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    Brad B
    @bbanerd
    Question for group: Running motioneye on a zero which I know from two tests is unable to automatically update; it will hang after auto update attempt reponding to pings but nothing else until power cycled. It will however run after power cycle and I can SSH in. It does not run cleanly though; for example some of the streaming config options are missing, and it can reboot. Any suggestions as to where to look in which log files for clues as to the problem with auto update?
    I should add that this unit is not accessible due to Covid lock downs which is why after reading the FAQ have not been able to follow standard procedure of re-flashing SD card. Identical unit in same property was able to update and run OK so I suspect trouble somewhere with the SD card.
    Brad B
    @bbanerd
    :point_up: July 8, 2020 10:04 PM ... Yes it can be done. Colleague has built that setup.
    Brian McGonagill
    @bmcgonag_gitlab
    @bbanerd Can you tell me how he did it, or do you know if there's something specific to make that work? I'm trying to get it running, but they system doesn't seem to to boot without a camera attached. Is there a separate download I need to look for or something?
    Brian McGonagill
    @bmcgonag_gitlab
    Nevermind - I'm an idiot. I was trying to use Pi Zero image for Pi 3
    think I've got it now.
    Paul Watson
    @paulwatson12_twitter
    I have installed on docker using this command however it is still storying to the var and etc of my local machine docker run --name="motioneye" \
    -p 8765:8765 \
    --hostname="motioneye" \
    -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro \
    -v /srv/dev-disk-by-label-Data/Data/motioneye/etc/:/etc/motioneye \
    -v /srv/dev-disk-by-label-Data/Data/motioneye/lib/:/var/lib/motioneye \
    --restart="always" \
    --detach=true \
    ccrisan/motioneye:master-armhf
    Sjoerd Bolten
    @Netlob
    Yo guys. I was wondering if there is an API I could use to make an android and ios app for motioneye
    MYeager1967
    @MYeager1967
    I know I can start and stop recording using the web control interface. Is it possible to trigger a still frame shot using it as well?
    Marian Boricean
    @dantux
    C─âlin, I just want to THANK you for all the work you put on this project. Is an amazing piece of software! Keep it up.
    MYeager1967
    @MYeager1967
    I figured out how to trigger stills from the web control API as well. This is a wonderful project and it just keeps getting better...
    dj1635
    @dj1635
    Hi all, Is there way to pass data when calling a webhook when motion occurs. Ex) pass camera name, date etc?
    MYeager1967
    @MYeager1967
    What are you trying to communicate with? Depending on what the project is, there may be a better option than webhooks...
    dj1635
    @dj1635
    Essentially I would like to try to get some kind of person detection or facial detection solution running. But am not sure if there are other solutions out there do that with motioneye or not
    MYeager1967
    @MYeager1967
    Are you using any kind of home automation? You gotta paint the big picture if you want suggestions...
    dj1635
    @dj1635
    I am currently running Home assistant for my home automation software. That runs on machine A it is not super powerful. Machine B will house motion eye and is powerful. The idea would be, when the system is armed and motion (preferably an actual person and not a false positive) is detected that would signal to home assistant to alert the users. I would also want the recorded videos to be uploaded to the cloud (motion eye does this with google drive). From what I've experienced with motioneye it does a rather good job but since the cameras are outdoors, weather, wildlife etc can trip the motion. I am running motion eye in docker and would like the second tier of detection (person/facial detection) be also a docker container. I've tried zoneminder and shinobi and wasn't impressed with the amt of setup for what you get, hence why i am circling back to motioneye.
    MYeager1967
    @MYeager1967
    Ok. Now we're getting somewhere. First, the easiest way to communicate with HA from motionEye is MQTT. If you're using ONVIF cameras, look into ONVIF-motion-events. It's a little routine that runs in docker that monitors the cameras for motion events and takes motion detection off of motionEye. Saves a lot of processor time. Then, for object detection, you have multiple options. There's Frigate that is apparently able to process a live feed. I am using DOODS as I didn't seem to catch as much as I figured I would with Frigate. Haven't played with it again lately Look into another program that runs along side HA called Appdaemon. Allows you to write your automation in python instead of HA's scripting language. Way more powerful.
    dj1635
    @dj1635
    Thank you @MYeager1967, your suggestions are super helpful! I think I am going to go the frigate route and set it up to where it will monitor the camera feeds, and if it detects a person, it will signal to motion eye to start and stop recording. (using home assistant as the in between). Thank you!!
    MYeager1967
    @MYeager1967
    Hopefully you have better luck with Frigate than I did. I will go back and look at it again one of these days. You'll need to look into the web control interface to do what you want to do. It's really easy though.
    Procolharum
    @Procolharum
    Greetings: First time board query. I am using a motionEye version 0.42.1 docker in Unraid. Using four Amcrest Model IP8M-T2499E cameras with motion detection. I have set up cameras with motion detection and have read every setting several times, but I'm missing something. Two things are happening. #1- On "dark" mode, unless the action happens really close to the camera, it doesn't see the action and start recording. #2- Under "Movies" setting, I have Recording Mode set to "Motion Triggered" and Maximum movie length set to "180 seconds". None of my video clips last three minutes. What do you think?
    MYeager1967
    @MYeager1967
    None of your videos are going to last 3 minutes unless the motion event lasts that long. How are you triggering the recording in motionEye? You said you set up motion detection on the cameras. I have several of the exact same cameras and I use the motion detection of the camera itself to start and stop the recording in motionEye. I set my max movie length to zero. Motion events never last that long....
    LMRig
    @LMRig
    Hello, I need urgent help, I just installed ME on NAS with Openmediavault system, after many hours of configuring I finally recording... Just I downloaded records and I can't play them anywhere even on ME page when I double click it.
    They are recorded in HEVC H265 (I play movies with the same codec in VLC), there is an only black screen but the video is playing.
    MYeager1967
    @MYeager1967
    Use H264...
    LMRig
    @LMRig
    I need to save some space (a lot of cameras), H265 is pretty helpful with that
    And why just videos from ME doesn't play
    And I also bought cameras with H265 because I needed it
    MYeager1967
    @MYeager1967
    I can't answer that, but when I tried to use H265, I had the same result. Apparently, motionEye doesn't handle H265 well at this time
    LMRig
    @LMRig
    Oh :-X
    Thanks for your answer, at least I know it's "normal"...
    But... Wait. Is this really problem with ME? When I have set to save directly files from the camera, ME should not touch anything about codecs or anything like that?
    Movie Passthrough ON
    LMRig
    @LMRig
    I tested it and H264 really works, but it takes 1.7GB for 1hour of record!!! God... H265 only ~850MB...
    MYeager1967
    @MYeager1967
    Well, record in h265 then, even if you can't use it for anything. It makes no difference how much space you save if the file isn't viewable...
    quadnegative
    @quadnegative
    Does motioneye have an official feature request method?
    MYeager1967
    @MYeager1967
    You go to the github and ask. Depending on what youd like to see added, you may or may not get anywhere.
    Nickybroke
    @Nickybroke
    Hey there, i installed MotionEye on my Raspberry 4 8GB. But i have no acces to the Webinterface Via IP:8765. Can anyone help me?
    Nickybroke
    @Nickybroke

