The Raspberry Pi Thread [4]

  1. caperjack's Avatar
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       #1961

    next week i will be setting it up in one of my windows and leaving it run ,i will let you know how it goes ..
    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Motion Eye is what I'm running on my cameras. I like the web interface. Setup is a bit of a PITA though. You have to have an ethernet connection or it just endlessly reboots. That or copy over a wpa supplicant file etc with your WIFI info in it. I can never get my file to work typo or something so it just endlessly reboots. Mine are all 3A+'s so I end up plugging in a USB hub with ethernet. Then log into the web gui and setup my WIFI.
    Let me know how you make out running Motion eye. I get random lock ups where a Pi just freezes? Sometimes a power cycle will fix it, some times not. Then I end up reimaging it and starting over again.

    The frustration part with my occasion glitches with my portable weather cock is as its running headless, I have no idea what glitched? Get it home and hook up a monitor and its fine? And my indoor one runs just fine 24/7.
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       #1962

    this was the first video i watched ,will check it closer to see all the setting and setup ,next week
    Raspberry Pi MotionEyeOS Network Camera - YouTube
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  3.    #1963

    I haven't used the Motion part, not yet anyway, I have it turned off actually. I did play around with it a bit at first. I either got no pictures or hundreads of pictures. A Pi Zero will likely be fine for taking stills.
    Way to gittery and lagy for me for videos though. Thats why I switched to a 3A+.
    There are a couple of settings I'd change right off of the bat, some of these I found by fluke or just trial and error.
    Under Preferences move the slider for Layout Columns to 1. It will make the preview window a lot bigger. It doesn't make any sense to me but thats what it does.
    Also turn Advanced settings on, under General Settings.
    I'd set the time zone to Canada/Atlantic so your time stamps are correct and make sense.
    I'd recommend never clicking the Check for Software Updates button. It has more often than not failed for me and corrupted my install.
    In Expert settings I turn the CSI Camera LED off. Just a personal choice thing.
    Under Video Device I change the camera name so I can tell which one is which.
    I set the video resolution to 1280x720 as that gets me the best quality video with the best frames per second. If your just going to take pictures I'd likely go with 1920x1080. I set the slider for 30 Frame rate.
    The specs for the Pi Camera are 1920 x1080@30FPS or 1280x720@60FPS.
    I turn the text overlay off, just personal choice really.
    I turn Video Streaming off too, it has no effect on viewing the video via the web interface. My assumption, for me anyway is it will improve performance. One less thing running that I don't use.
    It will I believe kill viewing it via the browser port 80 thingy. The straight video feed minus the web gui. the http://192.168.0.xx:80/ thingy. I could never get that to work anyway?
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  4.    #1964

    The tricky part with setting up the motion, especially on a windy day like today, was just my bird feeder moving set it off. Even if there were no birds there. It doesn't discriminate between what is moving. A bush, a tree, etc. Get enough movement and it activates. Inside likely isn't that hard to setup. If all you want is your cat or dog to activate it, or not activate it. lol
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       #1965

    just put of road trip to Halifax because of the weather ,I dont drive long distance in this weather if i dont have too, so made the changes you suggested ,thanks
    alphanumeric said: View Post
    The tricky part with setting up the motion, especially on a windy day like today, was just my bird feeder moving set it off. Even if there were no birds there. It doesn't discriminate between what is moving. A bush, a tree, etc. Get enough movement and it activates. Inside likely isn't that hard to setup. If all you want is your cat or dog to activate it, or not activate it. lol
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  6.    #1966

    The one thing I really wish he would add is a one button record video option. Like the one click take a still button. Click the button, start a recording, click it again to stop and save it.
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