Motion - Mac OSX


Motion now also supports MacOSX with similar feature set as FreeBSD but only supports network cameras at the moment.


  • autoconf-2.57 or above.
  • make-3.79 or above.
  • This port has been made using some packages from Fink and DarwinPorts :
    • ffmpeg-0.4.8 from DarwinPorts ( but it needs to be patched ).
    • libjpeg-6b-16, libjpeg-shlibs-6b-16 from Fink

How to Install

      tar xfvz motion-3.2.4.tar.gz
      cd motion-3.2.4/

  • Get/Patch/Install ffmpeg, download the ffmpeg from sourceforge ( the same version used in Darwinports ).

      tar xfvz ffmpeg-0.4.8.tar.gz
      cd ffmpeg-0.4.8/
      patch -p1 < ../ffmpeg-0.4.8-macosx.patch
      ./configure --prefix=/path_to_install_ffmpeg ; make ; make install ; make installlib
       cd ..

  • Build & Install motion

      autoconf ; ./configure --with-ffmpeg=/path_where_you_installed_ffmpeg ; make

-- AngelCarpintero - 13 Dec 2005
Topic revision: r2 - 13 Dec 2005, AngelCarpintero
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