Motion - Web Changes

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ConfigOptionTargetDir
This is the target directory for all snapshots, images files and movie files. You will normally always want to specify this parameter as an absolute path. Note t...
ConfigOptionTextRight
text_right is displayed in the lower right corner of the pictures. If the option is not defined no text is displayed at this position. You can place the text in q...
ConfigOptionTimelapseFilename
Default value is equivalent to legacy 'oldlayout' option. File extension .mpg is automatically added so do not include this. This option uses conversion specifier...
ConfigOptionWidth
Motion does not scale so should be set to the actual size of the v4l device. In case of a net camera motion sets the height to the height of the first image read....
ConfigOptionFfmpegVariableBitrate
Experiment for the value that gives you the desired compromise between size and quality.
ConfigOptionPreCapture
Motion buffers the number of picture frames defined by 'pre_capture'. When motion is detected the pictures in the buffer are included in the video clip generated ...
ConfigOptionSdlThreadnr
This feature is considered experimental in nature
ConfigOptionStreamLocalhost
By setting this to on, the webcam can only be accessed on the same machine on which Motion is running.
ConfigOptionTextDouble
This option makes the text defined by text_left, text_right and text_changes twice the normal size. This may be useful when using large picture formats such as 64...
ConfigOptionTrackMaxx
Only used for stepper motor tracking.
ConfigOptionFfmpegTimelapseMode
Note that it is important that you use the conversion specifiers in ffmpeg_filename that ensure that the new timelapse file indeed is a new file. If the filename ...
ConfigOptionOnMotionDetected
To disable the feature simply do not include the option in the file or comment it out by placing a "#" or ";" as the first character on the line before the execut...
ConfigOptionOnMovieStart
Full path name of the program/script. This can be any type of program or script. Remember to set the execution bit in the ACL and if it is a script type program s...
ConfigOptionQuality
100 means hardly compressed. A small number means a much smaller file size but also a less nice quality image to look at. 50 is a good compromise for most.
ConfigOptionSqlLogPicture
Configuration option common to MySQL and PostgreSQL. Motion must be built with MySQL or PostgreSQL support to use this feature.
ConfigOptionEmulateMotion
This feature is not meant to be the normal mode of operation. Especially not if you have any of the picture or movie features enabled since it will keep on saving...
ConfigOptionFfmpegOutputMovies
Generates a new film at the beginning of each new event and appends to the film for each motion detected within the same event. The current event ends when the ti...
ConfigOptionOnMovieEnd
Full path name of the program/script. This can be any type of program or script. Remember to set the execution bit in the ACL and if it is a script type program s...
ConfigOptionTrackAuto
Requires a tracking camera type supported by Motion.
ConfigOptionVideodevice
This is the video4linux device name. Ignore this for net cameras.
ConfigOptionLightswitch
Experiment to see what works best for your application. Note: From version 3.1.17 (snap release 2 and on) this option has changed from a boolean (on or off) to a ...
ConfigOptionMinimumFrameTime
This option is used when you want to capture images at a rate lower than 2 per second. When this is enabled the framerate option is used only to set the pace the ...
ConfigOptionPowerLineFrequency
These are the valid values Value Description 1 Do not modify device setting 0 Power line frequency Disabled 1 50 Hz 2 60 Hz 3 A...
ConfigOptionRoundrobinSkip
The Round Robin feature is automatically activated where multiple threads are sharing the same video device. Each thread can then set different input channels or ...
ConfigOptionSwitchfilter
This is a round robin related feature used when you have a capture card with multiple inputs (controlled by the 'input' option) on the same videodevice.
ConfigOptionNorm
This value is only used for capture cards using the BTTV driver.
ConfigOptionProcessIdFile
When Motion is started and this option is defined, Motion creates a file containing the process ID if the main Motion thread. This can be used by scripts to ident...
ConfigOptionSqlLogMovie
Configuration option common to MySQL and PostgreSQL. Motion must be built with MySQL or PostgreSQL support to use this feature.
ConfigOptionVideoPipe
Using this you can view the results in real time. E.g. by using the program camstream. Disable this option by not having it in the config file (or comment it out ...
ConfigOptionDatabaseType
Motion can be compiled with MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite3 database support. When enabled Motion can be configured to add a record to a table in the database as spe...
