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Picam with Motion Only Minimal Fresh Install and NLoad Stream BW

Update 17/2/17! Getting this error that does not stop Motion camera live stream OR recording working, must be an rpi-update bug - common on forums too:

stevee@pi ~ $ sudo raspivid -o test.h264
mmal: mmal_vc_component_enable: failed to enable component: ENOSPC
mmal: camera component couldn't be enabled
mmal: main: Failed to create camera component
mmal: Failed to run camera app. Please check for firmware updates

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I had to re-install PiNoir camera recently after non start/bad behaviour/corruption/update issues, so decided to keep it lean as possible, for camera use only, with a minimal install, and eventually remove other unwanted default Apps/services like SonicPi etc, then save it's working image once done as a future easy reload in the event of failure.

If you only want to use a Pi with Motion and a few other tools, as a surveillance cam only, that works with a Pi Noir camera (not that there should be any difference for Noir or regular cam, but some forums seem to indicate thus, with all sorts of reasons; from driver/kernel updates to loose ribbon leads for the same fault I got below), for the kernel version:

uname -a

Linux pinoir 3.18.11-v7+ #781 SMP PREEMPT Tue Apr 21 18:07:59 BST 2015 armv7l GNU/Linux

available now, 4/9/2015 from:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/

then the minimal steps I took to get the Noir working with Motion, are listed below - just what needs doing overall.

A fresh Pi img install with ssh and Picam set on:

in the raspi-conf screen, then find the IP address from your router DHCP table:

9 192.168.1.10 B8-27-EB-54-E3-42 23:52:54 raspberrypi

ssh 192.168.1.10

and all below works with a Pi camera, and shows vids in Chrome in Mint AND Windows now it seems (just found it working in Win8 + Chrome 6/9/15).

Do all these as root so you can paste them in order..(saves me writing sudo!) (

After initial raspiconf setup; pi user login:

sudo su 

passwd root
adduser stevee
adduser stevee sudo
passwd stevee
pdbedit -a stevee (samba net user/share access/passwd)
apt-get install winbind libnss-winbind nbtscan (use PC names on net instead of IP no. Add "wins" to /etc/nsswitch.conf)
apt-get install motion
adduser stevee motion (user added to motion group)
vi /etc/motion/motion.conf (daemon on; for boot start and other settings - see working conf below)
vi /etc/default/motion (start_motion_daemon=yes)
update-rc.d motion enable (runlevel 2 boot start)
motion (manual check for motion start - pid creation fault)
mkdir /var/run/motion (create required pid folder)
touch /var/run/motion/motion.pid (create blank pid file)
chgrp motion -R /var/run/motion (allow motion access to write to pid dir/file)
motion (manual check for motion start ok)
apt-get install samba smbclient cifs-utils (net access from any PC)
apt-get install vim (useable text editor)
vi /etc/samba/smb.conf (set homes section for shares and access perms; add [Share] section):
[Share]
path = /Share
writable = 1
browsable = 1
mkdir /Share/ (folder for net access and motion vids)
mkdir /Share/motion (folder for motion vid creation set in motion.conf)
chown stevee.stevee /Share/ -R (main net access user/owner)
chmod 775 -R /Share/ (allows access to user stevee and his group, traversal for others)
service samba restart (get changes read)
echo "bcm2835-v4l2" >> /etc/modules
modprobe bcm2835-v4l2 (live driver addition for tests)
lsmod | grep bcm2835 (check driver is loaded)
raspivid -o /Share/motion/test.h264 (test video writes to share folders)
omxplayer /Share/motion/test.h264 (test video created works)
apt-get install nmap (check motion mini webserver runs on default 8081)
nmap 127.0.0.1 (8081/tcp open blackice)
service motion restart (run with cam driver)
ls -al /Share/motion/ (check perms of vids dir)
chgrp motion /usr/bin/motion (allow motion access to start binary for boot start)
chown motion -R /Share/motion/ (allow motion write access to vid file)
ls -al /Share/motion/ (check perms are for motion of vids dir)
vi /boot/config.txt
Add:
disable_camera_led=0
Drag a working version of motion.conf from your working Pis to the /Share/motion dir of this new Pi, then replace default /etc/motion/motion.conf with it:
sudo cp -v /Share/motion/motion.conf /etc/motion/
reboot (check LED light on restart = motion running)

