Install latest/edge of motioneye

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.

Install using the command line

sudo snap install motioneye --edge

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motioneye is only available on the unstable edge channel. It could break and change often.

Channel Version Published

motionEye is a web frontend for the motion daemon, written in Python.

This snap ships with all required binaries included and will automatically start the motionEye service listening on port 8765 after installation. Just go to http://%5Byour_ip%5D:8765/ with a web browser, log in to the UI and start configuring your webcam for motion detection.

To get the full functionality please connect the camera, log-observe and mount-observe interfaces using the snap connect command.

If installed on a Raspberry Pi for use with the CSI attached RPi Cam, make sure to have "start_x=1" and "gpu_mem=128" (or higher) set in your config.txt On an Ubuntu Core system you can achieve this via the two commands below:

 snap set system pi-config.start-x=1
 snap set system pi-config.gpu-mem=256

The motioneye.conf file can be found in /var/snap/motioneye/common/motioneye/

Recorded videos and captured photos are stored in /var/snap/motioneye/common/media/

If you want to store photos and videos to external media (USB, SD card), please connect the removable-media snap interface, then you can select a path under /media via the administration interface.

Details for motioneye

  • GPL-3.0-only

Last updated
  • 1 March 2024 - latest/edge
  • 23 January 2024 - latest/edge



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