mijen
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can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:54 pm

I have just purchased a raspberry pi and installed my homekit devices via homebridge plugin. for my next project i would like to install motioneye plugin to the same pi and run it as a security surveillance camera along with homebridge. but I have hesitations with both plugins running on the same pi might slowdown or maybe not even be able to handle the tasks. what you guys think? should I get a new pi for the camera?

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Re: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:59 pm

I have not tried it on my pizero but on my old pi2 homebridge and the pi camera module attached to that same pi2 worked fine.

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Re: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:02 am

neilgl wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:59 pm
I have not tried it on my pizero but on my old pi2 homebridge and the pi camera module attached to that same pi2 worked fine.
hey @neilgl thanks for the answer, since pi2 has 4 cores im not sure if we can compare it to the zero which has only one core.

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Re: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:36 pm

I ran Motion eye OS briefly on a Pi Zero W. IMHO it wasn't up to the task of streaming video. Lots of lag and jittery video. I swapped the Zero for a 3B and got a much better video stream.

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Re: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:58 am

alphanumeric wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:36 pm
I ran Motion eye OS briefly on a Pi Zero W. IMHO it wasn't up to the task of streaming video. Lots of lag and jittery video. I swapped the Zero for a 3B and got a much better video stream.
how does the 3B perform? what's the framerate, resolution and did you use motion detection?

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Re: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:53 am

Note the 3B+ (with the plus) model is faster and less likely to throttle back.
Mine has a good passive heatsink and never drops below 1.4GHz.

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Re: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:23 am

mijen wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:58 am
alphanumeric wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:36 pm
I ran Motion eye OS briefly on a Pi Zero W. IMHO it wasn't up to the task of streaming video. Lots of lag and jittery video. I swapped the Zero for a 3B and got a much better video stream.
how does the 3B perform? what's the framerate, resolution and did you use motion detection?
I'm getting 20 something frames per second, it fluctuates around according to what the web gui is telling me. I have motion turned off. If I want to record something I do it manually.
My 3B setups are good, having issues with my 3B+ and 3A+ though. The feeds drop put every now and then. Sometimes they come back on their own sometimes they don't. Its 50 50 whether a power cycle will fix it. I've had to redo them from scratch a few times. I'll be replacing them with 3B's at some point. I think its an issue with Motion Eye and the WIFI chip on those models. They won't work in Motion Eye on 5ghz, they won't connect. Both are perfectly fine running Raspbian though on 2.4 and 5 ghz.

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Re: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:25 am

jahboater wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:53 am
Note the 3B+ (with the plus) model is faster and less likely to throttle back.
Mine has a good passive heatsink and never drops below 1.4GHz.
I put heatsinks on mine too. Its been said that they don't need one but I do it anyway. Its like a buck for the heatsink so why not. Plus IMHO they look better with the heatsink on them.

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Re: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:28 pm

Do you guys think putting a fan on the 3b and overclocking it would perform any better? I want to do this just to get 30 fps and decent quality.

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Re: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:04 pm

There is more to it than just overclocking. What resolution you use, ethernet or wireless etc factor into to. I'm running Motion Eye at 720P, 1280 x 720. On my home 2.4 GHz WIFI network. As far as I know the Pi foundation camera supports 1080P @ 30fps and 720P @ 60fps and 640 x 480 P @ 60/90 fps.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... re/camera/

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Re: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:24 pm

alphanumeric wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:04 pm
There is more to it than just overclocking. What resolution you use, ethernet or wireless etc factor into to. I'm running Motion Eye at 720P, 1280 x 720. On my home 2.4 GHz WIFI network. As far as I know the Pi foundation camera supports 1080P @ 30fps and 720P @ 60fps and 640 x 480 P @ 60/90 fps.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... re/camera/
are you using it with homebridge? and i will be buying the noir v2.

edit: i heard that some hardware limitations between homebridge and motioneye related to how homekit works. that's why i mentioned homebridge earlier.

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Re: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:01 am

I'm not using homebridge. My cameras are a mix of version 1 and 2 Pi foundation cameras.

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