Seems like the version of motion you are using does not support direct video output . A simple workaround is to let motion output image series and then use ffmpeg to compile the images into a video afterwards.
@Christoph-Zembrowski Thank you. Guess I just got unlucky using the Logitech livestream which doesn't work. There have been some mentioned herein that it may be due to the power it draws. And some promises to add more drivers. Without knowing for sure will now see about picking up one of the two you mention. Again Thank you.
I have only used motion on the raspberry pi, but it's function is to take a photo or short video when motion is detected. It is a much simpler algorithm than opencv. You can actually use opencv to detect objects and faces. I haven't used it yet, but now have a book on the project and intend to try to get it to recognize members of my family.
I was able to get the omega to stream video pretty easily (there are other threads). It was a pain to get the streaming library compiled on the pi.
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