Motion - Motion Stream Test Program

Motion Stream Test Program


Test the webcam stream from Motion.

Detailed Description

This program connects to the webcam stream of Motion and outputs the raw data to standard out.

Attached Files

Contains one file. streamtest.c


First edit the two parameters:

  • #define IPADDR ""
    IP address of motion server, = localhost
  • #define PORTNUMBER 8081
    Set the portnumber

Compile the program with

gcc -Wall -O3 -o streamtest streamtest.c

Users Guide

Run the program with

./streamtest > testfile.txt

Now you can see the data using a text editor.

The file must start with something like this

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Motion/3.1.18
Connection: close
Max-Age: 0
Expires: 0
Cache-Control: no-cache
Cache-Control: private
Pragma: no-cache
Content-type: multipart/x-mixed-replace;boundary=BoundaryString
(empty line)
Content-type: image/jpeg
Content-Length: 5516
(empty line)
Binary stuff JFIF Binary stuff
Binary stuff....

And later in the file you must see this repeating itself

(empty line)
Content-type: image/jpeg
Content-Length: 5546
(empty line)

Comments and Bug Reports

RelatedProjectsForm edit

ProjectSummary Test the Webcam Stream with this small primitive C program
ProjectStatus Stable
ProjectSubmitter KennethLavrsen
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
streamtest.gzgz streamtest.gz manage 1020 bytes 23 Oct 2004 - 21:43 KennethLavrsen  
testfile.txttxt testfile.txt manage 16 K 23 Oct 2004 - 21:47 KennethLavrsen Sample output file
Topic revision: r1 - 23 Oct 2004, KennethLavrsen
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