I've spent a lot of time 'playing' with motioneyeOS on Raspberry Pis. I've used Ubuntu/Mint for years in preference to Windoze. Currently Mint 18.3 on a 2011 Toshiba Portege that I bought second-user (unused ex-lease) in 2014.
Having been given a birdbox-cam (USB Webcam inside), I'm duty bound to set it up. It's now mounted in a suitable location with USB cable run indoors to where an old laptop can be set-up to record avian visitors so we can show the donors (when permitted) what a thoughtful gift...
The 'old' laptop is an almost unused 2003-4 Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 (Celeron, 512Mb, 40Mb, XP SP1) with a huge square screen. A lovely 'antique' in mint condition and perfect working order.
Motioneye is the obvious choice, but what lightweight distro to use? Ubuntu/Mint use too much memory even with xcfe.
I'm too old to spend days learning how to fix loads of low-level problems with installing Motioneye under a minority distro.
Can anyone suggest a suitable lightweight, mainstream, distro please?
Hi. I am running motioneye in a docker image on an RPi thanks. I have been playing with old android phones running IP Webcam app, to use as IP camera sources. I have to note that I can set cameras up, but if stop then restart the server on the camera, I find often I have to turn the camera on/off again in motioneye? Fair enough, I guess if there is some tricky protocol synchronisation to avoid, probably in motion backend? However, on occasion, I am finding the only way to get the camera back up again is delete it from motioneye panel and then add it again?! So, is this issue because I am using IP Webcam and turning an android phone into an IP camera source? OR is this typical behaviour? Cameras are setup as simple MJPEG with no passwords.
ive had similar issues using an old phone. main issue was likely some sort of wifi dropout but it was similar. there are cheap cameras that are much more stable. i recommend the Wyzecam v2 (costs 30 bucks)
This seems to be a stupid question… but can MotionEye broadcast just a page with the video stream and no admin controls? I want to use it to stream my fish tank
I reread the message and need to correct myself. It can stream just a page with the videostream function and no admin controls.