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Old 10-08-2009, 01:06 PM   #1
zdunham
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Issues With Video Capture And Configuration Using Motion


Hi all.

I recently have been trying to put together a video surveillance system. I tried Zoneminder first but I had some issues to it that are making me try other things. Next on my list is Motion. Right now when I run Motion it just immediately starts taking pictures, regardless of if there is motion or not. I also can't get it to take video it just saves a giant load of images and doesn't save them where I specified in the configuration file. It does take the images in good quality however so I know that the camera is working correctly; it also works correctly with XawTV. The camera is a Logitech Quickcam for now and it is attached directly by USB. Please just ask for whatever parts of the configuration file you need to see because the file is so large I don't want to copy the whole thing into here.

Thanks in advance for anyone's help.

(This is being done on Ubuntu Jaunty)
 
Old 10-08-2009, 01:49 PM   #2
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Well one problem was really stupid. I had to use sudo in order to make it have permission to use the configuration file that I wanted it to. That part is solved. Now I get this error:

Code:
[1] Codec not found: Invalid argument
[1] ffopen_open error creating (new) file [/tmp/motion/01-20091007144921.avi]: Invalid argument
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /tmp/motion/01-20091007144921-01.jpg
[0] httpd - Finishing
[0] httpd Closing
If anyone has ever seen that before and knows what codec it could be talking about or anything of the sort, please help. Thanks! I'll keep trying to find a solution.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 03:48 PM   #3
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And I also have this error that I could not find anything useful about but it looks like it could be important:

Code:
[1] VIDIOC_G_JPEGCOMP not supported but it should be (does your webcam driver support this ioctl?)
 
  


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