motion - V4L capture program supporting motion detection

Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: motion
Package version: 3.2.12
Package release: 3.1
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 770 B
Download size: 220.06 KB
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Motion is a program that monitors the video signal from one or more cameras and is able to detect if a significant part of the picture has changed. Or in other words, it can detect motion. Motion is a command line based tool. It has no graphical user interface. Everything is setup either via the command line or via configuration files. The output from motion can be: - jpg files - ppm format files - mpeg video sequences Also, motion has its own minimalistic web server. Thus, you can access the webcam output from motion via a browser.



    Source package: motion

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install motion deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install motion


    • /etc/default/motion
    • /etc/init.d/motion
    • /etc/motion/motion.conf
    • /etc/motion/thread1.conf
    • /etc/motion/thread2.conf
    • /etc/motion/thread3.conf
    • /etc/motion/thread4.conf
    • /usr/bin/motion
    • /usr/share/doc/motion/CREDITS.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/motion/FAQ
    • /usr/share/doc/motion/NEWS.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/motion/README
    • /usr/share/doc/motion/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/motion/README.axis_2100
    • /usr/share/doc/motion/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/motion/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/motion/motion_guide.html
    • /usr/share/man/man1/motion.1.gz