If it all works from this original Pi install card - fine. If not, update firmware with:

sudo rpi-update

Then reboot and check again. With the motion.conf setup, you should see the webpage at pi:8081

The last chgrp/chown steps are easily forgotten - motion needs access to the binary at boot and the vid store space, which is root's initially, so can't boot or write unless you add group access, change ownership, or chmod 775. The LED should be permanently on after bootup, not flashing (= problem!).

If motion can't write it's files - even if it runs from boot - as soon as motion is detected, the LED turns off.

Then you get this:

Using V4L2
[1] Resizing pre_capture buffer to 1 items
[1] Error opening file ./01-20150905082558-21.jpg with mode w: Permission denied
[1] Can't write picture to file ./01-20150905082558-21.jpg - check access rights to target directory: Permission denied
[1] Thread is going to finish due to this fatal error: Permission denied
[1] Thread exiting
[1] Calling vid_close() from motion_cleanup
[1] Closing video device /dev/video0

Once you have things working the way you want, I suggest you image the SDRAM card using dd, (over the network is easier if you don't want to take your cam offline - see the later dd and netcat Post) so you can just reinstall back to any card or Pi in future e.g. by shutting down, removing it to another linbox, finding it's /dev ID, then imaging:

fdisk -l 

dd if=/dev/sdg of=/Pinoir.img
15523840+0 records in
15523840+0 records out
7948206080 bytes (7.9 GB) copied, 433.922 s, 18.3 MB/s

For GUI folk, right click the image and use:

or Bootable USB Writer:

Set the time for the cameras in:

raspi-config

I also use this name format for easier file time ID:

movie_filename %v-%Hhr%Mmins_%Ssecs_%d_%m_%Y

This gives a name of file time creation for playback in Videos, like:

05-13hr44mins_00secs_05_09_2015.avi

To see all the settings without comments - which beginners could paste into a blank motion.conf file just to get going with the same settings I use:

stevee@pirear ~ $ grep -Ev '^#|^$' /etc/motion/motion.conf
daemon on
process_id_file /var/run/motion/motion.pid
setup_mode off
videodevice /dev/video0
v4l2_palette 8
; tunerdevice /dev/tuner0
input 8
norm 0
frequency 0
rotate 0
width 960
height 720
framerate 100
minimum_frame_time 0
auto_brightness off
brightness 0
contrast 0
saturation 0
hue 0
threshold 10000
threshold_tune off
noise_level 32
noise_tune on
despeckle EedDl
area_detect 12345679
; mask_file value
smart_mask_speed 0
lightswitch 0
minimum_motion_frames 5
pre_capture 0
post_capture 10
gap 60
max_mpeg_time 0
output_all off
area_detect 12345679
; mask_file value
output_normal first
output_motion off
quality 75
ppm off
ffmpeg_cap_new on
ffmpeg_cap_motion off
ffmpeg_timelapse on
ffmpeg_timelapse_mode daily
ffmpeg_bps 500000
ffmpeg_variable_bitrate 0
ffmpeg_video_codec mpeg4
ffmpeg_deinterlace off
snapshot_interval 0
locate off
text_right %Y-%m-%d\n%T-%q
text_left REAR
text_changes off
text_event %Y%m%d%H%M%S
text_double on
target_dir /Share/motion
;snapshot_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-snapshot
;jpeg_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-%q
movie_filename %v-%Hhr%Mmins_%Ssecs_%d_%m_%Y
timelapse_filename %Y%m%d-timelapse
webcam_port 8081
webcam_quality 50
webcam_motion on
webcam_maxrate 5
webcam_localhost off
webcam_limit 0
control_port 8080
control_localhost off
control_html_output on
; control_authentication username:password
control_authentication stevee:xxxx
track_type 0
track_auto off
; track_port value
track_motorx 0
track_motory 0
track_maxx 0
track_maxy 0
track_iomojo_id 0
track_step_angle_x 10
track_step_angle_y 10
track_move_wait 10
track_speed 255
track_stepsize 40
quiet on
; on_event_start value
; on_event_end rm -vr --i=no /Share/motion/*jpg
; on_picture_save value
; on_motion_detected value
; on_area_detected value
; on_movie_start value
on_movie_end rm -vr /Share/motion/*jpg --i=no
on_camera_lost reboot
; thread /usr/local/etc/thread1.conf
; thread /usr/local/etc/thread2.conf
; thread /usr/local/etc/thread3.conf
; thread /usr/local/etc/thread4.conf

