I wonder if anyone can help me - I am trying to get an HD webcam to work with my Pi3 that I have just bought, I am old enough to remember MSDOS so debian is not altogether a stranger - I have programmed in C☺and java so python is making sense as well. However, I am not having a great deal of success at getting a webcam to run (I will eventually want more than one camera). I know my camera are Pi compatible because on one of my attempts I managed to get a load of still images onto the Pi just could not remember exactly what I had done (note to self - make NOTES!!!).
This is where I am up to :-
update, upgrade, rpi-update
Installed motion and libav-tools
I have edited the motion.conf file for what has been recommended but not able to connect to pi and webcam from my LAN - my DHCP server always seems to prefer the pi on 192.168.1.172 but I do check it each time - I will allocated a static IP and port forward to it when I am ready but want to get something working first.
All that happens is I start service motion and try and connect on another machine and just get website not found or is busy or not responding error.
Also I cannot seem to find in the motion.conf file a choice for my captured files to be stored - the PI has a USB drive for this purpose on the dir /media/USB
Anyone got any ideas where to head next???
As a footnote = when I edit motion.conf the deamon is already set to on and there is no mention of the webcam_localhost setting at all - this is supposed to be set to off??
Now getting an avi file and loads of jpg's on my USB drive - Motion log file says it is streaming on port 8081 but still cannot access stream through browser on another machine is there a permission I need to change?
All working now motion.conf needs editing differently from previous versions checking through motion.log file showed me what was wrong :>)))