Motion - Feature Request 2005x 04x 07x 175613

Feature Request: Virtual multicam webcam


It would be nice to be able to define a new virtual webcam in motion.conf containing the picture from all the available webcams in the same JPEG frame.. Then you can put a single stream in the web page for preview purpose. A configurable resolution (smaller than the real one) for each webcam I think is mandatory.

-- DanToma - 07 Apr 2005

Follow up

This is difficult to do without making limitations and without adding a continuous load on Motion.

Maybe it would be worth looking at getting external applications to do what you want to do.

If the webcam image can be different size than the saved jpegs then all jpeg generation must be doubled. One time for the picture save and one for the webcam. This is a major increase in CPU load per camera because converting each picture frame to jpeg is not for free.


Topic revision: r3 - 24 Jun 2005, KennethLavrsen
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