Motion - Working Configs

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 your beloved surveillance system - in the same format as below.

Newcomers are able to see what to expect from Motion and also are welcome to use these samples config-files as a ready-made or as a quick-start solution.

Thank you in advance, for sharing here your technical details of Motion.

  1. motion.conf file = current_options_motion.conf
  2. threadX.conf file = not used, yet
  3. Motion version = motion trunkREV514
  4. Hacks applied =
    1. modified alg.c - changed #define ACCEPT_STATIC_OBJECT_TIME 1
    2. modified motion.h - changed #define BUFSIZE_1MEG (4096 * 4096)
  5. Hardware (C.P.U. / memory) = Pentium IV 1.700 Mhz / 512 MB RAM
  6. Software (Linux distro / Kernel) = Slax Linux / Kernel 2.6.24.5
  7. Video capture card (chip / inputs) = CONEXANT FUSION 878A (Bt878 LW-104D DVR CARD) / 1 chip / 4 inputs
  8. Video camera = VISION VC34HQX-12 Day/Night Mini C/CS Box CCTV camera (Super Hi-Res)
  9. Video AVI sample = motion_avi_05.04.2010_11:32:54.avi
  10. Picture JPG sample = motion_jpg_05.04.2010_11:32:54.jpg
  11. FFmpeg version = SVN-r20940
  12. Web link = www.florin.in

-- FlorinAnton - 27 Jan 2011

  1. motion.conf file = motion.conf
  2. threadX.conf file = not used, yet
  3. Motion version = Motion 3.2.12
  4. Hacks applied = none
  5. Hardware (C.P.U. / memory) = Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz / 512MB
  6. Software (Linux distro / Kernel) = Debian GNU/Linux 7.1 (wheezy) / Kernel 3.2.0-4-686-pae
  7. Video capture card (chip / inputs) = none
  8. Video camera = Logitech, Inc. Webcam C270
  9. Video AVI sample = soon
  10. Picture JPG sample = soon
  11. FFmpeg version = git-2013-06-24-a46e57
  12. Web link = none

Extra: While testing my configuration I was forced to do following steps. Details on my local page:
  1. stop motion
  2. remove/add uvcvideo module to kernel
  3. start motion
sudo modprobe -r uvcvideo; sudo modprobe uvcvideo; sudo motion

-- SlavaV - 04 Jul 2013

  1. motion.conf file = motion-dist.conf
  2. threadX.conf file = not used
  3. Motion version = Git-28b7cb2a4297c78b9c08c9ce29a648aeb22120d0 (built from source around Apr 2014)
  4. Hacks applied = none
  5. Hardware (C.P.U. / memory) = Raspberry Pi B model with 512 mb RAM.
  6. Software (Linux distro / Kernel) = Raspian GNU/Linux (Debian wheezy) / Kernel 3.10.32
  7. Video capture card (chip / inputs) = none
  8. Video camera = Pi Camera
  9. Video AVI sample = none
  10. Picture JPG sample = none
  11. FFmpeg version = 2.2.git 16 Apr 2014
  12. Web link = none

-- DavidWales - 23 Apr 2014

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Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
54.aviavi 54.avi manage 776 K 05 Apr 2010 - 20:25 FlorinAnton motion_avi_05.04.2010_11:32:54.avi
54.jpgjpg 54.jpg manage 221 K 05 Apr 2010 - 20:22 FlorinAnton motion_jpg_05.04.2010_11:32:54.jpg
current_options_motion.confconf current_options_motion.conf manage 1 K 28 Mar 2011 - 22:51 FlorinAnton motion.conf
motion-dist.confconf motion-dist.conf manage 27 K 23 Apr 2014 - 11:19 DavidWales  
motion.confconf motion.conf manage 22 K 04 Jul 2013 - 09:31 SlavaV motion configuration
stop_transcode.txttxt stop_transcode.txt manage 167 bytes 28 Mar 2011 - 23:01 FlorinAnton stop_transcode
Topic revision: r14 - 23 Apr 2014, DavidWales
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