motion - V4L capture program supporting motion detection

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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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
motion_3.2.12-3.1_i386.deb 3.2.12 i386 Ubuntu Universe
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adduser -
debconf -
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
libavcodec-extra-53 >= 4:0.8-1~
libavcodec53 >= 4:0.8-1~
libavformat-extra-53 >= 4:0.8-1~
libavformat53 >= 4:0.8-1~
libavutil-extra-51 >= 4:0.8-1~
libavutil51 >= 4:0.8-1~
libc6 >= 2.15
libjpeg62 >= 6b1
libpq5 -


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Binary Package motion_3.2.12-3.1_amd64.deb
Source Package motion

Install Howto

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



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