If you want to quickly mount the Pi's shares on the desktop:

nemo smb://pinoir/Share

Streaming NOW works in Chrome in Linux AND Windows.

2chrome.png

It was interesting to see, just before sunrise, some PiNoir footage in B&W due to it's infra red capability. There's some experimentation to be done with that yet - plants and night critters etc.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/whats-that-blue-thing-doing-here/

Piblanc (192.168.1.18) is net attached by a Powerline connector across the mains, but PiNoir has a 100Mb connection to the router, so I wanted to get an idea how poor the net connection is compared to PiNoir (192.168.1.12) using nload, and was surprised how similar the average figures are when each is streaming to Chrome:

apt-get install nload

nload.png

However, the powerline link does drop to 0 bits at times as seen by the minimum.

If you want to use sendemail as your motion event messenger to gmail, install it and update the perl SSH modules following that Post:

http://www.stevepedwards.com/DebianAdmin/using-sendemail-for-a-motion-alert-and-fixing-its-2-year-old-perl-tls-bug/

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A working motion.conf file for video creation of avi's and live streaming on port 8082 is below, with unneeded sections deleted:

**************************************************************************************

# Rename this distribution example file to motion.conf
#
# This config file was generated by motion 3.2.12
############################################################
# Daemon
############################################################

# Start in daemon (background) mode and release terminal (default: off)
daemon on

# File to store the process ID, also called pid file. (default: not defined)
process_id_file /var/run/motion/motion.pid

############################################################
# Basic Setup Mode
############################################################

# Start in Setup-Mode, daemon disabled. (default: off)
setup_mode off

###########################################################
# Capture device options
############################################################

# Videodevice to be used for capturing (default /dev/video0)
# for FreeBSD default is /dev/bktr0
videodevice /dev/video0

# v4l2_palette allows to choose preferable palette to be use by motion
# to capture from those supported by your videodevice. (default: 8)
# E.g. if your videodevice supports both V4L2_PIX_FMT_SBGGR8 and
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_MJPEG then motion will by default use V4L2_PIX_FMT_MJPEG.
# Setting v4l2_palette to 1 forces motion to use V4L2_PIX_FMT_SBGGR8
# instead.
#
# Values :
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_SN9C10X : 0 'S910'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_SBGGR8 : 1 'BA81'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_MJPEG : 2 'MJPEG'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_JPEG : 3 'JPEG'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_RGB24 : 4 'RGB3'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_UYVY : 5 'UYVY'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_YUYV : 6 'YUYV'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_YUV422P : 7 '422P'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_YUV420 : 8 'YU12'
v4l2_palette 8

# Tuner device to be used for capturing using tuner as source (default /dev/tuner0)
# This is ONLY used for FreeBSD. Leave it commented out for Linux
; tunerdevice /dev/tuner0

# The video input to be used (default: 8)
# Should normally be set to 0 or 1 for video/TV cards, and 8 for USB cameras
input 8

