Rasperry Pi 3
This is a draft for me to remember what I did...
Allways remember to change the default raspberry password.
The following software has to bee installed:
Use the sudo apt-get install command:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install motion php7.0 libapache2-mod-php7.0 php7.0-mcrypt
Before you start to modify the motion.conf file too much, be sure to make a copy of it.
Edit the /etc/motion/motion.conf file:
sudo nano /etc/motion/motion.conf
daemon on setup off width 640 heigth 480 framerate 60 quality 75 text_right %d:%m:%Y\n%T-%q text_double on target_dir /home/pi/motion stream_port 8081 stream_quality 100 stream_motion on stream_localhost off control_localhost off stream_maxrate 60
Here are the settings, when opening localhost:8080 in a browser.
You'll soon find out that the imagedir, in my case: target_dir /home/pi/motion is getting filled with images and with .avi's. The way to deal with that, if it's not mission critical to keep the .jpg's, is to add a line to sudo crontab, that will run every 5th minute.
At the command prompt:
sudo crontab -e
# m h dom mon dow command */5 * * * * rm /home/pi/motion/*jpg
Edit the /etc/dafault/motion file:
sudo nano /etc/default/motion
When the editing is done, restart the motion service:
sudo service motion restart
Sometimes you'll need to edit the /etc/motion/rc.local-file, and add motion right after fi. Like this:
_IP=$(hostname -I) || true if [ "$_IP" ]; then printf "My IP address is %s\n" "$_IP" fi motion exit 0
See the result:
localhost:8081 -> The live feed from the camera. (localhost or the IP adress Motion is running from.)
localhost:8080 -> Shows motion version, and how many cameras that are connected and in use. (localhost or the IP adress Motion is running from.)
Motion on github Motion