Motion goes black when taking screenshots

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Babu
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Motion goes black when taking screenshots

Post by Babu » 13 Mar 2019 21:39

The scenario is that I'm working on a build for my garage door. I want to run a camera that emails me a snap when it detects motion. I've got Motion running giving me a live feed and i've got SSMTP running that can send me emails. The problem is when Motion takes a screenshot, the screen goes black and the service stops running.

I am new to this and would appreciate if anyone could help.

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PoltoS
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Re: Motion goes black when taking screenshots

Post by PoltoS » 14 Mar 2019 21:09

It is better to use an URL providing you a snapshot from the camera instead of using the screenshot

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