# The video norm to use (only for video capture and TV tuner cards)
# Values: 0 (PAL), 1 (NTSC), 2 (SECAM), 3 (PAL NC no colour). Default: 0 (PAL)
norm 0

# The frequency to set the tuner to (kHz) (only for TV tuner cards) (default: 0)
frequency 0

# Rotate image this number of degrees. The rotation affects all saved images as
# well as mpeg movies. Valid values: 0 (default = no rotation), 90, 180 and 270.
rotate 0

# Image width (pixels). Valid range: Camera dependent, default: 352
width 320

# Image height (pixels). Valid range: Camera dependent, default: 288
height 240

# Maximum number of frames to be captured per second.
# Valid range: 2-100. Default: 100 (almost no limit).
framerate 2

# Minimum time in seconds between capturing picture frames from the camera.
# Default: 0 = disabled - the capture rate is given by the camera framerate.
# This option is used when you want to capture images at a rate lower than 2 per second.
minimum_frame_time 0

# URL to use if you are using a network camera, size will be autodetected (incl http:// ftp:// or file:///)
# Must be a URL that returns single jpeg pictures or a raw mjpeg stream. Default: Not defined
; netcam_url value

# Username and password for network camera (only if required). Default: not defined
# Syntax is user:password
; netcam_userpass value

# The setting for keep-alive of network socket, should improve performance on compatible net cameras.
# 1.0: The historical implementation using HTTP/1.0, closing the socket after each http request.
# keep_alive: Use HTTP/1.0 requests with keep alive header to reuse the same connection.
# 1.1: Use HTTP/1.1 requests that support keep alive as default.
# Default: 1.0
; netcam_http 1.0

# URL to use for a netcam proxy server, if required, e.g. "http://myproxy".
# If a port number other than 80 is needed, use "http://myproxy:1234".
# Default: not defined
; netcam_proxy value

# Set less strict jpeg checks for network cameras with a poor/buggy firmware.
# Default: off
netcam_tolerant_check off

# Let motion regulate the brightness of a video device (default: off).
# The auto_brightness feature uses the brightness option as its target value.
# If brightness is zero auto_brightness will adjust to average brightness value 128.
# Only recommended for cameras without auto brightness
auto_brightness off

# Set the initial brightness of a video device.
# If auto_brightness is enabled, this value defines the average brightness level
# which Motion will try and adjust to.
# Valid range 0-255, default 0 = disabled
brightness 0

# Set the contrast of a video device.
# Valid range 0-255, default 0 = disabled
contrast 0

# Set the saturation of a video device.
# Valid range 0-255, default 0 = disabled
saturation 0

# Set the hue of a video device (NTSC feature).
# Valid range 0-255, default 0 = disabled
hue 0

############################################################
# Round Robin (multiple inputs on same video device name)
############################################################

# Number of frames to capture in each roundrobin step (default: 1)
roundrobin_frames 1

# Number of frames to skip before each roundrobin step (default: 1)
roundrobin_skip 1

# Try to filter out noise generated by roundrobin (default: off)
switchfilter off

############################################################
# Motion Detection Settings:
############################################################

# Threshold for number of changed pixels in an image that
# triggers motion detection (default: 1500)
threshold 1500

# Automatically tune the threshold down if possible (default: off)
threshold_tune off

# Noise threshold for the motion detection (default: 32)
noise_level 32

# Automatically tune the noise threshold (default: on)
noise_tune on

# Despeckle motion image using (e)rode or (d)ilate or (l)abel (Default: not defined)
# Recommended value is EedDl. Any combination (and number of) of E, e, d, and D is valid.
# (l)abeling must only be used once and the 'l' must be the last letter.
# Comment out to disable
despeckle EedDl

# Detect motion in predefined areas (1 - 9). Areas are numbered like that: 1 2 3
# A script (on_area_detected) is started immediately when motion is 4 5 6
# detected in one of the given areas, but only once during an event. 7 8 9
# One or more areas can be specified with this option. (Default: not defined)
; area_detect value

