I am trying to use 'motion' to setup some simple video surveillance in Ubuntu 12.10.
I installed motion and edited the /etc/motion/motion.conf file, but it seems like the program is ignoring the changes I made to the .conf file.
First, I set the video device to /dev/video1 (a tested and working usb cam) but it is still using /dev/video0 (the built-in laptop cam)
Second, I set the camera resolution to 640x480 but it is capturing files that are 320x240
Third, I set the framerate to 2 frames/second but it is recording about 10 frames/second
Forth, I set the target directory to a directory I created: /media/WORK DRIVE/motion capture/ but it is writing all the jpg files to the root directory instead.
I checked to make sure the user 'motion' was created and added to the group 'video' and it was.
What am I doing wrong? I followed the instructions on the motion website as well as a few youtube tutorials... but it is still not working... it seems like all my changes to the motion.conf file are being ignored.
I am desperate... I need to get this up and running today.
Hope someone can help... thanks :-)