Trying to make use of a ip camera that generates jpg

awdark

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So I have a ip camera specifically dlink dcs-930l and all it can really do is show a live stream or send jpg files to a ftp server. I have the ftp options on my router and I found thousands of jpg files simply crashes my router.

I know there are programs that can handle monitoring but I'm leaning to low power like to use my router or raspberry pi. So assume for ddwrt or raspbian and assume for basic Linux skills.

Is there a way to automatically collect ftp transferred jpg to a video then delete the jpg?

I'm thinking something like a script that runs every hour or day with ffmpeg to make a mjpg. Then somehow have it auto delete the jpg files. I haven't tried to put it together to see if that approach works but I might be searching with incorrect terms or over thinking the concept.
 

MadJuggla9

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If your camera supports live streaming why do you want to convert jpgs into another video? Are you wanting a continuous recording for backup/security purpose?

Scripting that would be CPU and RAM intensive bc of a non native language and any error means it will throw the program off course...it can be done via script though. I'd recommend a lower level language.

IDK if this was you thread also but: http://unix.stackexchange.com/quest...t-latest-jpegs-to-video-then-delete-old-jpegs
bash: https://gist.github.com/pklaus/4572552
http://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...image-file-from-to-bmp-png-jpg-gif-pdf-format
 

Nate7311

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Like MadJuggla said, why reinvent the wheel other than as a learning experience ? There are multiple recording programs compatible with your IP-cam. Check out ispyconnect.com and blueirissoftware.com
 

awdark

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I will take a look at those. Part of the problem is I don't keep any computers running and I was thinking let a router or something storing the image sequence do the work. I had hoped to just have an option to save the shots and combine the frames into a video to eliminate the problem of thousands of jpgs.

But overall I'm getting the feeling it's not worth the effort even on the power consumption front since I just want it to watch the porch for packages while I'm at work.
 

MadJuggla9

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Look at ubiquiti's Aircams. IP cameras with built in software that monitors realtime as well as let you mark spots as polygonal territory and even notify you based on placement. It's not a solution but for the price you couldn't buy another decent cam, buy software that competes or match the ease of access to the device.

Remote administration via simple port forward (no PC needed).

http://www.ubnt.com/airvision
 

JoBUSH

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Another software to checkout is ZoneMinder. It's linux based with tons of features.
 

HeavensCloud

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I use iSpy. It was way easier for me to set up than BlueIris or any other of the other dozen alternatives I tried.
 
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