Raspberry PI – Local IP webcam usb

This will allow you to create a remote webcam for your Raspberry Pi so that you can view it from any computer on the local network.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install motion
$ sudo apt-get install libv4l-0
$ sudo apt-get install uvccapture

$ gedit /etc/default/motion

change “start_motion_daemon yes” (from “no”)

$ gedit /etc/motion/motion.conf

daemon on (from “off”)
stream_localhost off (from “on”)
framerate 100 (from “2”)
stream_maxrate 10 (from “1”)


$ service motion start
$ motion start 

In order to stop:

$ motion stop
$ service motion stop

Open web browser, input address:
(note: is Raspberry IP address)

Rather than using the Raspberry Pi camera module, you can use a standard USB webcam to take pictures and video on the Raspberry Pi.

Note that the quality and configurability of the camera module is highly superior to a standard USB webcam.

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