Motion is a software package for Linux which allows any webcam or network camera to be used for surveillance or security.
We are to assume that we are setting up a single USB camera to capture frames periodically and save them as both images and as a timelapse video.
If motion is to startup as a daemon and run in the background, enable the daemon functionality by editing the single line in
All config changes are made in
The following lines should be modified for a basic install:
daemon on width 1280 height 720 threshold 1000000 ffmpeg_timelapse 15 snapshot_interval 15 target_dir /home/mark/motion webcam_localhost off
If you want to run the webserver on a port < 1024, you will need to run:
# setcap cap_net_bind_service+ep /usr/bin/motion
to allow motion to bind to the port. The
setcap command is provided in the