# PGM file to use as a sensitivity mask.
# Full path name to. (Default: not defined)
; mask_file value

# Dynamically create a mask file during operation (default: 0)
# Adjust speed of mask changes from 0 (off) to 10 (fast)
smart_mask_speed 0

# Ignore sudden massive light intensity changes given as a percentage of the picture
# area that changed intensity. Valid range: 0 - 100 , default: 0 = disabled
lightswitch 0

# Picture frames must contain motion at least the specified number of frames
# in a row before they are detected as true motion. At the default of 1, all
# motion is detected. Valid range: 1 to thousands, recommended 1-5
minimum_motion_frames 1

# Specifies the number of pre-captured (buffered) pictures from before motion
# was detected that will be output at motion detection.
# Recommended range: 0 to 5 (default: 0)
# Do not use large values! Large values will cause Motion to skip video frames and
# cause unsmooth mpegs. To smooth mpegs use larger values of post_capture instead.
pre_capture 0

# Number of frames to capture after motion is no longer detected (default: 0)
post_capture 0

# Gap is the seconds of no motion detection that triggers the end of an event
# An event is defined as a series of motion images taken within a short timeframe.
# Recommended value is 60 seconds (Default). The value 0 is allowed and disables
# events causing all Motion to be written to one single mpeg file and no pre_capture.
gap 60

# Maximum length in seconds of an mpeg movie
# When value is exceeded a new mpeg file is created. (Default: 0 = infinite)
max_mpeg_time 0

# Always save images even if there was no motion (default: off)
output_all off
############################################################
# Image File Output
############################################################

# Output 'normal' pictures when motion is detected (default: on)
# Valid values: on, off, first, best, center
# When set to 'first', only the first picture of an event is saved.
# Picture with most motion of an event is saved when set to 'best'.
# Picture with motion nearest center of picture is saved when set to 'center'.
# Can be used as preview shot for the corresponding movie.
output_normal on

# Output pictures with only the pixels moving object (ghost images) (default: off)
output_motion off

# The quality (in percent) to be used by the jpeg compression (default: 75)
quality 75

# Output ppm images instead of jpeg (default: off)
ppm off
############################################################
# FFMPEG related options
# Film (mpeg) file output, and deinterlacing of the video input
# The options movie_filename and timelapse_filename are also used
# by the ffmpeg feature
############################################################

# Use ffmpeg to encode mpeg movies in realtime (default: off)
ffmpeg_cap_new on

# Use ffmpeg to make movies with only the pixels moving
# object (ghost images) (default: off)
ffmpeg_cap_motion off

# Use ffmpeg to encode a timelapse movie
# Default value 0 = off - else save frame every Nth second
ffmpeg_timelapse 0

# The file rollover mode of the timelapse video
# Valid values: hourly, daily (default), weekly-sunday, weekly-monday, monthly, manual
ffmpeg_timelapse_mode daily

# Bitrate to be used by the ffmpeg encoder (default: 400000)
# This option is ignored if ffmpeg_variable_bitrate is not 0 (disabled)
ffmpeg_bps 500000

# Enables and defines variable bitrate for the ffmpeg encoder.
# ffmpeg_bps is ignored if variable bitrate is enabled.
# Valid values: 0 (default) = fixed bitrate defined by ffmpeg_bps,
# or the range 2 - 31 where 2 means best quality and 31 is worst.
ffmpeg_variable_bitrate 0

# Codec to used by ffmpeg for the video compression.
# Timelapse mpegs are always made in mpeg1 format independent from this option.
# Supported formats are: mpeg1 (ffmpeg-0.4.8 only), mpeg4 (default), and msmpeg4.
# mpeg1 - gives you files with extension .mpg
# mpeg4 or msmpeg4 - gives you files with extension .avi
# msmpeg4 is recommended for use with Windows Media Player because
# it requires no installation of codec on the Windows client.
# swf - gives you a flash film with extension .swf
# flv - gives you a flash video with extension .flv
# ffv1 - FF video codec 1 for Lossless Encoding ( experimental )
# mov - QuickTime ( testing )
ffmpeg_video_codec mpeg4