ConfigOptionFramerate
The faster you fetch pictures from the camera the more CPU load you get and the more pictures get included when Motion is detected. Motion will stop storing pictu...
ConfigOptionFrequency
This option is only relevant if you have a TV tuner card where you can select the tuner frequency. Your tuner card must support this feature.
ConfigOptionStreamAuthMethod
The parameters have the following meaning. * 0 = disabled * 1 = Basic authentication * 2 = MD5 digest (the safer authentication) Note that if you are ena...
ConfigOptionThresholdTune
This feature makes Motion continuously adjust the threshold for declaring motion. The threshold setting is ignored when activating this feature. It may give diffe...
ConfigOptionTrackIomojoId
Only used for iomojo camera.
ConfigOptionNetcamProxy
Use this if you need to connect to a network camera through a proxy server. Example of syntax: "http://myproxy.mydomain.com:1024 If the proxy port number is 80 y...
ConfigOptionOutputDebugPictures
Motion images shows the motion content of the pictures. This is good for tuning and testing but probably not very interesting for the general public. Default is n...
ConfigOptionOutputPictures
If you set the value to 'first' Motion saves only the first motion detected picture per event. If you set it to "best" Motion saves the picture with most changed ...
ConfigOptionTrackMaxy
Only used for stepper motor tracking.
ConfigOptionDespeckle
A way of tuning (by removing or enhancing) noise in the motion image. Options for the despeckle feature are any of 'e', 'E', 'd' or 'D'. This can be combined by a...
ConfigOptionNetcamUrl
Motion can connect to a network camera through a normal TCP socket. All you need to give it is the URL. The URL given must return either one single jpeg picture o...
ConfigOptionPictureFilename
This option uses conversion specifiers which are codes that start by % and then a letter. The conversion specifiers used has the same function as for the C functi...
ConfigOptionPostCapture
The purpose of this is mainly to create smooth video clips each time motion is detected. Use it to you personal taste (and disk space).. This option is the prefer...
ConfigOptionSmartMaskSpeed
Smartmask is a dynamic, self learning mask. Smartmask will disable sensitivity in areas with frequent motion (like trees in the wind). Sensitivity is turned on ag...
ConfigOptionHue
Normally only relevant for NTSC cameras.
ConfigOptionIpv6Enabled
This sets the TCP/IP port number to be used for control of motion using http (browser). Port numbers below 1024 normally requires that you have root privileges. P...
ConfigOptionMinimumMotionFrames
Note that the picture frames are buffered by Motion and once motion is detected also the first frames containing motion are saved so you will not miss anything. T...
ConfigOptionMovieFilename
File extension .mpg or .avi is automatically added so do not include this. This option uses conversion specifiers which are codes that start by % and then a lette...
ConfigOptionLocateMotionStyle
* Set to 'box' will draw the traditional box. * Set to 'redbox' will draw a red box. * Set to 'cross' will draw a little cross to mark center. * Set to '...
ConfigOptionLogLevel
You can use this parameter to set how much information you want from the logging. You will typically use a high value when you are trouble shooting a problem. The...
ConfigOptionStreamMotion
Use this option to save bandwidth when there is not anything important to see from the camera anyway.
ConfigOptionTrackType
Motion has special tracking options which use either a serial stepper motor controller, an iomojo smile cam or a Philips WebCam driver compatible pan/tilt camera ...
ConfigOptionInput
This parameter is really used only with video capture cards that has more than one input. However if you set the input number to e.g. 1 for a USB camera motion wr...
ConfigOptionNetcamKeepalive
* off: The historical implementation using HTTP/1.0, closing the socket after each http request. * on: Use HTTP/1.1 requests that support keep alive as default...
ConfigOptionNoiseTune
This feature makes Motion continuously adjust the noise threshold for distinguishing between noise and motion. The 'noise_level' setting is ignored when activatin...
ConfigOptionStreamPort
Note that each camera thread must have its own unique port number and it must also be different from the webcontrol_port number. A good value to select is 8081 fo...
ConfigOptionThread
This is used when you have more than one camera/device. The single camera can get all its options from the default motion.conf file. If you have two or more camer...
ConfigOptionTrackMotorx
Only used for stepper motor tracking.
