Motion uses a video4linux device for detecting movement. It makes snapshots of the movement which can later be converted to MPEG movies, making it usable as an observation or security system. It can send out email and SMS messages or execute an external command when detecting motion. If a change is detected a snapshot will be taken. There is a working device list on the home page to check if your device will work with 'motion.' You can also feed video back to a video4linux loopback for realtime viewing. The program can also take snapshots at regular or irregular intervals using cron.
DocumentationUser manpages included; User guide available in HTML format from http://www.lavrsen.dk/sources/webcam/motion_guide.htm
released on 26 April 2003
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Janet Casey||17 October 2000|
Leaders and contributors
|Full list is in the CREDITS file||Contributor|
Resources and communication
|Weak prerequisite||video loopback device (available from http://motion.sourceforge.net/vloopback/index.html|
|Weak prerequisite||Berkeley mpeg encoder (to create mpeg movies; available from http://bmrc.berkeley.edu/frame/research/mpeg/mpeg_encode.html)|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 10 February 2005.