# Use ffmpeg to deinterlace video. Necessary if you use an analog camera
# and see horizontal combing on moving objects in video or pictures.
# (default: off)
ffmpeg_deinterlace off

############################################################
# Snapshots (Traditional Periodic Webcam File Output)
############################################################

# Make automated snapshot every N seconds (default: 0 = disabled)
snapshot_interval 0
############################################################
# Text Display
# %Y = year, %m = month, %d = date,
# %H = hour, %M = minute, %S = second, %T = HH:MM:SS,
# %v = event, %q = frame number, %t = thread (camera) number,
# %D = changed pixels, %N = noise level, \n = new line,
# %i and %J = width and height of motion area,
# %K and %L = X and Y coordinates of motion center
# %C = value defined by text_event - do not use with text_event!
# You can put quotation marks around the text to allow
# leading spaces
############################################################

# Locate and draw a box around the moving object.
# Valid values: on, off and preview (default: off)
# Set to 'preview' will only draw a box in preview_shot pictures.
locate off

# Draws the timestamp using same options as C function strftime(3)
# Default: %Y-%m-%d\n%T = date in ISO format and time in 24 hour clock
# Text is placed in lower right corner
text_right %Y-%m-%d\n%T-%q

# Draw a user defined text on the images using same options as C function strftime(3)
# Default: Not defined = no text
# Text is placed in lower left corner
; text_left CAMERA %t

# Draw the number of changed pixed on the images (default: off)
# Will normally be set to off except when you setup and adjust the motion settings
# Text is placed in upper right corner
text_changes off

# This option defines the value of the special event conversion specifier %C
# You can use any conversion specifier in this option except %C. Date and time
# values are from the timestamp of the first image in the current event.
# Default: %Y%m%d%H%M%S
# The idea is that %C can be used filenames and text_left/right for creating
# a unique identifier for each event.
text_event %Y%m%d%H%M%S

# Draw characters at twice normal size on images. (default: off)
text_double off

############################################################
# Target Directories and filenames For Images And Films
# For the options snapshot_, jpeg_, mpeg_ and timelapse_filename
# you can use conversion specifiers
# %Y = year, %m = month, %d = date,
# %H = hour, %M = minute, %S = second,
# %v = event, %q = frame number, %t = thread (camera) number,
# %D = changed pixels, %N = noise level,
# %i and %J = width and height of motion area,
# %K and %L = X and Y coordinates of motion center
# %C = value defined by text_event
# Quotation marks round string are allowed.
############################################################

# Target base directory for pictures and films
# Recommended to use absolute path. (Default: current working directory)
target_dir /Share/motion

# File path for snapshots (jpeg or ppm) relative to target_dir
# Default: %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-snapshot
# Default value is equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
# For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d/%H/%M/%S-snapshot
# File extension .jpg or .ppm is automatically added so do not include this.
# Note: A symbolic link called lastsnap.jpg created in the target_dir will always
# point to the latest snapshot, unless snapshot_filename is exactly 'lastsnap'
snapshot_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-snapshot

# File path for motion triggered images (jpeg or ppm) relative to target_dir
# Default: %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-%q
# Default value is equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
# For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d/%H/%M/%S-%q
# File extension .jpg or .ppm is automatically added so do not include this
# Set to 'preview' together with best-preview feature enables special naming
# convention for preview shots. See motion guide for details
jpeg_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-%q

# File path for motion triggered ffmpeg films (mpeg) relative to target_dir
# Default: %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S
# Default value is equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
# For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d/%H%M%S
# File extension .mpg or .avi is automatically added so do not include this
# This option was previously called ffmpeg_filename
movie_filename %v-%Hhr%Mmins_%Ssecs_%d_%m_%Y