    motioneye.service - motionEye Server
    Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/motioneye.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
    Active: failed (Result: signal) since Thu 2020-08-13 15:05:27 CEST; 2min 27s ago
    Process: 15645 ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/meyectl startserver -c /etc/motioneye/motioneye.conf (code=killed, signal=SEGV)
    Main PID: 15645 (code=killed, signal=SEGV)

    Aug 13 15:05:27 raspberrypi systemd[1]: motioneye.service: Service RestartSec=100ms expired, scheduling restart.
    Aug 13 15:05:27 raspberrypi systemd[1]: motioneye.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 5.
    Aug 13 15:05:27 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Stopped motionEye Server.
    Aug 13 15:05:27 raspberrypi systemd[1]: motioneye.service: Start request repeated too quickly.
    Aug 13 15:05:27 raspberrypi systemd[1]: motioneye.service: Failed with result 'signal'.
    Aug 13 15:05:27 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Failed to start motionEye Server.

    Dexter
    @DRG-developer
    Do you guys have any advice on how to play back recorded videos?
    what client should i use? I want a interface where i can scroll through a timeline. Vlc is not cutting it
    i use motioneye on a server, not motioneyeos
    Dexter
    @DRG-developer
    Okay, nvm, just got someone to tell me that there's a feature built in...
    Gemma Cairns
    @_Gemmaaaa__twitter
    Hello, is there a way to save snapshots as png or tif files as opposed to jpegs? Thanks
    MYeager1967
    @MYeager1967
    Nickybroke, the webcontol interface has to be enabled in the config file. It's also important to know if you're using it from the same machine (local machine) or not. Its in the docs but its a little confusing at times.
    eixel05
    @eixel05
    Hi, just want to ask if it's possible to send a Webhook after the motion event ended? Tried to search the web for instruction but can't seem to find one.. thanks in advance!
    eixel05
    @eixel05
    messaged too soon, nvm.. thanks!
    ASIC
    @capt.ASIC_gitlab
    hey everyone, trying to spec out a surveillance system and cant find any user stories for more than 16 cameras. I'm interested in supporting 30-40 on a single server
    4C/8T 3.6GHz CPU fwiw
    thiagob
    @thiagob
    Is it possible to use the digest authentication mode in the streaming ULR?
    Chuck Connors
    @dinki
    Hey guys. I'm wanting to try and filter out some false positive recordings using Deep Stacks AI. I'm trying to figure out how I can delete images/movies that I find don't have moving cars or people in them. I looked at the REST API but didn't see a way to do this. Can someone tell me if I can send a web request to delete certain media items?
    Dani
    @DaniW42
    I heard that there is a motioneye mobile app in the field. I don't know how this is working but maybe they can help?