Motion is detected but recording is not turning on
bigpman last edited by bigpman
Hopefully someone else has had a similar issue that could help me. this issue is happening when recording is set to use webm and libvpx.
OS: Ubuntu 16.04
Firewall currently disabled/allowing all ports from all sources
Installed Shinobi with Ubuntu Simple instructions, installed at /opt/Shinobi as root
Mapped /opt/Shinobi/videos to a second drive on the server, so that videos are recorded to a different drive over the OS.
Followed Motion instructions to enable plugin. The keys both match in the 2 config.json files (I left them default values for now)
I can record with my Camera, by turning on recording. The files look good and all is recorded correctly into the videos directly.
Camera currently setup for Watch Only.
I have configured my Detector settings with:
Use Built-In: Yes
Noise Filter: Blank (default setting)
Command on Trigger: No
Allow Next Trigger: blank (2000)
Save Events to SQL: No
Save Frames to Events: No
Email on Trigger: No
Allow Next Email: blank
How to Record: Traditional
Trigger Record: Yes
Recording FPS Change on Start: Blank
Recording Timeout: 10
Timeout Reset on Next Motion: No
Send Frames: Yes
Show Regions of Interest: yes
Detector Rate: Blank (2)
Feed-in Image Width: 640
Feed-in Image Height: 360
Full Frame Detection: No
Indifference: Blank (0.5)
I configured 1 region, for the test, that covers the entire video screen with indifference of 0.0005, to ensure any little movement would be detected for testing.
On the dashboard, when viewing the camera, I can see the detector bar go up and down and it shows that it is detecting, yet some reason the recording is not turning on.
Is there anything else I can check to see why the recording does not start?
I'm really loving the Shinobi interface, over the ZoneMinder one, and would love to swap over to use Shinobi, but I just need to be able to detect motion, as I do not want to record 24/7
Thanks to anyone that can point me in the right direction.
bigpman last edited by
Last night I rebuilt the entire server, this time with Ubuntu 17.10.1.
I followed the steps from "The Ninja Way", while selecting Pro and the master branch.
I also did not map a second drive this time, and simply letting the system record to the default videos location.
Only thing that is not default is my created user that I then added the camera for.
Settings for the Detector are the same as in my original post, minus the noise filter. I set it to No.
Still getting the same result of seeing that motion is detected but nothing is recorded.
I can record by turning on recording manually, but for whatever reason I cannot get the recording to trigger using the built in detector.
P.S. I did find out that using Ubuntu 17, vs 16, seems to use less CPU with the same settings, which is nice.
bigpman last edited by
I think I figured out my issue. I had recording set to use webm with libvpx, instead of mp4 copy. As soon as I updated the recording to happen with mp4 copy, the recordings started to show up.... updating the title to reflect, if I can.