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MotionEye Reviews

motionEye is a web frontend for the motion daemon, written in Python.

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 MotionEye and what they use it for.
  • What should I install on my extra laptop?
    If your laptop has a webcam you can install motioneye to turn it into a surveillance camera - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Is MotionEye still a thing
    Motion OS has unfortunately stopped but MotionEye itself is still on-going (last update was a month ago to two yaml files). - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • I'm feeling demoralized. Need some inspiration. What's a way you've successfully used your RPi 3b to do something without compromise?
    2 handle CCTV via MotionEye ( using some cheapy Wansview cameras (inside and out...originally to keep an eye on a new dog while we were working upstairs). 1 handles the UI of MotionEye, and is also used for various ad-hoc processes (e.g. SpotDL, Samba etc) where having an always-on machine is handy. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Save JPG image from IP camera stream for timelapse
    Well that's exactly the thing. Atm I am using motionEYE, but I have 3 streams that have to run at full 2K resolution in order to get a clear jpeg. That is quite intensive for the cpu it runs on, so I was trying to find another option that uses the least amout of resources :). - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Wyze API
    You could use motioneye as your backend. It does not have an api per se, but does allow for webhooks and custom commands on motion detection. You would also need to run either a bridge or run the hacks to get feeds for motioneye. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Wyze is forcing 2FA on everyone to login?
    The solution is simple, cut them out of the picture. Wyze's software is always the weakest link of their products and can easily be replaced with software of your own with motioneye for recording. These folks bad mouthing you for being pissed about this should be ashamed of themselves for behaving in such an immature manor to someone who has a legitimate complaint. Just because you love the 2fa koolaid, doesnt... - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Record only at night?
    If not via the wyze app, you can with 3rd party software, but that is a goose of another color. The idea would be to export the feed from the cam to a program called motionEye that allows for recording via a work schedule. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Wyze Cam RTSP support removed
    Now once you have RTSP running on the camera you are able to take the video and store it somewhere else. You don't specifically need a NAS- you can run a software interface that is designed to play back and view camera interface feeds- like BlueIris, MotionEye Or even directly view the video with VLC... - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Got A Wyze Cam for My Dog…
    The answer is to self host your recording and use the wyze cam as just a simple camera. If you'd like to look into this rabbit hole, check out the wyze bridge and motioneye. - 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
  • output ffmpeg to hls streaming url
    Motioneye - if you want to ingest RTSP for example from IP cameras and have an option to view them in a browser anywhere. Https:// Https:// - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Looking for self-hosted solution for CCTV.
    You might be able to access them with something like this: - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • CCTV Recommendations
    I'm running motion eye in a debian virtual machine. Works great and it's free Https:// - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Garbled video in rtsp monitoring app?
    I hope this is a good place to ask this question, and I hope I can do a decent job of describing my situation.. I took some advice I found on this sub and ordered a Reolink RLC-520 to test with my home camera system. It's a completely custom system; cat-6 running to POE cameras, being monitored by an old computer I setup as a server (ubuntu 18.04), using open source software called motionEye. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Self hosted cctv system and hardware recommendation
    Motion using this UI: motioneye is kinda like zoneminder but more straigthforward. All the cams are in his own vlan with the motioneye server behind a nginx reverse proxy. We all know that chinese cameras can be quite chatty. Good luck. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • NVR for Cameras? Or NAS?
    I don’t have any UniFi cameras myself (yet) but according to this they support rtsp which is the universal protocol for security streaming. You could pair this with motioneye and save to your NAS. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • I made a web video controller for motion
    Can you go over some key aspects to choose this over motionEye or more specifically motionEyeOs? - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • It took almost a full day, but I finally got a decent homelab diagram :D Feedback is most welcome!
    I wound up settling on motioneye when I was looking for an NVR for my cameras, my main requirements were self hosted, open source, and works on mobile (a superset of no ActiveX which every comercial NVR uses for some reason). The motioneye web UI work great on mobile, better than most apps I've seen. Only drawback is it's a one man project and not abandoned but not super active, but It's stable so it's not a huge... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Does OctoPrint have a feature to RECORD a print entirely? I have x2 Pi's, one for normal Octo, and one for recording the entire print but I use OBS to screen capture my PC, it's messy...
    I used motioneye for awhile it work well Motioneyeos. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Security camera software for a Linux server
    MotionEye. It's a responsive web application built on top of motion. I have been using it for a few months and I have yet to find major issues. It works. Worst case scenario you just have to tune some motion parameters by hand (i.e. Without the GUI), but motionEye allows you to do that. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • How do I setup the 3.5in touchscreen with MotioneyeOS instead of Raspbian?
    MotioneyeOS is a cut down linux OS that makes modifying it tricky. Start with a standard raspberry pi OS, get your screen working, then install MotionEye - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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