ConfigOptionTunerdevice
Make sure to remove or comment out this option when running Motion under Linux.
ConfigOptionAreaDetect
Areas are numbered like that: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 One or more areas can be specified with this option. Example: You want to mon...
ConfigOptionDaemon
Daemon mode is what you typically will use once you are done experimenting and have motion run permanently in the background on a server. Wonder about the word an...
ConfigOptionOnEventEnd
Full path name of the program/script. This can be any type of program or script. Remember to set the execution bit in the ACL and if it is a script type program s...
ConfigOptionOnPictureSave
Full path name of the program/script. This can be any type of program or script. Remember to set the execution bit in the file access control list (chmod) and if ...
ConfigOptionTrackStepAngleY
Requires a tracking camera type pwc
ConfigOptionWebcontrolAuthentication
By setting this to on, the control using http (browser) can only be accessed using login and password ( following the Basic Authentication defined in HTTP RFC )
ConfigOptionFfmpegTimelapse
This feature uses ffmpegs libavcodec to encode a timelapse movie saving a picture frame at the interval in seconds set by this parameter. Setting this option to 0...
ConfigOptionQuiet
Only works in non daemon mode.
ConfigOptionRotate
The rotation feature is used when the camera is hanging upside down (180 degrees) or if you choose a picture format in portrait instead of the normal landscape (9...
ConfigOptionSnapshotInterval
The snapshots are stored in the target directory the directory/filename specified by the snapshot_filename option. This is the traditional web camera feature wh...
ConfigOptionTrackSpeed
Only used for stepper motor tracking.
ConfigOptionWebcontrolPort
This sets the TCP/IP port number to be used for control of motion using http (browser). Port numbers below 1024 normally requires that you have root privileges. P...
ConfigOptionFfmpegBps
To use this feature you need to install the FFmpeg Streaming Multimedia System. Experiment to get the desired quality. The better quality the bigger files. This o...
ConfigOptionFfmpegOutputDebugMovies
Works like ffmpeg_output_movies but outputs motion pixel type pictures instead. This feature generates the special motion type movie where you only see the pixels...
ConfigOptionSetupMode
When this option is turned on, Motion starts in setup mode so that the parameters can be set more easily. You can run setup mode in either console mode or daemon ...
ConfigOptionSqlLogTimelapse
Configuration option common to MySQL and PostgreSQL. Motion must be built with MySQL or PostgreSQL support to use this feature.
ConfigOptionV4L2Palette
Supported values are Value Name Short 0 V4L2_PIX_FMT_SN9C10X S910 1 V4L2_PIX_FMT_SBGGR16 BYR2 2 V4L2_PIX_FMT_SBGGR8 BA81 ...
ConfigOptionMaxMpegTime
The parameter sets the limit of the time and not the size of the file
ConfigOptionForm
Form Topic for motion.conf options Name:* *Type: Size: Values: Tooltip message: Option text 50 Option Name always lower case and with under...
ConfigOptionWebcamQuality
The mjpeg stream consists of a header followed by jpeg frames separated by content length and boundary string. The quality level defines the size of the individua...
ConfigOptionWebcamMotion
Use this option to save bandwidth when there is not anything important to see from the camera anyway. Note that this feature was greatly improved from Motion vers...
ConfigOptionWebcamMaxrate
Don't set 'webcam_maxrate' too high unless you only use it on the localhost or on an internal LAN.
ConfigOptionWebcamLocalhost
By setting this to on, the webcam can only be accessed on the same machine on which Motion is running.
ConfigOptionWebcamLimit
Number can be defined by multiplying actual webcam rate by desired number of seconds. Actual webcam rate is the smallest of the numbers framerate and webcam_maxra...
ConfigOptionWebcamPort
Note that each camera thread must have its own unique port number and it must also be different from the control_port number. A good value to select is 8081 for c...
ConfigOptionSqlLogMpeg
Configuration option common to MySQL and PostgreSQL. Motion must be built with MySQL or PostgreSQL support to use this feature.
ConfigOptionSqlLogImage
Configuration option common to MySQL and PostgreSQL. Motion must be built with MySQL or PostgreSQL support to use this feature.
ConfigOptionPpm
The recommendation is to always use jpg except if you have a specific need to store high quality pictures without any quality loss. For web cameras you should alw...
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