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KCmetro

DietPiCam vs motionEye

Post by KCmetro »

Before moving to DietPi, I was using motionEyeOS on a Raspberry Pi 3.

The motionEye component of motionEyeOS is very impressive, rich with features.

I've never used the motion application before, but I am guessing motionEye / motionEyeOS add a GUI.

The OS part of motionEyeOS is effective, "resource" friendly, but along with that it is a very, very limited system.

Of course, it's probably best used for a Pi that will only be used as a camera. Still, even then it'd be nice to have a full system.

I haven't used the motionEye application. Has anybody here? How does it compare to DietPiCam?

I really like the DietPi system, but the DietPiCam not so much compared to motionEyeOS.

Also curious how motionEye compares to motionEyeOS.
KCmetro

Re: DietPiCam vs motionEye

Post by KCmetro »

I had that wrong. DietPi is not a complete system. I am finding that it is missing key commands, like nslookup.
KCmetro

Re: DietPiCam vs motionEye

Post by KCmetro »

Okay, installed motioneye on dietpi via:
https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneye/wi ... -On-Debian
...let's see how it works.

update- okay app works, have to re-enable the camera, must've been disabled when I removed dietpicam.

...nope. Still enabled... trying a reboot.

...still a nope on that.

motion / motioneye installed, camera enabled (it was working fine with dietpicam)...

motioneye still not recognizing camera.

:x
TokoDude

Re: DietPiCam vs motionEye

Post by TokoDude »

DietPiCam has much more settings available wich can improve the quality far more then the settings that are available at motioneye.
At MotionEye we are limited with the resolution. We can’t put it 1920x1080. (IDK if they changed it now)
Only issue I experience now at dietpicam is that nightmode isn’t working 
KCmetro

Re: DietPiCam vs motionEye

Post by KCmetro »

After comparing features between them, it appears motionEye has more available, and it supports the high resolution. I'm not using either at the moment, but have used both and like the motionEye features more, notably for the customization options and the way they're displayed for ease of configuration. I ran into an issue setting it up but only because I installed it twice. I like the ease of use and smoothness of DietPiCam but it seems lacking in features compared to motionEye. Or maybe it's just perception. It'll require a detailed comparison of both to really pinpoint where one might be better than the other.
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