Motion - Feature Request 2005x 03x 31x 231419

Feature Request: Time based motion settings


Would time based settings be possiable? In particular I have found that I get much better night time capturing with much more senstive settings and no despeckleing. However during the day I get better results if I put them back to default (or closer to),

-- BevanColeman - 20 Mar 2005

Transferred here

-- KennethLavrsen - 31 Mar 2005

Follow up

Motion can already do this. Motion will never have this feature built in itself. It would add to the CPU load and RAM consumption without giving a feature you cannot already do today. Motion has been made with a very powerful remote control feature. Linux has a wonderfully simple time scheduler called cron. By combining these you can do much more than we could ever build into Motion itself. Only your fantasy is the limit. You can write a small script file which alters Motion settings using the remote control (xmlrpc for 3.1 and http for 3.2) and call this from /etc/crontab. To do what you want to make two scripts. Each changes the settins you want changed morning and evening. I added a new question and answer in Frequently Asked Questions to help you and others getting started.

-- KennethLavrsen - 20 Mar 2005


Topic revision: r1 - 31 Mar 2005, KennethLavrsen
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