question So, here's the situation. I'm running a webcam in our construction shop, putting together a timelapse video of the whole project (~1 year duration). Prev...
WeatherData
WeatherData Introduction Motion gives us a lot of tools to work with, but adding weather data is a great way to see what it was like when you look back at histor...
SupportQuestion2009x10x01x210634
Question I'm on Freebsd 7.1 Release. I just installed motion from /usr/ports/multimedia/motion the driver I'm using is gspca on a usb quickcam. Camera lights up a...
Aviosys
Aviosys IP9100A 4 port video capture unit (Ethernet) The only 4 port "net camera" I am aware of, but beware it does not give high fps. It is however quite cheap. ...
Grandtec
Grand Wi Fi Camera model 1 and 2 (and may be for the ethernet one also) It seems to work using : netcam_url http://cam_ip/still.jpg But there is some strange bugs...
GadSpot
GadSpot NC1000 W10 Works well, Wireless, as IR uses standard CCTV lens. * netcam_url http://CAMERA_IP/GetData.cgi (for a video stream) * netcam_url http://C...
Acer
Acer Orbicam bison ( 5986:0100 ) This webcam is embedded in some Acer laptops , tested with uvcvideo svn r117 and motion 3.2.8 Main.AngelCarpintero 22 Jul 200...
VideoForLinuxTwoDiscussion
Video4Linux2 Discussion and Patch Intro V4L2 support is interesting because: 1 It is the future. 1 It allows more programs to connect to the same device. (...
AtomOptimizations
GCC Optimizations for Intel Atom CPU Description of Patch This patch includes optimization for Intel Atom CPU " march=core2 mfpmath=sse mssse3 mmmx" into conf...
SupportQuestion2009x09x17x155331
Question hello ! Motion work fine ! The pictures captured in my directory are in right color , my avi too ! but on myIp:8081, the pictures are in black, blue and ...
Linksys
For WVC200 see LinksysWVC200SupportPatch Linksys WVC54GCA Wireless network camera .. works perfectly fine with motion. It's a very small and inexpensive cam, ar...
Philips
Philips Toucam Pro 740 The best USB camera I have tried. Driver: pwc/pwcx Main.KennethLavrsen 15 Sep 2004
PanasonicKxHcm
Panasonic's kx hcm230, kx hcm270, and kx hcm280 series net cameras .. work great with motion. Use this link in your motion.conf: * JPEG: netcam_url http://CAM...
Marvell88ALP01
Marvell 88ALP01 "cafe" CMOS camera This is the camera on the first generation One Laptop Per Child units, beginning with B Test 1, also known as the Childrens' Ma...
FeatureRequest2009x09x06x124515
Feature Request: Description If you capture with a resolution of 1024x768 it will be usefull to limit the webcam images to 640x480. The new jpeg lib include suc...
SupportQuestion2009x09x03x050346
Question Hi. I'm trying to use a USB WebCam using GSPCA v2 (with V4L2) but I'm getting 1 Corrupt JPEG data: premature end of data segment. The camera is workin...
FeatureRequest2005x08x14x083552
Feature Request: Description With a maskfile for the brightness i can disable dark or bright area. Is motion able to make this or is the auto brightness funktio...
FeatureRequest2009x03x11x194232
Feature Request: Description On startup motion directly start to capture frames and doing things like writing to a database. Somehow my bttv card needs a litll...
FeatureRequest2006x07x06x213513
Feature Request: Description We would like to use a telemetry device with motion. The idea is to have the telemetry device sending triggers to motion that shou...
ReleaseNoteMotion3x2x11x1
Motion Release Release Notes Motion release 11 Aug 2009 Summary of changes since 3.2.11 Bugfixes * Fix Segfault on reload or quit for vloopback (maybe ...
SupportQuestion2008x01x29x112921
Question I have a brand new Logitech Quickcam Sphere MP. The picture is fine through motion and other tools but i can not get pan tilt to work. This is my confi...
BugReport2009x03x03x182036
BUG: When compiling motion, there is a warning concerning a possible buffer overflow. This kind of things prevents the package from being included in some Linux ...
BugReport2009x01x28x231739
BUG: There seems to be a change in how uvcvideo works in 2.6.27 that cause motion to not work with the device. This is the output sudo ./motion c /usr/local/etc...
BugReport2009x04x30x225339
BUG: make result: supercharger:/home/supercharger/arquivos/motion 20090430 051001# make Welcome to the setup procedure for Motion, the motion detection daemon! I...
BugReport2009x06x17x122137
BUG: Without this patch i get: In file included from motion.c:10:motion.h:31:1: warning: "__USE_GNU" redefinedIn file included from /usr/include/errno.h:29, from...
BugReport2009x01x25x183936
BUG: ffmpeg header files not found my config script In my package for ffmpeg header files (ffmpeg devel 0.4.9 0.48.20080908.fc9.x86_64), they seem to have unusual...
BugReport2008x07x20x094957
BUG: I've created an improved Ubuntu package in my Personal Package Archive which uses CDBS and fixes: * daemon starts during install issue (continuation of "...
BugReport2009x04x18x181208
BUG: #if (defined(BSD)) is wrong. According to the manual, it could be #if ((_POSIX_C_SOURCE = 200112L _XOPEN_SOURCE = 600) ! _GNU_SOURCE) to check if we...
SupportQuestion2009x03x19x233334
Question When I connect an other webcam by a USB 1.1 port to my notebook and start motion, I get the message, that only the palette MJPG (MJPEG) is supported. Aft...
BugReport2009x05x26x203701
BUG: hi motion 3.2.11 spams my /var/log/messages with repeated warnings: Corrupt JPEG data: 1 extraneous bytes before marker 0xd9 1 mjpegtoyuv420p: Corrupt ima...
SupportQuestion2009x02x28x204104
Question I'm attempting to "webstream" a Canon VB 50CFi using the netcam_url directive in motion.conf. The Motion FAQ page says this about this camera: Canon Netw...
SupportQuestion2008x09x11x151751
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