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Old 02-07-2011, 06:12 PM   #1
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Question Motion (software) configuration?


When I run motion in terminal it run in the backgroud.
How can I see the GUI and setting configuration it?
 
Old 02-08-2011, 12:52 AM   #2
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The program is written in C and is made for the Linux operating system, (using the video4linux interface). Motion is a command line based tool whose output can be either jpeg, ppm fies or mpeg video sequences. Motion is strictly command line driven and can run as a daemon with a rather small footprint and do.
http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Motion/WebHome

man motion
 
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:43 PM   #3
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I am sorry but I get answer for my question from that site.
I need to change the setting of "Motion". I want to change the channel he get the output from and change the path which the picture is saved.

Please I need suggestions ideas any help.
 
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All the information is available from that site.
http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/vi...ttingItRunning
However, if you want to change any settings then look for a file called motion-dist.conf usually found in /usr/local/etc/

Copy it to a file called motion.conf in the same directory and edit it as you require.
 
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:54 PM   #5
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I opened /etc/motion/motion.conf
I run it from terminal because it couldn't be opened otherwise.
Code:
sudo gedit /etc/motion/motion.conf
I want to change the directory of captured jpg images
Shall I change some-thing here?
Quote:
# File path for snapshots (jpeg or ppm) relative to target_dir
# Default: %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-snapshot
# Default value is equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
# For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d/%H/%M/%S-snapshot
# File extension .jpg or .ppm is automatically added so do not include this.
# Note: A symbolic link called lastsnap.jpg created in the target_dir will always
# point to the latest snapshot, unless snapshot_filename is exactly 'lastsnap'
snapshot_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-snapshot

# File path for motion triggered images (jpeg or ppm) relative to target_dir
# Default: %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-%q
# Default value is equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
# For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d/%H/%M/%S-%q
# File extension .jpg or .ppm is automatically added so do not include this
# Set to 'preview' together with best-preview feature enables special naming
# convention for preview shots. See motion guide for details
jpeg_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-%q
or what shall I change?
 
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Just read the whole file. It is obvious what parts need changing.
 
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