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Motion Project Reviews

Motion is a highly configurable program that monitors video signals from many types of cameras.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Motion Project and what they use it for.
  • How to securely show web cam live stream 24/7 on website?
    In the past there used to be ffserver but it has long been retired. After that I often saw people use motion which is mainly a CCTV motion-detection and recording tool but includes a streaming server as a secondary feature. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • I have a quest 2. Is there any way to create my own 360 livestream?
    I'd look into kandao qoocams, maybe limit it to 180 3d/VR and just set it on a porch or something. Then use something like motion on linux to do the web server part, and obs to stream it to that. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • How to select hardware for my Project?
    Maybe try this project, check the features you like and try reimplementing them on some other hardware. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Intrusion Detection using in-built Webcam
    We will be using Motion for motion detection. - Source: / 2 months ago
  • Older Intel Nuc Projects
    Motion. With a webcam attached, this software detects movement - it can do all kinds of cool stuff, like run scripts, send emails, take a photo/video. It can also just chill and be an IP camera. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Everything gray except motion?
    I have a similar issue with reolink Duo2 camera that I use with "Motion" - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Save JPG image from IP camera stream for timelapse
    Try using Motion. I use it to dump JPEGs to my disc from the stream my security camera provides, though I'm using the motion-detection functionality for which it's named so that it only saves images when something's happening. Though I'm pretty sure it can just dump images at chosen images. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Linux as CCTV
    For me, the best CCTV recording software is Motion. It minimises unnecessary image saves by (if you want) only actually recording when it detects movement in the image. You can configure its sensitivity, so it only records when it's detected more than a given number of pixels changed between images and if you want it can save images immediately before and after the movement is detected. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Camera for recording on my CNC?
    You can use zoneminder as a DVR with most IP cameras. motion is another option. ffmpeg can also be used to record streams from mjpeg streamer. If you do it on the same device that is running mjpg-streamer, you will be more immune to network glitches. You can also record directly from the same V4L2 device that mjpg-streamer is reading as long as only one program tries to control the camera at once. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • What is the best way to setup a live feed from my raspberry pi 3? I set the camera up to view my garden, now I’d like to be access the feed from my phone on any network
    You can also install "motion" under Raspberry Pi OS. I have done it several times, but the setup can be messy, particularly since all of the camera stuff changed between Raspbian Buster and Bullseye. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • More professional wire-free NVR systems
    Right now I'm thinking maybe a small form-factor PC with a large HDD (or multiple HDDs) running a lightweight Linux distro and motion ( + motioneye ( combined with AC-powered wifi IP cameras might be the way to go for me. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Amazon Admits Giving Police Ring Footage Without Consent
    I tend to drop a link to Motion when such subjects arise. It's been a stalwart companion for years and is usually in Linux repositories. - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • ESP32 Cam with local video storage?
    Sure, I use (Motion)[] to capture the stream from esp32. It also has a web console so you can watch the stream live. By default the recording is motion triggered but you can set it to continuous recording. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • I need info on home security systems, please!
    It's actually pretty straightforward to cobble these things together if you want to. You can do it all with FOSS software. I built one some years back using Motion running on Debian on a Lenvo ThinkCentre, and a handful of IP cams. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Ask HN: Self-hosted open source IP security cameras?
    The camera are connected via ONVIF to a Raspberry running [motion]( - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • How to properly set up a sniper position in an urban area.
    That way you can see on the laptop who is approaching on which side of the street. With motion detection alarms, you can be even alarmed and doze while waiting. One possibility is --- this program allows scripts to run when motion is detected, so you can beep your computer, or send a text into a chat application, or send an SMS... The options are endless. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • What do you use your homelabs for?
    Home automation with HASS + HomeBridge, security with Motion (with the MotionEye frontend), DNS level ad blocking with PiHole, hosting projects using Rancher, and hosting source code and CI/CD with GitLab CE, backing up my fav content with Plex, backups + local cloud + general storage with TrueNAS Core. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • How can I create a video stream?
    I'm using Motion ( with my RPi 4. I have 2 USB cameras attached and can access the live stream from any browser. Have been using this for over a year and so far it's working great. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Dataset and Model for “I built a system to take photos of planes over my house”
    Not sure about the detection part.. I setup a raspberry pi w/camera behind the peephole in my front door. I use the motion project[0] to do motion detection and recording of activity on my porch - the stream or photos from motion could be sent to some kind of detection (where presumably you'd train your own model from your own source photos of trucks or packages). [0] - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • What do you think is the best Video Management Software that isn't Blue Iris?
    Personally I really like Motion. The reasons for this are:. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Access rtsp camera recordings
    I think that motion/motionEye is built for this Https:// - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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