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brononius

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Motion GUI
« on: September 11, 2012, 02:40:22 pm »
If i'm not wrong, linuxmce works with motion to take snapshot of the IP-camera's.
I'm wondering if there exist a tool/gui to give us more control on this.
Or can you see this already?

fe Personally i'm interested to see the pictures that were taken.

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Re: Motion GUI
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 03:08:51 pm »
This is unfortunately incorrect.

All LinuxMCE does, is send Get Video Frame commands, to device drivers controlling the camera. For IP cameras, such as the Panasonic IP Camera, this is a GSD device that literally talks to the web server on the IP camera to fetch it a single JPEG image, and return it in the buffer.

Cameras that do not work over IP, such as USB or analogue cameras do not have a facility to grab a single JPEG file, so directly. So a device driver was written around Motion to do this, which returns a single JPEG frame. The Motion wrapper also sends "Motion Detected" events, when Motion senses them. This is the extent of involvement with LinuxMCE.

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Re: Motion GUI
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2012, 03:19:40 pm »
Damned...  :-[

Today i've installed on my server 'zoneminder' to have a bit more control on the IP-camera's.
More historical views/logs, a nice global overview of all camera's. But i've got the impression that zoneminder likes to use a lot of resources.

And since i would like to avoid multi servers, a complex setup... i hoped to fall back on motion...



Version: linuxMCE 1404, running virtual on ESXi

Orbiters: ASUS eeePAD, Nexus 5, Huwai, web
Automation: EIB technology, KNX IP ROUTER 750
Phones: Cisco 7912-7940-7960
Camera's: Foscam POE