ccrisan wrote:There seems to be a bug with the new version not prompting for login when password is empty (by default). Don't upgrade and don't use it for now.
Saffik wrote:Hello ccrisan.
My name is saffi, and first of all thank you for your good work on this project and the time you have devoted to it.
I had a question regarding MotionPie.
I wanted to make some changes to the UI that we see when we open it in our browser (Chrome) and to do that, i believe there are some html/php and css files somewhere that we can edit/change.
Do you know where they are, on our pi... or if that's even possible?
hockinfinger wrote:Marvelous work! I'm a relative noob, but have successfully set up 2 RPi surveillance cameras. I have one model B with a wired connection and a MS webcam, and an A+ with the RPi camera module connected via wireless adapter. Both work well. The writeimage script was a bit of genius.
I changed them both to static IP and enabled port forwarding for one of them in my router, so I can view it over the internet.
My problem is when I changed them to static IP, both now have the wrong time and date displayed. I assume there is probably a simple fix for this, but have not found it yet.
In my static_ip.conf, I have the following:
I am not totally sure about the static DNS numbers, and whether this is my problem.
Like I said, everything works perfectly on both units, except the time and date. They were correct prior to changing them to static IP.
Any suggestions are welcome. Keep up the good work.
ccrisan wrote:A DNS server set to 0.0.0.0 is invalid. Use 126.96.36.199, for example. Your local 192.168.0.1 router should also work. Without DNS, NTP and SMTP won't work. That means your date/time will be wrong and email notifications won't work.
Saffik wrote:Hi ccrisan
Thanks for the help earlier.
As part of working on another project with a raspberry pi, I had some scripts under:
Which would create a file ".ipaddress" under /tmp and hold the external ip address there and, then using a cron, keep checking the external IP (router) ip address every hour against the value in the file. If it matches, it would do nothing but if it's different, It would then:
a) update the value in the file
b) email me the new IP address.
I was thinking of doing the same and was wondering.. are there any plans for you to integrate that into the MotionPie, if not, then my question was.. if i was to have stuff in directories '/usr/bin/..' and '/etc/..'... but after I was to do a software/version upgrade.. would they be wiped out?
Boothy wrote:Hi ccrisan
Is the port setting preserved in motioneye/settings.py ? It seem to override back to port 80 default last time I updated via browser.
hockinfinger wrote:Using Microsoft Lifecam HD-6000 works well, except that the autofocus is occasionally annoying and triggers motion capture. I was wondering if it's possible to disable the autofocus.
Does uvcdynctrl exist in motionPie, or can it be installed?
southafricanrob wrote:Hi great image and works seamlessly. I am trying to use apt-get to install squeezelite (a small audio player) but not having any luck, seems apt-get not supported and not too familiar with Buildboot. Any idea if its at all possible to install squeezelite package?
mikevie wrote:Hi there! Hi CCrisan!
I just started discovering the really great motionpie and have a question about authentication
At the moment i am trying to connect to motionpie via the android-app "IP cam viewer" (also on iOS).
I can either choose the preset "motioneye" or "generic url". Both works fine, as long as no surveillance user password is set.
As soon as I set the password I get an error, although i provide the correct credentials in the app.
Then in motionpie I recognized, the url with the authentication parameters in the field "streaming url". (e.g http://192.168.0.200:8081?_username=adm ... ature=xxxx).
But it doesn't make sense to me, because there is no password protection for this streaming url. So I tried to change the url to http://192.168.0.200?_username=admin&_signature=xxxx. That brought me just an empty motionpie screen in the browser with runnig dots ("waiting bar"). I thought calling the url with authentication parameters could be a workaround for the non-working validation in "IP Cam Viewer".
So can someone explain me the sense of calling the streaming url with authentication parameters, although they are not needed. Maybe I didn't understand something And does eventually someone has experience with the "IP Cam Viewer"?
many thanks in advance
Thanks, that's it. It shows like it is loading. So are the URL with the authentication parameters to call motioneye (on port 80) without the login screen? Should that work?ccrisan wrote:Indeed, there's no password protection for the mjpg streaming and there's no easy way to implement it.
Also, don't open that stream directly with Chrome; it behaves oddly - the page looks like it's loading while there's no image shown.
I think I didn't express myself right.Thaui wrote:There is not PW protection available in motioneye. I had the same question months ago. Also I had the same problems like you with IP Cam View. When I changed to Tinycam Monitor it works fine. Hope that helps.
Saffik wrote:Hi ccrisan,
Since it's possible to run the camera in high resolution and taking pictures then would mean, overtime.. it will require a lot of disk space to store it and, I wanted to mount a network drive to MotionPie and was wondering if that'll be possible?
Initially I was planning to mount box . com for which i'd need to do something like:
sudo apt-get install davfs2 // which is a program called webdav.
but since the command is invalid with " apt-get: command not found.
I understand that the reason is that Buildroot is intended to build software for a fixed system that will never be updated. It doesn't make sense to have a file system with network update, but any ideas about what I'm trying is even remotely possible?