Motion - Support Question 2007x 05x 16x 032451

Motion not working, if not starting afterwards tv-time


Motion is not capturing images. First required to start motion, than tv-time, to initialize the capture board I think. Than motion, works ok. Using motion_3.2.7-0.ubuntu.edgy_i386.deb. In this case only one bt878 card, and one camera used.

(Kenneth, thanks for you patience! Cris)

Something I can not undertand. If tvtime works fine, why are you not using it, to set the card configuration?

Paste in your error messages, config settings, terminal window output etc in this text field.


Motion version: motion_3.2.7-0.ubuntu.edgy_i386.deb
ffmpeg version: 3.0.cvs20060823-3.1ubuntu1
Libraries: ffmpeg
Server OS:  

-- CrisLobin - 16 May 2007

Follow Up

Please try if you can reproduce your problem with latest snapshot motion-3.2.8-beta1

Anyway , your config file is set to capture from :

 Composite 1 ( input 1 )
 Using NTSC ( norm 1 )
 at 640x480
 20 fps

How did you load bttv for your card ?

Also dmesg from your boot process will help .

-- AngelCarpintero - 29 May 2007

I just wanted to add that I have the same issue. It is worth noting that I am using Kubuntu Feisty with a generic capture card just like Cris. My card is a four input card, and I need to run tvtime on each input for it to work in Motion, otherwise Motion sees "static".

-- AndrewHamilton - 25 June 2007

Could be a pll issue ? i'll take a look to tvtime ... i'm sure that there will be the trick.

Andrew did you try to add pll=1 to load the bttv ?

-- AngelCarpintero - 26 Jun 2007


Get trunk svn version and apply VIDIOC_DQBUF EIO patch .

-- AngelCarpintero - 14 Jul 2007
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SDVR-404-www-newsurway-com.pdfpdf SDVR-404-www-newsurway-com.pdf manage 43 K 19 Jun 2007 - 04:54 UnknownUser Specs-bt878-generic
bt878-dmesg.txttxt bt878-dmesg.txt manage 1 K 19 Jun 2007 - 05:14 UnknownUser bt878-dmesg
capture.txttxt capture.txt manage 2 K 23 May 2007 - 14:20 UnknownUser Capture card data
motion0.confconf motion0.conf manage 21 K 23 May 2007 - 14:18 UnknownUser Motion config file
v4l-info-bt878.txttxt v4l-info-bt878.txt manage 20 K 19 Jun 2007 - 04:55 UnknownUser v4l-info-bt878
Topic revision: r8 - 01 Aug 2007, AngelCarpintero
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