# File path for timelapse mpegs relative to target_dir
# Default: %Y%m%d-timelapse
# Default value is near equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
# For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d-timelapse
# File extension .mpg is automatically added so do not include this
timelapse_filename %Y%m%d-timelapse
############################################################
# Live Webcam Server
############################################################

# The mini-http server listens to this port for requests (default: 0 = disabled)
webcam_port 8082

# Quality of the jpeg (in percent) images produced (default: 50)
webcam_quality 50

# Output frames at 1 fps when no motion is detected and increase to the
# rate given by webcam_maxrate when motion is detected (default: off)
webcam_motion on

# Maximum framerate for webcam streams (default: 1)
webcam_maxrate 1

# Restrict webcam connections to localhost only (default: on)
webcam_localhost off

# Limits the number of images per connection (default: 0 = unlimited)
# Number can be defined by multiplying actual webcam rate by desired number of seconds
# Actual webcam rate is the smallest of the numbers framerate and webcam_maxrate
webcam_limit 0
############################################################
# HTTP Based Control
############################################################

# TCP/IP port for the http server to listen on (default: 0 = disabled)
control_port 8080

# Restrict control connections to localhost only (default: on)
control_localhost on

# Output for http server, select off to choose raw text plain (default: on)
control_html_output on

# Authentication for the http based control. Syntax username:password
# Default: not defined (Disabled)
; control_authentication username:password
###########################################################
# External Commands, Warnings and Logging:
# You can use conversion specifiers for the on_xxxx commands
# %Y = year, %m = month, %d = date,
# %H = hour, %M = minute, %S = second,
# %v = event, %q = frame number, %t = thread (camera) number,
# %D = changed pixels, %N = noise level,
# %i and %J = width and height of motion area,
# %K and %L = X and Y coordinates of motion center
# %C = value defined by text_event
# %f = filename with full path
# %n = number indicating filetype
# Both %f and %n are only defined for on_picture_save,
# on_movie_start and on_movie_end
# Quotation marks round string are allowed.
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# Do not sound beeps when detecting motion (default: on)
# Note: Motion never beeps when running in daemon mode.
quiet on

# Command to be executed when an event starts. (default: none)
# An event starts at first motion detected after a period of no motion defined by gap
; on_event_start value

# Command to be executed when an event ends after a period of no motion
# (default: none). The period of no motion is defined by option gap.
; on_event_end value

# Command to be executed when a picture (.ppm|.jpg) is saved (default: none)
# To give the filename as an argument to a command append it with %f
; on_picture_save value

# Command to be executed when a motion frame is detected (default: none)
; on_motion_detected value

# Command to be executed when motion in a predefined area is detected
# Check option 'area_detect'. (default: none)
; on_area_detected value

# Command to be executed when a movie file (.mpg|.avi) is created. (default: none)
# To give the filename as an argument to a command append it with %f
; on_movie_start value

# Command to be executed when a movie file (.mpg|.avi) is closed. (default: none)
# To give the filename as an argument to a command append it with %f
; on_movie_end value

# Command to be executed when a camera can't be opened or if it is lost
# NOTE: There is situations when motion doesn't detect a lost camera!
# It depends on the driver, some drivers don't detect a lost camera at all
# Some hang the motion thread. Some even hang the PC! (default: none)
on_camera_lost reboot

##############################################################
# Thread config files - One for each camera.
# Except if only one camera - You only need this config file.
# If you have more than one camera you MUST define one thread
# config file for each camera in addition to this config file.
##############################################################

# Remember: If you have more than one camera you must have one
# thread file for each camera. E.g. 2 cameras requires 3 files:
# This motion.conf file AND thread1.conf and thread2.conf.
# Only put the options that are unique to each camera in the
# thread config files.
; thread /usr/local/etc/thread1.conf
; thread /usr/local/etc/thread2.conf
; thread /usr/local/etc/thread3.conf
; thread /usr/local/etc/thread4.conf

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