INSTAR Deutschland GmbH

motionEye on Raspberry Pi



ioBroker Preparation

MotionEye uses the port 8081 to stream your cameras video. Since this is also the default port for the ioBroker Admin Panel we have to change that beforehand to avoid a clash. Open the Admin Panel and change to the Instances Tab. Click on the wrench icon to edit the panel settings:


ioBroker Admin Panel

Change the Port to something else:


ioBroker Admin Panel

Installation of motionEye

The Software MotionEye can be directly installed under Raspian on your Raspberry Pi. First we need to install ffmpeg and v4l-utils (might already be installed on your version of Raspbian).

  1. Install ffmpeg and v4l-utils
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg v4l-utils
  1. Then install libmariadbclient18 and libpq5 required by motion:
sudo apt-get install libmariadbclient18 libpq5
  1. Install motion:
wget https://github.com/Motion-Project/motion/releases/download/release-4.1.1/pi_stretch_motion_4.1.1-1_armhf.deb

sudo dpkg -i pi_stretch_motion_4.1.1-1_armhf.deb
  1. Install the dependencies from the repositories:
apt-get install python-pip python-dev libssl-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libjpeg-dev libz-dev
  1. Install motioneye, which will automatically pull Python dependencies (tornado, jinja2, pillow and pycurl):
sudo pip install motioneye
  1. Prepare the configuration directory:
sudo mkdir -p /etc/motioneye

sudo cp /usr/local/share/motioneye/extra/motioneye.conf.sample /etc/motioneye/motioneye.conf
  1. Prepare the media directory:
sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/motioneye
  1. Add an init script, configure it to run at startup and start the motionEye server:
sudo cp /usr/local/share/motioneye/extra/motioneye.systemd-unit-local /etc/systemd/system/motioneye.service
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable motioneye
sudo systemctl start motioneye
  1. To upgrade to the newest version of motionEye, just issue:
sudo pip install motioneye --upgrade
sudo systemctl restart motioneye

Adding your IP Camera

Open the MotionEye Interface with your web browsers by typing in your Raspberry Pi's IP address followed by the Port 8765 - e.g. http://192.168.2.115:8765. The default login is admin without a password:


Motion Eye with INSTAR IP Cameras

Click on the Icon in the top left, open the drop-down menu to the right and select to add a camera:


Motion Eye with INSTAR IP Cameras

Select Network Camera as Camera Type:


Motion Eye with INSTAR IP Cameras

JPG Camera

To add your VGA Camera (like IN-3011, IN-2905, etc.) type in your cameras IP Address, prepend the http:// and add a snapshot.cgi:

  • http://192.168.2.115/snapshot.cgi

For HD (like IN-6014 HD, IN-5905 HD, etc.) and Full HD (like IN-8015 FHD, IN-9008 FHD, etc.) camera models add /tmpfs/snap.jpg for high resolution (your Raspberry Pi might not be fast enough to handle more then one 1080p camera at full resolution), /tmpfs/auto.jpg for medium resolution and /tmpfs/auto2.jpg for low resolution:

  • http://192.168.2.115/tmpfs/snap.jpg
  • http://192.168.2.115/tmpfs/auto.jpg
  • http://192.168.2.115/tmpfs/auto2.jpg

Motion Eye with INSTAR IP Cameras

MJPG Camera

To add your VGA Camera (like IN-3011, IN-2905, etc.) type in your cameras IP Address, prepend the http:// and add a videostream.cgi (you can either add the camera login at the end of the command - as seen below, or use the login mask that motionEye offers)

  • http://192.168.2.115/videostream.cgi?user=admin&pwd=instar

For HD (like IN-6014 HD, IN-5905 HD, etc.) and Full HD (like IN-8015 FHD, IN-9008 FHD, etc.) camera models add /mjpegstream.cgi?-chn=11 for high resolution (your Raspberry Pi might not be fast enough to handle more then one 1080p camera at full resolution), /mjpegstream.cgi?-chn=12 for medium resolution and /mjpegstream.cgi?-chn=13 for low resolution:

  • http://192.168.2.115/mjpegstream.cgi?-chn=11&-usr=admin&-pwd=instar
  • http://192.168.2.115/mjpegstream.cgi?-chn=12&-usr=admin&-pwd=instar
  • http://192.168.2.115/mjpegstream.cgi?-chn=13&-usr=admin&-pwd=instar

Motion Eye with INSTAR IP Cameras

RTSP Camera

For HD (like IN-6014 HD, IN-5905 HD, etc.) and Full HD (like IN-8015 FHD, IN-9008 FHD, etc.) camera models, prepend the rtsp:// and add /11 for high resolution (your Raspberry Pi might not be fast enough to handle more then one 1080p camera at full resolution), /12 for medium resolution and /13 for low resolution:

  • http://192.168.2.115/11
  • http://192.168.2.115/12
  • http://192.168.2.115/13

Motion Eye with INSTAR IP Cameras

  • In the example above, we did not need to add the camera login to access the RTSP stream, since we deactivated it in the Web User Interface

If your camera does not show up right away. you might have to reboot your Pi.


Motion Eye with INSTAR IP Cameras

Adding motionEye to ioBroker Vis

We already added a JPG stream of our cameras live video to the ioBroker Visualisation panel. Now we are able to replace that with the motionEye live stream. Open your ioBroker Overview panel and click on Edit Visiualisation:


Motion Eye with INSTAR IP Cameras

Drag and drop an iFrame Widget and type in your Raspberry Pi's (the one with motionEye installed) IP address followed by the port 8081 as source (for camera two choose port 8082 etc.):


Motion Eye with INSTAR IP Cameras