Logic tells me this shouldn't be a difficult task, but it appears from a great deal of research (a very great deal), that no-one seems to have done it.
I would like to inject extra information into the "Text Display Settings" area of the motion (or motion-mmalcam.conf) file.
To clarify, I would like motion to add to the text stamp on the file - information from a text file.
I have a DHT22 sensor collecting and logging temp and humidity info to a text file already, but would like to have motion add this info into the text stamp as well.
At present, I have a script that databases my images against sensor logs, in an attempt to correlate conditions with motion events (for a research project) - but this task would be far more efficient if all the info was in one place.
raspberry Pi B+ module.
running rasbian (version unknown after last apt-get upgrade 24hrs before this post)
NoIR cam module.
currently running motion-mmal API, from the latest build I could dredge up.
I acknowledge that this may not be a feature of motion at present, but it's something I would like to work towards.