Raspberry PI video streaming: a note on resolution

I wanted to use my raspberry pi model B as a video camera. A search lead me to the following 2 links.
Remote Motion-Activated Web-Based Surveillance with Raspberry Pi
for a good overview of the process.
href=”http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/665518/Raspberry-Pi-as-low-cost-HD-surveillance-camera”>Raspberry Pi as low-cost HD surveillance camera
for details on installing motion and camera housing.

One of the things I had to do was to stream the video at a sufficiently high resolution so that it was useful to my end user. Most articles on the Internet tell you that this is a trial and error thing. This is correct. There were times when I just wanted a set of values to try. The maximum resolution I have been able to achieve is 640 by 480 pixels. Anything higher appears to make motion restart constantly. I am streaming at 8 frames per second.

As for viewing the stream, I am using Firefox.

Filed under: commonTasks — Tags: , , , — security-writer @ June 14, 2014 10:49