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Multiple Use of SD

Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:40 pm

Wonder if anyone will answer this one.

Is it possible to use my Raspberry Pi for 2 things.
1. RetroPie
2. Motion i.e. webcam

Motion works by it outputing images from the webcam onto the local intranet. So could this run in the background when I am playing RetroPie?

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Re: Multiple Use of SD

Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:30 pm

not at the same time as botyh tasks use close to 100% resources AFAIK.
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Re: Multiple Use of SD

Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:10 am

Only one way to find out for sure. Try it yourself !
Motion can use a large chunk of CPU. If all you're wanting is webcam streaming, I'd use ffmpeg over motion as that uses less CPU
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